Milk Bucket

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Milk Bucket
Milk Bucket.png



None; Cancels all status effects







Data value

dec: 3251 hex: 1451 bin: 1010001011


See § Data values

Duncan Geere Mojang avatar.png

Milk buckets were added to Minecraft in Alpha version 1.0.8, at the same time as the game’s other bovine delights: leather and cows. Originally it had no function, and wasn’t even craftable. A few versions later it became possible to make it by milking a cow with a bucket, and in Beta version 1.2 it became part of the recipe for cake. But it wasn’t until Beta version 1.8 before it became drinkable. So what does drinking milk do? Other than giving you strong bones and healthy teeth, it also happens to cure any pesky status effects that might be afflicting you. Wither? No way! Poison? Nuh-uh! Slow fall? Plunge to the ground!

Duncan Geere[1]

A milk bucket[a] is a food ingredient obtained from cows or mooshrooms.


Cows and mooshrooms[edit]

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

Wandering trader[edit]

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. The animation is shown only in first-person camera mode.‌[Java and Bedrock editions only]

When consumed, milk immediately removes any status effects from the player. Drinking milk does not remove the benefits of area status effects granted by Beacons, Conduit Power, or Hero of the Village.

Fire is not a status effect; therefore, drinking milk won't extinguish a burning player.

Crafting ingredient[edit]

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

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

Data values[edit]


Java Edition:

Item Namespaced ID
Milk Bucket milk_bucket

Bedrock Edition:

Item Namespaced ID Numeric ID
Milk bucket 325

Item data[edit]

In Bedrock Edition, milk buckets use data value to determine contents. Once used, each data value is set to 0 (Empty Bucket). If no data value is provided, data value is 0.

Bucket Data value
Bucket 0
Milk 1
Bucket of Cod 2
Bucket of Salmon 3
Bucket of Tropical Fish 4
Bucket of Pufferfish 5
Water Bucket 8
Lava Bucket 10


Icon Achievement In-game description Actual requirements (if different) Availability Xbox points earned Trophy type (PS)
Xbox PS Bedrock Nintendo
The LieWheat, sugar, milk, and eggs!Pick up a cake from a crafting table output.YesPS3AltYes40GSilver
AltPS4, PSVitaYesAlt30GBronze



Java Edition Alpha
v1.0.8Milk Bucket Revision 1.png Milk was first introduced, but it had no purpose, only obtainable through inventory editing.
v1.0.11Milk can now be obtained by milking a cow with a bucket, however, it was not drinkable.
v1.0.17Milk buckets can be emptied.
Java Edition Beta
1.2It was incorporated into the crafting recipe for cake, but it still was not drinkable.
1.2_01Squid could 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 was to pull a squid with a fishing rod away from other blocks and then milk it.
1.4Removed squid milking.
?Milk was made drinkable.
?Milk is no longer emptiable.
Java Edition
1.0.0Beta 1.9 PrereleaseMilk can be obtained by milking mooshrooms.
Beta 1.9 Prerelease 2According to a tweet by Jeb on September 30th 2011, milk was made a cure for all status effects.[2]
1.1317w47aPrior to The Flattening, this item's numeral ID was 335.
18w20aRenamed to "Milk Bucket".
1.1418w43aMilk Bucket.png Changed the texture of milk buckets.
Pocket Edition Alpha
0.7.0Milk Bucket Revision 1.png Added milk buckets. They cannot yet be eaten.
0.11.0build 4Drinking milk now removes status effects.
Bedrock Edition
1.10.0beta Bucket.png Changed the texture of milk buckets.
Legacy Console Edition
TU1CU11.0Patch 1Milk Bucket Revision 1.png Added milk buckets.
PlayStation 4 Edition
1.90Milk Bucket.png Changed the texture of milk buckets.
New Nintendo 3DS Edition
0.1.0Milk Bucket Revision 1.png Added milk buckets.


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See also[edit]


  1. Known as Milk Bucket in Java and Legacy Console editions and Milk in Bedrock Edition.