Blue Milk From Star Wars

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

A bottle with Blue Milk from Star Wars with lavender behind it

On my blog, there is a variety of drinks ranging from all-natural plant-based milks, golden milk, magic color-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 Galaxy’s Edge Blue Milk can be made at home with all-natural ingredients – with a sweet coconut milk result. It’s also a great treat for kids who love bright-colored foods. Not only is this treat great for any Star Wars fan, but it’s also a delicious afternoon treat or a fun addition to a garden party.

A bottle with Blue Milk from Star Wars

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The ingredients

Ingredients for blue milk
  • Coconut: Use fresh coconut flesh and water or bottled coconut milk.
  • Vanilla: Choose from a vanilla pod, powder, or extract.
  • Sweetener: I use Maple syrup.
  • Butterfly Pea Flowers: For the magical blue color.
  • Edible Lavender: Optional for a soothing floral scent.

How to make blue milk from Star Wars

Heat 1 cup of water and steep the butterfly pea flowers along with the lavender (which is optional). As they steep, they turn a gorgeous blue color—the longer you steep, the deeper the color.

Steeped Butterfly Pea and lavender Flowers

Next, if using a whole coconut, you need to open it. First, carefully make 2-3 holes in the coconut to drain the water—I describe how to open a coconut 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 flavor). This will help your milk take on a dessert-like taste and make for a wonderful treat.

Then, add the coconut flesh to a blender/food processor and blitz until it resembles crumbs. Then add the rest of the ingredients and blend until smooth. It can take a minute or two to thoroughly blend for creamy coconut milk. Finally, run your milk through a nut milk bag or sieve to collect any bits and the butterfly pea flowers.

Steps for make Star Wars milk

Pour into a glass container of your choice (or straight into some cups, to serve) and enjoy fresh! You can also serve your blue milk over ice or even with homemade “boba” – AKA tapioca pearls to make homemade bubble milk tea.

You can keep this milk in the fridge for up to 3 days.

A bottle with Blue Milk from Star Wars

If you try this fun recipe, let me know how it goes in the comments below. I’d appreciate a recipe card rating and would love to see your recipe recreations – tag me on Instagram @Alphafoodie!

Blue Milk from Star Wars

5 from 17 votes
By: Samira
If you're a fan of the Star Wars movies, then you might recognize this blue milk – otherwise known as Bantha milk, made into a delicious plant-based coconut milk treat.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 4

Ingredients 
 

  • 1 coconut both flesh and water
  • 5 cups water

Or use

  • 4 cups coconut milk bottled

The rest

  • 7 dried butterfly pea flowers
  • 1 cup water to steep the tea
  • 2 Tbsp maple syrup or your preferred sweetener
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla powder or 1/2 vanilla pod – optional
  • 1 tsp dried edible lavender optional

Instructions 

  • 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 color – the longer you steep, the deeper the color. 
  • If using a whole coconut, carefully make 2-3 holes in it to drain 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 flavor).
  • Add the coconut flesh to a blender or food processor and blitz to crumbs. Add the rest of the ingredients and blend until smooth. It can take a minute or two to fully blend together for creamy coconut milk. 
    If using bottled milk, just blend all the ingredients into a smooth mix.
  • Pour the entire mixture through a nut milk bag or sieve.
  • Enjoy fresh! You can serve your blue milk over ice or even with tapioca pearls to make homemade bubble milk tea.

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Notes

How to store: You can keep this milk in the fridge for up to 3 days. 
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Freezer friendly: No
Shelf life: 3 Days

Nutrition

Serving: 1 cup, Calories: 97kcal, Carbohydrates: 15g, Fat: 4g, Saturated Fat: 4g, Sodium: 4mg, Potassium: 23mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 13g, Calcium: 112mg, Iron: 0.01mg

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

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4 Comments

  1. Adam says:

    Can you use butterfly pea powder instead of the flower?

    1. Support @ Alphafoodie says:

      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.

  2. Dawn says:

    Can you use store bought coconut milk if you don’t have coconuts?

    1. Support @ Alphafoodie says:

      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. 🙂