Blue Milk: A guide to making Star Wars most well-known beverage

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Blue Milk (Disney’s Galaxy’s Edge version)

This next variation of Star Wars blue milk comes straight from the actual ingredients used in the version that fans and visitors of the Black Spire Outpost drink. John State, the executive chef of Disneyland Resorts and Parks, revealed  that the blue milk served there is “ a slushy, frothy non-dairy concoction of coconut and rice milk, dragon fruit, pineapple and a bit of watermelon.”

Although this version sounds infinitely more appetizing than the original film-set version it is still described by those who have tried it as being, “ ‘sweet-tart’, with a slight aspartame aftertaste”. Following below is a recipe that I’ve come up with following these ingredients. As always, let the Force guide you towards your own tastes. Also, if you’re looking for a natural blue gel dye, try using one of these healthy alternatives instead.

Blue Milk (Black Spire Outpost-inspired recipe)

1 can of coconut milk, or 8 + ounces taken from fresh opened coconut.
8 to 12 ounces of rice milk. A tasty alternative here is to use a recipe for Horchata.
Pulp of 1 dragon fruit. Alternately use Welch’s® or Glaceau’s® Dragon Fruit-flavored beverages.
½ to ¾ cup of pineapple juice. If you want it to be pulpy use pineapple chunks instead.
½ cup of watermelon juice or 1 cup of diced up seedless watermelon. I suggest using a Sugar Baby or Bradford Watermelon if you can find it. Just be sure it is nice and ripe so that you can attain the sweetest juice.


Place the pulp of the dragon fruit and other fruit pieces into a food processor if you have decided to make a pulpier/less pasteurized juice. Blend the fruit together on medium to high speed until the mixture has a slushy-like consistency.

Pour this mixture into a pitcher along with the coconut and rice/horchata mixture. Note that the coconut and rice milk should be a half-and-half mixture. Or, you can forgo the coconut milk and use a full amount of horchata (16 to 20 oz.). The fruit juices can be adjusted according to your tastes, but for authenticity, the watermelon juice is the smallest amount added. Stir it all together until it is well blended. Finally, add in the blue gel dye to create this tasty ‘blue milk’ concoction.