Gluten-Free Almond Milk and Other Nut Milks

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Verywell / Alexandra Shytsman

What do you put on your gluten-free cereal if you also can't have dairy or soy milk?

For many people with celiac disease or non-celiac gluten sensitivity, the answer is almond milk or some other type of nut milk. And fortunately, these nut milks are growing in popularity, so there's a generous handful now from which we can choose.

Many of the following almond milk and nut milk products are considered to be gluten-free, which most health authorities define as below 20 parts per million (ppm), or GF-20.

However, even though 20ppm generally is considered the cutoff for a product to be considered legally "gluten-free," many people react to less trace gluten than that. I've noted any potential gluten cross-contamination issues on each brand of milk below.

Gluten-Free Almond and Other Nut Milks

Here's the list of available gluten-free almond milk and other gluten-free nut milk products:

  • Almond Breeze. This almond milk, from manufacturer Blue Diamond, comes in both refrigerated "milk" cartons and shelf-stable rectangular boxes. Flavors include Original, Unsweetened, Vanilla and Chocolate. Blue Diamond also makes a blend of almond milk and coconut milk in both original and vanilla flavors under the Almond Breeze name. According to Blue Diamond, Almond Breeze products do not contain gluten ingredients. However, the company does not confirm whether products are tested to see if they meet the GF-20 standard. The milk does contain maltodextrin (a sometimes problematic ingredient), but in this case, the company says the maltodextrin is derived from corn, not wheat.
  • Almond Dream. Hain Celestial markets Almond Dream alongside Rice Dream, another non-dairy milk-style beverage. Almond Dream comes in shelf-stable boxes and is available in Original, Unsweetened Original, Vanilla and Unsweetened Vanilla. According to the manufacturer, all Almond Dream beverages are tested to be gluten free. It's worth noting that Almond Dream is not manufactured using the same controversial barley-based enzymes as Rice Dream.
  • Pacific Foods. Pacific makes almond, hazelnut and coconut milk that comes in shelf-stable boxes. The company's almond milk, which is organic, is available in Original, Unsweetened, Vanilla and Chocolate (you also can buy vanilla and chocolate in single-serve boxes). Hazelnut and coconut milk options include Original, Unsweetened and Chocolate. All these products, according to the company, are gluten-free to below 20ppm (GF-20). However, you should be aware that Pacific processes Oat and Hemp milk, which are not gluten free, and it uses the same equipment for all products. The company states that machinery is cleaned via a five-step cleaning process between product production. However, keep this in mind if you can't tolerate shared facilities or equipment.
  • Silk. Whitewave Foods, the company that revolutionized the soy milk industry, also makes almond milk, cashew milk, and coconut milk in refrigerated cartons and shelf-stable unrefrigerated boxes. Flavors include original, vanilla, dark chocolate and unsweetened. Silk says all of those products are gluten-free and that the company that produces Oat Yeah oatmilks, which do contain gluten, uses protocols to prevent cross-contamination.

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