December 2017
Photo of the Month

The force between these two is strong. Our twin cows Luke and Leia (who can always be seen hanging out together) want to remind you that Star Wars Episode VIII "The Last Jedi" will be released in theaters Dec. 15! Luke and Leia were born July 28, 2016, so they are 16 months old. We love their similar facial markings.

From Luke, Leia and the rest of the Hansen's Dairy family, Mooey Christmas and Happy Holidays!

Cash Cow

We had two big winners in our November CA$H COW contest! Congrats to Ann Doeden of Cedar Falls and a coffee shop in Waterloo who each won $100. Teresa Phillips of Cedar Falls also found a $5 jug.

We will label 12 jugs with $100 in December. Best chance to find one is right away at the beginning of the month! But make sure to keep looking throughout the month as we mark ten $5 jugs every week!
Look inside the jug toward the label to see a "5" or "100". 

It's gift-giving season:
Enjoy our December coupon of
10% off non-food items!  
Check out items like soaps, candles, butterkeepers, T-shirts and drinking glasses. Package it all up in a Hansen's Dairy insulated bag and you have a great gift!
Cheese lovers, unite!
Get in the holiday spirit and treat your taste buds at the fourth annual
Festival of Cheese!
DAY: Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017    
TIME: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.  
LOCATION: Hansen's Dairy Waterloo, 3015 Kimball Ave.  
COST: Free
DETAILS: Sample our high-quality cheeses and hams, available for your holiday gatherings. Receive 10% off any cheese purchased during the event. There will be free peppermint soft-serve cones, Sidecar Coffee, and Hansen's hot chocolate and egg nog. There's even a craft for the kids! For more information click here.  
Turkeys, hams available at Hansen's stores
We still have a supply of Beeler's hams and frozen Bell & Evans turkeys available at the stores. We will also be having Hansen's Hams and Beeler's Hams available fresh for Christmas by Monday, Dec. 18. For questions, call our stores in Waterloo (319-234-3309) or Cedar Falls (319-266-3044). 
Hansen's Hams (new lower price this year!)  
  • From Webster City Custom Meats in Webster City, Iowa.
  • Bone-in, shankless, cured only with their own natural juices and certified hickory smoked, made especially for Hansen's customers.
  • Two sizes: half hams (7-9 lbs, serves 10) and whole hams (15-18 lbs, serves 20).
Beeler's ABF (Antibiotic-Free) Hams  
  • From Lemars, Iowa.
  • Sold FRESH, not frozen for Christmas.
  • No antibiotics, bone-in, uncured, fully cooked.
  • Limited supply of half hams (7-8 lbs) and whole hams (14-15 pounds).
Waterloo retail manager moving on
Tom Gilbert 
We want to say farewell to the Hansen's Dairy Waterloo retail manager, Tom Gilbert, after more than five years with our company. 
Tom has been a huge supporter of Hansen's Dairy products and its mission over the years. He is very knowledgeable about the local food industry and is committed to the Buy Fresh, Buy Local movement.  
His next endeavor has him focusing on a different kind of beverage ... from the niche dairy industry to the craft beer scene. Cheers!
We are currently seeking applicants for the manager position. Interested? Apply through our Facebook job posting here.  
Cheese baskets make a great gift!
Are you wondering what to get for that person who has everything? A gift basket full of delicious and locally sourced foods can make a perfect gift.  
At Hansen's Dairy we have seven different choices for premade baskets - Breakfast Basket, Movie Night, Cheddar Basket and more. Baskets are made to order, so be sure to call ahead to give us time to assemble. Items are limited to quantities on hand. View our selection form here.     

Contact your favorite Hansen's Dairy location (Waterloo, 319-234-3309, or Cedar Falls, 319-266-3044) to order your basket today.
Customer of the Month
Ronda Edwards, and her son Caleb and husband Jim    
The November Customer of the Month is Ronda Edwards  of Clutier.

Hansen's milk reminds her of when her family would take containers to a farm and get fresh milk when she was young.
"I started us on your milk many years ago, then added the butter, which I love," Ronda said. "I've even bought and brought to my son in New York."
Thanks, Ronda! 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.
Cow of the Month
Our December Cow of the Month is one tough cookie.

Sizzler is 6 years old, which is middle-aged for a dairy cow. She is already nearing 100,000 pounds of lifetime milk production -- outstanding for a gal her age. She also produces a lot of butterfat (cream), which means she contributes more than her fair share to our tasty ice cream and butter!
Sizzler is easygoing and very tame. You can tell she loves being part of the Hansen herd. She had a rough time two years ago, when she was pregnant with triplet heifers. She was on "bed rest" for the last three months of her pregnancy but the babies didn't make it. She handled it well and is still thriving today.
Learn the story of our new ice cream containers
Value Added Producer Grant
Value-Added Producers Grant

In 2015, Hansen's Dairy was awarded a USDA Value-Added Producers Grant for the purpose of marketing our ice cream down the I-380 Corridor. Check out this video to see how the grant money has allowed us to create more sophisticated, informational ice cream containers.
Cooking with Hansen's
The December dish is a throwback recipe from Kate Kitzman of Cedar Falls. She submitted this recipe back in 2011 for Hansen's Dairy's Holiday Recipe Collection. Click here for the entire collection in PDF form.   
This dish would be a festive addition to your holiday gatherings. Starred ingredients can be purchased from Hansen's Dairy stores. 
Frozen Peppermint Cheesecake      
Prep: 20 minutes
Serves: 12
  • 2 cups chocolate wafer cookie or sandwich cookie crumbs
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup Hansen's butter*, melted
  • 1 (8 oz.) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1 (14 oz.) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 teaspoons peppermint extract
  • 2 cups Hansen's heavy cream*, whipped
  • Red food coloring (optional)
  • Chocolate fudge ice cream topping (optional)
  • Crushed peppermints (optional)
Line a 9-inch round cake or springform pan with foil.
Combine cookie crumbs and sugar in a bowl. Add Hansen's butter and mix well. Press 2 cups of mixture firmly into bottom and partway up sides of prepared pan. Chill.
Beat cream cheese until fluffy in a large bowl. Gradually add sweetened condensed milk and continue to beat until smooth. Stir in peppermint extract and food coloring, if using. Mix well. Fold in whipped cream. Pour filling into pan.
Cover. Freeze 6 hours or until firm. Garnish with fudge topping and crushed peppermints, if desired.  
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