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Ambrosia Salad

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Ambrosia salad is a creamy fluffy salad loaded with pineapple, mandarin oranges, coconut, and mini-marshmallows. With just 5 ingredients you will create this classic dessert loved by everyone. 

Ambrosia Salad

If you are looking for an easy classic dessert that everyone loves then you will want to make this super easy Ambrosia salad. I remember my grandma making this for every Thanksgiving and Christmas. It is one of those dishes that brings back a flood of memories just like our watergate salad does every time I eat it. 

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You will love Ambrosia salad for so many reasons:

* It is easy!
* Everyone loves it!
* Super versatile! Swap out ingredients, add in extras to get the perfect version of Ambrosia salad your family loves!

Ambrosia Salad

How to Make Ambrosia Salad

  • In a large bowl, stir together the pineapple, oranges, coconut, and marshmallows.

  • Fold in the sour cream until completely blended.

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  • Cover and store in the refrigerator for at least two hours or until the moisture is absorbed by the coconut. 
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Tips Tricks and FAQs

  • If you prefer you can use mini colored marshmallows. 
  • You may find different variations of this salad that calls for nuts, feel free to add pecans if you prefer. Just be sure to chop them up into small pieces. 
  • You can double or triple this recipe. 
  • Feel free to add in maraschino cherries for a pop of color. 
  • Be sure to drain all your fruit prior to adding it to the dish. 
  • You can swap out the sour cream for Cool Whip if you prefer. 
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Storage

You may store your Ambrosia salad in the fridge for up to 3 days in an airtight container. 

Can you make Ambrosia Salad ahead of time?

Yes, you can make this ahead of time. In fact, you will want to make it at least two hours ahead of time so that it cools and gives the flavors time to meld together. You can make this up to 24 hours in advance. 

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How do you prevent Ambrosia salad from browning?

If you want to prevent your salad from browning you can toss all your fruit in the pineapple juice from the can prior to making the salad. Once tossed, discard extra juice. 

Ambrosia Salad

Ambrosia Salad

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

Ambrosia salad is a creamy fluffy salad loaded with pineapple, mandarin oranges, coconut, and mini-marshmallows. With just 5 ingredients you will create this classic dessert loved by everyone.

Ingredients

  • 1 (8 ounce) can pineapple tidbits, drained
  • 1 (15 ounce) can mandarin oranges, drained
  • 1 cup sweetened shredded coconut
  • 1 cup miniature marshmallows
  • 1 cup sour cream

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, stir together the pineapple, oranges, coconut, and marshmallows.
  2. Fold in the sour cream until completely blended.
  3. Cover and store in the refrigerator for at least two hours or until the moisture is absorbed by the coconut.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 191Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 23mgSodium: 60mgCarbohydrates: 22gFiber: 2gSugar: 16gProtein: 2g

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