After Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge was announced I loved learning all of the details. I was thrilled when it was announced that there would be a Milk Stand! I’ve been a Star Wars fan since 1977, and the idea of trying “official” blue milk was something that had me more excited than I should have been.
When more details emerged I was even more anxious. We soon learned that both blue and green milks would be served. I wasn’t as enthusiastic about the green, but I was still happy that there would be another option. The part that I was most excited about was when I found out that the milks would be plant based. I’m a vegetarian, not vegan, but my daughter has a dairy allergy so I consume very little dairy. I like plant based milks better, and I’ve discovered that too much dairy doesn’t sit well with me.
It was smart on Disney’s part to make the milks plant based a couple of reasons. First, people who can’t or don’t consume dairy or who are lactose intolerant can still have them. Second, plant based products won’t go bad as quickly. Plant based milks have a much higher shelf life. Both blue and green use coconut and rice milks.
I first tried both the blue and green milks when I visited Galaxy’s Edge West for the first time. I will admit that neither was what I expected. Both milks are frozen, which I didn’t think that they would be. Blue is sweet and fruity, with the flavors of dragon fruit, lime, pineapple, and watermelon. Green is more citrusy, with grapefruit, mandarin orange, orange blossom, and passion fruit. At least that’s what I’ve been told the flavors are. As always, if you have allergies, ask to see the ingredients before trying either one. I wasn’t sold on either when I first tried them, so I’m glad I tried them again. They quickly grew on me.
Which leads to the question, are you Team Blue or Team Green? I am firmly on Team Blue. I think it’s more refreshing. I’m not saying that I don’t like green, but I’m not going to order two, so I’ll always go with the one that I like better.
Some people will order one of each and mix (really layer) them. You have to mix them yourself, the Cast Members won’t do it for you. I tried this once, and I was not a fan. It is worth trying one time, because you might discover that you like it best if they’re mixed. I know people who won’t drink them any other way. Mixing them can be messy, and make sure you have someone with you who also wants to try them mixed. That would be a lot to have on your own.
The milk sold at the Milk Stand isn’t really the milk that I thought about drinking when I first saw Star Wars, and that’s okay. After all, we’re on Batuu, not Tatooine. I like to think that someone on Batuu decided to use the milks as a basis for a smoothie-type beverage. Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge is all about suspending disbelief, and that’s what I do when I enjoy a refreshing glass of frozen Blue Milk.