Ambrosia Salad


  • 1 8 oz tub Cool Whip (lite is fine)
  • ½ cup sour cream (light is fine)
  • 1 11 oz can mandarin oranges, drained
  • 1 20 oz can crushed pineapple, drained
  • 10 oz jar maraschino cherries, drained, halved, and patted dry
  • 1 cup sweetened coconut flakes
  • 2 cups miniature marshmallows
  • ¾ cup chopped nuts (pecans, walnuts, cashews) optional


  • Fold sour cream into Cool Whip in a large serving bowl.
  • Fold in remaining ingredients making sure the pineapple, oranges, and cherries have been properly drained.
  • Serve immediately or refrigerate until serving.

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