This is a simple, tasty, and colorful variation of a classic ambrosia salad. My son loves it; he keeps asking me when I'm going to make some more of that 'marshmallow casserole'!

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
additional:
30 mins
total:
40 mins
Servings:
24
Yield:
12 cups
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Ingredients

24
Original recipe yields 24 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Stir together the yogurt and marshmallows in a large bowl. Gently fold in the strawberries and Mandarin oranges. Scoop into a serving bowl, and refrigerate at least 30 minutes before serving.

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Cook's Note:

You can use vanilla yogurt instead of plain, if you prefer.

Nutrition Facts

170 calories; protein 2.2g 4% DV; carbohydrates 36.7g 12% DV; fat 0.6g 1% DV; cholesterol 2.3mg 1% DV; sodium 74.9mg 3% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (14)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
06/24/2008
This is my favorite salad. I added strawberry cool whip to a vanilla yogurt and a half a bag of mini marshmallows with fresh strawberries! My family loved it! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
09/26/2007
This recipe is also great using sour cream instead of yogurt flaked coconut chunk pineapple maraschino cherries and the colored mini marshmellows. Read More
(14)
17 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 8
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
06/24/2008
This is my favorite salad. I added strawberry cool whip to a vanilla yogurt and a half a bag of mini marshmallows with fresh strawberries! My family loved it! Read More
(15)
Rating: 3 stars
09/26/2007
This recipe is also great using sour cream instead of yogurt flaked coconut chunk pineapple maraschino cherries and the colored mini marshmellows. Read More
(14)
Rating: 5 stars
06/26/2009
I really liked this. I took it to a gathering at a friend's house and her teenaged daughter loved it! I've made regular ambrosia with sour cream oranges pineapple and coconut but I like the healthier option of using yogurt and it tasted every bit as good. I think the tanginess of the yogurt offsets the sweetness of the marshmallows and if your strawberries are a little on the tart side you could balance it out by using vanilla or pineapple yogurt. I might modify my own regular recipe next time by substituting yogurt and adding strawberries to all the other fruit. Still this recipe is five-star just as written. Thanks eclectricity for a great recipe and a great idea! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/16/2009
I'm the recipe submitter. As of 7-15-09 it has been edited to correct an error I made when I originally submitted it. It now calls for two 16 ounce bags of marshmallows instead of one and the title has been changed from Strambrosia (I know I know it was a phase!) to Strawberry Ambrosia. Remember to drain the strawberries thoroughly or they'll tint the marshmallows a lovely shade of pink! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/07/2010
I used vanilla yogurt (on hand) and colored marshmallows (also on hand). This was very simple and tasty. I might add more yogurt the next time or cut back on the marshmallows. They seemed to absorb the yogurt after being refrigerated. Delicious! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/03/2008
Fresh strawberries might taste better. Good w/ vanilla yogurt. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
11/26/2007
A little tangy for my tastes - I added a little white sugar and that helped. I think I will try about a tsp. of vanilla extract next time. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/26/2012
My family loved this! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/27/2016
this was a hit at our Easter table! I used fresh strawberries and threw in some fresh blueberries, too. Read More
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