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A Tradition Of Quality In Every Bottle

Around here, we don't just produce the best-tasting dairy products in all the land. We produce it, preserving the purity and natural goodness inside every bottle. That's our promise to you and it hasn't changed since our beginning, in 1987.

Promised Land Dairy began on a small family-owned farm in Floresville, Texas with a small herd of Jersey cows—the cream of the crop as far as dairy cows go. More

Today, even though we've grown, we're still proud to carry on the same old-fashioned values and traditions that began more than 29 years ago. We continue to produce milk from wholesome Jersey cows, sourced from farms with high standards of cow care and humane treatment.

We take an equal amount of care when it comes to processing and bottling. At our HACCP-and SQF-certified dairies, we produce daily and ship immediately so that once it's on the shelf, it's about as fresh from the cow as you can get (unless you own one, of course.)

Each of our kosher-certified white milks and flavored milks, like Midnight Chocolate and Very Berry Strawberry, have only the highest-quality, ingredients for a taste you have to try to believe. In fact, many of our fans claim our flavors taste like ice cream. That's because a lot of our flavors are actually made from our original ice cream recipes, just in liquid form!

Go ahead and try some. We promise you'll taste our tradition of all-Jersey, natural quality and care, in every bottle.

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What Makes Jersey Cows So Special?

We get asked all the time why we're so darn proud of our pampered Jersey cows. It's true that they don't produce the same quantity of milk of larger breeds (say Holstein, for example), but they do provide an exceptional quality of milk higher in calcium and protein as well as milk solids that help give the milk its rich, creamy texture. More

You can taste the difference a Jersey cow makes, too, in all our flavors, including whole milks, 2% reduced fat—and especially in our fat free milks. No other brand compares to Promised Land's taste from Jersey cows. That's why it's a special breed of cow that dairy farmers covet. In fact, many retired farmers say that even though they've milked other breeds, they always keep at least one Jersey for their own family.

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Memory Lane

If there's one thing we love even more than our milk, it would be Molly—our original Jersey cow and company mascot. Take a look inside our photo album to see why.

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Promised Land Nutrition

Natural Nutrition
Promised Land is a richer, creamier and more delicious milk. That’s because it comes from wholesome Jersey cows, the cream of the dairy cow crop. Our herd is treated with a lot of TLC, but never any artificial hormones.* Happy, healthy Jersey cows make milk that’s naturally higher in protein and calcium. And while they may produce less than other breeds, we’ve always believed in quality over quantity. It’s part of the tradition of purity and uncompromising care we started with back in 1987 on our small, family-owned farm. So taste the Promised Land difference, free of artificial colors and flavors, and full of the natural goodness you crave.
Protein & Calcium
What separates Jersey cows from the average dairy cow? It's true they don't produce the same quantity of milk as Holsteins, but they do provide an exceptional quality of milk higher in calcium and protein as well as milk solids that help give the milk its rich, creamy texture.

In fact, compared to an average glass of milk, a glass of Promised Land Dairy has 15-20% more protein, 15-18% more calcium and considerably higher levels of vitamin B12. Click here to learn more about Jersey cows and the milk they make.
Types of Protein
When it comes to protein, there are two types milk-lovers should be aware of, A1 and A2. A1 cows, like Holsteins, produce the majority of the milk we drink. Jerseys on the other hand, produce A2 milk. When A2 milk is broken down in our bodies, it produces significantly less of a molecule that can effect the nervous and immune system causing inflammation and congestion. It's a small difference, but it explains why some people with lactose intolerance are able to drink Promised Land Dairy without feeling sick.
Kosher Certification
All of our products meet the rigorous kosher standards of the Orthodox Union (OU) and adhere to strict dietary rules and production standards. Each has been certified by a rabbi and contains zero non-kosher additives, such as meat products or derivatives. To learn more about how dairy products become certified Kosher, click here.
Higher Heat Shorter Time Pasteurization (HHST) and Ultra-Pasteurization
Promised Land milk is pasteurized using either Higher Heat Shorter Time (HHST) Pasteurization or Ultra-Pasteurization methods. Utilizing an HHST process, we pasteurize our milk at a lower temperature, for a longer time than processing using ultra-pasteurization. Using Ultra-Pasteurization, the milk is processed at an even higher temperature but for a less amount of time than under HTST. Both methods of processing provide for adequate shelf life, and continue to ensure our milk maintains its thick, rich, creamy taste. We work hard to have our milk as fresh as possible from cow to container to our customers.
Why We Are Not Organic
Promised Land milks are natural and have been gluten-free since 2006. However, since certified organic feed for our cows is not widely available through our family farms, our cows and their milk cannot be USDA certified as organic. As organic feed becomes more plentiful, we plan to work with our farmers to achieve organic certification. In the meantime, you can rest assured our farmers use the highest standards of care and humane treatment of our animals.

