Light and fluffy Ambrosia Salad is a classic dessert made with Cool Whip and sour cream tossed with fruit, coconut and marshmallows.
WHAT IS AMBROSIA SALAD?
Ambrosia Salad is a marshmallow fruit salad that is a classic southern dessert. It has many variations, some use Cool Whip, others use whipped cream, some have sour cream, some use yogurt, pudding or cream cheese. All have fruit and most include pineapple, mandarin oranges, and sweetened coconut. Other ingredients can include maraschino cherries, bananas, strawberries, and pecans.
How ever you make it this delicious fruit salad is a simple side dish…or dessert, to make for holiday parties and summer potlucks.
HOW TO MAKE AMBROSIA SALAD:
- In a large bowl combine Cool Whip and sour cream, stirring until combined.
- Gently fold in fruit-flavored marshmallows, shredded coconut, pineapple, and maraschino cherries, and pecans (if using).
- Add mandarin oranges last and gently fold in.
- Cover and chill in refrigerator for at least 2 hours preferably overnight before serving.