The Amazing Ambrosia Salad

One of my favorite desserts of all time – Ambrosia Salad! So easy to make and always a big hit with kids and adults alike, make sure to put this salad on the menu for your next party!

Today I’m sharing an oldie but goodie with y’all – Ambrosia Salad! This easy dessert salad is always a hit and is a favorite of many in my family, especially my Aunt Judie. There is absolutely no reason to pick this up at the deli when making it at home is SO easy. I love this classic salad and I know you will too!

I seriously don’t think salads like this can ever go out of style…wanna know why? Because they taste AMAZING! They’re easy. They’re fun. They’re accessible. Kids like them. Adults like them. They’re great for parties, potlucks, barbecues. Have I convinced you yet?


1 8 oz tub Cool Whip (lite is fine)
½ cup sour cream (light is fine)
1 11 oz can mandarin oranges, drained
1 20 oz can crushed pineapple, drained
10 oz jar maraschino cherries, drained, halved, and patted dry
1 cup sweetened coconut flakes
2 cups miniature marshmallows
¾ 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.


Recipe From:

Coconut Cream Pie