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If you’re a Star Wars fan then you probably already know all about blue milk. But in case you don’t, it comes from banthas on Tatooine – that’s why Luke Skywalker drinks it in the movies. This is our take on the iconic drink: A Star Wars inspired Bantha Blue Milk boozy milkshake!

What Inspired This Bantha Themed Boozy Milkshake? 

Bantha is seriously one of my favorite characters in Star Wars. Character? Creature? Whatever. The point is, they’re cute. And they also make delicious blue milk, something you can now find at the milk stand inside Galaxy’s Edge at both Disneyland and Walt Disney World. 

While there is an alcoholic version of the iconic blue milk at the WDW park, this shake made from “Bantha milk” is a boozy milkshake inspired by the iconic Star Wars drink. 

It’s super easy to make with just a few ingredients, most of which you probably already have on hand. Perfect for any adult Star Wars fan! 

star wars themed blue milkshake cocktail drink

What Star Wars Movies Did Blue Milk Appear In?

Blue milk first appeared in Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope. From there it’s kind of stayed as an iconic part of the Star Wars universe, appearing in a bunch of main and side pieces of media. Most notably, it was brought back in Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones and again in Rogue One.

In the Star Wars universe, blue milk can be found on a bunch of outer rim planets. This includes the iconic Tatooine, but also Lah’mu (seen in Rogue One), Lothal (featured in the Star Wars Rebels), and of course Batuu, the outpost in the Disney parks. 

What Goes Into Our Star Wars Inspired Boozy Blue Milkshake?

Making this Star Wars inspired boozy milkshake is a bit similar to any other milkshake.

The base is two cups of vanilla ice cream; I suggest splurging on a real cream variety to make this drink taste even better. You’ll also need 4 ounces of vanilla cream.

There are three main types of alcohol in this cocktail; 2oz of each for a total of 6oz. The vanilla rum and spiced rum add flavor, and the iconic blue coloring comes from Blue Curacao. 

Otherwise, the only thing you’ll need is a blender to mix it all together and, if you want, some whipped cream, sprinkles, and a cherry for garnish. Don’t forget the wide straw!

Makes 2 servings.

How to Make This Bantha Blue Milk Boozy Milkshake

Yield:2 8oz glasses
Prep Time: 5 min
Total Time; 5 min

Ingredients:

  • 2oz Blue Curacao
  • 2oz Vanilla Rum
  • 4 oz Vanilla Cream
  • 2oz Spiced Rum
  • 2 cups Vanilla Ice cream

Directions:

Add all ingredients into a blender and blend on high for 4 minutes.
Pour into glasses and garnish

Bantha Shake Boozy Milkshake

Bantha Shake Boozy Milkshake

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2oz Blue Curacao
  • 2oz Vanilla Rum
  • 2oz Spiced Rum
  • 2 cups Vanilla Ice cream
  • 4 oz Vanilla Cream

Instructions

    Add all ingredients into a blender and blend on high for 4 minutes.

    Pour into glasses and garnish

How Much Alcohol is in This Milkshake Recipe?

There’s 3oz of alcohol in each serving of this boozy Star Wars inspired milkshake, which basically makes it a double. Since you’re probably only going to have one (it’s very rich!) it’s not too bad. And you can always cut the amount of alcohol in half, too, for a lighter version.

Can I Make a Non-Alcoholic Version of this Star Wars Themed Boozy Milkshake?

Absolutely! Kids, pregnant folks, and anyone who doesn’t drink shouldn’t be left out of the fun when you’re making a fun drink like this one. This recipe isn’t as easy as some to drop the booze from, though, because it helps the consistency and color.

The good news is that there is actually non-alcoholic Blue Curacao syrup! You can substitute the 2oz of the alcoholic version with this one to get a similar flavor and color.

You should be able to omit the 4oz of rum and make it as usual. If you find your milkshake comes out a bit too thick add some milk to thin it out.

Can I Make a Boozy Shake With Thala-siren Green Milk Instead of a Bantha Blue Milkshake With This Recipe?

I feel like green milk would have been completely forgotten by Star Wars fans if Disney didn’t add it to the milk stand in Batuu, but here we are. In the movies, green milk comes from creatures called thala-sirens that appeared in The Last Jedi.

You’re in luck! They also make a Green Curacao, which can easily be used in this recipe instead of the blue one. Or make one of each and enjoy both iconic drinks right at home.

How to Make a Milkshake Without a Blender

If you don’t have a blender on hand then it does make this recipe harder to make, but not impossible. Here’s a few options:

  • Use an electric mixer with the whisk attachment. It should be able to mix it up almost as well as a blender; it’s just harder to pour into your cups.
  • Whisk by hand until everything is blended well. This is hard work, but not impossible by any means. 
  • Mix with a shaker container. You know, the ones that are used for shaking gravy up gravy or mixing protein powder. They work great, especially if they have a blending piece of some kind inside. 
  • Inside a cocktail shaker. Add in your ingredients (or ½ of them) and a couple ice cubes to help agitate the mixture into blending.

Tip: For the shakers you might have to cut the recipe in half and make one serving at a time. 

What’s in the Blue Milk Cooler at Walt Disney World?

If you’re looking to recreate the iconic Walt Disney World blue milk cooler from the milk stand in Hollywood Studios this milkshake isn’t going to be it. The blue milk cooler actually is made from rice and coconut milk, fruity flavors, and Bacardi rum. 

Can I Substitute the Rum in This Boozy Milkshake?

Absolutely! While the Curaçao has to stay for color and taste, you can easily swap out the rum with something you like better.

Keep in mind that we are mixing with milk ingredients, though. Spiced rum is really good with milk (even on its own!) but if it’s not your thing the flavor will change.

A great alternative, inspired by alcoholic eggnog, is to use 2oz of each brandy and whiskey instead of the rum. You’ll get a richer flavor with that combo.

Or for a light and sweet taste, drop the rum and use 4oz of vanilla flavored vodka instead. 

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