• By Abbie Takes
  • Posted December 14, 2017

Creamery Team Spotlight: Bridgette Banda

Bridgette Banda, although not related by blood, she feels like family. Having moved to Ely, Iowa from Colorado in July 2016, she expressed interest in joining our creamery team. After meeting her it was clear to see how perfect she was to be a part of our ‘family’ at the creamery. She puts a smile […]
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  • By Abbie Takes
  • Posted December 12, 2017

Real Homemade Butter Recipe

Nothing beats homemade butter made with our fresh whipping cream. Give this recipe a try and taste the difference farm-fresh cream makes in real butter. Adding cinnamon, onion and chive, or cranberries can give your butter a festive twist.   Ingredients: 1 pint of Dan and Debbie’s Whipping Cream 4 Cups of Ice Water Salt, […]
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  • By Josie Rozum
  • Posted December 10, 2017

Creamery store hours during the holidays

Happy, happy Holidays from your friends at Dan and Debbie’s Creamery. Please note changes to our creamery store hours for the upcoming holidays: Christmas Eve Sunday, December 24  we will be closing at 4:00pm. Christmas Day Monday, December 25 we will be closed. On New Year’s Eve, Sunday, December 31 we will be open from 11:00 am – […]
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  • By Abbie Takes
  • Posted December 6, 2017

Homemade Hot Chocolate Recipe

Nothing is better than a mug of homemade hot chocolate on a cold winter day. If you’ve tried our famous cream-top chocolate milk you know it is good cold, but try it warm this winter season for rich hot chocolate. Use our whole chocolate milk to make easy and delicious hot chocolate from your own […]
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  • By Josie Rozum
  • Posted November 20, 2017

10 reasons why we are thankful to be dairy farmers

This is the time of year when things tend to settle down ever so slightly and giving us a chance to reflect on the past year. We settle upon our finances, think through what worked well and what didn’t, and make plans for the year ahead. As ideas start surfacing we are often reminded of […]
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  • By Abbie Takes
  • Posted November 13, 2017

Creamery Team Spotlight: Brian O’Keefe

Brian O’Keefe has been working in the make room of the creamery since the beginning. As Dan’s nephew, he is part of both the Takes family and our Creamery family. Brian moved from St. Louis to Ely almost two years ago to help us bring farm-fresh dairy to this Iowa community, and has been a […]
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  • By Josie Rozum
  • Posted November 10, 2017

Homemade whipped cream with Dan and Debbie’s Heavy Cream

A homemade whipped cream, tastes infinitely better than any aerosol can or  tubs of fake “whipped topping.” This simple recipe can add a completely different delicious dollop to your holiday desserts.   Dan and Debbie’s Homemade Whipped Cream Ingredients: 1 pint   |    Dan and Debbie’s heavy cream 2 tbsp   |   sugar 1 tsp   |  […]
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  • By Josie Rozum
  • Posted November 8, 2017

Brian O’Keefe receives certification in FSPCA Preventative Controls for Human Foods

Our entire team at Dan and Debbie’s Creamery  is proud to announce that Brian O’Keefe, a production team member at the creamery was awarded certification for completion of the Food Safety Preventative Controls Alliance’s Preventative Controls for Human Food. The Food Safety Preventive Control Alliance (FSPCA) is a certification program that is recognized by the FDA as […]
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  • By Josie Rozum
  • Posted November 7, 2017

Winter hours at the creamery

As the weather gets colder our creamery store hours will change slightly. Effective today, Dan and Debbie’s Creamery store hours will adjust to the winter season.  We will be closed on Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day this holiday season. “As the holiday approaches, we hop that people will think to support local as they purchase […]
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  • By Abbie Takes
  • Posted October 30, 2017

The Gazette: Dan and Debbie’s Creamery in Ely Marks 20 Years

As read in an article in The Gazette written by retired journalist George C. Ford, “Dan and Debbie’s Creamery in Ely Marks 20 Years.” “Every morning and evening, Dan and Debbie Takes milk their 150 cows.It’s a process that takes seven hours each day. But building up their operation on their family farm outside of Ely has been a long time […]
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