• By Abbie Takes
  • Posted January 7, 2018

Creamery Team Spotlight: Joan Backes

Joan Backes, or Joanie as we call her, is one of our three ice cream makers here at the creamery. In addition to that, Joanie also makes sure that we have all of the ingredients we need to make each flavor, and ensures that we have enough of each flavor in stock. Joanie joined our […]
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  • By Josie Rozum
  • Posted December 31, 2017

Ringing in the New Year

It’s that time of year when we reflect on what the past 365 days have brought us, what they have taught us and all those things that make us grateful for starting the creamery.  We are so humbled by the support of our customers who continue to stay loyal to us and who help spread the word that we are […]
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  • By Abbie Takes
  • Posted December 26, 2017

Curd-prese Pasta Salad Recipe

Good on their own or in your favorite recipe, cheese curds add flavor to your cooking. This pasta salad uses our fresh cheese curds for a delightfully squeaky take on traditional Caprese pasta salad. With fusilli Pasta of the Prairie made in Marion, IA, and cheese from Dan and Debbie’s Creamery in Ely, IA you can […]
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  • By Abbie Takes
  • Posted December 16, 2017

Manicures and Pedicures for our Cows

Hoof health is extremely important in the dairy industry. Cows hooves grow just like finger and toenails, and as with humans, they require grooming. Preventing and treating hooves is a never-ending task when you’re talking about 150 cows. We do this year round, but especially this time of the year when planting and harvest are through. […]
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  • 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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