February 2014 
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Moo Roo 
3015 Kimball Ave. 
Waterloo, IA  
(319) 234-3309


Hansen's Dairy Outlet 
127 E. 18th St. 
Cedar Falls, IA 
(319) 266-3044

Hansen's Tour Center
8461 Lincoln Rd.
Hudson, IA 50643
(319) 939-2187 

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The Real Deal  
In February, ring up $25 worth of merchandise (after membership discount) and get a FREE gallon of white milk using our coupon!

Customer of
the Month

Our February Customer of the Month is Millie Mumm of Waterloo, formerly of Hudson. 


Favorite Hansen's product:
"Your milk is wonderful. We started buying at your dairy when you first opened and continue to. We really like your dried beef too, and the cheese curds are wonderful."

Why do you shop at Hansen's?
"We so enjoy the family-friendly dairy. All your products are great. We're so glad your family can all be part of this dairy operation."

Thanks, Millie!

Customers of the Month get a $5 gift certificate and a vehicle decal for being featured in our newsletter.

Congrats to our CA$H COW winners last month!
$5 winners include Laura Gonsowski of Buckingham;
Jim Juhl of Dike; Steve Swanson of Cedar Falls; and Bill Schmidt of Elk Run.

No one found January's $100 jug, so in February, we will mark 2 jugs with $100 (look inside the jug at your label when it's empty). Since we mark them at the beginning of the month, your best chance to find a large prize is in the next few days! 


Remember, there are still 10 jugs EVERY WEEK marked with a $5.00 prize. View details here on our website.

Cow of the Month

The February Cow of the Month is Ouchy. This 2-year-old has had one calf (a heifer named Oofda).

Ouchy is a very youthful cow. She looks outstanding and is slightly above herd average on milk production. She handles very nicely and doesn't cause any problems.

When Ouchy was born, her mother (Ohmy) had a large abscess on her udder. It was probably very painful so we helped the sore heal and it was all better in a few weeks. That's why we gave her calf the name Ouchy! 

Daily Bread Bakery bread available at Moo Roo!
The Daily Bread Bakery in Algona is sending organic loaves of Golden Ground Honey Wheat, Picasso Seven Grain, and Freckles Four Seed breads to Moo Roo in Waterloo. They are the only bakery in Iowa that mills its own wheat--and you can taste the difference. This truly whole grain bread arrives every Wednesday afternoon. Check the website (click above) for more information.


Brrr...It's still cold out there!
Just a reminder that milk can freeze if left in cars or garage refrigerators during periods of extreme cold. Milk that has been frozen is safe to drink, although texture and flavor may be affected. Heavy cream that has been frozen may not whip but is safe to use in other cooking/baking recipes.


Feeding Black Hawk County region
From 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. March 7, community leaders, elected officials, school administrators, food businesses and organizations interested in building strong community economic relations around locally grown foods are invited to learn about...
  • New local food enterprises in our region
  • Economic impacts of locally-grown foods in our region
  • New economic development opportunities
  • Addressing hunger in our region
  • Increasing access to good food
  • Opportunities to work with others in our region
Where: Center for Energy and Environmental Education (CEEE) at the University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls

To Register: Register online by clicking here or calling Kamyar Enshayan at (319) 273-7575



Cedar Valley Local Food Fair

Hansen's Dairy will be at the Cedar Valley Local Food Fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 15.

Where: Grout Museum, Waterloo

Description: Meet CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) farmers and sign-up to receive fresh, local produce all season long! Sample delicious recipes that you can make at home, try fun food activities, and learn how to find fresh, local food right here in the Cedar Valley!
  • Free & open to the public 
  • Free popcorn samples 
  • Cooking demonstrations, recipes, and samples 
  • Free homemade butter-making activity 
Who is coming: Blue Zones, Hansen's Dairy, Tiny But Mighty Popcorn, Healthy Cedar Valley Coalition, NE Iowa Food Bank, Mt Acres (Parkersburg), Annie's Gardens and Greens (Ft. Atkinson), Genuine Faux Farm (Tripoli), Kaiser Farm (Waverly), Bloomin Wooley Acres (Nashua), TD N' Guy Garden Oasis (Coggon), A Family Market Place (Waterloo).



recipeCooking with Hansen's


This month we are featuring a French dessert - French Chocolate Cake - from a Swedish cookbook! (Adapted from Swedish Cakes and Cookies)


  • 6 ounces Hansen's butter (3/4 cup) plus 2 tablespoons extra butter 
  • 11 ounces semi-sweet or bittersweet chocolate, divided into 6-oz and 5-oz 
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 2/3 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp instant coffee granules
  • 1/3 cup Hansen's heavy cream


For the cake: Grease and flour a 10-inch springform pan. Melt 3/4 cup butter in a large pan and remove from heat. Add 6 ounces of the chocolate and stir until melted. Stir in the sugar. Separate the eggs. Add the yolks to the chocolate mixture, using a hand mixer to beat them together until fluffy. In a separate bowl, combine the flour and coffee granules. Add to the chocolate/egg yolk mixture. Mix well. In another bowl, beat the egg whites until stiff and fold into the chocolate mix. Pour into the pan and bake on the lowest oven rack at 350 for 25 or 30  minutes. The cake will still be a bit moist in the middle, not completely dry like you might usually expect. Loosen the sides a bit, but leave the cake in the pan to cool completely.


For the chocolate glaze: Once the cake is cool, scald the cream (this means to heat slowly in a saucepan until it's almost - but not quite - boiling; look for it to be bubbling a bit on the sides but not boiling). Break the remaining 5 ounces chocolate and the remaining 2 tbsp butter into the hot cream and stir to melt until smooth. Let it cool a bit and thicken, pour over the cake, and smooth with a spatula. It will drip over the sides, but will form a nice smooth layer.  


Serve cold, with raspberry whipped cream for Valentine's Day! Whip 1 cup of Hansen's heavy cream. Once the cream is whipped, stir in a few spoons of your favorite raspberry (or strawberry) preserves. It will be nice and pink! Top the cake with it, or serve alongside. 





Hansen's Farm Fresh Dairy / 8617 Lincoln Rd / Hudson, Iowa 50643
Tours: (319) 939-2187 / Creamery: (319) 988-9828