Milk is a natural liquid that usually comes from a femal mammal, and usually refers to the milk of a cow.[1] Dragons are able to produce their own milk.


In 1981, early in the morning Petunia Dursley found the infant Harry Potter on her doorstep while setting out empty milk bottles.[2]

In 1994, on the day of Buckbeak's scheduled execution, Rubeus Hagrid attempted to serve Harry, Ron and Hermione tea with milk, but he was in such a bad state that he dropped his milk jug and it shattered. When Hermione got another and then attempted to pour some milk in it from a bottle, she discovered that Scabbers had been hiding inside the jug.[3]

It was served at breakfast at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry in 1996,[4] and was likely served most other years too.

The Care of Magical Creatures O.W.L. examination in June 1996 involved offering a handful of hedgehogs and a Knarl milk in order to identify the Knarl among the hedgehogs.[5]

Milk is often delivered by milkmen.[6]

In the traditional wizarding tale "The Wizard and the Hopping Pot" from The Tales of Beedle the Bard, the titular pot spewed out sour milk as part of its efforts to inform the son of the pot's original owner of the various ills of his fellow villagers.[7]

A way to feed a potion to a cat was adding it to milk.[8]


Notes and references

  1. WP favicon.PNG Milk on Wikipedia
  2. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, Chapter 1 (The Boy Who Lived)
  3. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Chapter 16 (Professor Trelawney's Prediction)
  4. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Chapter 15 (The Hogwarts High Inquisitor)
  5. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Chapter 31 (O.W.L.s)
  6. LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4
  7. The Tales of Beedle the Bard - "The Wizard and the Hopping Pot"
  8. Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery
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