If you have any further questions, see our FAQ section below, or submit your question here.

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FAQs

Why Don’t You Make Ice Cream Anymore?

While we began as an ice cream dairy, today, we’re focused on producing the thickest, richest, creamiest, best-tasting milk flavors we can. However, if you’re a fan of our ice cream and still want a taste, you’re in luck. Many of our milks are actually our original ice cream recipes, just in liquid form!

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What Is Promised Land Dairy’s Current Privacy Policy?

Promised Land Dairy uses third-party vendors, including Google, to show ads on sites across the internet as well as to re-market to website visitors. Promised Land and its third-party vendors use cookies together to inform, optimize, and serve ads based on past site visit history, demographics, and interests. These cookies are also used to report how ad impressions, other uses of ad services, and interactions are related to visits to this site. In addition, we have implemented Google Analytics Demographics and Interest reporting to collect anonymous visitor data for segmentation & analysis. No effort is made to surreptitiously capture your email address, and personal information supplied in your use of this website will only be used for the specific purpose involved in requesting such information, and/or for Promised Land Dairy promotional notifications unless you specifically authorize other use(s). You may opt-out of tracking by visiting Google’s currently available opt-outs for the web.

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Can I Take A Tour Of Promised Land Dairy?

Unfortunately, we’re no longer offering tours. SQF does not permit us to offer tours for quality, safety, and security reasons. Our dairies are located in Floresville, TX and Colorado Springs, CO.

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Hey, What Happened To My Favorite Flavor?

We apologize if your favorite flavor is no longer available. We are, however, always working on new delicious flavors and would love your suggestions. You can submit a new flavor idea on our Facebook page.

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What Happened To My Glass Bottles?

After much consideration, we’ve decided to switch to 100% recyclable, BPA-free PET bottles. It may be surprising, but these plastic bottles are actually the best way to protect the flavor and freshness of our old-fashioned milk. They help block food odors in the fridge that alter the milk taste. They also shield from UV rays, which break down our milk’s healthy vitamins and minerals. Plus, our plastic bottles are oops-proof and easier to handle for the whole family.

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Why Is There Scripture On Your Label?

Since our founding in 1987, we’ve always tried to maintain a wholesome brand image and stay true to our heritage. The origin of the scripture dates back to our first days of developing a dairy in Floresville, Texas. We discovered that the barren land was full of honeybees. We chose to put Deuteronomy 26:9—a verse that refers to a “Promised Land flowing with milk and honey”—on our bottles because our farm was, quite literally, flowing with milk and honey. And yes… that verse is where we got the Promised Land name.

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Is Promised Land Dairy Ultra-Pasteurized?

Promised Land milk is pasteurized using either Higher Heat Shorter Time (HHST) Pasteurization or Ultra-Pasteurization methods. Utilizing an HHST process, we pasteurize our milk at a lower temperature, for a longer time than processing using ultra-pasteurization. Using Ultra-Pasteurization, the milk is processed at an even higher temperature but for a less amount of time than under HTST. Both methods of processing provide for adequate shelf life, and continue to ensure our milk maintains its thick, rich, creamy taste. We work hard to have our milk as fresh as possible from cow to container to our customers.

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Are You Certified Organic? Why Not?

Promised Land milks are natural and have been gluten-free since 2006. However, since certified organic feed for our cows is not widely available through our family farms, our cows and their milk cannot be USDA certified as organic. As organic feed becomes more plentiful, we plan to work with our farmers to achieve organic certification. In the meantime, you can rest assured our farmers use the highest standards of care and humane treatment of our animals.

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What Are the Jersey Cows Fed?

Along with rich, natural grasses, our farmer’s Jersey cows are fed a mix of feeds and grains (like soy beans, beet pulp and molasses, to name a few). This balance maintains the health and well-being of our cows and ensures they receive vital nutrients, proteins, vitamins and carbohydrates. These feeds may contain corn or corn by-products. However, the milk our Jerseys produce never contains artificial hormones or antibiotics. And you can be assured that the health and welfare of our herd is top priority. We love these ladies!

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Are You Kosher Certified?

Yes! All of our products meet the rigorous kosher standards of the Orthodox Union (OU) and adhere to strict dietary rules and production standards. Each has been certified by a rabbi and contains zero non-kosher additives, such as meat products or derivatives.

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