Ambrosia Salad

Beth Pierce


This fun and easy Ambrosia Salad is a delectable combination of fresh whipped cream, sour cream, mini marshmallows, coconut, mandarin oranges, pineapple, maraschino cherries and pecans. The end result is pure heaven and always a hot commodity at potlucks, family reunions, and holiday parties.

Spring and summer are right around the corner and with them brings lots of bright fun and festive side salads. This recipe, Best Broccoli Salad, Tomato Salad, and Carrot Salad are just a few of our favorites.


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15 Min
No-Cook or Other


  • 3/4 c
    heavy whipping cream
  • 2 Tbsp
    powdered sugar
  • 1/2 c
    sour cream
  • 1 1/2 c
    marshmallows, mini
  • 1 c
    shredded sweetened coconut
  • 1 can(s)
    mandarin oranges, drained
  • 1 c
    fresh or canned pineapple
  • 1/2 c
    maraschino cherries drained, stems removed
  • 3/4 c
    toasted chopped pecans

How to Make Ambrosia Salad


  1. Chill the bowl and beaters in the freezer for about 15-20 minutes. Combine the whipping cream and powdered sugar in the chilled bowl. Beat on medium high speed until medium to stiff peaks form.
  2. Add the sour cream, mini marshmallows, coconut, mandarin oranges, pineapple, maraschino cherries, and pecans.
  3. Using a spatula gently fold the ingredients together. For best results chill for 1 hour prior to serving.

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