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What's New At Moo Roo
Happy Fourth of July!

Come cool off with a treat from the Moo Roo to celebrate Independence Day. Try our fresh strawberry shakes and smoothies. We also have ice cream, ice cream cakes, ice cream pies, hamburger patties, pork patties, ham and cheeses for your summer picnics and barbecues.

Cow's Milk Yogurt
From Sugar River Dairy

Our Newest Product. . .

Delectable yogurt is for sale at the Moo Roo and the Outlet store. The yogurt comes from Sugar River Dairy, a farm in Green County, near Albany, Wisconsin. It is considered a European style yogurt rather than an American, dessert style yogurt. The yogurt is non-homogenized, cream-line 1%, with fruit at the bottom. Because it is cream-line, the yogurt must be stirred to get the creamiest texture (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, June 2008). Another added benefit is that it is free of high fructose corn syrup. We have 24-ounce containers of plain and vanilla yogurt. We also carry 6-ounce servings of raspberry, peach, strawberry and blueberry yogurt. Give it a try and let us know what you think.

Go Green!
New, Reusable Shopping Totes

Stop in to pick up your reusable shopping totes at the Moo Roo and the Outlet. We have large totes in apple red for $4 and small totes in oatmeal for $3.

Cow of the Month
malady and tour

July's Cow of the Month is Malady. Don't worry, her name doesn't suit her! She is one of the friendliest cows in the herd, and it seems like she wants to be human. She enjoys interacting with tour groups, as you can see from the picture. She fights to be the center of attention when among other cows - she'll push them out of the way to get a pat on the head. She enjoys licking people and has stolen milkers' hats in the parlor before. Malady was born June 13, 2003, so she just celebrated her fifth birthday. She's had two heifers (Mahalo and Malory) and one bull, and she'll have her next calf in December.

July is Ice Cream Month!
Did You Know . . .

President Ronald Reagan designated July as National Ice Cream Month back in 1984. He recognized ice cream as a fun and nutritious food that is enjoyed by 90% of the nation's population. National Ice Cream Day will be Sunday, July 20. Come celebrate that day with a refreshing cone and enjoy a 25 discount! No coupon needed.

New At The Outlet
Single-Serve Cones

We have pre-made, single-serve sugar cones in a variety of flavors for sale at the Outlet. Perfect for a quick, sweet treat!

Tip of the Month

Butter Bells or Butter Keepers

We have Butter Bells or Butter Keepers for sale. They are used to keep about 1/4 pound of butter fresh for a week at room temperature. One complaint we hear is the butter falls out. Try warming the butter to room temperature when filling and press firmly into bell. When using butter, dig out of the center keeping maximum butter around the edge. This will most likely keep the butter from falling out. Press gently with knife while scraping. A spoon also works for filling and pressing. Also, to keep butter at its freshest change the water every day.

Homemade Butter

Hansen's Fresh Cream
Dash of Salt

Put about an inch of cream in the bottom of a small jar. Let the cream warm to 55 F.
Shake jar until a ball of butter appears. If it starts to stick to the side, it is NOT done. Keep shaking until you get a ball with liquid (buttermilk). (Notice the color of butter is yellow)
Margarine and some butters have food coloring to give them color.
Use a knife to drain the buttermilk into a container, leaving only the ball of butter in the jar.
Pour some ice cold water into the jar. Using your knife, stir the butter till you can hold it with your knife.
Lift it out of the jar and drain the water.
Add a bit of salt for taste. Enjoy on cracker or bread. NOTE: Adding the ice water make the butter stiff so it will hold on your knife. Butter that is refrigerated is hard, at room temperature it is soft.

Our goal in creating this newsletter is to keep customers informed of new products, specials, helpful hints, interesting facts, and recipes using our products. If you have any comments, suggestion, ideas, recipes, or general input, email us at info@hansendairy.com

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