Mama's Ambrosia

Mama's Ambrosia


"This is a quick and easy fruit salad that you and your guests will love."


1 h 15 m servings 290 cals
Serving size has been adjusted!

Original recipe yields 10 servings



  • Calories:
  • 290 kcal
  • 15%
  • Fat:
  • 16.6 g
  • 25%
  • Carbs:
  • 34.5g
  • 11%
  • Protein:
  • 3.7 g
  • 7%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 10 mg
  • 3%
  • Sodium:
  • 73 mg
  • 3%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. In a large bowl, mix together the oranges, fruit cocktail, walnuts, marshmallows, and coconut. Fold in the sour cream. Chill for at least an hour, and stir again before serving.
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  1. 90 Ratings


This is exactly the ambrosia recipe I was looking for! One caveat, however: if you're making this for a family or party, the idea that the recipe would "serve 10" seems preposterous to me. Maybe...

Perfect ambrosia in my opinion!! There are many ways to make this - including those recipes that use cool whip instead of sour cream (too sweet for me) - but I made the right choice going with t...

Added some cherries and took out the nuts. Very yummy!! I've been looking for a good and easy recipe that had sour cream instead of Cool Whip and this was it!!

This is THE BEST ambrosia recipe out there! Exactly like my grandfather made for years every Thanksgiving. Thank you for sharing =)

this salad was so easy and good! I was thrown off by the sour cream at first, but it works for this salad. My four year old loved picking out the marshmellow and nuts, then goobled down the rest.

I have been searching for this recipe for years! It was so easy to make, my family loved it! Great!

THANK-YOU . . . my ex's mother used to make this all the time and I LOVED it . . . and now I finally have teh recipe! the only thing different was use the colored mini marshmallows! BUT the sour...

excellent recipe, and sooo easy to make. took it to a work party and everyone loved it.

This is a new favorite in my household. My 1 year old ate it up and begged for more. Simple, yummie and easy clean up! Just the right amount of sweetness!