Light summertime fruity dessert that everyone loves.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
additional:
1 hr
total:
1 hr 15 mins
Servings:
10
Yield:
10 servings
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Ingredients

10
Original recipe yields 10 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Mix whipped topping, pineapple with juice, pudding mix, marshmallows, and coconut together in a bowl. Refrigerate for flavors to blend and mixture to set, 1 hour.

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  • Fold mandarin oranges and fruit cocktail into the whipped topping mixture. Garnish with cherries. Serve immediately or set longer in refrigerator until ready to serve.

Nutrition Facts

366 calories; protein 1.1g 2% DV; carbohydrates 58g 19% DV; fat 14.9g 23% DV; cholesterolmg; sodium 231.8mg 9% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
08/21/2015
Delish! .... but To my taste there was too much fluff and not enough fruit. So instead of 16oz cool whip I'll use an 8oz tub and cut the marshmallow by half. Otherwise it's great. The pudding does give it an edge over other recipes. I added sliced banana and chopped up 2 apples and added raisins. I love versatile recipes. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/21/2015
Delish! .... but To my taste there was too much fluff and not enough fruit. So instead of 16oz cool whip I'll use an 8oz tub and cut the marshmallow by half. Otherwise it's great. The pudding does give it an edge over other recipes. I added sliced banana and chopped up 2 apples and added raisins. I love versatile recipes. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/04/2017
I made a happy mistake when making Ambrosia Reborn I used lemon pudding instead of vanilla. Delish! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/27/2015
Made this for a party & it was a big hit! I added grapes which gave it a nice juicy crisp cold crunch. Definately a keeper recipe:) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/14/2013
LOVE THIS RECIPE. IT'S QUICK AND EASY AND NICE AND LIGHT FOR THOSE TRYING TO LOSE WEIGHT BUT HAVE A LIGHT DESSERT. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/24/2014
So yummy. My boyfriend asked for his grandma's ambrosia salad but I one upped her with this one. Easy and delish. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/17/2014
The ambrosia was a hit at my church picnic! It reminded me of my great Aunt Dorothy's ambrosia I had as a kid. Love it! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/16/2018
Excellent! The flavor and consistency was wonderful. You can add tropical fruit in addition to or instead of the fruit cocktail for a slightly different take. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/27/2019
I served it to over 125 people and got rave reviews and people wanting the recioe! Great recipe and easy! -- and I just put the coconut on the side for people to add their own since some do not like coconut (like me). It was awesome without the coconut too! Read More
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