Dirtie Gertie Ambrosia Salad.

Dirtie Gertie Ambrosia Salad.

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When I was a girl my grandma from New Orleans would make this, and it stuck with me!!The ingredients are simple, but it is far greater than the sum of its parts.

Add pistachios for an extra crunch (and extra protein,haha ;P).


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20 Min
No-Cook or Other


  • 3/4 Cup c
    heavy cream (chilled)
  • 1/4 c
    powdered sugar
  • 1/2 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 1/2 Cup c
    sour cream
  • 4 Cups c
    mini marshmallows either regular or fruit-flavored ones like the colored ones
  • 1 1/2 c
    shredded coconut
  • 11 oz
    mandarin oranges, drain well
  • 3/4 cups c
    marachino cherries (no stems!!)
  • 1 c
    pineapple tidbits

How to Make Dirtie Gertie Ambrosia Salad.


  1. Mix Sour Cream, Whipping Cream, Vanilla well.
  2. Add fruit and marshmallow ingredients
  3. Add powder sugar and mix well
  4. Refridgerate well after mixing.
  5. Serve to your love ones!

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About Dirtie Gertie Ambrosia Salad.

Course/Dish: Fruit Desserts
Main Ingredient: Sugar
Regional Style: American

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