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Course Dessert, Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword ambrosia-recipe, easy-ambrosia-recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Chill time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 10 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Author Melissa Sperka


  • 1 cup chopped walnuts or pecans toasted
  • 1 pint heavy cream
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • 2 15 oz cans mandarin orange segments well drained
  • 2 cups fresh pineapple chunks or 1 [20] oz can pineapple tidbits, drained well drained
  • 1 16 oz jar maraschino cherries well drained
  • 3 cups miniature marshmallows
  • 1 cup sweetened flaked coconut


  • Spread the nuts on a baking sheet in a single layer. Toast at 350°F for 6-8 minutes. Cool completely.
  • In a medium size mixing bowl using an electric mixer, whip together cream and vanilla. Gradually add powered sugar. Beat 3 minutes on medium-high speed until thickened and stiff peaks have formed.
  • Add sour cream, beating with the mixer just until combined.
  • Use a large spoon to fold in nuts, mandarin oranges, pineapple, cherries, marshmallows and coconut until fully combined.
  • Chill in an airtight container for 4 hours or overnight prior to serving.