Picture this. You're eating at a restaurant and you just finished your meal. Your waiter or waitress comes to take your plates away and asks "would you like dessert?" How do you answer? Do you finish your meal off with a sweet treat or do you pass? Dessert is one of those "should I" kind of foods. Most of the time it is always delicious and even some peoples favorite part of the meal. There are so many different varieties of desserts and some can get more unique than others. The desserts on this list are some unique ones in our Curious Communities that get the "yes" answer all the time.

Pie Shake

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A favorite of several Presidents and Presidential Candidates, the Pie Shake at the Hamburg Inn No 2. is an Iowa City classic. What is a pie shake you ask? It is a slice of pie, milk, and soft served ice cream blended together and topped with whipped cream to make an amazing combination. You can choose any kind of pie or cake they have available. Their pie shake happy hour is $1 off a small and $2 off a large from 2-5:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday.



Apple Cider Donuts

apple cider donutsMade fresh daily, these hot and sugary donuts helm from Wilson's Orchard & Farm just north of Iowa City in Johnson County. Get the taste of apple cider with sugary sweetness all in donut form. They are available in singles, half dozen, and a dozen. You can also buy a bag of frozen donuts to savor them over a longer time. 


Oatmeal Pie

reunion brewery

These ooey-gooey oatmeal pies come from Reunion Brewery in Coralville. It isn't just a slice of pie though. It also comes with scoops of house-made cinnamon ice cream and drizzled with caramel syrup. The mix of the hot pie and the cold ice cream is a perfect balance full of flavor. You can even buy the whole pie with the option for extra ice cream.




Hurts Donuts

hurts donut

I know what you're thinking. How is a donut a unique dessert? Well if you look at the picture you will see that the donuts from Hurts Donut Co. in Coralville are more than what meats the eye. They have several kinds with very unique toppings for donuts like fruit loops, bacon, and even one that looks like the cookie monster.


Cookies & Dreams

cookies and dreams

Cookies are another kind of dessert one could call normal. Trust me when I say, the cookies from Cookies & Dreams in Coralville are nothing but "normal". These bad boys are always so soft and come in a variety of unique toppings and even fillings. From the puppy chow cookie to snickerdoodle cheesecake and ones with Oreos stuff inside, they are truly cookies of your dreams.