Paloodeh is one of the earliest forms of cold desserts, existing as early as 400 BCE. The name originally means smoothy (filtered) in Persian language. In Iran, Paloodeh is sold in ice cream stores (Persian: بستنی فروشی) (Bastani Forooshi) and coffee shops.
A thin wheat starch batter is pressed through a sieve which further produces delicate strings. These strings look like grated coconut. Cold milk with blended almonds and pistachios, and then cooled.