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Ambrosia

Ambrosia
Makes:
6 servings
Prep Time:
10
minutes
Total Time:
40
minutes
Low SodiumVegetarian
based on
59 reviews
This elegant Ambrosia fruit salad is perfect all year long. Sweet and fruity, this mixture of succulent fruits will delight your family and friends.

In this recipe:


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Ingredients:

  • 3 cans (15 oz. each) chunky fruit cocktail, drained
  • 1 can (11 oz.) Mandarin oranges, drained
  • 1 cup miniature marshmallows
  • 1 cup flake coconut
  • 2 bananas, thinly sliced
  • 2/3 cup (5 fl.-oz. can) NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Evaporated Milk
  • 1 cup sliced fresh strawberries

Directions:

COMBINE fruit cocktail, oranges, marshmallows, coconut, bananas and evaporated milk in large bowl. Refrigerate for 30 minutes. Stir in strawberries before serving.


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  •  Star(s)

    sweet treat

    Tina Young from Spencer, TN

    I made this for a ladies gathering treat but instead of strawberries I used grapes, apples peeled and cubed, and lite vanilla pudding. It was a real hit.

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    mousse

    blanca acosta from jackson, TN

    i made it a mousee, blended all ingredients and added gelatin! Yum! or in spanish, !delicioso!

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    Ambrosia

    Marcia Goshorn from ADVANCE, NC

    I made this for a WMU Salad Supper. It was a big hit. Quick to make and very delicious.

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    Ambrosio all the time....

    Damian from Chicago

    Okay, I've reviewed this before. But Now at work, EVERY PARTY, all they want is Ambrosia! I now add exotic fruit to the mix with papaya, mango, and let me tell you it is beyond popular! trouble is this is all they want and everyone elses deserts are left behind...Is that a good thing?

  •  Star(s)

    Very good with variation

    Kerry Smith from Chester, VA

    i omitted the marshmallows, banana & strawberries, and added crushed pineapple & walnuts. love it! a perfect addition to any summer meal.

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    a little of this...

    Jennifer Shippee from GREENVILLE, NH

    I added blueberries, pineapple, raspberries and kiwi to this recipe and it was a hit at my 2 year old's birthday party!

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    Made it twice in one week

    gottobegood from

    This is a great recipe. Full of flavor, super easy, and a sure family pleaser!

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    Great

    gottobegood from

    A wonderful side for any meal. Easy to make with a lot left over.

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    Ambrosia of Angels!

    Karla Hubbard from COLUMBUS, OH

    I love this recipe! I have tried quite a few in my years, and this one is the best I've ever eaten, bar none! Everybody who ate it, came back for seconds and thirds, because it's so good. I'm so glad someone was kind enough to share this recipe with me! Thank you!!!

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    M_M_M_M GOOD

    Carol Wakeling from SILVER SPRINGS, NV

    this is a really good dish, I love the fruit, my family loves it Thank you

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    Ambrosia

    EVA SPARROW from CONVERSE, TX

    Just great. Simple to make. Everyone just loves it.

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    Delicious

    Debbye Trueman from FRONT ROYAL, VA

    This was a really nice recipe. I had never made made it with apples and strawberries before. My family love it, said it was delicious will make again and again.

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    Wonderful!

    H MIKKELSEN from ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, IL

    This recipe is perfect for large groups or parties. I made this for an anniversary party. It looks very festive and everyone loved it. Just right on a hot day.

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    something my mom used to make

    mary haislip from KANSAS CITY, KS

    I was glad to find this recipe ..My mom used to make this and i loved it ...this is a good recipe from start to finish, easy and delicious. When I made it for my sons and their wifes, they asked for the recipe too. The grand kids ate the majority of it though...so it was very well recieved.

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    Very Good

    JENNIFER PIERCE from TOMS RIVER, NJ

    I made this for Easter Everyone just loved it. I'll have to make it again for another party. Two Thumbs Up!!!!

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    Was so good I must make it again!

    Beverly Brigman from GREENSBORO, NC

    I made this for my family and they really enjoyed it. It was a pleasant surprise for a recent family gathering and everyone commented on how good this dish was.

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    Ambrosia "Food of the Gods"

    Damian from Chicago, Illinois

    I wanted to just do somethink VERY simple. This version is REALLY EASY! I added tropical fruit from a can besides the fruit coctail. It contained papayas,pineapples,mango and I also added freshblueberries for garnish. Now everyone is asking me to make this for ANY event. Although I don't mind, I let them know heres the recipe' now knock yourself out... GREAT RECIPE!!!

