- Disneyland‘s new Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge park area brings the planet of Batuu to life.
- There you can buy blue or green “milk” for $US7.99. The frozen, plant-based drink tastes much more like melty tropical popsicles than what you’d probably expect.
- The blue milk was INSIDER’s favourite, with its fruity notes and refreshing icy texture.
- But the green milk is more floral, and has an intense flavour that veered too close to artificial for our taste.
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One of the most memorable beverages is the green and blue “milk” – a recreation of drinks seen in “A New Hope” and “The Last Jedi.”
The drinks cost $US7.99 each, and are all made from a plant-based mix of rice and coconut milks (which means they’re both vegan). They’re both served at the milk stand in frozen, almost slushy-form, and taste more like a melty popsicle than any sort of actual milk.
When we tried blue milk for the first time, it was nothing like we’d expected.
If you go in expecting something creamy, you’ll be surprised. Instead, the blue and green milks have a texture that’s more like a blended popsicle. It’s not quite like a slushy, but does have a really refreshing and pleasant texture. The blue milk tastes very tropical and fruity. Again, not what you might be expecting from “milk.”
“You won’t be able to describe it the same twice,” Disneyland Resort’s executive chef John State told INSIDER during our visit to Galaxy’s Edge.
Part of the reasoning behind making the new beverages plant-based was to make it fit into the fictional planet of Batuu, where travellers from all backgrounds coalesce.
“We wanted something that would live in the land and help tell the story,” Michele Gendreau, Disneyland Resort’s director of food and beverage said at the Galaxy’s Edge press event. “It was available to all, so it ended up being a plant-based product. It is made with a blend of rice and coconut milk [and] tropical flavours.”
The green milk is a lot more divisive, and has a floral taste which you might find off-putting
“[Green milk is] uniquely different, exotic, even floral,” State told INSIDER.
Pinning down exactly what flavoring is inside the green milk proved tricky (Disney is keeping that magic a secret) but the term “floral” really is the best descriptor we can think of. It’s almost like the scent of a candle or container of potpourri turned into liquid.
If you’re someone who loves really herbaceous flavours like lavender and rosemary, then you might prefer the green milk. Several people we talked to inside the Galaxy’s Edge event liked the green milk more than the blue, so it definitely comes down to personal taste.
For us, the blue milk is definitely the frozen treat we’ll be grabbing during the next warm California day spent inside Galaxy’s Edge.
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