Perhaps you’ve heard of Elmhurst? It was a New York City dairy for more than 90 years, but they closed their doors for a big transition. Last year they re-emerged as a completely dairy-free company that now “milks” plants! This product line 180 has resulted in several cool milk beverages, including a full range of nut milks with very pure ingredient lists. They’re known simply as Elmhurst Milked Nuts.
Elmhurst Milked Nuts are some of the “cleanest” milk beverages on the market. They contain just 2 to 6 ingredients, depending on the variety, and are free of industrial stabilizers, emulsifiers, carrageenan, and other and gums. They also use more nuts per batch than most competitors. This results in richer fat contents, about 10 to 11 grams, and higher protein counts, about 3 to 6 grams, per cup.
Elmhurst Milked Nuts are the Purest Dairy-Free Milk Beverages Around
To date, I’ve only sampled one Elmhurst variety, but I’ve included some notes below that you might find helpful. Keep in mind, these are just like homemade nut milks. They are richer, must be shaken before each use, and can settle. That’s because there are no additives!
This is the closest to homemade cashew milk that I’ve ever tasted from a package. It’s lightly sweet with a pure cashew flavor. The consistency is slightly rich and creamy, but still quite drinkable. It does have a rustic vibe with a bit of a powdery finish. If you are used to homemade nut milks, then this won’t be surprising. But if you are accustomed to more processed milk beverages, it might seem a little less smooth.
Ingredients: filtered water, cashews, cane sugar, salt, natural flavors. contains: cashews.
Nutrition (per 1 cup): 130 calories, 10g fat, 8g carbs, 0g fiber, 2g sugars (includes 1g added sugars), 4g protein.*
This is the pure, simple, versatile variety, made with just two ingredients. This is the equivalent of homemade, packaged conveniently for use. Just make sure you like the taste of cashews for whatever you are making!
Ingredients: filtered water, cashews. contains: cashews.
Nutrition (per 1 cup): 130 calories, 10g fat, 7g carbs, 0g fiber, 1g sugars (includes 0g added sugars), 4g protein.*
According to our calculations, each glass contains 3/4-ounce of almonds, and little else!
Ingredients: filtered water, almonds. contains: almonds.
Nutrition (per 1 cup): 130 calories, 11g fat, 3g carbs, 0g fiber, 1g sugars (includes 0g added sugars), 5g protein.*
I’ve made hazelnut milk at home, and it has a more pronounced flavor. Use it wisely with drinks, desserts, and grains.
Ingredients: filtered water, hazelnuts. contains: hazelnuts.
Nutrition (per 1 cup): 90 calories, 9g fat, 1g carbs, 0g fiber, 1g sugars (includes 0g added sugars), 2g protein.*
Walnuts taste a bit more astringent, but do have a health bonus. Each cup naturally contains 1400mg Omega-3 ALA.
Ingredients: filtered water, walnuts. contains: walnuts.
Nutrition (per 1 cup): 120 calories, 11g fat, 1g carbs, 0g fiber, 0g sugars (includes 0g added sugars), 3g protein.*
Discontinued Elmhurst Varieties
RIP Milked Peanuts Original, Milked Peanuts Chocolate, Milked Almonds Original (the sweetened version), and Milked Hazelnuts Original (the sweetened version), Milked Walnuts Original (the sweetened version).
The Facts on Elmhurst Milked Nuts
Price: $5.99 per 32-ounce carton
Certifications: Elmhurst Milked Nuts are Certified Kosher Pareve and Non-GMO Verified.
Dietary Notes: By ingredients, Elmhurst Milked Nuts are dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, grain-free, peanut-free, soy-free, vegan, plant-based, and vegetarian.*
For More Product Information: Visit the Elmhurst website at elmhurst1925.com.
*Always read the ingredient and nutrition statement prior to consumption. Ingredients, processes, and labeling are subject to change at any time for any company or product. Contact the company to discuss their manufacturing processes if potential allergen cross-contamination is an issue for you. No food product can be guaranteed “safe” for every individual’s needs. You should never rely on ingredient and allergen statements alone if dealing with a severe food allergy.
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better than homemade
I get occasionally get tired of making my own almond milk and tried Elmhurst Milked Almonds unsweetened. It is better than my homemade! It is thicker than homemade and makes coffee seem like a premium coffee shop treat. It does not curdle in coffee, tea, or best of all, in Whole Foods’ Organic Cocoa Mix. The only ingredients: filtered water and almonds (lot of almonds)! I am in love with this product and my compliments to the genius who invented this process! It is worth the cost!
I just tried to be dairy free one week and so I went to my local Stop and Shop where I saw the Elmhurst Cashew Milk. After that I tried many different brands of cashew milk from Trader Joe’s, Silk, and Almondmilk but nothing really compared to the rich flavor of the Elmhurst brand. I’m so glad I found it.