June 2019
Photo of the Month
These triplet boys got to visit our triplet calves Livalot, Lafalot and Luvalot on their hands-on farm tour in May. The calves' mom, Legend, is June's Cow of the Month (below).

Hansen's Dairy Waterloo
Treat of the Month

Summer officially begins in June! All month long, Hansen's Dairy Waterloo is featuring Creamy Cherry Lemonade  - a small milkshake with the perfect balance of cherry and lemon ice cream, best enjoyed in the sunshine!

Monthly Coupon

Save 50¢ on a quart of cream!

Use the coupon to make the homemade whipped cream in this month's  recipe!  

Let's celebrate Dads
Celebrate Father's Day at Hansen's Dairy Cedar Falls and Waterloo!  On Sunday, June 16, all cones are $1 off. Plus, during the week of June 10-16, sign up at either store to win a gift bag of amazing meats for the grill! Drawings will be held at the end of the day on Father's Day.

Summer hours
Get your ice cream fix even later on summer weekends! Hansen's Dairy Waterloo will be open an extra hour on Friday and Saturday nights, until 10 p.m., beginning June 7.
June Dairy Month blog series: How It's Made
Ever wondered how Hansen's Dairy products are made? During June Dairy Month, we will highlight one of our products every week on our blog and show you exactly how it's done. 

Check out our first post, HOW IT'S MADE: Say cheese curd!
#MilkMonday continues through June
#MilkMonday is continuing into its third month  and runs every Monday through June Dairy Month. 

With thanks to the Black Hawk County Farm Bureau, this initiative  asks grocery shoppers at   Hansen's Dairy and  Fareway  Grocery stores to round up their  total purchase to the nearest dollar, which will  provide Hansen's Dairy  milk to the Northeast Iowa Food Bank. 

Hansen's Dairy is thrilled that so many people have been generous in opening their hearts and wallets to provide milk for the Food Bank. We are blessed to live in communities where people see the importance of providing nutritious food to their neighbors. 

Read more about the initiative on our blog: 
Customer of the Month
Rachele Steffens and family
The June Customer of the Month is Rachele Steffens 
of Evansdale. 

Rachele said the family was first introduced to Hansen's Dairy when their daughter Olivia took a tour of the farm in elementary school.

"Since this time we enjoy regular visits to Hansen's Dairy at your Waterloo location," Rachele said. 

The family's favorite products include the cheese curds, ice cream, milk, Muenster cheese, pepper jack cheese, ham, and buffalo meat - "not to mention the wonderful customer service we receive every time we visit!" Rachele said. "We shop at Hansen's for the excellent variety of products, reasonable pricing and helpful staff."  

Thanks, Rachele! Customers of the Month receive a $5 gift certificate to use at our stores and two free hands-on tour passes to the farm (a $24 value). You could be chosen by filling out an entry form at our stores or through your comments on our Facebook and Twitter pages.
CowoftheMonthCow of the Month
We would be remiss if we did not feature Legend as our June Cow of the Month.

On May 17, Legend performed a feat that no other cow has done in the history of our dairy herd: delivered surviving triplet calves. And they are all three girls! 

Legend carried the triplets for 39 weeks and one day ... only six days short of full term (just like humans, a cow's gestation is 40 weeks). Not only that, but each calf weighed about the same as a single calf would - 80, 85 and 85 pounds!  We knew she had twins, but triplets was a huge surprise. Legend was carrying a 250-pound secret.

All three calves are thriving. We named them Livalot, Lafalot and Luvalot. Legend herself is also doing extremely well, milking 80 pounds a day. This extraordinary occurrence may not happen again in our lifetime. This "Legendairy" cow now lives up to her name!

For more info, pictures, and video of these triplets, check out our blog posts:
  • 3x the fun: Hansen's Dairy cow gives birth to triplet heifers
  • UPDATE: We selected triplet names!
  • recipe
    Cooking with Hansen's
    It's berry season! Here's a spin on a family favorite recipe my mom has been making for years. The original recipe calls for a powdered mix for making whipped cream, a graham cracker crust and a can of cherry pie filling for the topping.  The first time I made it was for a Milk-Made Magic 4-H contest in junior high. Aiming to keep things simple and use local foods, I was able to keep the best parts of this recipe and cut about 45 minutes off the prep time.  

    For more simple, tasty recipes using local food like this, check out my website at www.JulieGrunklee.com.

    Berry Delight
    Serves: 3-4
    Total time: 15 min

    • 1 quart Hansen's Dairy Cream*
    • 3/4 c powdered sugar
    • 1 tsp vanilla extract
    • 1 pkg cream cheese, softened
    • 2-3 cups fresh berries**
    * Items found in Hansen's Dairy Stores 
    ** Items found in Hansen's Dairy Stores in season

    • Place Hansen's Dairy Cream, powdered sugar and vanilla in large mixing bowl and mix on low speed with hand mixer or stand mixer for a few seconds until mixed well. 
    • Increase speed gradually until you reach the high setting. 
    • Mix on high for about 2 minutes or until it's nice and fluffy. Don't mix for too long as it will turn into butter! 
    • Add the cream cheese and mix on medium/medium-high for about a minute until creamy.
    • Spoon out 1/2 cup into small bowls and top with fresh berries.
    • Also makes a great fruit dip or base for fruit pizza.

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