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

A milk bucket[n 1] 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 will start the drinking sound and animation. When consumed, it will immediately remove any status effects from the player. Fire is not considered a status effect; hence, drinking milk won't extinguish a burning player.

The drinking animation isn't shown unless in first-person camera mode.‌[Java and Bedrock editions only]

Crafting ingredient[edit]

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

After crafting the cake, the milk will become buckets, which will remain in the crafting grid.

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.YesYesAltYes40GSilver



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.
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.
1.8?Milk was made drinkable.
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.[1]
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 are not yet edible.
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.


Issues relating to "Milk Bucket" are maintained on the bug tracker. Report issues there.

See also[edit]


  1. Known as Milk Bucket in Java and Legacy Console editions and Milk in Bedrock and New Nintendo 3DS editions.