Bastani (Persian: بستنی), locally known as bastani sonnati (Persian: بستنی سنتی "traditional ice cream") or bastani sonnati zaferani (Persian: بستنی سنتی زعفرانی "traditional saffron ice cream"), is an Iranian ice cream made from milk, eggs, sugar, rose water, saffron, vanilla, and pistachios. It is known widely as Persian ice cream. Bastani often contains flakes of frozen clotted cream. Sometimes, salep is included as an ingredient.
Āb havij bastani (Persian: آب هویج بستنی) is a mixture of carrot juice made into an ice cream float and occasionally, may be garnished with cinnamon, nutmeg, or other spices.
Halawet el-jibn (Arabic: حلاوة الجبن / Ḥalāwat al-jibn) (cheese sweet) is a Levantine dessert made of a semolina and cheese dough, filled with cream. Its origin has been given as the city of Hama in Syria, though it is also claimed to be the city of Homs, where it is considered a specialty. It is found in other regions in the Middle East, including Lebanon, and has been brought by Syrian immigrants and refuguees to other countries such as Turkey and Germany.