Special Report

Iconic Desserts From Every State You Must Try

Hawaii: Haupia

Haupia is a coconut-flavored pudding made of either cornstarch and coconut cream. The dessert is something between a jello square and a creamy pudding, depending on the recipe.

Idaho: Ice cream potato

Idaho is famous for its potatoes, but an ice cream potato doesn’t actually have potatoes. The dessert is just shaped like a potato. An ice cream potato consists of vanilla ice cream covered in cocoa powder and topped with whipped cream. The dessert looks like a boiled potato with sour cream on top.

Source: DONOT6 / iStock via Getty Images

Illinois: Chicago style popcorn

Chicago style popcorn is basically caramel and cheddar cheese popcorn. This particular style of popcorn was originally created in 1988 by a company headquartered in Minnesota.

Source: teine / Getty Images

Indiana: Sugar cream pie

Also known as Hoosier pie or Indiana cream pie, this sweet staple is a custard pie made from cream, eggs, and vanilla in a butter crust.

Source: tornado98 / Getty Images

Iowa: Scotcharoos

Scotcharoos are chunks of rice krispies topped with melted chocolate and butterscotch chips and with peanut butter throughout the bar. The dessert’s origins are unclear, but it’s a staple in Iowa.

Sponsored: Tips for Investing

A financial advisor can help you understand the advantages and disadvantages of investment properties. Finding a qualified financial advisor doesn’t have to be hard. SmartAsset’s free tool matches you with up to three financial advisors who serve your area, and you can interview your advisor matches at no cost to decide which one is right for you. If you’re ready to find an advisor who can help you achieve your financial goals, get started now.

Investing in real estate can diversify your portfolio. But expanding your horizons may add additional costs. If you’re an investor looking to minimize expenses, consider checking out online brokerages. They often offer low investment fees, helping you maximize your profit.