Grandma’s Ambrosia Salad

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Grandma’s Ambrosia Salad is a creamy fruit salad with pineapple, orange, coconut and mini marshmallows. Use fresh or canned fruit and simple homemade whipped cream in this easy recipe. It is so delicious that it is considered the food of the gods, hence the name Ambrosia Salad.

Ambrosia salad is a classic side dish recipe. It always makes an appearance at big family holiday dinners and potlucks, and it doesn’t last long. Everyone always eats a big portion and there are absolutely no leftovers. That’s great. True to the fashion of a full-time chef, you won’t find any Cool-Whip in this cookbook. We’re making ragweed salad completely from scratch! Depending on the size of the crowd you’re feeding, you may need to double this recipe because you’ll love it!

This fruit salad originated in the late 1800s, when tropical climate fruits such as citrus and coconut were considered exotic delicacies. Because it was an expensive and extravagant dish, they considered it the food of the gods and named the dish after the Greek god Ambrosia, god of food and drink. The original recipe was nothing more than citrus slices, shredded coconut, and sugar. Over time, the dish has grown to include other fruits, creamy toppings, miniature marshmallows, and sometimes nuts.

Fruit Choices for Ambrosia Salad:

Which fruit to add is a matter of personal preference, the only real requirement is to use citrus fruits, usually oranges and coconuts. Here are the most common fruit choices in Ambrosia salad:

  • sliced ​​oranges (fresh or canned)
  • shredded coconut (fresh shredded or coconut flakes)
  • pineapple chunks (fresh or canned)
  • banana chips
  • strawberries (quartered or sliced)
  • maraschino cherries
  • diced peaches (fresh or canned)
  • Diced pears (fresh or canned)
  • Grape

nut:

Nuts are a popular addition to ambrosia salad, but are entirely optional. Walnuts and pecans are the most common, you can add 1 cup chopped walnuts and pecans. If you’re serving this to a crowd, be aware of nut allergies and be sure to label the dish as containing nuts or inform all guests.

Added sugar vs. Unsweetened coconut flakes:

You can use sweetened or unsweetened coconut flakes in this recipe. If you have a sweet tooth, you might prefer the sweet flakes, but both are delicious!

Marshmallow options:

You can use standard mini marshmallows or mini pastel colored marshmallows, sometimes called Funmallows or Fruity Funmallows. Both will work for this recipe, it’s all up to your own personal taste preference.

Ambrosia salad served in a small bowl.

Note in advance:

You can make this recipe in its entirety up to 24 hours in advance. Cover and store in the refrigerator until ready to serve.

Storage Instructions:

Ambrosia salad can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

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Ambrosia salad served in a small bowl.

Grandma’s Ambrosia Salad is a creamy fruit salad with pineapple, orange, coconut and mini marshmallows. Use fresh or canned fruit and simple homemade whipped cream in this easy recipe. It is so delicious that it is considered the food of the gods, hence the name Ambrosia Salad.

Preparation time 15 minute

total time 15 minute

raw material

  • 1 1/2 cup orange slices canned or fresh
  • 1 1/2 cup diced pineapple canned or fresh
  • 2 Moderate banana slice
  • 1 pound strawberry slice
  • 1 cup unsweetened coconut flakes or shredded coconut
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 cup Mini Marshmallows
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoon powdered sugar
  • 2 teaspoon corn starch
  • 1/2 cup plain or vanilla yogurt

instruct

  • In a large mixing bowl, whisk together oranges, pineapple, bananas, strawberries, coconut flakes, and lemon juice. Then, add the marshmallows.

  • In a separate large mixing bowl, using a hand mixer or stand mixer, whip cream and vanilla extract. Slowly add powdered sugar and cornstarch. Continue beating until stiff peaks form, about 5 minutes. Stir in yogurt.

  • Add the whipped cream to the fruit bowl. Toss well until the ingredients are evenly distributed throughout the salad. Cool until ready to serve.

notes

Other fruit options include:

  • maraschino cherries
  • diced peaches (fresh or canned)
  • Diced pears (fresh or canned)
  • grapes (halved)

Calories: 285kcal | carbohydrate: 30G | protein: 3G | fat: 19G | Saturated fat: 13G | cholesterol: 43mg | sodium: 31mg | Potassium: 339mg | fiber: 4G | sugar: 19G | Vitamin A: 497unit | Vitamin C: 54mg | calcium: 56mg | iron: 1mg

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