Take A Road Trip To Mouthwatering Bakeries, Ice Cream Parlors, And Candy Shops Along This Magical Iowa Dessert Trail

Ah, desserts. Whether you’re in the mood for rich ice cream sundaes, frosting-topped cupcakes, chewy cookies, or authentic pastries from Europe or Africa, Iowa has something for everyone. You could spend months trying to track down the best desserts in Iowa – or you could hit all of them in an epic road trip down Iowa’s eastern border. Starting at the northern corner of Iowa’s Mississippi River access and taking a few detours along the way, the Iowa Dessert Trail will take you to ten of eastern Iowa’s best sweet shops. Covering 363 miles and around seven hours of driving, it’s the perfect weekend adventure for sweet-loving Hawkeye State residents. So get in the car and kick things off by discovering the best desserts hiding in Iowa’s small towns and cities!

Have you taken a dessert road trip before? Tell us about your adventures and let us know your pick for the best desserts in Iowa in the comments section. For another delicious road trip, why not indulge in the Cedar Rapids Java Trail?

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