Milk Bucket

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Milk Bucket
Milk Bucket JE2 BE2.png
Rarity color






Status effects

Clears all

A milk bucket[a] is a drink and ingredient obtained from cows, mooshrooms and goats[upcoming: BE 1.16.200].



Milk buckets can be obtained from cows, mooshrooms and goats[upcoming: BE 1.16.200] 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 Edition 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[Bedrock Edition only]. Fire is not a status effect; therefore, drinking milk doesn'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.


SoundSubtitleSourceDescriptionNamespaced IDTranslation keyVolumePitchAttenuation
Cow gets milked??entity.cow.milksubtitles.entity.cow.milk??16
??Plays when drinking milkentity.wandering_trader.drink_milk?1?16

Data values[edit]


Java Edition:

NameNamespaced IDTranslation key
Milk Bucketmilk_bucket item.minecraft.milk_bucket

Bedrock Edition:

NameNamespaced IDNumeric ID Translation key

Item data[edit]

Main article: data values

In Bedrock Edition, 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
Bucket of Mud 5000‌[Minecraft Earth only]


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



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.
Pocket Edition Alpha
0.7.0Milk Bucket JE1 BE1.png Added milk buckets.
Milk buckets are not yet drinkable.
0.11.0build 4Drinking milk now removes status effects.
Bedrock Edition
1.10.0beta Bucket JE2 BE2.png The texture of milk buckets has been changed.
Upcoming Bedrock Edition
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.
1.90 Milk 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[edit]


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