Bantha Milk (Blue Milk)

— Chef's Note —

Bantha milk is one of the first foods we see in Star Wars. I always wanted to try some, but was never satisfied with the recipes for it online.

"It's easy - just put blue food coloring in milk!" some would say. Or, "Put some blue Kool-Aid mix in milk! Voilà!"

The former was just...colored milk. And Kool-Aid in milk? That wasn't for me either (flavor-wise OR concept-wise). To each their own, of course. I'm just generally not a huge fan of artifical dyes in food.

After tirelessly experimenting with all kinds of natural coloring (most resulting in failure), I had a flash of insight.

"I'll try butterfly pea flowers," I thought. "That's a good trick."

The result was delicious, naturally-colored, healthy (the flowers are packed with antioxidants!), and looked exactly like the stuff in the movie.

A surprise, to be sure, but a welcome one.

In this recipe, you can substitute maple syrup, honey, or another sweetener of your choice for the sugar syrup.

— Featured In —

♦︎ Star Wars IV - A New Hope ♦︎ Star Wars II - Attack of the Clones ♦︎ Rogue One - A Star Wars Story ♦︎ Adventures in Wild Space - The Steal ♦︎ Star Wars Rebels - Spark of Rebellion ♦︎ Droids in Distress (book) ♦︎ Star Wars Rebels – Rise of the Old Masters ♦︎ Ezra's Duel with Danger ♦︎ Star Wars Rebels – Brothers of the Broken Horn (advertisement) ♦︎ Star Wars Rebels – Blood Sisters ♦︎ Star Wars Rebels – Legends of the Lasat ♦︎ Star Wars Rebels – Trials of the Darksaber ♦︎ Star Wars Rebels – Double Agent Droid ♦︎ Rogue One - Part I (comic) ♦︎ Reirin ♦︎ Beru Whitesun Lars ♦︎ We Don't Serve Their Kind Here ♦︎ The Legends of Luke Skywalker ♦︎ Join the Resistance - Escape from Vodran ♦︎


How to Make Bantha Milk

— Ingredients —

butterfly pea flowers
1 teaspoon butterfly pea flowers
hot water
3/4 cup hot water
milk
1/2 cup milk
sugar syrup
2 tablespoons sugar syrup
ice cubes
2-3 ice cubes
(optional)

— Instructions —

  1. Heat water in a teapot. (You can heat more than 3/4 of a cup - the measure above is just how much you should have for a single serving.)
  2. Once water is hot, combine 3/4 cup hot water with butterfly pea flowers and let steep (about five minutes).
  3. Add tea, milk, and sugar syrup (or other sweetener) to blender. You can also add a few ice cubes (optional). Blend until frothy.
  4. If you make more than a single serving, store in a pitcher and refrigerate for up to 2-3 days.

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— See Also —

Yoda's Rootleaf Stew