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    Just the right blend

    JUDITH PEAKE from SHREVEPORT, LA

    My husband loves ambrosia, and when I tried this recipe, he said it had just the right blend of ingredients. Thanks for such good and easy recipes!

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    Family Reunion Favorite

    Betty Worthington from INDIANAPOLIS, IN

    This was a big hit at the family reunion. A light and refreshing treat for both young and old. It was great to see this recipe again. Yummy Thanks!

  •  Star(s)

    Ambrosia Salad

    jeanne hunt from URBANDALE, IA

    This is a grest recipe for a light salad or dessert for summer days. My 11yr old grandson and I like to experiment with other fresh fruits such as blueberries and cherries with this recipe. So easy and so delicious.

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    Ambrosia

    Teri Wilson from Canyon Ctry., CA

    Made this to go along with dinner last night. It was delicious. I will never again make ambrosia with whipped topping. Very refreshing in this 100 degree + heat.

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    ambrogio salad

    Miriam Allistone from ARVA, ON

    I have made this many times, and everyone always love it. It is a great dessert after a big meal, light and fluffy. My kids love it and it is so easy.

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    Ambrosia

    T DeVeau from LAKE CHARLES, LA

    My 8 year old daughter's middle name is Ambrosia and she loved making and eating this. We had great fun with it. We even bought a fresh coconut and grated it ourselves (not an easy thing to do, but we had fun). It was so yummy, she plans on making it for the teacher luncheon next school year.

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    ambrosia

    sylvia arnold from PALM COAST, FL

    MMMMMMM....Very good...My Mom use to make this. Delicious...Now I make it and enjoy it for my family.

  •  Star(s)

    ginnys ambrosia

    virginia McDonald from LAHMANSVILLE, WV

    My mom made this for us when I was a child we loved it and we still feal the same way fifty years later. Now I make it for my grandkids and they feal the same way. Its a good thing to have on hot days.

  •  Star(s)

    excellent ambrosia

    Nell Able from Aurora, CO

    I made this recently for a graduation party, and it was a huge success. Everyone loved it. One of my sisters cannot eat coconut, so I set aside a portion for her without coconut, and she said it was really good too. Thanks.

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    Ambrosia

    Phyllis Minich from BUTLER, PA

    My Mom used to make this all the time. I hadn't had it for years, then I seen this recipe and decided to make it. It brought back wonderful memories. We totally enjoyed it. Will make it again.

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    AMBROSIA

    T. Page from JACKSON, MI

    This is excellent just like grandma made for us as a treat. I did not know all the ingredients Thank You know I do.

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    ambrosia/very very good

    Paulette Liddell from LYNNWOOD, WA

    My Mother used to make this at holiday times, then I started to make it. I was always a big hit.

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    Ambrosia

    Shirley Vance from VERNER, WV

    I made this to go with my Easter dinner, I tried it its great. I will be making this more often.

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    Ambrosia

    Barbara Green from VINCENNES, IN

    I absolutely love fruit and I've never made one of these before so I decided to try it out and I was soooo impressed. It had the best flavor imaginable...I will continue to make this recipe often!

  •  Star(s)

    My Ambrosia

    Fran Parisi from STATEN ISLAND, NY

    When I make Ambrosia, I use a 16 oz.container of sour cream, 1 can of crushed pineapple drained, 1/2 bag of miniature marshmallos, 1 cup of flaked coconut, and 2 cans of manderin oranges drained. Mix together adding the oranges last so they don't break up. Garnish with maraschino cherries. So easy and great for dessert to bring to someones house on a holiday

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    Ambrosia

    Carol Snyder from TRAVELERS REST, SC

    My mother used to make an ambrosia but this beats all. It was very easy and very, very good.

  •  Star(s)

    try with ice cream

    Shelli Bratton from

    very easy to make and keep on hand in the fridge for after school treat. i serve it with vanilla ice cream for extra flavor, especially in the summer. it's also good with sherbert.

  •  Star(s)

    Ambrosia

    Patricia Bradley from GREENSBORO, NC

    Very good,everyone liked it! My grandchildren loved that they were able to help so much with it.

  •  Star(s)

    Ambrosia

    Cyndy B Wilber from Ravena, NY

    I added some chopped walnuts, a little cour cream and whipped topping instead of the milk, and it really brought out the flavor.

  •  Star(s)

    One of my husband's favorites!

