Article by Joanna Sarah-Freedman
It’s May 4th, and we’ll spare you the gag, but everyone knows that means it’s officially Star Wars Day.
We don’t need to tell you the impact the American epic sci-fi movie franchise has had the world over: there are conventions, video games, and it’s even spilled into the world of food.
Yup, you may have seen the hype over Le Creuset’s Star Wars collection a few years ago, but now keen cooks are taking things one step further, and knocking up their own versions of the food and drink from the beloved franchise themselves.
Perhaps the best Star Wars cooking trend we’ve seen here at Twisted is the flurries of people making blue milk on TikTok – or bantha milk, as it is also known.
In case you need a reminder, you will have seen Luke Skywalker glugging the drink down during Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope, and it was known for being rich, sweet and revitalising.
Given that it’s fictional, and came from a female bantha’s mammary glands (yum), TikTok cooks have had to get creative to knock up their own versions at home.
The options are endless – some have made their drinks with little more than milk, vanilla essence and food colouring whilst others have opted for more of a smoothie or a milkshake.
But one of our favourite versions comes from user @geek_santi, who shared her version of the beverage on the platform.
Watch the video below:
You can check out the full recipe over on her TikTok, but the recipe is basically made with a glass of milk, blue food colouring, bananas and sugar. All you need is a blender, and voila!
Meanwhile, if you’re after something a little fruitier, user @thedavidvaughn makes his version of the drink with ice, plant-based milk, coconut cream, lime juice, pineapple juice, blue food colouring and dragonfruit flavouring drops (find some of that here).
There are also some boozy versions of the blue milk. TikTok user, @sincitybartender made his version with the addition of coconut rum and Blue curaçao liqueur.
Plus, @gabby.jaye knocks up a sort of milkshake with boiled and strained blueberries, food colouring, ice cream, milk and vanilla essence, among other ingredients, which you can check out in her vid.
The drink has also been popularised IRL at Disney World California’s Glaxy’s Edge, which is a Star Wars inspired world.
“No visit to Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge is complete without a frosty confection from the Milk Stand,” the park says on its website. “The vendors at this quirky stall offer travellers an invigorating, refreshing drink that’s a favourite among the locals.”
Their blue milk is made up of coconut and rice milks with “alluring fruity characteristics,” and it’s an absolute staple for anyone visiting the theme park. In fact, over the years, it has become rather legendary amongst Star Wars fans.
“I think about the galaxy’s edge blue milk more than I’d like to admit,” wrote one person on Instagram after visiting the theme park.
Whilst another wrote: “I took my first sip of blue milk and realized it was my new favorite snack at Disney World (sic).”
If, like us, you can’t make it all the way to California to celebrate Star Wars Day, then it’s only right you knock up one of these recipes at home, tonight.
It’s what Luke Skywalker would have wanted.