FAQs

About Elmhurst

Is Elmhurst Milked the same as Elmhurst Dairy?

No. After closing Elmhurst Dairy in 2016, owner Henry Schwartz formed Elmhurst Milked in 2017 as a new company. It bears the same name to preserve a family tradition, dating back to 1925, while introducing a new take on nutrition that is entirely plant-based.

What happened to the cows when Elmhurst Dairy closed?

There were none! Elmhurst was exclusively milk processing company sourcing its milk from independent dairy farms and cooperatives.

What does “1925” mean?

1925 is the year Elmhurst Dairy was founded in Queens, NY. Elmhurst Milked was formed in 2017, but we’ve keep the year “1925” to commemorate a rich family tradition, and its remarkable transition from dairy to plant-based nutrition.

Where is Elmhurst based?

Elmhurst is based in Elma, NY – a suburb of Buffalo.

Where are Elmhurst products made?

All Elmhurst products are made in Elma, NY.

What does the word "Milked" mean?

"Milked" refers to our process for transforming whole grains, nuts, and seeds into nutrient rich beverages. We also call this HydroRelease™.

Ingredients & Nutrition

Are you GMO-free?

Yes, all of our products are verified non-GMO by the Non-GMO Project.

Are your products gluten-free?

Yes, all Elmhurst products – including hemp and oat varieties – are gluten-free.

Are your products organic?

No, we are not certified organic. However, we take great care in selecting our growers. We can guarantee that all of our products are plant-based, vegan, gluten-free, non-GMO; and free of carrageenan, and other gums and emulsifiers.

Are your products dairy-free?

Yes, all Elmhurst products are dairy-free.

Are your products vegan?

Yes, all of our products are verified vegan by the American Vegetarian Association.

What are your natural flavors?

We use proprietary combinations of natural flavors in some Elmhurst products. These are plant-based – derived from spices, fruits, vegetables, herbs, roots other plant materials. All of our natural flavors are considered safe by the FDA and American Vegetarian Association, and are non-GMO and gluten-free.

Do your products use sea salt? Iodized salt?

No, Elmhurst products neither use sea salt nor iodized salt.

Where do your ingredients come from?

Almonds – California
Walnuts – California
Hazelnuts – Oregon
Cashews – Brazil
Oats – Canada
Hemp – North America

Process, Packaging & Sustainability

Do I have to refrigerate my carton?

No – not until you first open it. The product is aseptically packaged to stay fresh at room temperature. Once the seal is broken, refrigerate and consume within 7 to 10 days.

How long does the product last?

You should consume your Elmhurst product by the date printed at the top of the container (which is six months from the date of manufacture). After opening, you must refrigerate the carton. The product will last about 7 to 10 days in refrigerated conditions.

Do you use preservatives to give your products a long shelf life?

No. Aseptic technology allows us to provide long-shelf life products without preservatives.

Why is my product separated?

Because we do not use gums or emulsifiers, the product will naturally separate when not touched for a while. Simply give the carton a good shake – this should take care of it.

Hemp Creamer

Will hemp creamer get me "high"?

No. Hemp creamer has only trace amounts of THC, the compound that produces psychoactive effects in cannabis.

Does hemp creamer contain CBD?

No. There is no CBD in our hemp creamer.

Will I fail a drug test if I use hemp creamer?

No. The THC content of our hemp creamer is extremely minimal and will not be detected in drug testing.

Can children use hemp creamer?

Yes. Hemp creamer is safe for children.

Barista Editions

How are Barista Editions different from your regular plant-based milks?

Barista Editions are made specifically for coffee applications, steaming and foaming to professional standards.

Is Milked Cashews a barista product?

Milked Cashews is barista-approved for use in coffee, meaning it steams and foams to professional standards, while having additional applications such as smoothies and baking.

What is dipotassium phosphate?

Dipotassium phosphate is a safe water-soluble salt. At less than 2% of our barista products, it helps achieve professional-grade steaming and foaming performance.

Can I use Barista Editions as a creamer?

Yes, Barista Editions can function as a creamer.

Purchasing & Shipping

Where are you sold?

Elmhurst is available at major retailers around the country, as well as many natural & specialty stores. Check our store locator for stores near you.

Where in the store do I find Elmhurst?

Typically, Elmhurst products can be found in proximity to other plant-based milks.

Can I order online?

Yes! We have a full online store stocked with all of our products.

Do you sell outside the U.S.?

Currently, Elmhurst products are only available in the continental United States. We are not able to ship to Alaska, Hawaii, or Canada.

Is it OK that my product did not arrive refrigerated?

Yes. Our products have a six month shelf-life at room temperature from the date of manufacturer. Once opened, they can be stored refrigerated for 7-10 days.