Simple and Classic Ambrosia Salad

Simple and Classic Ambrosia Salad

This simple ambrosia salad dish is chilly, creamy, sweet, and refreshing. It’s a typical American fruit salad made in a single dish in only 15 minutes.

Why you’ll adore it.
 Whatever you call it, there’s no doubting that citrus fruit, coconut, marshmallows, and a creamy sauce is a delicious combination.

This ambrosia fruit salad is popular at potlucks, family gatherings, and holiday festivities. It’s a Midwest and southern classic with an unusual blend of ingredients that happen to taste delicious together! It’s also inexpensive, easy to prepare, and travels well, making it the perfect food to bring along that no one can refuse.

This simple ambrosia salad dish is chilly, creamy, sweet, and refreshing. It’s a typical American fruit salad made in a single dish in only 15 minutes.

Prep Time: 15minutes 
Total Time: 15minutes 
Servings: 8

Ingredients for Simple and Classic Ambrosia Salad

  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 8 ounces whipped topping (I used Cool Whip) thawed until it’s easily spreadable
  • 1 (11 ounce) can mandarin oranges drained
  • 1 (8 ounce) can pineapple tidbits drained
  • 1 cup mini marshmallows
  • 1 cup sweetened shredded coconut
  • 1 cup maraschino cherries drained

Instructions for Simple and Classic Ambrosia Salad

  1. In a large mixing bowl, blend the sour cream and vanilla extract until completely smooth.
  2. Gently whisk in the Cool Whip.
  3. Fold in the remaining ingredients (with a spatula).
  4. You can eat it right away, but I recommend covering the bowl and freezing it for a few hours beforehand to allow the flavors to combine.
  5. Please note that the container sizes of canned fruit and cherries may vary, therefore exact measurements are not required.
  6. Feel free to use more or less of any ingredient than indicated.
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NUTRITIONAL INFO:

Calories: 250kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 9mg | Sodium: 63mg | Potassium: 180mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 34g | Vitamin A: 649IU | Vitamin C: 16mg | Calcium: 62mg | Iron: 1mg

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