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Ambrosia Salad

Rated as 4.7 out of 5 Stars

"During last-minute menu planning, I often include this recipe because I keep the ingredients on hand."
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10 m servings
Original recipe yields 4 servings


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  1. In a large bowl, combine the oranges, pineapple, marshmallows and coconut. Add sour cream and toss to mix. Cover and refrigerate for several hours.


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I combined this recipe with some elements of another ambrosia salad recipe from this site and came up with a delicious ambrosia salad that serves 8-12(I served this at a Father's Day gathering f...

I first made this recipe in 4th grade after we studied Hawaii and had a luau! We called it 5 cup salad or ambrosia and this is exactly how I made it--to keep it simple, 1 cup of each of the abov...

The perfect amount! I modified slightly by adding only 1/2 c sour cream and a cup of cool whip.

Good with these modifications: I took the tip that said to mix 1/2 sour cream with 1/2 cool whip (also added 1 tsp of vanilla to that mixture). I also doubled the recipe. I added chopped bananas...

This Ambrosia Salad is great. I think the sour cream is just right,I find Cool Whip so artificial tasting! The only thing I did different was to add Maraschino Cherries.

I wanted to double the recipe, and incorporate other's suggestions. I stirred together 1 cup sour cream, 1 cup Cool Whip, 1/2 Tbl each of vanilla and sugar. I used 22 oz mandarin oranges and 16...

I love this stuff!!! I use 2 cups of mini marshmallows (the multi-colored version) and only 3/4 c of sour cream. I think using sour cream is so much better than the Cool Whip that other Ambros...

This is the same recipes I've had for years that I got from my aunt. It's simple and everyone loves it.

This is just like my Gram's recipe, which was lost! She always layered the top with coconut instead of mixing it in, then decorated the top with marachino cherries! It looks great in a big pun...