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Ambrosia Salad

Ambrosia Salad

JC Phelps
A recipe of decades past that is just as delicious now as ever - Ambrosia Salad. This fruit-based dessert is light, fluffy, and oh-so-good!
5 from 38 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American, Southern
Servings 12 servings
Calories 349 kcal


  • 8 oz. frozen whipped topping 1 tub
  • 1/2 c. sour cream
  • 1 c. shaved coconut
  • 1 c. mini marshmallows
  • 1 can mandarin oranges drained
  • 1 can fruit cocktail drained
  • 1 can pineapple chunks or crushed, drained
  • 1 jar maraschino cherries drained
  • 1 c. pecans chopped
  • sugar optional


  • Drain all fruit (oranges, fruit cocktail, pineapple, cherries). Chop pecans.
  • In a large bowl, combine sour cream, coconut, mini marshmallows, oranges, fruit cocktail, pineapple, cherries, and pecans. Mix until well-combined. Fold in frozen whipped topping until the salad has fully incorporated.
  • Taste and add sugar if you'd like it sweeter.
  • Refrigerate for at least one hour prior to serving. Garnish with additional pecans + cherries, if desired.


Sodium: 37mgCalcium: 62mgVitamin C: 7mgVitamin A: 253IUSugar: 24gFiber: 5gPotassium: 222mgCholesterol: 9mgCalories: 349kcalMonounsaturated Fat: 9gPolyunsaturated Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 9gFat: 24gProtein: 4gCarbohydrates: 35gIron: 1mg
Keyword ambrosia salad, desserts
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