There are approximately one and a half dessert spoons per tablespoon. One dessert spoon holds 10 milliliters, and 1 tablespoon holds 15 milliliters. In Australia, the measurement is two dessert spoons per 20-milliliter tablespoon.
The size of a dessert spoon falls in between a teaspoon and a tablespoon. The capacity of 1 teaspoon is 5 milliliters. It is similar in capacity to a soup spoon but is shaped differently. The soup spoon is more rounded, while the dessert spoon is more oblong. It is usually placed above the plate or bowl in a formal table setting or provided with the dessert.