Thursday, April 5, 2012


I think everyone has their own idea of what ambrosia is.

My friend Racel makes hers Filipino style with condensed milk and fruit cocktail and lots and lots of coconut.

My version is pretty different than hers with the exception of the coconut, it's not ambrosia without the coconut.  That's a definite.

This is the ambrosia that I grew up on that my Grandma Mary made and it hadn't crossed my mind for a while until my cousin A. who is pregnant with baby #2 called and asked me for the recipe and, of course I obliged :)

This is all you need :)

I'm going to use approximate amounts here, because I never measure this, I just eyeball it since I've been making this since I was a kid.

Gram's Ambrosia

1 can mandarin oranges
1 8 oz bag shredded coconut
1 16 oz container fat free sour cream or plain yogurt
2 cups mini marshmallows

Drain Mandarin oranges

in a large bowl add mandarin oranges, coconut, sour cream and stir really well.  Fold in the marshmallows really well so they're completely covered, cover and let sit  in the fridge at least 4 hours or overnight until the marshmallows get really soft and squishy.

Serve topped with cherries or more oranges.

(I have all the ingredients for this on my shopping list.. I'll be making this tomorrow and will add pics.)


Anonymous said...

i haven't had ambrosia in 1 million years, but your recipe sounds like just how i remember it from when i was a little girl. i've always loved coconut. and you can NOT go wrong w mini marshmallows!