Since the weather is beautiful outside, I’ve been thinking about hosting a family and friend cookout soon. Of course, I’ll have burgers, hot dogs, and the like, but I want to start thinking about the best part – the sides!

Easy Ambrosia Fruit Salad

When I was a kid, my grandmother always had a fruit salad of some kind for family functions and gatherings, but there was one that was my absolute favorite – ambrosia fruit salad! Ambrosia salad is a delicious mix of Cool Whip, vanilla pudding, sour cream, mini marshmallows, pineapples, fruit cocktail, mandarin oranges, and maraschino cherries.

It’s a staple in my family.

Easy Ambrosia Fruit Salad

With the help of Cool Whip, this recipe is so quick and easy to put together, as well as crazy delicious.

Easy Ambrosia Fruit Salad

Ingredients you’ll need for this recipe:

  • 8 oz Cool Whip
  • 1 3.5 oz box of instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 16 oz sour cream
  • 2 cups mini marshmallows
  • 8 oz pineapple chunks, drained
  • 8 oz crushed pineapple, drained
  • 15 oz fruit cocktail, drained
  • 11 oz mandarin oranges, drained
  • 10 oz maraschino cherries, drained

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Easy Ambrosia Fruit Salad. When I was a kid, my grandmother always had a fruit salad of some kind for family functions and gatherings, but there was one that was my absolute favorite - ambrosia fruit salad! It's a staple in my family.

Easy Ambrosia Fruit Salad

Ambrosia salad is a delicious mix of Cool Whip, vanilla pudding, sour cream, mini marshmallows, pineapples, fruit cocktail, mandarin oranges, and maraschino cherries.

Ingredients

  • 8 oz Cool Whip
  • 1 3.5 oz box of instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 16 oz sour cream
  • 2 cups mini marshmallows
  • 8 oz pineapple chunks drained
  • 8 oz crushed pineapple drained
  • 15 oz fruit cocktail drained
  • 11 oz mandarin oranges drained
  • 10 oz maraschino cherries drained

Instructions 

  • Mix Cool Whip, pudding mix and sour cream until well blended. Add all fruit until combined, then chill for 15-30 minutes.

My kids love to dive into this salad after school and I love that it’s packed full of fruit for them. Sometimes we add nuts on top for a little crunch, too! It’s a family favorite in our home, for sure!

Easy Ambrosia Fruit Salad

Have you ever made ambrosia salad before? Share your secrets and tips that you have in your recipe below!

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