Luke Skywalker’s Blue Milk
Is this a joke post, or is it just something to post on May 4th, internationally recognized Star Wars Day. I’d say it’s a little bit of both. I didn’t get to post an April Fool’s recipe so this ruddy blue milk will have to suffice.
I know there is already a blue milk recipe from Disney that they sell at Galaxy’s Edge, which is a blended drink of coconut and rice milks, however I decided to make my own with real milk (unfortunately not Bantha milk). This recipe is super simple, with just four ingredients. Unfortunately one of them is not so common (even though I have a dozen recipes using it on the site): Butterfly Pea Flowers.
These little flowers indigenous to South East Asia have the unique ability to release blue dye into hot liquids. Traditionally it is served as Butterfly Pea Flower Tea, but I’ve infused it into alcohol for the Butterfly Sour, and used it in an entremet cake. You can order them online and experiment yourself, but the coolest thing in my opinion is how it can change color depending on what is added to it!
How To Make Blue Milk From Star Wars
2 cups Milk. 2%
2 tbsp Butterfly Pea Flowers.
2 tbsp Sugar
1/2 tsp Cinnamon, ground. Can also use a shot of Cinnamon syrup if you prefer, the type you would use in Don’s Mix or The Catamaran cocktail.
In a small pot add the milk and sugar and turn the heat on. Whisk the sugar into the milk. Then add in the Butterfly Pea Flowers. Let the milk come up to a boil and stir everything together. This will release the dye and flavor from the flowers. Turn off the heat and stir in the ground cinnamon. Let sit in the pot with the heat off for 5 minutes. Strain the blue milk into a bottle and place in the fridge to chill (or you could drink it hot).
Is This A Real Recipe?
So to be completely honest I went into this with the intention of just making something cool to post for Star Wars Day. However, I have to say the end result is not bad. The Blue Milk reminds me quite a lot of a horchata, which is probably why the Disney Parks version uses rice milk. I like the thickness of real milk so I’d say stick to the 2% or higher.
While I tried the drink both hot and cold, I think cold is better. Which is why you get two recipes on this glorious day of nerd fun…Luke Skywalker’s Dalgona coffee. I’ve never even made a regular Dalgona coffee before, so I’ll be putting up that post right after I have it for breakfast when I wake up.
Luke Skywalker’s Blue Milk
- 2 cups Milk 2% is fine, whole would be good too
- 2 tbsp Butterfly Pea Flowers
- 2 tbsp Sugar granulated
- 1/2 tsp Cinnamon ground. Can also use a shot of cinnamon syrup if you prefer.
- In a pot add the milk and sugar. Turn the heat on and stir the sugar in until it melts. Then add the blue pea flowers.
- Bring the milk up to a boil, then whisk in the ground cinnamon. Turn off the heat and let sit for 5 minutes.
- Give a last good whisk and then strain into a bottle. Place in the refrigerator to chill, or drink it hot.