I knew I wanted to have the infamous Star Wars blue milk for our May the 4th Party.
I still remember to this day, the first time I watched Star Wars. Before watching the originals, I remember watching the Caravan of Courage: An Ewok Adventure. Yes, I watched the Ewok movie first–
Anyway back to the “real” Star Wars movies, we gave my dad the original trilogy as a Christmas gift to him and yes they were all on VHS. I was eight or nine, we watched all three movies down in our basement for the entire day. I feel in love with Star Wars instantly! I remember eating ranch covered oyster crackers, I ate so many that I got sick. Also to this day, I can’t eat them, because I remember the feeling.
OK, SO BACK TO STAR WARS,
I remember the excitement of A New Hope, thinking of the Star Wars ride at Disney World. The anxiousness of watching The Empire Strikes Back and how Vader told Luke that he was his father-my jaw dropped and I remember looking at my dad like what no way!! He just smiled and said yes. The Return of the Jedi! This is my favorite, and now my own daughter likes it (yes due to the Ewoks). Vader coming back to the other side, the good side of the Force-not the Light! I couldn’t stand in The Force Awakens how they referenced the good side as the Light.
I do use artificial colors when I am using fondant as its cheaper and we use the fondant more for looks, not eating. But if we are going to be eating it, I like to use real food coloring. I found these Butterfly Pea Flowers used for coloring food, blue-naturally (non affiliate link).
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Star Wars Blue Milk
- 1 quart milk-you can use what ever milk you like I have used unsweetened almond milk, cow's milk, or unsweetened cashew milk
- 1/4 cup butterfly pea flowers
- 1 cup water
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 cups water
- 1/2 vanilla bean deseeded
- Gather all ingredient and equipment.
- Prepare the simple syrup, by placing all ingredients into a small sauce pan and simmer over medium low heat. After all the sugar has dissolved, remove from heat and strain. Allow to cool.
- Heat the 1 cup of water till boiling and pour over the blue flowers. Allow to steep for 10 minutes. Squeeze out the liquid from the flowers too. Reserve.
- Mix together the cold milk, 6 oz. vanilla simple syrup, and 1/2 cup cooled blue flower liquid. Add more simple syrup if you like it more sweet and keep cold.