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creamy ambrosia fruit salad in three small cups with a cherry on top

Ambrosia Salad

a creamy, sweet fruit salad
Course Dessert, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword ambrosia salad, fruit salad
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 10 servings
Calories 299kcal


  • 8 ounces whipped topping
  • 5 ounces vanilla yogurt about 1 cup
  • ½ cup coconut flakes sweetened
  • 20 ounces pineapple tidbits drained
  • 15 ounces mandarin oranges drained
  • 10 ounces maraschino cherries drained
  • ½ cup almonds sliced
  • ½ cup pecans chopped
  • 1 cup fruit-flavored mini marshmallows or regular mini marshmallows


  • If the whipped topping is frozen, allow it to thaw in the refrigerator until it can be folded.
  • In a small mixing bowl, fold the whipped topping in with the vanilla yogurt.
  • In a large mixing bowl, add all the other ingredients.
  • Mix the cream mixture into the other ingredients until everything is well coated.
  • Serve chilled.


See post for substitutions and variation ideas. 
Leftovers should be covered or stored in an airtight container and refrigerated. Ambrosia salad can be stored for at least 3 days. 


Calories: 299kcal | Carbohydrates: 42g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 0.002g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 45mg | Potassium: 307mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 36g | Vitamin A: 620IU | Vitamin C: 20mg | Calcium: 103mg | Iron: 1mg