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ambrosia salad with a cherry on top served in a white bowl
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Ambrosia Salad

This Ambrosia Salad recipe is a classic! It combines pineapple, mandarin oranges, and coconut with creamy dressing and mini marshmallows.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: ambrosia salad, apple dessert, dessert salad
Author: Kasey Schwartz


  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 8 oz Cool Whip
  • 1 cup mini marshmallows white or fruit flavored
  • 1 cup coconut - sweetened flakes
  • 1 cup canned pineapple tidbits well drained
  • 1 cup canned mandarin orange segments drained


  • Fold together all ingredients in a large bowl.
  • Refrigerate at least 4 hours or overnight.
  • Serve cold and topped with a maraschino cherry.