Happy New Year!
  • Hansen's Dairy stores are closed today, Jan. 1. 
  • Both stores will close early on Sunday, Jan. 5, at 4:00 p.m. for our annual employee party. 
  • Hansen's Dairy Waterloo will open late on Wednesday, Jan. 8, at 11 a.m. due to building electrical work. Thank you for your understanding!
January 2020
Photo of the Month
FLY THE W - Here's a photo sure to please all of our Chicago Cubs fans ... heifers Javier and Baez playing together in the outfield ;) 
January coupon
Start the New Year off right with a healthy snack combo! Buy any Big Sky or O'Brien's Own Gourmet Granola and get a 6 oz cup of Country View Dairy regular yogurt FREE!

January Treats of the Week
Check out Hansen Dairy Waterloo's unique Treats of the Week in January ... not what you'd expect!

JAN. 6-12:  You may know us for our ice cream treats, but not everything we have is cold. Come in and warm up with some yummy hot chocolate. Ours is made with Hansen's farm fresh chocolate milk and cream and topped with a drizzle of chocolate syrup. Only 75 cents for a 12oz cup!

JAN. 13-19: After that post-holiday workout, treat yourself to something tasty, nutritious and filling. Our Mixed Berry Smoothie is made with vanilla ice cream, a banana, blackberries, blueberries, and raspberries, and is absolutely delicious! Only $4.99.

JAN. 20-26: Warm up this week with a 12oz cup of coffee house-roasted by Waterloo's own Fat Cup Coffee and topped with Hansen's whipped cream and a caramel drizzle. It's a match made in heaven for only $1.25.

JAN. 27-FEB. 2: What's your secret to keeping with that new year's diet? We can help you stay strong this week! Come in and get a scoop of Country View Dairy's vanilla yogurt topped with O'Brien's Own Almighty Almond granola. It's healthy and delicious for only $2.25!

Don't forget, the Super Bowl is Feb. 2 and we have lots of snacks for your gatherings. Watch for store specials!
Hy-Vee Health Fair
Join Hansen's Dairy  from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 4, at the Crossroads Hy-Vee Health Fair with dietitian Tracey Sauke. 

We'll be talking about the nutritional benefits of milk and sampling products - plus, we may even have a surprise in store!  Check out more information on their Facebook page here .

We will also be at the Tri-County Child and Family Fun Night from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Jan. 9 at the Family YMCA of Black Hawk County. Join us and other vendors as we help educate our youngsters on where their food comes from!

Customer of the Month
Kate Sinnott and husband Allan Martinez 
The January Customer of the Month is Kate Sinnott   of Waterloo. 

Kate remembers when Moo Roo opened at the corner of Kimball and Ridgeway, and going to get ice cream was - and still is! - a special treat. 

When she and her husband moved back to the area in 2018, they started exclusively buying their milk, eggs, and meat at Hansen's. 

"Our most-purchased product is definitely the milk. My husband loves cooking the beef, and I've been known to enjoy a bit of the Brownie Batter ice cream every now and then," she says.

"We buy Hansen's products because it's important to us to invest in local businesses and consume locally grown and responsibly raised animal products," she adds. "It's also just good quality!"

Thanks, Kate! 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 $30 value). You could be chosen by filling out an entry form at our stores or through your comments on our Facebook and Twitter pages.
CowoftheMonth Cow of the Month
The January Cow of the Month knows how to continue her family tree, even if it has a few crazy branches. 

Jazzie is 6 years old, and has given birth 5 times -- all girls! They are Jubilee, Japan, Jova, Jeepers and Jimena.

They are a high-producing family, with Jazzie now producing 152 pounds of milk a day. That's 141 glasses! She also has a lifetime production of 135,000 pounds.

Herd manager Blake Hansen says working with this "J" family keeps life interesting. They are a bunch of crazy cows with a lot of heart. 

Cooking with Hansen's
Wishing you a joyous start to 2020!  A friend of mine posted a picture of a Christmas Bisque over the holidays, and I thought I'd try my hand at one to share with you too! Of course, everything tastes better with bacon and cheese. My husband's first words were, 'This. Is. Fantastic!' as he savored every spoonful.  It is quite rich, and it doesn't take much to fill you up. You could always adjust the cream/milk ratio to your liking.   For more recipes using local foods,  check out my website at  www.JulieGrunklee.com.

Shrimp & Bacon Bisque
Serves:  4-6
Prep time: 15 min
Bake time: 40-60 min
Total time:  55 min


1 - 12 oz pkg Beeler's Bacon* 
1 - 12 oz pkg tail-off medium shrimp 
1 large onion** 
1/4 bag baby carrots or 2 large carrots 
All the leaves from a celery bunch plus 2 small stalks 
1 Tbsp Hansen's Dairy Butter* (optional) 
1 cup Hansen's Dairy Heavy Cream* 
2 cups Hansen's 1% Milk* 
Westby Parmesan Cheese (optional)* 
Burnett Dairy or any shredded cheese for garnish*

* Items found in Hansen's Dairy Stores 
** Items found in Hansen's Dairy Stores in season

  • Cut bacon to make 1/2-inch chunks (I cut the whole slab of slices at once to save time). 
  • Finely chop onion, carrots, celery leaves and stalks (I used a food processor).
  • Cook the bacon over medium heat in a 5-6 quart soup pot (about 10 minutes). 
  • Strain off most or all of the grease.
  • Add butter (if using, or use 1 Tbsp of bacon grease) and all vegetables. 
  • Saute for 5-10 minutes. Add shrimp and cook another 5 minutes.
  • Turn burner to low and add milk and cream.
  • Stir occasionally as it warms, but do not bring to a rolling boil. Simmer on low heat until hot (180F), about 15-20 minutes. You could also let it simmer longer, letting the flavors mix. 
  • Ladle into bowls and top with shredded cheese, parmesan cheese and fresh cracked black pepper. 

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