Ambrosia Salad

One of my favourite treats when I was a kid was my Aunt Angela’s marshmallow or ambrosia salad! I just loved it, still do till today! I came across a similar salad ambrosia-or-five-cup-salad by deelicioussweets  which I tried out today as well and loved it!

Can’t decide which I like better, one has a nostalgic taste to it and the other a new fresh twist! After comparing the two I combined them in one big bowl! Ya I am one happy girl;)

Ambrosia Salad

What you will need:

  • 1 796 ml can of ‘very’ cherry fruit cocktail
  • 1 small can of pineapple tidbits or 1 cup fresh  pineapple
  • 1 jar mandarin oranges or 4-5 small mandarins
  • 250 ml sour cream
  • 1 cup mini marshmallows
  • If you like you can add 1 cup Cool whip for a fluffier texture

Drain canned fruit, if using fresh pineapple cut into small chunks, if using mandarins peel and separate segments of mandarin.

Add all fruit to bowl and combine with sour cream and Cool whip if using, stir in the marshmallows. Chill and serve when ready.

This is the texture of it with just the sour cream

This is the ambrosia salad by Deelicious Sweets!:)

Just wanted to share with you my lovely pink marshmallows <3

This is both salads combined

This is both salads combined



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  1. wow, my jaw just dropped. It is so delicious looking salad. Everyday after working out I look @ your lovely pictures & recipes for the sake of my eyes & it satisfies me without eating any, lol.

  2. I love these pink marshmallows, lovely presentation. Your heart cups is cute too, everything looks so inviting & pleasing & I 'm sure you had a good time eating this lovely salad.

  3. breathlife37 says:

    I grew up on this and it is divine. My grandmother would make it especially at thanksgiving and Christmas now I make it. :) Thanks for the reminder that it is not just holiday food.

    • My Aunt Angela would make this for us as kids all the time…we just loved it! Wish my kids loved it as much as I do, cause now when I make it, I end up eating most of it…not such a bad thing I guess ;)

  4. Looks heavenly & those marshmallows are tickling my tongue, LOL.

  5. aya tasnim says:

    Looks totally magnifique i’m absolutely totally without any doubt going to try it

  6. I loooove this! Growing up my mom used to make it to take tailgating. But she used vanilla or plain yogurt instead of sour cream. I recently changed it up a little more and used all fresh fruit and vanilla greek yogurt for a healthier alternative. :)

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