Elmhurst works with simpler process and better from start to finish. First, a unique HydroRelease™ method allows them to use more of the source grain, nut, or seed. This means superior nutrition and flavor with fewer ingredients. Then they pack the products in shelf-stable, recyclable cartons. They have a variety of vegetable milks, go ahead and try them all!
The History of Elmhurst
Elmhurst’s long history in the dairy business goes back to 1925. The brand’s modern iteration started in 2016 when Henry Schwartz closed New York City’s last dairy, called Elmhurst. Schwartz’s father and uncle once hand-bottled and delivered milk to Queens and Brooklyn, and to keep the tradition going, Elmhurst reopened as a plant-based milk company instead.
Elmhurst Company Mission
Elmhurst makes simple, nutritious plant-based milks using an innovative processing method (keep reading to learn more) that uses more of the source grain, nut, or seed to deliver superior nutrition.
Benefits of Elmhurst
There are plenty of nut milk brands out there, but something that sets Elmhurst apart is its process, called HyrdoRelease. This method was developed by food technologist Dr. Cheryl Mitchell and uses only water to separate the nutritional components of each base ingredient. Next, the nutrients are put back together as a creamy, flavorful beverage—without adding gums or emulsifiers. If you look at the nutritional label, you’ll find as few as two and as no more than six ingredients in every Elmhurst offering. This technology produces shelf-stable cartons that can be stored at room temperature until you're ready to open them, and is a zero-waste process that uses every part of the nut, grain, or seed. The cartons are certified recyclable by the Forest Stewardship Council.