January 2023
🎉 Happy New Year! 🎉
We will close early at 5 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 8,
for our employee appreciation party.
Photo of the Month
As a late December blizzard whipped through the Cedar Valley, dumping snow amid high winds and brutal temperatures, our cows weathered the storm snuggled safely in the barn.

During the cold snap, a few calves were born. In fact, on the coldest day of the year and under the watchful eyes of Herd Manager Blake Hansen, mom Bryar calved a little girl, whom we aptly named Brrrr.

The entire herd was kept in the barn for several days until safe temperatures returned and the winds diminished. They were eager to get back outside, where they enjoy socializing in the lots. As Blake opened the gates, his daughter Reese captured this image of a cow emerging from the barn to witness a fresh blanket of snow and a beautiful Iowa winter sunrise.
Store hours
Waterloo
Through Jan. 7: Open 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Sunday, Jan. 8: Open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (closing early for employee party)
Winter hours beginning Jan. 9: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Cedar Falls
Monday-Saturday, 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Sunday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Spend $30, get a
free gallon of milk!
Must present coupon at purchase.
Treat of the Month
It's the new year! Resolve to be bold! Our January Treat of the Month can help!

The Peppermint Crunch Sundae features scoops of Candy Cane and Chocolate ice creams, topped with whipped cream
and a chocolate waffle wedge dipped in crushed candy canes.

This frosty treat is available at both stores all month long for just $3.99.
Pizza of the Month
It's cold outside, so why not warm your insides with our January Pizza of the Month?

Our Chicken Bacon Ranch Pizza starts with a fresh crust slathered with homemade ranch dressing. Grilled chicken, bacon bits and a mountain of gooey mozzarella and cheddar cheeses complete this irresistible pie.

Pick up a 14-inch large all month long at our Cedar Falls store for just $19.99.
Ag literacy grants for educators
Educators wanting to incorporate agriculture in their lesson plans can apply for a grant to help in that endeavor.

Agriculture in the Classroom Teacher Supplement Grants are designed to initiate new projects or expand existing projects that promote agriculture literacy in Iowa. Grants can be used to fund innovative lessons, activities, classroom resources, guest speakers, outreach programs, field trips and other projects.

The Iowa Agriculture Literacy Foundation in partnership with the Iowa Farm Bureau Federation is offering grants up to $250 to support the integration of agriculture into regular classroom instruction or after-school programs with an academic focus.

Apply at iowaagliteracy.org. Deadline to apply is Jan. 9, and projects must be completed by June 4, 2023.
Get your hands on Hansen's Hot Chocolates!
Escape winter’s chill with a cup of Hansen’s hot chocolate and a warm place to enjoy it!

We mix Hansen’s Dairy chocolate milk with these indulgent flavors: Original, Salted Caramel, Mint, Mocha, or Double Chocolate, then top it with Hansen’s whipped cream. Only $1.39 per 12 oz cup.

Grab some friends and a cup of comfort. Then cozy up next to the fireplace at our Cedar Falls store, or enjoy the large seating area at our Waterloo store.

Stop in and warm up with us!
Custom ice cream cakes
Did you know Hansen's Dairy creates custom ice cream cakes great for any occasion?

Our custom cakes come in 6-inch (serves 4-5) and 10-inch (serves 13-15) sizes and are perfect for any celebration — birthdays, wedding and baby showers, workplace parties, graduations and family reunions.

Choose chocolate or white cake, chocolate or white icing, your favorite flavor of Hansen's ice cream, and how you want it decorated. Or if it's last minute, you can pick up a premade cake right off the shelf at our Cedar Falls or Waterloo store.

Call the Waterloo store at (319) 234-3309 for more information and to order.
A Very Dairy Christmas success
Our very first holiday event, A Very Dairy Christmas, was a sold-out sensation.

In mid-December, families from all over the state enjoyed a holiday-themed charcuterie spread, a visit with Santa, Christmas crafts and the chance to spend time with a calf and our youngest kangaroo, Roobarb.

We're grateful for everyone who attended and look forward to next year's event. See more photos from the event on our Facebook post.
Customers of the Month
Our January Customers of the Month, Diane and Randy Zey, were introduced to Hansen's Dairy milk at a friend's house. They were hooked!

They now shop at our Cedar Falls store for milk, ice cream (a different flavor each time!) and heavy cream.

"We like the Hansen's products because they are delicious, local and I trust the ingredients," Diane says.

The Zeys particularly appreciate the customer service they receive from our employees.

"It always makes me smile," Diane notes. "It is very uplifting, and that small thing means a lot to so many."

Thanks, Diane and Randy! 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 $40 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
It's January and there's snow on the ground. What better time is there to feature Sled as our Cow of the Month?

It takes five years for a cow to reach full productive maturity. Sled, born Nov. 26, 2020, is a solid young cow who's on the uphill climb and not over the hill yet. She gave birth to her first calf on Nov. 21, 2022, a little girl we named Scrooge. Sled is sure to pick up speed and slide through her first lactation with ease!
Cooking with Hansen's
Are you looking for a way to warm up on these cold winter days as well as use up some of that leftover holiday turkey or ham? With this simple recipe you'll have a meal ready in no time that's sure to satisfy everyone around your table.

Click here for a printable recipe. For more simple, delicious recipes using local and seasonal foods, go to www.juliegrunklee.com. Enjoy!
Holiday Leftover Bean Soup
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 20 minutes
Total time: 40 minutes
Serves: 4 or more
Ingredients
  • 3 cups leftover turkey or ham
  • 4 medium carrots
  • 4 medium celery stalks
  • 2 15-oz cans black beans
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 cup or more Bongards Shredded Cheddar Cheese*
  • Country View Dairy Sour Cream*
* Items that can be purchased at Hansen’s Dairy stores
Directions
  • Cut meat into 1-inch chunks; place into a 5-6 quart pot.
  • Cut vegetables into 1/4-inch slices; place in pot.
  • Drain and rinse beans; add to pot.
  • Add salt and bay leaves.
  • Add 5-6 cups of water, cover with lid and bring to boil on medium heat.
  • Simmer on low until vegetables are soft.
  • Remove bay leaves.
  • Ladle soup into bowls and top with ¼ cup cheese and a dollop of sour cream.
Hansen's Dairy Cedar Falls
123 E. 18th St. • 319-266-3044
Monday-Saturday: 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Sunday: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Hansen's Dairy Waterloo
3015 Kimball Ave. • 319-234-3309
Through Jan. 7: Open 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Sunday, Jan. 8: Open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (closing early for employee party)
Winter hours beginning Jan. 9:
10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Hansen's Dairy Farm, Hudson
8461 Lincoln Rd.
Daily, 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
8461 Lincoln Rd
Hudson, IA 50643
 (319) 242-1074