In case you haven’t heard, there’s a new drink in town. Actually, not just one new drink but two!
These new drinks are Blue Milk and Green Milk – you can find them at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge in Disney’s Hollywood Studios.
We are going to let you in on everything you should know about this delicious new drink so you can decide if you should get one of your own.
What is the history of Blue Milk and Green Milk?
Blue milk first appeared in Star Wars: Episode IV “A New Hope” – the first installment in the original Star Wars trilogy in 1977.
At the start of the movie, you see Luke Skywalker (actor Mark Hamill) pouring a glass of blue milk while he’s at the table with his Aunt and Uncle.
In the movie The Phantom Menace blue milk makes another appearance and Star Wars fans have been obsessed ever since! The biggest question has been “what does blue milk taste like?” Disney decided to let us in on exactly what it tastes like and make some money in the process.
Where can I get Blue Milk or Green Milk?
You can get blue or green milk at the Milk Stand in Disney’s Hollywood Studios.
When you are in Disney’s Hollywood Studios head on over to Galaxy Edge. There is a counter service location that only sells one thing…Blue Milk. There are no other menu items, including food items, so you will need to go elsewhere if you want a snack with your drink.
This counter service location is called a Milk Stand and it serves the Blue Milk and Green Milk, which you can see in Episode VIII: The Last Jedi. Look for the Black Spire Outpost’s Docking Bay 9, the First Order’s base of operations on Batuu, right across from the TIE Echelon.
Is the blue milk actually milk?
The “milk” actually a plant based drink that is a blend of coconut milk and rice milk that is served soft-frozen – similar to a smoothie. The two colors represent two different flavor options you can choose from.
Blue Milk has the flavors of pineapple, lime, watermelon and dragon fruit. Green Milk has mandarin orange, grapefruit, orange blossom and passion fruit in it.
Being that this is an alien drink, it might not come as a surprise to you that it isn’t simply a glass of milk with some food coloring in it. (Even though they will tell you that it comes from the Bubo Wamba Family Farms).
Why doesn’t Disney use real milk, you ask? Simple! Disney didn’t want people running around the theme parks on 100 degree days with milk sloshing around their tummies. We say that’s a good call! Flipping around on the Rock n Roller coaster with a stomach full of milk isn’t the greatest idea!
What are the main ingredients in each of the milk drinks?
The Blue Milk has sugar, coconut oil, dry coconut milk, rice milk powder, spiraling extract which gives it that beautiful blue coloring and natural flavorings which is where you find the fruity flavors.
The Green Milk has sugar, coconut oil, dry coconut milk, rice milk powder, spiraling extract, turmeric, beta carotene which gives it that beautiful green coloring and natural flavorings which you find the citrus flavors.
Can you mobile order your drink in advance?
Yes, if you want to skip the lines and get your order when you arrive, you can use your Play Disney Parks App for mobile ordering.
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What is the Milk Stand like?
Unfortunately, it’s not like going into Oga’s Cantina or even like the great theming of Ronto Roasters. It is simply a beverage stand. However, you are in the middle of a new land and each Cast Member does a great job pulling off the illusion that you are on an alien planet ordering with Bounty Hunters right out of the Star Wars films.
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Are the blue milk and green milk good?
Both milks are cool and refreshing, especially on a hot day. Both have a creamy, thick and frozen texture to them. The Blue Milk has fruity undertones is similar to fruit smoothies. The Green milk with it’s zippy citrus and tropical flavors is very delicious.
Are there alcoholic specialty drinks at the Milk Stand?
As a matter of fact there are alcoholic versions of the milks. You can order a Blue Milk Cooler that basically has everything in the regular drink, except it also has Bacardi Rum. The Green Milk Cooler is similar to the Green Milk except that it has Corazon Blanco Tequila in it.
Can I get anything else at the Milk Stand besides blue milk?
Disney has a Bubo Wamba Family Farms Cup which is a souvenir cup served with either Blue Milk or Green Milk in it. Besides that, there is nothing else you can purchase here.
What are the prices?
- Bubo Wamba Family Farms Cup – $13.49
- Blue Milk – $8.49
- Green Milk – $8.49
- Blue Milk Cooler (Alcoholic specialty beverage) – $15.00
- Green milk Cooler (Alcoholic specialty beverage) – $15.00
Can I make my own blue milk at home?
So far Disney has kept their official recipe under wraps. There are a number of recipes out there claiming to be a copycat of Disney’s blue milk. If you love this drink and want to make it at home, we suggest starting with a recipe that uses coconut milk and rice milk for the most authentic flavor.
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Should I buy blue milk at Disney World?
We are reluctant to give you our views on what each of them tastes like and if they are worth the money you spend on them. As they say, taste is in the buds of the beholder.
We have heard from guests that have both liked and not liked the drink. We have heard it compared to tasting like Froot Loops and the Green Milk tasting like Pepto Bismal among other comparisons, but others have ranked it up with the beloved Dole Whip. You will need to decide for yourself!
Blue Milk is on our list of suggested snack items to try while in Hollywood Studios. For more snack options that rank high by visitors, check out the list!