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Milk Bucket
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A milk bucket[a] is a drink and ingredient obtained from cows, mooshrooms, and goats.



Milk buckets can be obtained from cows, mooshrooms, and goats by pressing use while looking at them with an empty bucket.

Mob loot[]

A milk bucket has a chance of dropping from a wandering trader, if the trader is killed while holding it.‌[Java Edition only]


Holding use with a milk bucket starts the drinking sound and animation. In Java Edition, the animation is shown only in first-person camera mode.

When consumed, milk immediately removes all status effects from the player. Fire is not a status effect; therefore, drinking milk doesn't extinguish a burning player.

The benefits of area status effects granted by beacons and conduit power are restored almost immediately in Bedrock Edition and after a few seconds in Java Edition.

Crafting ingredient[]

Name Ingredients Crafting recipe Description
Cake Milk Bucket +
Sugar +
Egg +

Empty buckets remain in the crafting grid after crafting the cake.


SoundSubtitlesSourceDescriptionResource locationTranslation keyVolumePitchAttenuation
Cow gets milkedPlayersPlays when a player milks a cowentity.cow.milksubtitles.entity.cow.milk??16
SippingPlayersPlays when an entity drinks milkentity.generic.drinksubtitles.entity.generic.drink??16
Wandering Trader drinks milkFriendly CreaturesPlays when a Wandering Trader drinks milkentity.wandering_trader.drink_milk?1?16

Data values[]


Java Edition:

NameIdentifierFormTranslation key
Milk Bucketmilk_bucketItemitem.minecraft.milk_bucket

Bedrock Edition:

NameIdentifierAlias ID Numeric ID FormTranslation key
Milkmilk_bucketbucket / 1361Itemitem.milk.name


Icon Achievement In-game description Actual requirements (if different) Gamerscore earned Trophy type (PS4)
PS4 Other
The LieBake a cake using: wheat, sugar, milk, and eggs.Pick up a cake from a crafting table output.30GBronze


Icon Advancement In-game description Parent Actual requirements (if different) Resource location
The world is full of friends and food Consume anything that can be consumed.husbandry/root



Java Edition Alpha
v1.0.8Milk Bucket JE1 BE1.png Milk has been introduced, but it has no purpose and is obtainable only through inventory editing.
v1.0.11Milk can now be obtained by milking a cow with a bucket. However, it is not yet drinkable.
v1.0.17Milk buckets can now be emptied.
Java Edition Beta
1.2Milk has been incorporated into the crafting recipe of cake.
1.2_01Squid can now be milked by right-clicking on their mouth if part of their body was exposed to air or if they were not touching another block. An easy way to accomplish this is to pull a squid with a fishing rod away from other blocks and then milk it.
1.4Squid milking has been removed.
Java Edition
1.0.0Beta 1.9 PrereleaseMilk can now be obtained by milking mooshrooms.
Beta 1.9 Prerelease 2Milk has been made drinkable.
According to a tweet by Jeb on September 30th 2011, milk was made a cure for all status effects.[1]
Milk is no longer emptiable.
1.1317w47aPrior to The Flattening, this item's numeral ID was 335.
18w20a"Milk" has been renamed to "Milk Bucket".
1.1418w43aMilk Bucket JE2 BE2.png The texture of milk buckets has been changed.
1.1721w13aMilk can now be obtained by milking Goats.
Pocket Edition Alpha
v0.7.0Milk Bucket JE1 BE1.png Added milk buckets.
Milk buckets are not yet drinkable.
v0.11.0build 4Drinking milk now removes status effects.
Bedrock Edition
1.10.0beta Bucket JE2 BE2.png The texture of milk buckets has been changed.
1.16.100beta ID of milk has been changed from bucket/1 to milk_bucket.
1.16.200beta can now be obtained by milking goats.
Legacy Console Edition
TU1CU1 1.0 Patch 11.0.1Milk Bucket JE1 BE1.png Added milk buckets.
PlayStation 4 Edition
1.90Milk Bucket JE2 BE2.png The texture of milk buckets has been changed.
New Nintendo 3DS Edition
0.1.0Milk Bucket JE1 BE1.png Added milk buckets.


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See also[]


  1. Known as Milk Bucket in Java Edition and Milk in Bedrock Edition.