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Ambrosia Salad

Who doesn’t love Ambrosia Salad? This is such a simple, classic side dish that could also double as a dessert. Ambrosia salad is creamy, cool, and the perfect sweet. I channel my inner grandma and make this salad and it is always a hit. This would be perfect as a side dish for a BBQ or even Easter Dinner. I don’t know a church potluck that doesn’t include a yummy, old timey Ambrosia Salad.

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You will need…

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8 oz. Cool Whip (thawed…lite works well too)
1/2 cup sour cream
11 oz can of mandarin oranges (drained)
20 oz. crushed pineapple (drained)
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
10 oz. maraschino cherries,  (drained and chopped)
1 cup of sweetened coconut flakes
3 cups of miniature marshmallows

And the great debate of ambrosia salad…you can add pecans or walnuts if you wish.

Also, sometimes I add a few drops of red food coloring or the colored mini marshmallows as well.

In a large serving bowl fold in sour cream into the Cool Whip, as well as the vanilla extract.

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Drain all fruit (oranges, pineapple and cherries). Fold in the coconut flakes and the canned fruit as well as marshmallows until combined.

Refrigerate until serving.

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Mmmmm, I wish I could have a big, cold bowl of this salad right now. Thanks for stopping by!

-Jenna

12 thoughts on “Ambrosia Salad

    1. It is so simple and yummy, I also like adding even more cherries to mine because they are my favorite part! Hahaha!

    1. OH I love snickers salad and Waldorf salad, I need to add them both to my menu. They are perfect for Potlucks!

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