Try This Refreshing Recipe: K’s Heavenly Ambrosia #recipes

When I was younger, my mom would make an ambrosia that was so good, it was addicting. If allowed, I would have eaten it for breakfast, lunch, and dinner!! The only problem is, my mom would only make it on holidays.

I was able to bribe get the recipe from my mom and now, I can make it any time I want! Trust me, this ambrosia is so, so good.

The key is to make it ahead of time and let it sit in the fridge overnight. It does not taste the same without this key step—-trust me.

Heavenly Ambrosia #recipes


Try This Refreshing Recipe: K’s Heavenly Ambrosia
Recipe Type: Dessert
Author: Kimberly
Prep time: 15 mins
Total time: 15 mins
Serves: 6-10
You must make this recipe ahead of time and let it set in the fridge overnight. I recommend 8 hours. It will not taste the same without this step.
  • 1 pint of whipping cream {heavy or regular}
  • 1 8 oz container of sour cream
  • 2 6-8 oz cans of chilled mandarin oranges
  • 1 large can {20 oz} of chilled crushed pineapple
  • 1 jar of chilled maraschino cherries
  • 1 large bag of mini marshmallows {must be 16-20 oz} OR 2 smaller bags of marshmallows
  1. Put whipping cream and sour cream in a large bowl.
  2. Mix {with a spoon} until well blended.
  3. Mix marshmallows into the bowl of whipping cream/sour cream.
  4. Mix {with a spoon} until the marshmallows are thoroughly coated.
  5. Drain juice from mandarin oranges, pineapple, and cherries.
  6. Add drained pineapple and mandarin oranges to marshmallow mix.
  7. Mix {with a spoon}.
  8. Cut cherries in half.
  9. Add cherries to bowl and mix with a spoon.
  10. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and place in the fridge for at least 8 hours.
  11. You now have K’s Heavenly Ambrosia.


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    Susan Broughton
    October 18, 2013 at 10:42 am

    I always loved Ambrosia. Its been a long time since I have seen a recipe for it again. I may have to make me a batch just as a reminder lol

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    Jamie Dodd
    July 19, 2012 at 3:46 pm

    Im almost embarressed to admit, ive never had this … but now im definatley game for trying it! :0)

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    Karen Glatt
    July 16, 2012 at 5:40 pm

    This recipe is such a yummy looking recipe! This is a perfect recipe for summer! A nice cold salad! I am saving this recipe and making it this summer! Looks easy to make!

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    Veronica Lee
    July 16, 2012 at 8:25 am

    Mmmmm!!! Looks divine!

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    July 16, 2012 at 7:48 am

    Wow, this looks so delicious! I can’t wait to try it, thanks for posting 🙂

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    July 7, 2012 at 12:52 pm

    It’s funny that I see this post (well, I actually saw it yesterday but decided to comment today) because when I went shopping yesterday I seen something that looked delicious; when I looked at the sticker, it said it was ambrosia. I’ve heard of it but didn’t know what it was. I ended up buying it and found out I’ve had before. I would love to try your recipe so I can have a big batch without spending too much on a small container! Thanks for the recipe!

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    Betsy Barnes
    July 6, 2012 at 4:06 pm

    Yum! I’ve been looking for a good Ambrosia recipe, thanks 🙂

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    michelle warner
    July 4, 2012 at 7:21 pm

    omg you are a life savor my daughter has been asking me to make this for about six months now, i dont know how and i never really bothered looking it up, and wala here it is, thank you so much, my daughter is going to love it

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      July 7, 2012 at 4:18 am

      You are welcome! It is beyond yummy!

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    Barb Webb
    July 4, 2012 at 2:18 pm

    Looks great! Haven’t had this in ages, either. Will have to keep in mind for our next picnic.

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      July 7, 2012 at 4:19 am

      It’s addicting 🙂

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    July 4, 2012 at 2:30 am

    I haven’t had Ambrosia in ages! Now I can make it myself. It looks very refreshing!

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      July 7, 2012 at 4:20 am

      It is very refreshing! I could eat this every week and probably never get tired of it 🙂

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