Best Ambrosia Salad Recipe

Classic Ambrosia Salad

Ambrosia Salad is a slight variation of the classic fruit salad made with marshmallows, canned fruit, maraschino cherries, and whipped cream.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Ambrosia Salad
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 412 kcal
Author Catalina Castravet


Cream Ingredients:

  • 8 oz Cool Whip
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Salad Ingredients:

  • 4-6 cups miniature marshmallows
  • 11 oz can mandarin oranges drained
  • 20 oz can diced pineapple drained
  • 10 oz red maraschino cherries drained
  • 10 oz green maraschino cherries drained
  • 1 cup sweetened coconut flakes
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans or walnuts


  1. Add all the Cream Ingredients to a large bowl, and whisk with an electric hand mixer for about 1 minute.
  2. Add all the Salad Ingredients to the bowl with cream and gently fold in, until well coated in cream.
  3. Serve immediately or cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.
Nutrition Facts
Classic Ambrosia Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 412 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 9mg3%
Sodium 86mg4%
Potassium 283mg8%
Carbohydrates 79g26%
Fiber 5g21%
Sugar 63g70%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 675IU14%
Vitamin C 20mg24%
Calcium 110mg11%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.