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Our Process

Our process is simpler and better from start to finish. First, a unique HydroRelease™ method allows us to use more of the source grain, nut, or seed. This means superior nutrition and flavor with fewer ingredients. We then package our products in shelf-stable, recyclable cartons. Many have a variety of uses, ranging from cooking to coffee; soups to sauces.

Our HydroRelease Method


This game-changing process was developed by famous food technologist Dr. Cheryl Mitchell. First we use just water to separate the nutritional components of the nut or grain. Keeping these intact maintains their integrity for you to enjoy, both nutritionally and flavorfully, in the finished product.

Naturally Creamy


Next, we put the nutrients back together as a thick, creamy, full-flavored emulsion. No added gums or emulsifiers are needed to hold the product together, giving all Elmhurst products a clean label of no more than six – and as few as two – ingredients.

Aseptic Packaging


This technology uses time, temperature, and hermetic sealing to create fully sterile beverages without need for preservatives. Each Elmhurst carton is shelf stable and can be safely stored at room temperature until opened.



Elmhurst products are versatile, with a variety of uses beyond drinking and cereal. These may include everything from coffee to cooking; smoothies to soups. Our cashew milk, for instance, works to barista standards in coffee, and can also be used in baking and sauces.



HydroRelease is a zero waste process, meaning all parts of the grain, nut, or seed are used. Our cartons are certified by the Forest Stewardship Council and 100% recyclable in most US homes. Plant-based foods generally have a lower carbon footprint than their animal counterparts.