Best Ever Ambrosia Salad

4 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Servings 6 people
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Ambrosia Salad is filled with mandarin oranges, pineapple, maraschino cherries, coconut, and marshmallows and mixed in a fluffy cool whip! This is a potluck classic!
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword potluck, salad, side salad, ambrosia, whipcream salad


  • 8 ounce cool whip thawed
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 (15 ounccan mandarin oranges drained
  • 1 cup chopped fresh pineapple
  • 3/4 cup maraschino cherries without stems, sliced in half
  • 3 cup marshmallows I like using the multi-colored flavored marshmallows
  • 1 cup shredded coconut
  • 3/4 cup pecans chopped


  1. In a large mixing bowl add thawed cool whip and sour cream and stir until combined. Add in the mandarin oranges, pineapple, cherries, marshmallows, coconut and pecans.
  2. Stir until combined and chill salad for at least 1 hour or overnight.

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Nutrition Facts
Best Ever Ambrosia Salad
Amount Per Serving (6 people)
Calories 374 Calories from Fat 180
% Daily Value*
Fat 20g31%
Saturated Fat 9g45%
Cholesterol 16mg5%
Sodium 112mg5%
Potassium 169mg5%
Carbohydrates 50g17%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 35g39%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 185IU4%
Vitamin C 0.2mg0%
Calcium 73mg7%
Iron 0.7mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.