Maraschino Cherry Ambrosia Recipe

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Maraschino Cherry Ambrosia

Bobbi Gulla


This ambrosia is truly worthy of the goes well with nectar. j/k

I bring this to to many gatherings & have learned to bring copies of the recipe to put next to the bowl.

Its ridiculously easy to make.

If you're not a maraschino cherry fan, just leave them out.

★★★★★ 1 vote
It depends on the crowd. Alot is as close as I can estimate.
15 Min


20 oz
can crushed pineapple [drained]
15 oz
fruit cocktail, in heavy syrup [delmonte brand works best]
16 oz
sour cream
32 oz
2 bags [16 oz each] shredded coconut
21 oz
2 bags [10.5 each] miniature marshmallows
2 lb
2 jars [1 lb each] maraschino cherries in heavy syrup
1 c
heavy whipping cream
powdered sugar to taste
vanilla to taste
15 oz
canned mandarin oranges [drained]


1Drain pineapple & mandarin oranges very well.

Place in something large to mix. I use my large crock pot or my turkey pan.
2Add fruit cocktail & heavy syrup.
3Add syrup from maraschino cherries.

Cut cherries in half and add to mixture.
4Add sour cream.
5Add shredded coconut.
6Add mini-marshmallows.
7In seperate mixing bowl, make whipping cream:

heavy whipping cream
powdered sugar [to taste]
vanilla [to taste]

Use mixer. Mix until it hardens and forms whipped cream. Be patient. It WILL happen...

Fold whipped cream into mixture.
8Chill in refrigerator at least 4 hours. The longer it chills the better the tastes will combine.
9Get a large bowl, a spoon & go into a private place so people won't see your eyes roll in pleasure or hear you moan with delight. LOL

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