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clear bowl with marshmallows and cherries and other ingredients mixed together.
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Tropical Ambrosia Salad

Tropical Ambrosia Salad is an easy ambrosia recipe full of oranges, cherries, and pineapple. It's made with marshmallows and pudding mix, no sour cream!
Prep Time10 minutes
Total Time10 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 10 servings
Author: Dorothy Kern
Cost: 6


  • 2 3.4 ounces each boxes instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 2 ¼ cups milk
  • 1 16 ounce / 454g jar maraschino cherries , drained and patted dry
  • 1 20 ounces / 567g can crushed pineapple , drained very well
  • 1 15 ounces / 425g can mandarin oranges , drained
  • 2 ½ cups mini marshmallows
  • 2 cups shredded sweetened coconut
  • 1 cup chopped almonds optional


  • Whisk pudding and almondmilk in a large bowl. Let sit for 3-5 minutes until thickened.
  • Slice cherries in half. Make sure all fruit is drained well.
  • Stir fruit, marshmallows, coconut, and nuts (if using) into pudding. Chill until set, about 1 hour.
  • Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.



Serving: 1serving | Calories: 319kcal | Carbohydrates: 49g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 13g | Sodium: 242mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 36g

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