This is a delicious, simple Ambrosia that will make a festive dessert that is perfect for Fourth of July parties!

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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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  • Combine the heavy cream and confectioners' sugar in a large bowl. Whip with an electric mixer until thick but not grainy. Mix in sour cream.

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  • Use a rubber spatula to fold in the flaked coconut, pineapple, strawberries, blueberries and marshmallows until everything is evenly distributed. Cover and chill for at least 4 hours before serving. It tastes best if chilled overnight.

Nutrition Facts

475 calories; 4.1 g protein; 36 g carbohydrates; 85.5 mg cholesterol; 67.6 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
07/05/2008
Wow! This was so good I couldn't stop eating it! I followed the recipe exactly and it was delicious! Maybe next time I'll use light cream instead of heavy cream to lower the fat content. I wouldn't change anything else! Update: I tried it with light cream and it just didn't have the same thick texture needed for this recipe. That's ok - it's definitely worth the calories! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
07/04/2008
This isn't the type of dessert I typically eat but it tasted alright to me and I got lots of compliments at the picnic I took it to for how great it was. I didn't have much left over. It is pretty costly to make compared to other items though. Read More
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33 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 21
  • 4 star values: 8
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
07/05/2008
Wow! This was so good I couldn't stop eating it! I followed the recipe exactly and it was delicious! Maybe next time I'll use light cream instead of heavy cream to lower the fat content. I wouldn't change anything else! Update: I tried it with light cream and it just didn't have the same thick texture needed for this recipe. That's ok - it's definitely worth the calories! Read More
(36)
Rating: 5 stars
07/05/2008
Wow! This was so good I couldn't stop eating it! I followed the recipe exactly and it was delicious! Maybe next time I'll use light cream instead of heavy cream to lower the fat content. I wouldn't change anything else! Update: I tried it with light cream and it just didn't have the same thick texture needed for this recipe. That's ok - it's definitely worth the calories! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/15/2007
YUMMY!!!!!!!!! I made this for 4th of July and it was sooooo good. We didn't have any leftovers. I made it again about two weeks later because I liked it so much and it's a great desert for hot summer nights. The second time I added in some chopped walnuts and it added a great crunch and texture. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/20/2007
I made this for a family reunion and everyone liked it. I didn't add the coconut because my family doesn't like it but I think it would be good because it lacked the sweetness from the coconut. I will make again but will add more pineapple for a sweeter flavor. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/05/2007
Oh My.....This is heaven!! I made it exactly like the recipe and everyone loved it!! I may cut up some bananas next time but it is excellent as is too. I will be making this often! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/16/2008
This was delicious! But I did add more powdered sugar you can adjust to how sweet you want it. You can get really creative with this recipe and add whatever fruit you want. I've already made it twice the first time exactly how recipe is except more powdered sugar the second time with just strawberries and bananas and of course the marshmallows.Definately A keeper!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/08/2007
This is very good but boy it makes a lot. Better have a crowd around for it. I served it at a July 4th barbeque for 17 people and we're still eating it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/17/2009
Loved this recipe. Left out the coconut and increased the sugar and added toasted pecans as others have recommended. "sauce" tasted a bit like sour cream out of the bowl but after the dish mellowed it was perfect..and I think the sour cream made the cream stable (even the next day it wasn't watery). Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/23/2009
This ambrosia wasn't quite sweet enough for my tastes. I added more marshmallows and it really did the trick. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/03/2007
Very easy to make and was consumed quickly by the party-goers Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
07/04/2008
This isn't the type of dessert I typically eat but it tasted alright to me and I got lots of compliments at the picnic I took it to for how great it was. I didn't have much left over. It is pretty costly to make compared to other items though. Read More
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