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.
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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Kitchen Tools Needed:
These are the ingredients you’ll need. All the exact amounts are in the printable card at the bottom of this post.
- Cool Whip Topping
- Vanilla Yogurt
- Fun-Mallows (The Colorful Marshmallows)
- Canned Fruit
- Optional: Maraschino Cherries, Kiwi, Grapes, etc.
Whipped Fruit Salad Tips:
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.
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.
Ambrosia Fruit Salad
- 8 x 8" Clear Baking Pan
- Hand Mixer or Stand Mixer
- 16 oz Cool Whip Topping
- 10 oz Fun-Mallows
- 30 oz Fruit Cocktail drained
- 16 oz Maraschino Cherries (optional)
- 16 oz Vanilla Yogurt
- 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.
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