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Ambrosia Fruit Salad: A Sweet Side Dish Recipe

This is an easier ambrosia fruit salad recipe with only 4 ingredients – fruit, whipped cream, marshmallows, and yogurt!

Hi everyone! It’s Erica from Messy Momma Crafts bringing you a quick and easy side dish, something sweet to go along with your holiday dinner. I love big family get-togethers during Thanksgiving and Christmas, spending time with family; cooking, baking and eating great food. This Ambrosia Fruit Salad is a big hit at the dinner table. I love to make simple recipes and side dishes and leave the turkey and ham up to my husband.

Ambrosia Fruit Salad is one of the best side dishes for Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner. It only requires 4 ingredients but feel free to make it your own with some extra fruits your family loves.

How to Make Ambrosia Fruit Salad

What is ambrosia salad?

Ambrosia salad is a classic side dish usually made with oranges, pineapples, whipped topping, coconut flakes, and mini marshmallows. I used a different type of fruit and made it creamier with yogurt. Believe me, it’s amazing!

What you need: 

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This Whipped Fruit Salad only requires 4 ingredients but extra cherries always make it even more fantastic.

Kitchen Tools Needed: 

The base of this Mixed Fruit Salad is vanilla yogurt and Cool Whip topping.

Ingredients Needed: 

Whipped Fruit Salad Tips:

This Whipped Fruit Salad is the perfect no bake side dish for family dinners, just whip it up and serve it in an 8 x 8

DO i have to only use canned fruit?

Absolutely not. I love using a base of canned fruit, like a fruit cocktail mix, canned pears and maraschino cherries. But you can make this using your favorite fresh fruits too like sliced grapes, kiwis, and apples.

Classic ambrosia salad uses mandarin oranges and pineapple, so use that instead of fruit cocktail for a little fun twist.

This Ambrosia Fruit Salad is the perfect no bake side dish for family dinners, just whip it up and serve it with extra marshmallows on top.

Can i make this recipe the night before?

Yes! One of the best parts about this recipe is when the marshmallows on top get a little soft and melt in your mouth with every bite. But if you prefer your marshmallow texture not so soft, make the whipped fruit salad the night before and add the marshmallows on before you serve the dish.

This Whipped Fruit Salad is the perfect no bake side dish for family dinners, just whip it up and place in the fridge to chill for an hour.
This Whipped Fruit Salad is the perfect colorful treat for a sweet side dish during Thanksgiving dinner.
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Ambrosia Fruit Salad

Ambrosia Fruit Salad is one of the best side dishes for Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner. It only requires 4 ingredients but feel free to make it your own with some extra fruits your family loves.
Prep Time15 mins
Chill Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 15 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Thanksgiving dessert
Servings: 12 People
Calories: 400kcal
Author: Erica Golding
Cost: $10

Equipment

  • Large mixing bowl
  • Strainer
  • 8 x 8" Clear Baking Pan

Ingredients

  • 16 oz Cool Whip Topping
  • 10 oz Fun-Mallows
  • 30 oz Fruit Cocktail drained
  • 16 oz Maraschino Cherries (optional)
  • 16 oz Vanilla Yogurt

Instructions

  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the Cool Whip and vanilla yogurt and mix well.
  • Strain the fruit and mix the fruit into the whipped ingredients.
  • Mix in 2 cups of marshmallows.
  • Scoop the Whipped Fruit Salad into the baking pan, top with marshmallows, and chill for one hour.

Notes

For a little extra crunch, add some unsweetened coconut flakes. 

Nutrition

Serving: 0.5cups | Calories: 400kcal | Carbohydrates: 90g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 12mg | Sodium: 115mg | Potassium: 292mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 74g | Vitamin A: 370IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 195mg | Iron: 1mg
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Whipped Fruit Salad is one of the best side dishes for Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner. It only requires 4 ingredients but feel free to make it your own with some extra fruits your family loves.

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