May 2019
Photo of the Month
This month we celebrate Moms!  Bring  your mom to Hansen's Dairy stores in Waterloo and Cedar Falls on Mother's Day, Sunday, May 12, and get  
BOGO free single-scoop sundaes

On Memorial Day, Monday, May 27, we will be opening our stores later in the morning. Hansen's Dairy stores in Waterloo and Cedar Falls will open at 11 a.m. that day.

Hansen's Dairy Waterloo
Treat of the Month

F or the month of May, the Waterloo Hansen's store will be featuring the  merveilleux  French Satin Malt. A small chocolate malt fashioned from rich chocolate syrup, malt, vanilla ice cream, and topped off with whipped cream, it tastes like a French Silk Pie. It's like taking a small trip to Paris, except the "flight" will only set you back $3.99!

Monthly Coupon

Spend $25,
get a free gallon of white milk!

Use the coupon to make stock up
on products for this month's
Creamy Asparagus Soup  recipe!  

Kangaroo kudos
Thanks for joining us at our two kangaroo events at our Waterloo store last month! 

Rookie, our newest baby kangaroo, met with over 250 customers the first weekend in April. He was a trooper!  Then our Easter Kangaroo came out to greet kids with special treats on the day before Easter. We've had fun celebrating our marsupial mascot this month!

Graduation grub
Hansen's Dairy stores have frozen turkeys and fresh hams for your graduation gatherings! 

Whether it's to serve guests at the graduate's party or to feed the relatives staying at your house, it's a great time to pick up some delicious extra food to feed the masses.  Hams and turkeys are on sale now!

And don't forget, we have custom ice cream cakes and lots of locally sourced snacks too!
#MilkMonday continues through May
#MilkMonday is continuing into its second month  and runs every Monday through June. 

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. 

Between northeast Iowa Fareways and Hansen's Dairy stores in Waterloo and Cedar Falls, nearly $4,600 has been raised in April! Fareway corporate has also pledged to donate $2,500 in matching funds.

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
Dani Christensen and family
The May Customer of the Month is Dani Christensen 
of Waterloo. 

The Christensens have always purchased milk from the Hansen's Dairy store in Waterloo. "With a big family, I buy a lot of milk, so I stop in weekly," Dani says. 

The family loves drinking chocolate milk after sports and weightlifting workouts. 

"One son likes to blend your 1% milk with his protein shakes. It's part of his daily weightlifting regimen," Dani says.

But the family has their sweet tooth too. " I've made homemade caramels using your heavy cream for years, and my family won't let me go a Christmas without making them," Dani says. " My youngest daughter's favorite ice cream is your raspberry lemon drop. She requests it for her birthday." 

Dani says her family loves the taste of Hansen's milk.  "Thanks for providing such delicious and nutritious dairy and straight-from-the-farm products," she says. "Our community is better because of your dairy!"

Thanks, Dani! 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 May Cow of the Month is one smart cookie.

Lobster  is one of our Red & White Holsteins. She is 4 years old and has had three calves in her lifetime: two heifers and one bull. She's currently milking a whopping 135 pounds a day!

Lobster is a very curious cow who is always paying attention to her surroundings. If she senses something is up, she is the first to leave the area. Lobster is a very nice cow to work with, just a little high-strung. Red & White Holsteins typically are that way. It must be in the genetics. Aren't all redheads a little crazy? :)
Cooking with Hansen's
May is here, and that means fresh asparagus! I have about 10 favorite ways to fix fresh asparagus. Here's a versatile soup you can enjoy piping hot on a chilly day or as a chilled smoothie when you're looking to cool down. It can be a meal on its own without meat, or as a colorful side to complement any plate.

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

Creamy Asparagus Soup
Serves: 3-4
Prep time: 15 min
Cook time: 30 min
Total time: 45 min

  • bunches (about 2 lbs) asparagus spears cut into 1 inch chunks**
  • 1 bunch (about 10 pinky-sized) green onions cut into 1/4-inch chunks**
  • 2 cups water
  • cups Hansen's Dairy Milk*
  • cup Bongards Shredded Cheddar Cheese*
  • 1/2 tsp salt (optional)
* Items found in Hansen's Dairy Stores 
** Items found in Hansen's Dairy Stores in season

  • Place asparagus and onions in 4-6 quart sauce pan; add water. 
  • Bring to heat on medium boil until soft (about 15-20 minutes). Remove from heat.
  • Ladle into blender or food processor. Blend until smooth or pureed. May have to do in batches. (Could use potato masher, but will have larger vegetable chunks.)
  • Add milk and return to heat for 5 minutes or until starting to boil. Remove from heat.
  • Ladle into bowls, top with cheese, and enjoy!
  • For a cooler soup or smoothie, don't heat after adding milk and enjoy right away.

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