Ambrosia Recipe

Ambrosia makes one of those family recipes that I can’t imagine my Grandmother not having prepared for our Christmas meals.

Ambrosia Recipe | ©

She would always prepare it a the day before our family Christmas so that it was perfectly chilled for serving. Filled with so much delicious, seasonal citrus fruit, Ambrosia has to be one of my favorite little recipes that can be considered a side dish and also works just perfectly as a dessert.

Ambrosia Recipe | ©

Here’s our Ambrosia recipe. I hope you love it!

Ambrosia Recipe | ©

Ambrosia Recipe
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Ambrosia is filled with delicious citrus fruits, whipped cream, and coconut making it an all-time favorite recipe. Get this family favorite ambrosia recipe you are sure to love.
Serves: 8
  • 1 cup whipping cream
  • 2 tablespoons confectioner's sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 4 medium navel orange, sectioned
  • 2 medium red grapefruit, sectioned
  • 1 cup chopped pineapple, or 1 (8-ounce) can diced pineapple, drained
  • ½ cup sweetened flake coconut
  • 1 cup mini marshmallows
  • 1 jar Maraschino cherries, drained (optional)
  1. Pour whipping cream into a large bowl and whisk until soft peaks begin to form. Slowly add confectioner's sugar and vanilla and whip until stiff peaks form. Fold in oranges, grapefruit, pineapple, coconut, and marshmallows. Pour into a large glass bowl. Wrap tightly with plastic wrap and refrigerate for about 8 hours before serving. When ready to serve, add cherries to top of ambrosia and serve.


Robyn xo


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    I love love ambrosia ~ I haven’t had any since my mama and aunts all passed away some 25 years ago. But that was always on the Christmas menu – thank you for a sweet memory!
    Merry Christmas Robyn!

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