Ambrosia Salad

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Sweetened coconut flakes, marshmallows, and colorful fruit are coated in sweet whipped cream and vanilla yogurt that creates this amazing Ambrosia Salad. It’s a classic Southern side dish that is a staple for just about any occasion!

Ambrosia salad has apples, oranges, pineapples and grapes all tossed together in whipped topping and shredded coconut.

With the holiday season already here, this creamy fruit salad is a must-make for the festivities! 😄

For as long as I can remember, Ambrosia Salad has found its way to the dinner table whenever a holiday comes around.

Whether it’s Thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter or even the 4th of July, this salad is always present for our feast! It’s hardly any surprise why, it’s so easy to make, requires simple ingredients, and most importantly, it tastes incredible!

To make this heavenly salad, simply add all the ingredients into a bowl, mix it all together, then place it in the fridge to chill for a couple hours! It’s so straightforward that even your kids could whip it up!

Ambrosia salad has apples, oranges, pineapples and grapes all tossed together in whipped topping and shredded coconut.

The juicy, refreshing fruit is another huge selling point because who doesn’t love a bowl of all of their favorite fruits wrapped up in a light and creamy whipped cream mixture? Yum!

To say the least, this Ambrosia Salad truly lives up to its Greek roots. The word Ambrosia actually means “the food of the gods”, and it couldn’t be more true. From the first to the last bite of this fruit filled salad, you truly feel like you’re eating something heaven sent. 😄


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Ambrosia Salad

Sweetened coconut flakes, marshmallows, and fruit are coated in sweet whipped cream and yogurt creating this amazing Ambrosia Salad!
Prep Time 2 hours
Servings 6
Calories 385kcal


  • 1 can (20 ounces) pineapple chunks drained
  • 1 can (11 ounces) mandarin oranges drained
  • 1/2 cup maraschino cherries drained and rinsed
  • 1 cup green seedless grapes sliced in half
  • 1 small red apple cut in small pieces
  • 1 cup miniature marshmallows
  • 1/2 cup sweetened coconut flakes
  • 1/4 cup Greek vanilla yogurt
  • 1 container (8 ounces) cool whip, thawed OR fresh sweetened whipped cream


  • In a large bowl, combine pineapple, mandarin oranges, cherries, grapes, apples, marshmallows and coconut. Add vanilla Greek yogurt and whipped topping to bowl. Using a spatula, fold mixture together gently until all combined.
  • Cover and chill in refrigerator 2 to 4 hours before serving. Enjoy!


*Stays fresh covered in refrigerator up to 2 days.


Serving: 1 serving | Calories: 385kcal | Carbohydrates: 72g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 12g



Ambrosia salad has apples, oranges, pineapples and grapes all tossed together in whipped topping and shredded coconut.
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5 thoughts on “Ambrosia Salad

  1. I make mine with Pinapple,mandarin oranges,cherries sometimes blueberries ,mini marshmallows,sugar and real homemade whipped cream .have been making this for over 30 yrs. every party or occasion I am asked to make.

  2. I used to put a jar of grated coconut that you can buy at the oriental store and instead of flaky grated coconut from a bag. Also I use a can of condense milk and 1 philadelphia cream cheese. Soften the cream cheese first and add a can of condense milk stir together and pour all the fruits mentioned above. Oh! you can also add a container of Jello either orange or red the one in a container with cream in it? It is so good together because the jello is already cut up into cube already. Mix all together and viola !!! it is so creamy.

  3. I may also add a pecan nut in it along with the rest of the fruits and container of Jello cream,pick what flavor you like either orange and cherry. Mix all of them with the fruits.

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