Cool Whip Recipes: Ambrosia Salad

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Serve up this classic ambrosia salad recipe for guests this summer! Creamy, fruity, and flavorful for sure. Ambrosia salad has been around for years and is a must make dish for potlucks, parties, and more.

Cool Whip Recipes: Ambrosia Salad

By Jennifer Garza,,

I love Cool Whip Recipes in the summertime! One of my absolute favorites is Ambrosia Salad!


  •  1 8oz container of Cool Whip
  •   1 16 oz container of sour cream
  •   1 3.5 oz packet of instant vanilla pudding
  •   1 15 oz can of drained fruit cocktail
  •   1 8 oz can of drained crushed pineapple
  •   1 8 oz can of drained pineapple chunks
  •   1 11 oz can of drained mandarin oranges
  •  2 cups of miniature marshmallows
  •   1 10 oz jar of drained maraschino cherries
  •  optional: 3/4 cups of shredded or flaked coconut
  •   optional: 1/2 cup chopped walnuts

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook time: 0 minutes

Yield: 12 Servings

Instructions for the Best Ambrosia Salad Recipe:

Drain all the canned ingredients first. Add the powdered pudding mix, cool whip and sour cream to the ingredients. Stir well. Add the marshmallows and coconut last. Chill and then serve.

This recipe is perfect for summer bbq’s! It’s usually all gone when served!

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  1. I LOVE Ambrosia! This is something I could eat a quart of, all alone, without exercising self-discipline. And 5 minute prep time – you can’t go wrong! The only small adjustment I’m going to make is to substitute candied pecans for the chopped walnuts. (Just personal preference). THANK YOU for this – pinned & planned!! Yummy!!!

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