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3015 Kimball Ave. 
Waterloo, IA * (319) 234-3309 
Hansen's Dairy Outlet 
127 E. 18th St. 
Cedar Falls, IA * (319) 266-3044 

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Buy $15 worth of meat, get a free gallon of white milk! Click here to print coupon from our website.
Store news  
Entries for the Hansen's dairy judging contest are due March 9. This is a fun contest to see how well customers know good cows - and you can win cash! See our stores for details.

Hansen's Outlet will now be opening at 11 a.m. on Sundays rather than noon.

Cash Cow

  There were no big winners in February. In March, we will mark 6 jugs with $100 each (look inside the jug at your label when it's empty). Your best chance to find it is in the next few days!

  Remember, there are still 10 jugs EVERY WEEK marked with a $5.00 prize, so keep your eyes open! View details here on our website.

  There were three $5 winners in February: Judy Mussett, Waterloo; Paul and Melissa Waterman; and Karen Impola, Cedar Falls.  

St. Patty's Day special
Mint coneWear your green and save some green at Moo Roo! Get $0.50 off cones and $1 off shakes if you wear green at the store on St. Patrick's Day.

At the Outlet, mint chocolate chip soft-serve will be available in cones or dishes Friday - Monday (March 16-19).
Cow of the Month

OspreyMarch's Cow of the Month is Osprey. She is almost 8 years old, so she is one of our older cows. She has calved six times, and she has actually had two sets of twin girls almost exactly one year apart.  


Osprey's first set of twins was a unique situation. At calving time Blake delivered the first heifer and it was mummified, meaning the calf had died about 5 months into gestation (full term is 9 months). Osprey's body didn't miscarry the baby because the other twin probably would have died. Instead, her body walled off the dead calf from the healthy calf, which allowed the other twin survive full-term. Nature works in mysterious ways! That calf is now a healthy 1-year-old heifer named Osbert.


Osprey just had her second set of twins Feb. 20. These two calves wanted to come out at the same time, so one was facing the right way while the other was backward. They are small (40 pounds each) but very active! Blake named them Off and On.


As you can tell, Osprey is a trooper. In her lifetime, she has produced 160,000 pounds of milk to put on your table. Congrats to a great mama! 

Welcome to our NEW e-Moosletter!  


What do you think of our new format? We've started a few new segments in our e-Moosletter to focus on the faces of Hansen's Dairy - family, employees and customers. We still have the recipes, contest information, coupons and Cows of the Month that you love. Tell us what you think on Facebook or at [email protected].

P.S. That's Morgan Hansen, daughter of creamery manager Brad Hansen, getting friendly with the cows in the banner above.

Getting to know the Hansens 


Brent HansenEach month we will feature one of the Hansen family members who make the business a success. This month we meet Brent Hansen, the oldest son of Jay and Jeanne Hansen.

Birthday and Age: 12/13/1972 (14,235 days old and counting)

Role at Hansen's Dairy: Marketing and Distribution - when you buy a Hansen's product in a retail store or drink a glass of Hansen's milk at a restaurant, Brent is the person who made sure it got there.

Favorite Ice Cream Flavor: Rocky Mountain Raspberry

What is a typical day like for you? "There is no such thing as a typical day if you are the milkman :). Everyday is different but also the same...for instance, the herd produces 1,200 gallons per day that somehow needs to get into the customers' glasses. The delivery route changes everyday with the day being split up into interacting with and educating customers on the importance of quality and buying local. Customers know that there is no substitute for the quality that is Hansen's Dairy."

Family and Life: Brent lives in Hudson on the family farm with daughters Sadie (11) and Sara (9). He is active in the Community Church of Hudson, lead singer for Atone (local Christian band), and active in the Cedar Falls Community Theater. He plays racquetball, but is temporarily retired from competitive play. Brent also
enjoys spending his down time with his daughters.

NOTE: Brent is looking for someone to help with driving the delivery truck. You must have a CDL (commercial driver's license), positive attitude, people skills and be able to move 6-gallon milk crates. If you are interested, call Eric Cornish at the Outlet, (319) 266-3044. Click here for more details on our website.

Customer of the Month


Gina TengeDuring the past month, 34 people submitted Customer of the Month entries at Moo Roo and the Outlet. They told us about their favorite Hansen's products and left some great comments. Thank you to everyone who submitted an entry. We hope to hear from even more of you this month!


The March Customer of the Month is...Gina Tenge from Waterloo.  


What is Gina's favorite Hansen's product? "Chocolate milk. I make hot chocolate out of it." 


Why does Gina shop at Hansen's? "The milk has NO aftertaste and it's NOT from California!"

 We're selling Olive Oil!


California Olive Ranch EVOODo you know where your olive oil comes from? Over the past several years, studies have found that up to 70% of olive oils labeled "extra virgin" are not, and as much as 40% of olive oils labeled "Italian" came from a different country or even several different countries. This is true for even the most expensive oils.


There are companies, though, that are making high-quality olive oil and being honest about the products they provide to consumers. Hansen's Dairy is proud to offer California Olive Ranch "Everyday EVOO" - extra virgin olive oil. The oil is available in 16-ounce ($10.95) and 25-ounce ($15.95) bottles. For more information about California Olive Ranch, visit their website.  


Buying local


CSA = Community Supported Agriculture

When you buy a CSA share, you support local growers and get produce and other products during the growing season. Information about three local options is available at the Cedar Falls Outlet and Waterloo Moo Roo: 
Rob and Tammy Faux of Genuine Faux Farm
Cooking with Hansen's

Chocolate puddingChocolate pudding - it's basic, it's delicious, and it's surprisingly easy to make. Even though it may seem like chocolate pudding only exists from a box labeled "instant" or a plastic container, it can be whipped up on the stove at home using pretty basic ingredients. Delicious on its own, or with ice cream, fresh whipped cream, fruit (bananas...mmm...), crushed oreo cookies or chocolate grahams.

Homemade Chocolate Pudding  

Yield: 4 cups  

1/4 cup packed light brown sugar
3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder   

3 tablespoons cornstarch   

1/4 teaspoon salt   

2 3/4 cups Hansen's whole milk   

1/4 cup Hansen's cream   

1 cup milk chocolate chips (or a chopped 6 ounce bar of milk chocolate)
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract


In a large saucepan, lightly whisk together the brown sugar, cocoa, cornstarch and salt over low heat. Whisk in the milk and cream until it is smooth. Turn the heat to medium and stir in the chocolate chips. Bring the mixture to a simmer (not a full rolling boil), whisking or stirring occasionally. Once the mixture is at a simmer, reduce the heat to medium-low and cook, whisking constantly, until the mixture is thickened and large bubbles pop at the surface, 2 to 3 minutes. Take the pot off the heat and stir in the vanilla.

Transfer the pudding to a large glass bowl and cover with plastic wrap, pressing the plastic wrap right onto the surface of the pudding to avoid forming a skin. Refrigerate until completely cool, at least 4 hours but up to 3 days, if it is stored in an airtight container. Serve with whatever floats your boat!
Hansen's Farm Fresh Dairy / 8617 Lincoln Rd / Hudson, Iowa 50643
Tours: (319) 939-2187 / Creamery: (319) 988-9828