Summer is sweet, and it’s even sweeter when eating dessert. So, what treats have Americans been seeking out this season? Google released its data for the most popular desserts in each state by looking into the most uniquely searched dessert from coast to coast over the last month, roughly mid-July to mid-August 2020. As it turns out, America is craving puddings this year. What's your state's favorite sweet treat this summer?
Using the best of summertime produce (or canned and frozen fruit), peach cobbler is packed full of juicy stone fruit, and people in Arizona are searching for it. If you don’t want to make it all the way from scratch, this simple peach cobbler recipe is one of those surprising dishes you can make using biscuit mix.
Banana bread was one of the most searched-for recipes at the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic. As the year moves on, people in Arkansas are using their ripe bananas for banana pudding.
Californians are looking for ways to turn ripe lemons into things other than lemonade. How to do that? Lemon bars, of course.
Georgia is looking for ways to turn cake mix into other exciting desserts. They’re Googling banana pudding cake recipes.
The most-searched for ice cream flavor in Idaho is vegan cherry ice cream, but the state’s most uniquely searched dessert overall is rice pudding.
Illinois is a state filled with must-try foods, from the Italian beef sandwich to Chicago hot dogs and deep-dish pizza. But what’s the state craving for dessert? Banana pudding.
Dirt pudding, a combination of pudding, chocolate sandwich cookies and gummy worms, is one of those classic childhood desserts you may have forgotten about. Indiana isn’t forgetting though — they’re Googling how to make dirt pudding.
Strawberry pretzel dessert, a combination of strawberries, strawberry Jell-O, pretzels and whipped cream, is a retro recipe that needs to come back. Iowa is leading that charge by searching for how to make it.
Kansas is searching for how to make sticky toffee pudding, a sponge cake covered in a sticky toffee sauce (hence, the name). It’s best topped with some vanilla ice cream from the best ice cream shops in America.
Kentucky is searching for how to make dirt pudding. And if you want to take this nostalgic treat to the next level, consider baking some of the all-time best cookie recipes and using those for the “dirt.”
Maine may be known for having some of the best seafood shacks in America, but people in the Pine Tree State are following up all their lobster rolls with rice pudding for dessert.
Massachusetts is looking forward to fall by Googling how to make tarte tatin, a French dessert made using apples. Before making your own apple tart, make sure you read up on all of the most popular apple varieties and their uses.
Michigan is known for its cherries, so you may think that people in this Midwestern state are looking for the best cherry dessert recipes this summer. However, they have been looking up how to make strawberry pretzel dessert.
If you’re looking for recipes to finish off that gallon of milk, think like a Minnesotan and make rice pudding.
Mississippi is searching for banana pudding recipes. As it turns out, there are a lot of uses for this fruit beyond banana bread.
Rice pudding ranks among those guilty pleasure foods we will not apologize for loving. And Montana agrees.
People in Nebraska aren’t necessarily looking at the most expensive restaurants on Earth to get a fancy dessert. They’re searching for how to make cream puffs at home.
Yorkshire pudding is an English side dish made using pantry staples such as flour, salt, eggs, milk and the leftover pan drippings from beef. New Hampshire is channeling the other side of the pond by looking up how to make this recipe.
There’s no need to seek out the best apple pies in America when you can just be like New Jersey residents and Google how to make tarte tatin.
The most iconic pie from New Mexico is the Frito pie, a savory dish. This state clearly doesn’t like to get too sweet; its most uniquely searched dessert is Yorkshire pudding.
You don’t have to head to the sweetest dessert shop in your state to get some great chocolate pudding. You can be like an Oklahoman and make it yourself.
The official state foods in Oregon include hazelnuts, pears and milk. But the state’s most uniquely searched recipe, tarte tatin, doesn’t use any of those ingredients.
Every state has a snack food that they’re best known for. Pennsylvania’s is pretzels, so it makes sense the state is searching for how to make strawberry pretzel dessert.
Yorkshire pudding is a classic recipe you’ll find at historic restaurants. You’ll also find it in Rhode Island, where people are Googling how to make it.
Potassium is a vitamin you may be missing from your diet. Luckily, the bananas in South Carolina’s most uniquely searched dessert, banana pudding, are full of the nutrient.
Looking for an easy dessert you can make with five ingredients or fewer? Channel the energy from Utah and bake some Yorkshire pudding.
Like many other states, Virginia is Googling how to make banana pudding. Want to start your day with another sweet banana treat? Consider some healthy smoothie recipes that are better than dessert, like this banana coffee smoothie.
Want to turn a classic rice pudding into a spooky dessert perfect for the upcoming Halloween season? Cook like people in Washington and make a black rice pudding.
Forget the best desserts at Trader Joe’s. You can make your own sweet stuff at home, like rice pudding, which was the most uniquely searched recipe in Washington, D.C.
Broccoli is No. 1 on the list of the most popular vegetables in America, and it seems like bananas may be the most popular fruit. West Virginia is yet another state searching for how to make banana pudding.
Wyoming, like several other states, is looking to make comforting bread pudding. Despite being heavily Googled, bread pudding is not the most famous dessert from Wyoming — truffles are. Here are more of the most iconic desserts from every state.
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