Three desserts were customarily offered: gelatin of various flavors including of all things banana and one that looked like blue Scope, crème caramel, and ice cream. Some were tastier than others. After a couple of not so tasty crème caramels, I was able to decline most desserts, except for the occasional saffron ice cream which was heavenly.
Baklava and dates were a treat after one lunch in Tehran.
Saffron rice pudding and halva in Esfahan, a departure from the usual, along with a cup of tea.