With only a little over a month to go until the Star Wars premiere we are kicking it in to full gear. I am wearing my favorite Yoda t-shirt and drinking from my adorable Star Wars mug. The tickets have been purchased and I have been cranking out fun force themed snacks like nobodies business. But, this my friends is my piece de resistance, the culmination of the two things I hold dear in this world, Star Wars and lattes.
Say hello to my Star Wars Blue Milk Latte.
Blue milk is a sustenance of choice that appears or is referenced in the movies many times over. This creamy, sweet blue beverage is also referred to as Bantha or Tatooine milk, because it comes from the female Bantha who lives on the planet of Tatooine, duh!
So my milk came from a cow on planet Earth, boring yes but a fun way to celebrate the release of the new Star Wars film none the less. The best part is, it is super easy to make!
You will need:
1 1/2 cups whole milk
1 1/2 (divided) Tbsps electric blue sugar sprinkles
- Start by brewing your Dark Magic Kcup or Nespresso pod on the lowest water setting of your brewer into a large mug. If you are using Kcups any dark roast will do but I am particularly fond of using Dark Magic in these recipes since it comes closest to the taste of espresso.
- Next, add 1 Tbsp of the blue sugar sprinkles to your milk.
- Then, heat and froth the milk to your desired temperature and consistency. If you don't have a milk frother a French Press or even a blender work just as well (heat the milk in the microwave first).
- Now, pour your frothed and heated milk over the coffee.
- Finally, sprinkle the top of your latte with the remaining blue sugar and stir lightly.
There are several other ways that you could attempt to turn milk blue such as food coloring, Kool Aid mix or powdered Spirulina but, I like the blue sugar option the most. The blue sugar not only perfectly colors the milk to appear Bantha like but, it also adds just the right amount of sweetness to make this latte a delectable indulgence.
P.S. Non-coffee drinkers, leave out the coffee and keep the milk cold for a fun (and delicious) Bantha milk drink!
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