You might be asking, why write a whole blog about the best Real California Milk® commercials? Because we would use any excuse to watch our favorites (like the classic happy cow commercials) again! We have previously touted the amazing taste, incredible quality and unsurpassed nutrition that make Real California Milk our favorite, and it’s a no-brainer to use it as the base for JoeFroyo’s dairy innovations, but what we haven’t talked as much about is their commercials.

Anybody who grew up in California no doubt has the line “Great milk comes from happy cows, happy cows come from California,” seared into their brain, but you may not specifically recall all of the hilarious and memorable advertisements that introduced Real California Milk and their happy cows to the world. Well, we do! So here, in no particular order, are some of our favorite Real California Milk commercials.


Yes, California weather is really, really nice! Just another reason why California cows are so happy. (And if you’ve ever been in Los Angeles when it starts drizzling, you’ll know that this reaction to “weather” is fairly accurate!)

Who’s She

A classic fish out of water (or, you know, “cow out of Wisconsin”) story, about the new girl who just can’t quite find common ground with the locals.

Alarm Clock

We don’t condone violence against any animal, but we love this simple nod to snoozing the “farmyard alarm clock,” aka the rooster.

Happy Cow Auditions

After the popularity of the “happy cows” campaign took off, there was a series of ads that showed cows from other parts of the country (and other parts of the world) auditioning to be California cows. These are some of our favorites, so we’ve included a bunch of them.


Being a California cow is so attractive, it’s not just other cows who want to get in on the action! We love this ad showing a pig that’s just trying to live his truth.

Whether it’s the sunshine, the clean air, the highly attuned sense of humor or the unparalleled standards and process for producing tasty and nutritious dairy (come on, guys — it’s all of the above), we think Real California Milk is just the tops, and we are proud to use it in all of our dairy innovations. To learn more about what makes Real California Milk so special and why we relocated our business from Seattle to Southern California to ensure better access to the creamy, white gold, check out our blog post on the topic!