From My Kitchen To Yours



Short on time but looking for a sweet recipe to whip up? This Ambrosia Salad recipe is just what you need. It literally only takes 10 minutes!

Course: Dessert, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Ambrosia, dessert, side dish



  • ¾ cup heavy cream chilled
  • ¼ cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • 4 cups mini marshmallows either regular or fruit-flavored ones (rainbow colors)
  • 1 ½ cups sweetened shredded coconut
  • 11 ounces mandarin oranges (1 can) well drained
  • ¾ cup maraschino cherries stems removed
  • 1 cup pineapple tidbits well-drained



  1. In a clean, medium-sized bowl, combine the heavy cream, powdered sugar, and vanilla extract.
  2. Use an electric mixer to beat on high speed until stiff peaks have formed (mixture should reach a Cool Whip consistency).
  3. Add sour cream and stir until well-combined.
  4. In a separate, large bowl, combine mini marshmallows, coconut, oranges, maraschino cherries, and pineapple. Stir to combine.
  5. Pour whipped cream/sour cream mixture over ingredients and stir until everything is evenly combined and all ingredients are covered in the cream mixture.
  6. Cover and refrigerate at least one hour before serving.


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