    AMY MISENCIK from SIMPSONVILLE, SC

    This is one of my husband's favorite recipes. He told me his mother used to make it all the time and it brings back wonderful memories for him. I like it because I don't feel as guilty about this dessert as other, more sweet ones.

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    ambrosia

    M G from MEDFORD, NJ

    this was yummy! I love anything sweet but aleast this has fruit so it makes it a sweet/healthy treat.?

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    Your kids will love it!

    Heidi Nelson from HAMPTON, VA

    I made this dessert for my two children with some extra cherries added and they absolutely loved it. Now they have me fix this for every cookout and family get together.

  •  Star(s)

    Ambrosia

    Ana Castro from Hazlet, NJ

    I made this Christmas eve for the family. It was quite simple to prepare but too plain. It did not have much flavor. Maybe it would be better to make it with something sweeter, like condensed milk.

  •  Star(s)

    Easy to make, yet tastes great!

    BETHANY SHAFFER from Paw Paw, MI

    I made this dessert tonight because it is my husband's absolute favorite. It is so light and very filling. It was very easy to make. We added some whipped topping to it and it tasted great.

  •  Star(s)

    Delicious!

    Cheryl Brown from NEWTOWN, PA

    I love this stuff!! I added more maraschino cherries because I love them and everything in it explodes in your mouth. Nuts also give it crunch and added flavor. Will make over and over again! Thank you so much for sharing!! This is my all-time favorite website!

  •  Star(s)

    Light and Delicate Dessert

    NANCY HELSLEY from TYRONE, PA

    This dessert is light, fluffy, and delicious

  •  Star(s)

    really tasty

    NIKI BEACH from TALLAHASSEE, FL

    This is one of the very best ambrosias that I have ever had! It is also fun to make.

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    Ambrosia

    S Jean from Dunsmuir, CA

    A refreshing and great recipe to make in the summer. My family loved it and we will be making it again. Thank you!

  •  Star(s)

    Summer Treat

    Elizabeth Yates from Lafollette, TN

    Not only for the holidays, but this wonderful treat is good with the weather getting hot. The cool refreshing taste of the fruit is just what you need to take the edge off the heat!!!!!

  •  Star(s)

    Where's the Pudding?

    Leanne Carter from College Station, TX

    Tthis was average at best. I should have listened to my family and used a traditional recipe that contains pudding. adds to the thickness. if you don't plan on using it right away, plan on throwing out the rest unless you like eating baby-texture-type food. For those wanting to make this: drain everything real well to reduce the amount of juice (soggy-ness)

  •  Star(s)

    Excellent

    BubbaDude Fritz from Taylor

    This was such a great hit at our recent 4th of July Family Gathering. A bit more time to prepare than listed But Hey!!! you can't put a time limit on Perfection!!! Already have been asked to make it for several upcoming Parties

  •  Star(s)

    Very Good

    Jennifer from Coral Springs, Fl

    My Mom gave me a recipe like this one, instead she uses Sour Cream, and lets the Marshmallows sit overnight, then add the fruit and coconut. Turns out GREAT!

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    Ambrosia fruit salad

    tina from tacoma, wa

    Instead of whip cream in place of evap milk, non fat whipped topping works also. Any fruit in 'season' could be added also!

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1/6 of recipe

Servings Per Recipe:

  • Calories: 330
  • Calories from Fat: 60
  • Total Fat: 6g (9% of DV)
  • Saturated Fat: 5g (25% of DV)
  • Cholesterol: 0mg (0% of DV)
  • Sodium: 30mg (1% of DV)
  • Carbohydrates: 70g (23% of DV)
  • Dietary Fiber: 6g (24% of DV)
  • Sugars: 54g
  • Protein: 3g
  • Vitamin A: 25% of DV
  • Vitamin C: 70% of DV
  • Calcium: 8% of DV
  • Iron: 6% of DV

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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Ambrosia

Ingredients

  • 3 cans (15 oz. each) chunky fruit cocktail, drained
  • 1 can (11 oz.) Mandarin oranges, drained
  • 1 cup miniature marshmallows
  • 1 cup flake coconut
  • 2 bananas, thinly sliced
  • 2/3 cup (5 fl.-oz. can) NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Evaporated Milk
  • 1 cup sliced fresh strawberries

 

Directions

COMBINE fruit cocktail, oranges, marshmallows, coconut, bananas and evaporated milk in large bowl. Refrigerate for 30 minutes. Stir in strawberries before serving.

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