Easy Cool Whip Ambrosia Salad

a pink and a blue sorbet cup filled with suar-free

5 from 10 reviews

This recipe for Cool Whip Ambrosia Salad is about as quick as they come.  If you have 5 minutes and 6 ingredients, you can mix up this simple but super delicious low calorie dessert.


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Ambrosia Salad:

  • 1 (8oz) tub of Sugar-Free or Regular Cool Whip
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 2 cups mini marshmallows
  • 1 (20oz) can of pineapple tidbits or chunks
  • 1 (11oz) jar of maraschino cherries
  • 1 (15oz) can of mandarin orange slices

Optional Add Ins:

  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/2 cup sweetened shredded coconut
  • 2-3 drops food coloring


Step 1.  Using a colander or sieve, drain as much of the liquid from the oranges, cherries, and pineapple as you can.  Keep the oranges separate from the other fruit because you are going to mix them in last.drain

Step 2.  In a large bowl, mix together Cool Whip and sour cream.  Mix in food coloring if you are using it.mix

Step 3.  Carefully fold in the marshmallows, pineapples, and cherries.  Fold in mandarin oranges last because they are the most delicate and prone to fall apart.fold Step 4.  Chill in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours before serving.chill 



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