Introduction: Bantha Milk
The Star Wars movies are my favorite sci-fi movies of all time. Recently I, along with many other Star Wars fans celebrated May the 4th and made myself some Bantha milk! Bantha milk (aka "Blue Milk") is milk produced by a female Bantha's mammary glands. It can be found on most planets across the galaxy.
In the movies, the milk is described as sweet, rich, and refreshing. At the Disney theme parks, the drink is made to be fruity and tropical-tasting but many have said that it has a strange oily texture to it. I decided to go a different route and stick with a simple banana milkshake recipe.
Step 1: Ingredients
You will need:
- 2 ripe bananas
- 1 scoop of vanilla ice cream (you can adjust this to your taste)
- a splash of milk (I eyeballed this)
- blue food coloring (I used gel)
If you want to use a natural alternative to the food coloring I would suggest butterfly pea flowers or red cabbage and baking soda (refer to this recipe by Feasting on Fruit)
Step 2: Slice Your Bananas
Cut your banana into chunks to make it easier on your blender.
Step 3: Add Your Ingredients to Your Blender
If you're using gel food coloring, just use a utensil to smudge some on a slice of banana, or mix it into hot water to get a liquid.
I'd go with 1 to 2 drops of liquid food coloring or a pinky tip's worth of gel coloring. You can always adjust later.
Step 4: Blend!
Blend your ingredients until well incorporated and it has the consistency you like. I prefer mine on the smoother side.
If things get too liquidy, add more ice cream or some ice. If it's too thick, add some milk.
Bantha milk is a deep blue, so take this opportunity to adjust the color as well with more food coloring.
Step 5: Enjoy!
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