Hawaiian Ambrosia

Hawaiian Ambrosia Recipe

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Doris Glowicki


My dad liked this so my mom made it for get togethers. When I was old enough, I took over making it. Whenever my dad and his wife had the families over, his request was for this, and he did not like coconut! Now that both of my parents are gone, making this for other get togethers helps remind me of them.

★★★★★ 2 votes
6+, depending on amounts added
5 Min


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minature marshmallows, 1 bag
regular or lite sour cream, 1 small container
1 can(s)
mandarin oranges, drained
1 can(s)
fruit cocktail, in syrup (lite, or packed in juices), mostly drained
coconut, one bag, sweetened

How to Make Hawaiian Ambrosia


  • 1Combine all ingredients except coconut and marshmallows in a large bowl. Add coconut and marshamallows to taste and stir to combine. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
  • 2NOTE: This tastes better if allowed to let the flavors mingle overnight.
  • 3OPTIONAL: Add a tropical flavor of gelatin for added taste and color.

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About Hawaiian Ambrosia

Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: Hawaiian/Polynesian
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids, Healthy

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