Legendary Blue Milk from Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge

Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge blue milk captures the nostalgia of the beverage, arguably the most famous drink in the entire Star Wars franchise! Fans first glimpse blue milk onscreen in Star Wars: A New Hope. Early in the film Aunt Beru Lars serves Luke Skywalker blue milk with during a meal at the Lars Homestead on Tatooine. Now Galaxy’s Edge offers park goers the opportunity to enjoy a fruity, smoothie-like spin on the space beverage.

Blue Milk and Green Milk from the Milk Stand at Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge | IMAGE CREDIT Lucasfilm/Disney

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Blue Milk in the Star Wars Galaxy

In the Star Wars Galaxy, blue milk is also referred to as bantha milk since the milk is produced by female banthas. Banthas are large mammal quadrupeds with lots of hair and curly, ram-like horns. They are docile omnivores. Basically, a bantha is sort of like a space cow/goat. A native creative to the Outer Rim World Tatooine, banthas are easily domesticated and are thus found on many worlds around the galaxy. Individuals around the galaxy commonly consume the distinctively blue milk from female banthas. Individuals may use the milk to create butter, yogurt, cheese, ice cream, etc.

Mark Hamill’s Experience on the Set of Star Wars

In early July 2019, a fan asked Luke Skywalker actor Mark Hamill on Twitter if he remembered the taste of blue milk. In a reply, Hamill recounted the onset blue milk as tasting “[o]ily, warm & slightly sweet, it literally made me gag, but I was determined to drink it on-camera.” The actor said the drink was so off-putting that “[i]t was an acting challenge to appear as though I enjoyed it.” What made the drink so gross? Hamill states the milk was a long life milk with added blue food coloring. Long life milk, commonly consumed by campers, doesn’t require refrigeration until after the milk is opened.

Blue Milk in Star Wars A New Hope
Blue Milk in Star Wars: A New Hope (1977) | IMAGE CREDIT Lucasfilm/Disney

The upshot is fans can easily make their own screen accurate blue milk. Just buy some shelf stable milk from the store and add some blue food coloring. What could be easier?

Despite the original on-set milk leaving a bad taste in his mouth, Mark Hamill tried the very different Galaxy’s Edge version of the beverage in August 2019. The verdict? Hamill Tweeted that the “frosty non-dairy drink tasted like a yummy fruit smoothie”.

Blue Milk from Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge

Milk Stand: Blue Milk and Its Variations

Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge sells blue milk at a dining locale called, appropriately, the Milk Stand. What is blue milk made from? The beverage is plant-based and contains no dairy. That means vegans, people with lactose intolerance, and people who don’t consume dairy may enjoy the drink.

Galaxy’s Edge blue milk is a blend of coconut and rice milk with fruit notes of dragon fruit, pineapple, lime, and watermelon. Blue milk is soft-frozen with a smoothie-like texture, making the beverage a refreshing choice on a hot August date in Florida or California. The beverage contains no artificial colors. What makes the drink blue is spirulina, a natural blue-green algae commonly consumed as a supplement.

Standard blue milk is non-alcoholic. The Milk Stand also offers an alcoholic version called the Blue Milk Cooler, which is spiked with Bacardi rum (Florida location only).

The Milk Stand also offers Green Milk (non-alcoholic) and a Green Milk Cooler (with added Corazon Blanco Tequila, Florida location only). Green Milk features citrus notes of passion fruit, grapefruit, mandarin orange, and orange blossom.

The venue offers two souvenir container upgrades: the Bubo Wamba Family Farms Cup (California and Florida) or Bubo Wamba Family Farms Light-Up Souvenir Sipper (California only). Pick Blue Milk or Green Milk for either container.

The California location also offers Toydaria Swirl, a frozen beverage with Green Milk swirled with a savory fruit sauce, mango jellies, and dusting of chili lime seasoning on top.

Oga’s Cantina: Blue Bantha (Non-Alcoholic Beverage)

Oga’s Cantina sells a blue nilk variation called a Blue Bantha. The Blue Bantha is a tall glass of chilled blue milk–made from the same ingredients as the blue milk from the Milk Stand. An appetizing vanilla-butter sugar cookie tops the glass. The cookie is modeled after the appearance of the horned bantha. The beverage is one of the non-alcoholic offerings at Oga’s Cantina.

Blue Bantha from Oga’s Cantina | IMAGE CREDIT Lucasfilm/Disney

How to Make Your Own Blue Milk

Making your own blue milk at home is as simple or as complicated as you’d like to make it. The easiest and most most authentic recipe for making your own is to simply add blue food coloring to milk. That’s pretty much what the originally filmmakers did.

StarWars.com posted a simple recipe for the beverage along with a few variations. The StarWars.com version consists of: whole milk, sugar, vanilla, and blue food gel dye. Pretty simple. The recipe writer includes several tasty variations, too including: a latte, smoothie, boba tea, and milk shake.

Looking for a fruitier recipe a bit closer to Galaxy’s Edge one? Magical Adventure Guide developed a Galaxy’s Edge Blue Milk Copycat Recipe. This recipe does include vanilla ice cream, however, so the recipe does contain diary.

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