Ambrosia Salad – old fashioned creamy fruit salad with pineapple chunks, mandarin oranges, marshmallows and whipped cream.
Ambrosia Salad is a traditional creamy fruit salad with pineapple chunks, mandarin oranges, fresh or canned fruit, marshmallows and whipped cream (or whipped topping, suitable for vegans).
Sometimes coconut, apples and pistachios are added, too. It can also include maraschino cherries, peeled seedless grapes, strawberries, bananas or chopped pecans. Part or all of the whipped cream can be substituted with sour cream, Cool Whip, (Greek) yogurt, pudding or even cream cheese. You can add mini colored marshmallows to add some color and flavor. Ambrosia Salad is very adaptable. Use ingredients that you like or that you have at hand.
Staple at almost every feast in the South, fresh and light Ambrosia Salad is delicious holiday dish as well as everyday treat. It is usually served up for Christmas and Easter, and during whole summer. Kids love it every time.
- 19 ounces canned fruit (like mandarin oranges pineapple etc), drained, 540 g
- 1 cup miniature marshmallows
- 1 cup shredded coconut
- 3 1/2 cups whipped topping or whipped cream
In a large bowl, combine mixed fruit with marshmallows and coconut.
Add whipped cream and toss to mix. Cover and chill for several hours before serving.