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How to milk a cow in minecraft

Milk is the only drinkable Bucket in Minecraft and unlike the other beverages in the game, Milk does not grant you buffs or activate a special ability. Milk in Minecraft serves two very distinct and specific purposes and any Minecraft player would benefit from learning how to obtain this useful liquid.


Unlike Milk in real life, it does not spoil quickly (or at all). Given this, players can stockpile milk to their heart's content, given they have enough buckets to utilize. Milk can be stored indefinitely in chests or in the inventory with no apprehension.


Required Materials to Milk a Cow


To craft Milk in Minecraft, you will need the following:

  1. Access to a Crafting Table
  2. Access to a Furnace
  3. Fuel for Furnace
  4. 3 iron ore


Please see the Crafting Table and Furnace tutorials, they are excellent!


How to Milk a Cow in Minecraft?


In a Nutshell:


Create a bucket using 3 diagonal iron ingots. Interact with a Cow while holding the bucket to obtain Milk.


Buckets are included in the step-by-step guide below.


Step-by-Step Guide(with Pictures):


Step 1- Look for and obtain Raw Iron



Step 2- Smelt Raw Iron into Iron Ingots



Step 3- Access a Crafting Table



Step 4- Craft any numbers of buckets using the recipe below



Step 5- Find a milkable creature. Cows, Mooshrooms, and Goats are all milkable and shown below.



Step 6- Approach the creature with your bucket equipped



Step 7- Interact with the creature to obtain your milk



How to use a Milk in Minecraft?


Milk can be utilized for two distinct usage cases. The first and most obvious is drinking the Milk by interacting with the Milk Bucket. While this beverage does not restore any hunger, it does in fact have secondary benefits that may not be readily apparent. While the effect of Milk will not be noticeable by default, try using Milk when you are affected by slowness or any other ailment. Milk removes all negative status effects from the player, making it a must-have for bosses like the Wither.


However, Milk has a secondary usage as well. When combined with sugar, eggs, and wheat, Milk becomes quite valuable in terms of hunger satisfaction. This recipe actually creates Cake which satisfies a whopping 7 bars of hunger. Considering that Milk can be obtained infinitely from a single cow, it would be good to have one fenced near your base complex.


Drinking Milk to remove any status effects

Cake placed for eating


Explainer Video


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FAQs


Q. Can Milk be spilled like water or lava?

Milk is a unique bucket in that it cannot be poured or dumped out. The Milk Bucket can only be emptied by drinking it.


Q. Is Milk required for any progression in Minecraft?

No, Milk is not necessary for progression in particular. However, Milk is required for the Cake recipe that unlocks the achievement “The Lie”, which is a reference to Portal 2.


Conclusion


Milk has many properties that players will want to utilize and since Milk is so easy to obtain with a free bucket, this beverage can always be on hand. Bringing a bucket of Milk on each adventure could prove a useful, low-impact gameplay change that could become a valuable habit. Make sure to add a small cow farm to any base you establish in Minecraft.



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