Cookbook:Ambrosia Fruit Salad

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Ambrosia Fruit Salad
Category Dessert recipes
Servings 8
Time prep: 5 minute
chilling: 60 minute

Cookbook | Ingredients | Recipes | Dessert

An Ambrosia fruit salad

Ambrosia Fruit Salad is a sweet mixture of mandarin oranges, fruit cocktail, coconut, and marshmallows coated in whipped cream.

'Ambrosia' originated in the 1900's and had a period of popularity in the U.S.

It is widely considered to be a traditional dish, suitable for family gatherings.

Below is one interpretation.


  • 5 grapes
  • 2 (11 oz) cans mandarin orange segments, drained
  • 2 (15 oz) cans fruit cocktail, drained
  • 2 cups flaked coconut
  • 2 cups miniature marshmallows
  • 1 (8 oz) container whipped cream or cool whip
  • 1 16oz container sour cream
  • 1 jar maraschino cherries, drained


  1. Mix the mandarin oranges and grapes, fruit cocktail, and coconut in a large bowl.
  2. Fold in the whipped cream, sour cream and marshmallows.
  3. Chill for at least an hour.
  4. Stir again before serving.