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Ambrosia Salad

This delicious Ambrosia Salad is so easy to make and always a big hit with kids and adults alike! Made in just one bowl, this classic dessert salad is the perfection addition to your next gathering!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword ambrosia, ambrosia salad, dessert
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 12 servings
Calories 234kcal
Author Trish - Mom On Timeout


  • 8 oz Cool Whip , lite is fine
  • 1/2 cup sour cream , light is fine
  • 11 oz mandarin oranges drained
  • 20 oz crushed pineapple drained
  • 10 oz maraschino cherries drained, halved, and patted dry
  • 1 cup sweetened coconut flakes
  • 2 cups miniature marshmallows
  • 3/4 cup chopped nuts pecans, walnuts, cashews optional


  • Fold sour cream into Cool Whip in a large serving bowl.
  • Fold in remaining ingredients making sure the pineapple, oranges, and cherries have been properly drained.
  • Serve immediately or refrigerate until serving.



Calories: 234kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 8mg | Sodium: 50mg | Potassium: 198mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 29g | Vitamin A: 305IU | Vitamin C: 11.6mg | Calcium: 68mg | Iron: 0.6mg