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How to Make Mom’s Unforgettable Ambrosia Salad

One taste of this Ambrosia, and you’ll crave it all year long! It is unbelievable as a Holiday dessert! So simple to make and so delicious to devour!
~ Kimberly Edwards πŸ™‚

Type: Dessert Recipe
Prep Time: 10 min + 1 hr refrigeration to chill
Yield: 1 large bowl – about 9 cups of dessert


  • 1 can Mandarin orange sections – No juice; please drain off.
  • 1 can pineapple chunks – No juice; please drain off.
  • 3/4 cup shredded coconut
  • 2 3/4 cups sliced bananas
  • 3/4 cup miniature marshmallows
  • 3/4 cup green seedless grapes
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1-2 cups (depending on your taste) homemade whipped cream


  1. Gently stir together all fruits, marshmallows and sugar. * Tip: Be sure to drain canned fruit. The juice is not needed and will ruin the dessert’s texture.
  2. Then, very gently, fold in the whipped cream. Please see my very easy, Homemade Whipped Cream recipe.
  3. So that the flavors meld together, refrigerate, covered, for 4-10 hrs.Β Β  * Tip: You may serve after 1 hr for time purposes, but it tastes even more delicious the longer you’ll be able to wait! πŸ™‚
  4. Serve for dessert or a wonderful treat! Enjoy!

This is so worth the waiting time to chill, but you may not be able to contain yourself. I bet you’ll sneak a bite or 2!


I hope you enjoyed this Holiday Recipe on Cooking With Kimberly. Until next time…

Eat Deliciously!

Kimberly Edwards πŸ™‚
[tags]ambrosia, ambrosia salad, dessert recipe, fruit recipe, Holiday recipe, Christmas recipe, Thanksgiving recipe, Easter recipe[/tags]

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Kimberly Turner is the web-chef behind CookingWithKimberly.com.

Food writer, food consultant and general lover of the delicious treats on our planet, Kimberly brings you hearty content, delicious offerings, fun antics, and some down-home cooked love with her mom making cameos.

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    • Me too! I can taste it now!

      I’m excited for this one…We might even put a twist on it that I’ll have to let everyone in on!

      Kimberly πŸ™‚

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