"Roast ten cans of denta beans. Once that's done, steep them with some boiled whilk milk and a good amount of thalassa seeds."
―Torro Sbazzle teaching Gersolik to prepare a beverage containing whilk milk — (audio) Listen (file info)[src]

Whilk milk was a type of milk[1] produced by whilks, a species of long-legged animal. The beverage was potable by humans[2] and could be found on the worlds of Bespin[1] and Juntar.[2]

Whilk milk was a major ingredient in the creation of a drink that was popular on[1] the planet[3] Coruscant. When making the drink, one had to steep ten cans-worth of roasted denta beans in boiled whilk milk.[1]

In 3 ABY,[4] Torro Sbazzle, Executive Chef of[1] the tibanna gas mining colony[5] Cloud City, instructed her sous-chef, Gersolik, to steep some roasted denta beans in boiled whilk milk when preparing a banquet for the Imperial Darth Vader.[1] In 4 ABY,[6] while comparing a young Imperial gunnery officer to a whilk calf, human New Republic Special Forces sergeant major Jom Barell commented that he enjoyed the taste of whilk milk as a child.[2]

Behind the scenes[]

Whilk milk was first mentioned in Aftermath, a 2015 novel by Chuck Wendig.[2] The beverage was named in the short story "But What Does He Eat?" by S.A. Chakraborty. The story was published in the 2020 anthology From a Certain Point of View: The Empire Strikes Back.[1]


Notes and references[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 1.9 "But What Does He Eat?"—From a Certain Point of View: The Empire Strikes Back
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 Aftermath
  3. Star Wars: Galactic Atlas
  4. Star Wars: Galactic Atlas places the events of Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back in 3 ABY. Since "But What Does He Eat?" takes place during those events, its events must also take place in 3 ABY.
  5. Star Wars: Absolutely Everything You Need to Know
  6. Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker: The Visual Dictionary states that Temmin Wexley and Norra Wexley were reunited on Akiva thirty years before the Starkiller incident, which Star Wars: Galactic Atlas dates to 34 ABY. Therefore, their reunion and the events of the novel Aftermath, including the indirect mention of whilk milk, took place in 4 ABY.