Easy Ambrosia Salad Recipe
Prep Time
45 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
1 hr 10 mins

your perfect dessert calls for this easy ambrosia salad

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: ambrosia salad
Servings: 6 -8 servings
Calories: 504 kcal
  • 1/4 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup canned mandarin oranges drained
  • 1 cup diced pineapple
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 cup shredded sweetened coconut
  • 1 cup multi-colored mini marshmallows
  • 1/2 cup sliced maraschino cherries plus a few whole cherries for garnish
  1. In a medium bowl, beat the sugar, cream and vanilla with a hand mixer until stiff peaks form. Fold in the sour cream, set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, toss together the oranges, pineapple, pecans, coconut, marshmallows and cherries.
  3. Fold the dressing into the salad. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour.
  4. Serve with the remaining cherries.
Nutrition Facts
Easy Ambrosia Salad Recipe
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 504 Calories from Fat 351
% Daily Value*
Fat 39g60%
Saturated Fat 20g125%
Cholesterol 59mg20%
Sodium 36mg2%
Potassium 285mg8%
Carbohydrates 38g13%
Fiber 5g21%
Sugar 24g27%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 890IU18%
Vitamin C 22.5mg27%
Calcium 69mg7%
Iron 1.1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.