maraschino cherry ambrosia

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By Bobbi Gulla
from Philadelphia, PA

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 Review
serves It depends on the crowd. Alot is as close as I can estimate.
prep time 15 Min

Ingredients For maraschino cherry ambrosia

  • 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]

How To Make maraschino cherry ambrosia

  • 1
    Drain pineapple & mandarin oranges very well. Place in something large to mix. I use my large crock pot or my turkey pan.
  • 2
    Add fruit cocktail & heavy syrup.
  • 3
    Add syrup from maraschino cherries. Cut cherries in half and add to mixture.
  • 4
    Add sour cream.
  • 5
    Add shredded coconut.
  • 6
    Add mini-marshmallows.
  • 7
    In 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.
  • 8
    Chill in refrigerator at least 4 hours. The longer it chills the better the tastes will combine.
  • 9
    Get 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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