Ambrosia Fruit Salad

Ambrosia Fruit Salad


"EASY EASY EASY. If you like maraschino cherries you can use them, if not remember there are maraschino cherries in your fruit cocktail. Also, a little juice from the maraschino cherries will color your fruit salad a festive red."


45 m servings 274 cals
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Original recipe yields 12 servings



  • Calories:
  • 274 kcal
  • 14%
  • Fat:
  • 12.4 g
  • 19%
  • Carbs:
  • 41.3g
  • 13%
  • Protein:
  • 1.9 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 62 mg
  • 2%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. In a large bowl, combine the whipped topping, coconut, chopped nuts, fruit cocktail, pineapple, mandarin oranges, marshmallows, cherries, nutmeg and cinnamon. Mix together well and refrigerate for 30 to 45 minutes.
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  1. 271 Ratings


I made this salad for Thanksgiving dinner and I have to agree with other reviewers that it would be best if you cut back the amount of spices used. Also a bit more cool-whip would help it. It is...

This Ambrosia was one of the first to go at a recent salad/dessert bar I hosted. For personal preference I omitted half the coconut, half the marshmallows, half the cool whip, the can of fruit c...

I tried this recipe "as is" and then made it again with half the coconut and half the spices. Much better in my opinion with just half of these ingredients.

Consensus seems to be reduce/omit cinnamon & nutmeg & reduce coconut by 1/2 so I did. Also reduced Cool Whip by 1/2 and added 1/2 Sour Cream. Added fresh fruits in season: strawberries, bl...

This recipe reminds me of a salad my grandma made while I was growing up! I left out the cinnamon and nutmeg and added about 12 ozs. of Cool Whip and 1 3/4 cup coconut! My guests loved this ea...

This was great! I've never made ambrosia before, but a family friend was having a luau and requested that everyone bring a 'tropical' type dish. With pineapple and coconut this fit the bill, and...

This is a wonderful recipe and so easy, took it to a gathering yesterday. Everyone went back for seconds and asked for the recipe. Congratulations to Kimberly for creating such a delicious dis...

Per other reviews, I used 1/2 the stated amounts of cinnamon, nutmeg, and coconut, and I'm really glad I did. The spices make this different than other similar desserts -- not spectactular, but...

Great Recipe, especially for a non-cook like myself! Everyone Loved it!!! Was asked to make this again for the 4th of July! My only note to this recipe is to double the amount of cool whip or...