Sweet Ambrosia Salad

Photo: Gooseberry Patch

The key to making this classic southern side is the coconut. Serve this sweet ambrosia salad recipe any time of the year with any meal.


Yield: Makes 8 to 10 servings


  • 1 20-oz. can pineapple chunks, drained
  • 1 14 1/2 oz. jar maraschino cherries, drained
  • 1 11-oz. can mandarin oranges, drained
  • 1 8-oz. container sour cream
  • 1 10 1/2 oz. pkg. pastel mini marshmallows
  • 1/2 cup sweetened flaked coconut


  1. Combine fruit in a large bowl; stir in sour cream until coated. Fold in marshmallows and coconut; cover and chill overnight.
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