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 buckets has a chance of dropping from a wandering trader, if the trader is killed while holding it.


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.

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 Name ID
Milk Bucket milk_bucket

Bedrock Edition:

Item Name 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
v1.0.8 Milk was first introduced, but it had no purpose, only obtainable through inventory editing.
v1.0.11 Milk can now be obtained by milking a cow with a bucket, however was not drinkable.
Java Edition Beta
1.2 It was incorporated into the crafting recipe for cake, but it still was not drinkable.
1.2_01 Squid 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.
1.4 Removed squid milking.
1.8 ?Milk was made drinkable.
Java Edition
1.0.0 Beta 1.9 Prerelease Milk can be obtained by milking mooshrooms.
Beta 1.9 Prerelease 2 According to a tweet by Jeb on September 30th 2011, milk was made a cure for all status effects.[1]
1.13 17w47a Prior to The Flattening, this item's numeral ID was 335.
18w20a Renamed to "Milk Bucket".
Pocket Edition Alpha
0.7.0 Added milk buckets. They are not yet edible.
0.11.0 build 4 Drinking milk now removes status effects.
Legacy Console Edition
TU1CU11.0Patch 1Added milk buckets.
New Nintendo 3DS Edition
0.1.0 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 and New Nintendo 3DS editions.