Ambrosia - A Fruit Salad Recipe

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Ambrosia salad recipe is the variation of fruit salads which originated in the United States of America. A fruit salad, fruit cups or fruit cocktail has a variety of fruits with a sauce base. Ambrosia recipe usually has sour cream, yoghurt or whipped cream as main ingredients with pineapple, oranges, freshly grated coconut and marshmallows added to the salad. Top it with nuts and dry fruits, ambrosia fruit salad is a healthy and delicious snack or dessert which can be served chill to the kids. Do you know, In Greek name Ambrosia means - Foods of god meaning “the food that gods love” and definitely the this fruit salad with marshmallows is a divine bliss. Let's learn how to make ambrosia.
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Prep Time25 minutes
Total Time25 minutes
Served As: Desserts, Salad, Snacks
Recipe Cuisine Type: American, Desserts, Homestyle Cooking
Recipe Taste: Sweet
Servings 2


  • 2 tbsp Whipping Cream
  • Yoghurt homemade and sour - 1 tablespoon
  • 6 piece Strawberries
  • 2 cubes Pineapple canned table
  • 1 Orange or fruit medium sized fruit
  • 2 cubes Peach canned
  • 4 piece Cherries canned
  • 6 piece Marshmallows
  • 2 tbsp Coconut freshly grated
  • 2 tbsp Walnuts roughly chopped
  • Sugar optional - add according to sweetness of fruits castor or superfine
  • to Fruits or serve fresh seasonal serve
  • 1 Persimmon - 1 persimmon
  • 1/2 cup Seeds pomegranates
  • 2 leaves Mint


  • How to make creamy fruit salad - Chop the orange segments and strawberries into 1-inch cubes and add to a bowl.
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  • In the same bowl add in all the remaining fruits - pineapple cubes, peach cubes, cherries or any other fruit of your choice but set aside a few to garnish. Make sure that all the fruits are cut to similar size.
  • Next add in the marshmallows, freshly grated coconut and toasted walnuts (to toast the walnuts, microwave them on high for 20 secs).
  • Now add in whipping cream that has been lightly beaten with a hand whisk till it forms soft peaks.
  • Next, add the sour yoghurt. Traditionally, sour cream is used but use of sour yoghurt is a healthier option. Keep the yogurt at the room tempertaure for 2 days to get sour yogurtotuside
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  • Mix all the ingredients well. Check for sweetness and accordingly add in the required amount of sugar (optional) mix again.
  • Assemble the fruit salad - Take two glasses and layer the bottom with freshly chopped persimmon along with some pomegranate seeds.
  • Now add the prepared creamy fruit salad.Top with more persimmons and pomegranate seeds and few left pieces of pineapple, peach and cherry. Garnish with a few mint leaves.
  • Cool in the refrigerator for at least one hour before serving. Enjoy your chiiled, creamy Ambrosia dessert.
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Recipe Notes

  • Traditionally this salad requires the addition of sour cream, however, replace this with two-day-old sour curd (yoghurt) since it is a healthier option.
  • You can also replace the whipped cream for Greek yoghurt, its nice, thick, low calorie and much healthier.
  • Canned fruits can be substituted with all fresh and seasonal fruits.
  • Honey or agave nectar can be used in place of sugar to add extra sweetness if required.
About the Author: Parinaaz is an MBA Finance by profession but writing is her passion. She blogs on  A Dollop of That!”, which was the outcome of her passion for writing, which surfaced often but never overflowed and since she loves to experiment with ingredients, a recipe blog was her natural choice.
When Parinaaz is not blogging, she is running after a feisty four-year-old, practising Iyengar yoga, mimicking all and sundry or photographing pretty flowers depending on what time of the day it is. You can be in touch with Parinaaz on her blog – A Dollop of That, or like her Facebook page, or follow her on  Instagram, Twitter handle and Google+
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