Recent non-dairy converts who like whole and 2% milk will love this buttery, slightly sweeter non-dairy milk. It's made from oats, water, and salt. Seriously, that’s it.
Elmhurst 1925's plant is hydro-powered, and it’s using a revolutionary water-based method to make zero-waste, preservative-free products.
Why we love it
Since Elmhurst leaves out preservatives, you can leave this unsweetened oat milk unrefrigerated until you open it, but we’re not sure you’ll want to wait. Just a little darker than your average dairy milk, it’s perfectly textured and sweet enough to keep up with everything from cereal to baked goods without being overwhelming.
How it does good
NYC’s last dairy goes plant-based
Dairy production often leads to food waste and negative environmental impacts, not to mention questions about chemical additives and animal welfare. With this in mind, Henry Schwartz reinvented his family dairy, in business for just shy of a century, as a maker of plant-based dairy alternatives. Elmhurst 1925 began with its distinctive HydroRelease™ process, which crafts nutrient-rich, nut, grain, and seed-based milks using only water. And that’s not all. Everything Elmhurst makes with this process is either sold or used in other products, meaning zero waste. Their facility is hydro-powered, their plant sources are fully traceable, and their packaging is 100% recyclable.
responsible sourcingElmhurst began as a hand-bottled, hand-delivered milk producer, and they’re hanging onto that simplicity today. They source all their nuts, seeds, and grains from North American farmers (except for their cashews). Their oat farmers agree not to use Glyphosate, a toxic herbicide commonly used to curb weed and grass growth, on any of their crops. Elmhurst also uses hydropower in their plant and aseptic packaging to keep their products free from preservatives.
supporting key causesThey regularly donate their products to food banks, hospitals, shelters, first responders, and the NAACP. Their Mission Transition is rallying others to replace dairy and meat with plant-based alternatives.
low carbon footprintBecause they remove the environmental impact of animal agriculture, greenhouse gases, and heavy land and water use, plant-based foods often have a lower carbon footprint.
recyclable packagingElmhurst's cartons are certified by the Forest Stewardship Council and are 100% curbside recyclable.