Bantha Milk – Sweet Coconut Blue Milk

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If you’re a fan of the Star Wars movies, then you might recognise this magical looking blue milk – otherwise known as Bantha milk, made into a delicious plant-based coconut milk treat

Bantha Milk - Sweet Coconut Blue Milk

On this site, you’ve seen drinks ranging from the all-natural plant-based milks, golden milk, magic colour-changing lemonade and now this completely plant-based version of ‘Bantha Milk’. However, rather than coming from a Star Wars galaxy creature or the Disney theme parks, this blue milk can be made at home with all-natural ingredients – with a sweet coconut milk result.

I’m a sucker for all-natural rainbow food. This is probably obvious just from looking at my content and recipes including Homemade Rainbow Pasta, Rainbow Vegan Falafels, and even Rainbow Hummus 6 Ways.

Bantha Milk - Sweet Coconut Blue Milk

Now, I’m not sure what I imagine Bantha milk would taste like ‘in reality’. But when I heard that you could actually buy it at Disney World as a concoction of fruits, coconut and rice milk, blue colouring, and slushie-like texture, something didn’t quite sit right with me. So I decided to make an all-natural ‘milk’ version of this Galaxy’s edge blue milk.

Not only is it fun to make, but it’s also a great treat for kids (especially a Star Wars fan!) who love bright-coloured foods – but without any of the nasty chemicals and unnatural colourings.

This recipe is a simple combination of homemade coconut milk, vanilla, a natural sweetener of your choice with the magical blue colour from butterfly pea flowers and the (optional) soothing floral scent of lavender.

Bantha Milk - Sweet Coconut Blue Milk

The Star Wars Blue Milk Recipe How-To

Not only is this treat great for any Star Wars fan, but it’s also great for an afternoon treat or even garden party.

The Ingredients

Ingredients for Blue Bantha Milk

  • Coconut – both the coconut flesh and coconut water
  • Vanilla – use a vanilla pod or vanilla powder (optional)
  • Natural sweetener (maple syrup)
  • Butterfly pea flowers
  • Edible lavender (optional)
  • Fresh Water

Steps

Heat 1 cup of water and steep the butterfly pea flowers along with the lavender (which is optional). As it steeps, the water will turn a gorgeous blue colour – the longer you steep, the deeper the colour.

Note* This ingredient is also what we use to make our magic lemonade. When mixing this with lemon juice, the colour changes from blue to a lovely purple/pink.

Next, open the coconut. First, carefully make 2-3 holes on the coconut to get out the coconut water – I describe in detail how to do this here.

Breaking coconut steps

Then open the coconut shell and collect the flesh (coconut meat).

If using a vanilla pod, scrape the seeds from half of it (or all of the seeds if you like a very pronounced vanilla flavour). This will help your milk take on a dessert-like taste and makes for a wonderful treat.

Vanilla beans

First, add the coconut flesh to a blender/food processor and blitz to crumbs. Then add the rest of ingredients and blend until smooth. This can take a minute or two to thoroughly blend for creamy coconut milk.

Note* As the NutraMilk machine automatically filters the liquid at the end, you can pour in the entire milk mixture, butterfly pea flowers and lavender included. If using another blender, you’ll need to run your final milk through a nut milk bag or sieve to collect any bits and the butterfly pea flowers. I’ve included a list of how to use leftover coconut pulp in this post

Blending Blue Bantha Milk steps

Pour into a glass container of your choice (or straight into some cups, to serve).

Enjoy fresh – You can serve your blue milk over ice or even with homemade ‘boba’ – AKA tapioca pearls to make homemade bubble milk tea.

If you want to try a more fruity, thick blue milk recipe, then you could try blending your Bantha milk with a frozen banana and some frozen pineapple for a sweet smoothie. It may affect the colour of the liquid; however, the star wars galaxy technically has blue and green milk anyway so – that still counts, right?

Bantha Milk - Sweet Coconut Blue Milk

How to store your blue milk: You can keep this milk in the fridge for up to 3 days.

Bantha Milk - Sweet Coconut Blue Milk

If you have any questions, feel free to ask them in the comments. You can also tag me in your recreations on Instagram @Alphafoodie

Bantha Milk - Sweet Coconut Blue Milk

5 from 15 votes
By: Samira
If you're a fan of the Star Wars movies, then you might recognise this magical looking blue milk - otherwise known as Bantha milk, made into a delicious all-natural plant-based coconut milk treat.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 8 servings

Ingredients 
 

  • 1 coconut will use both flesh and water
  • 5 cups water
  • 1/2 vanilla pod or 1/2 tsp vanilla powder - optional
  • 2 tBsp maple syrup or your preferred natural sweetener
  • 7 dried butterfly pea flowers
  • 1 tsp dried edible lavender optional

Instructions 

  • Heat up 1 cup of water and steep the butterfly pea flowers* along with the lavender (which is optional). As it steeps, the water will turn a gorgeous blue colour - the longer you steep, the deeper the colour. 
  • Next, open the coconut. First, carefully make 2-3 holes on the coconut to get out the coconut water - I describe in detail how to do
    this here.Then open the coconut shell and collect the flesh (coconut meat).
  • If using a vanilla pod, scrape the seeds from half of it (or all of the seeds if you like a very pronounced vanilla flavour). This will help your milk take on a dessert-like flavour and makes for a wonderful treat. 
  • First, add the coconut flesh to a blender/food processor and blitz to crumbs. Then add the rest of ingredients and blend until smooth. This can take a minute or two to fully blend together for creamy coconut milk. **
  • Pour into a glass container of your choice ( or straight into some cups, to serve).
  • Enjoy fresh! You can serve your blue milk over ice or even with tapioca pearls to make homemade bubble milk tea. ***

    How to store your blue milk: You can keep this milk in the fridge for up to 3 days. 

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Notes

* This ingredient is also what we use to make our magic lemonade. when mixing this with lemon juice, the colour changes from blue to a lovely purple/pink.
** As the NutraMilk machine automatically filters the liquid at the end, you can pour in the entire milk mixture, butterfly pea flowers and lavender included. If using another blender, you'll need to run your final milk through a nut milk bag or sieve.
*** If you want to try a more fruity, thick blue milk recipe then you could try blending your Bantha milk with a frozen banana and some frozen pineapple for a sweet smoothie. It may affect the colour of the milk, however, the Star Wars galaxy technically has blue and green milk anyway so - that still counts, right?
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Freezer friendly: No
Shelf life: 3 Days

Nutrition

Serving: 0.5Cup, Calories: 180kcal, Carbohydrates: 31g, Protein: 8g, Fat: 3g, Saturated Fat: 3g, Sodium: 40mg, Fiber: 9g, Sugar: 15g

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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4 Comments

    1. Hi Adam,
      Yes, you can use butterfly pea powder. Add a little powder (maybe 1/4 tsp) to 1 cup of heated water to dissolve it. Then you can add more if you want.

    1. Hi Dawn,
      That should work just as well, though I haven’t tried it myself. You will need to mix one box/carton of coconut milk (about 4 cups) with 1 cup of butterfly pea flowers “tea” to which you can add the other ingredients. Or if you prefer it more creamy, you can use a can of coconut milk – heat it over low and add 1-2 cups of water to reach your desired consistency. And add the “tea” and other ingredients to it. I hope you give it a try. 🙂