For restaurants serving ice cream, sundaes or sorbet, stocking up on dessert dishes is essential. These dishes are specially designed to hold desserts that can melt. They are available in several types of material, including stainless steel, glass and ceramic. When shopping for a dessert dish, one of the most important things to consider is presentation. Desserts are meant to be pretty, so they should be served in an elegant dish that will match the attractive look of the dessert. Sundaes are usually served in glass dishes so that the diner can see all of the fudge and toppings, but they can also be served in a metal sundae dish. Sorbet, on the other hand, is usually served in a stainless steel dish, but a glass sorbet dish also offers a lovely presentation for the dessert.