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Ambrosia salad made with oranges, cherries, pineapple and marshmallows is tossed in a light fluffy mixture of fresh whipped cream with a touch of sour cream for extra flavor.

Ambrosia Salad

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Course: Dessert, Salad
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Drain Fruit: 45 minutes
Servings: 8
Author: Donya | asouthernsoul.com


  • 1 20 oz can pineapple chunks
  • 1 15 oz can Mandarin oranges
  • 1 cup Maraschino cherries
  • 1 cup green grapes - halved
  • 1 cup pecans - chopped
  • 3 cups mini marshmallows
  • 1 cup sweetened coconut flakes
  • 1/2 cup sour cream

Whipped Cream

  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 1.2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla


  • Place pineapple chunks and oranges in a strainer and set aside, approximately 45 minutes to drain. Drain cherries, rinse in cold water and set aside with other fruit to drain.
  • Using a stand or hand mixer, whip heavy cream, sugar and vanilla until stiff peaks are formed. Fold in half of sour cream until mixed then add remaining being careful not to deflate whipped cream. Add coconut and marshmallow to mixture and stir gently.
  • Add in fruit and nuts, stirring to incorporate. Cover and chill until ready to serve.