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Ambrosia Salad is a quick and easy dessert, made with pieces of fruit and shredded coconut folded into whipped cream and sour cream. It’s sweet, fluffy, and ready in only minutes. This ambrosia has a really quick prep time of under 10 minutes, so it’s great to pull out when you have guests coming over.

Refrigerate this salad for a total time of two hours, and serve it cold, so all of the flavors have a chance to come together. This is a creamy, light, and sweet fruit salad recipe that’s great for potlucks and holidays. You can serve this right after assembly but it may not have the firmness and flavor you’re looking for.

This is clearly not a classic salad. It traditionally is referred to as salad because of it’s mixed ingredients (even though there isn’t a leaf of lettuce in sight), classic bowl presentation and because, it’s the holidays and you can get away with almost anything during the holidays.

Ambrosia Salad is a sweet fruit salad that started in the united states in the 1800s. It’s a dish that’s named after the food of the gods in Greek mythology. You’ll find ambrosia commonly served in the south around Christmas, made with both whipped cream and cool whip.


1 bags mini marshmallows
1/2 cup sour cream
8 oz. cool whip
1 lb. can fruit cocktail
1 (2 lb.) canned mandarin oranges
Extra maraschino cherries; halved, to liking.
1/2 cup coconut
1/2 cup walnuts

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Mix well. Refrigerate overnight. Makes 1 large family sized bowl.

source : Rose Redman

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