Friday, July 13, 2012

Ambrosia Salad

Ambrosia salad ~ now that's a word from yesteryear that accompanies a picture in my head of some kind of orange fluff I was too afraid to try.  I remember it being at all the family get together's while growing up.

Well, last week on my link party I saw this delicious recipe from Kelley over at The Grant Life and she inspired me to create my own.  So I looked through my cookbook and found one I had forgotten about from my cousin Elena's Mom Connie.  I have had Connie's version several times and it's delicious. But me being me, I really wanted to incorporate some new ingredients so I combined some of Kelley's ingredients with some of Connie's and I came up with a new and super delicious Ambrosia Salad.  Give it a try ~ Don't be afraid ~ it's really yummy :)  Let me know what'cha think.

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Looks kinda like ice cream huh?  Tastes just as yummy too :)

Here's what you need:
1 - 3 oz. fruit punch Jell-O gelatin mix
1 - 20 oz. can pineapple tidbits with juice
1/2 of a 14 oz. package of sweetened coconut (approx 1 - 1-1/2 cups)
8 oz. tub of Cool whip
1/4 cup sour cream

Super simple directions ~

Place all ingredients in a medium to large bowl and mix well.
I'd never heard of the fruit punch Jell-O before.  It sure is yummy!
It's like a pink fluffy cloud of yummy goodness!

After it's all mixed together and you've had several bites just to be sure it's mixed well enough, place in the fridge for a few hours (at least 2 up to overnight) to get cold and set.  
Great as a summer side dish to any meal or all by itself for, breakfast, lunch, or a snack :)

Some additional add in’s you could use:
Mandarin oranges
Mini marshmallows
Fruit cocktail
Different flavors of Jell-O

Serves 8 - 10


Here's the handy printable - Ambrosia Salad 

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  1. I love these types of salads! I've never heard of fruit punch jell-o before either! I will have to check my grocery store to see if they have it!

    1. Sheena,
      I was looking for a tropical jello when I found the fruit punch and it looked too good to pass up. I was really pleased with the flavor and will definitely use it again. Thanks for stopping by :)

  2. Your salad looks really good! Lovely color! Thanks for sharing the recipe.

    1. Ambreen,
      It was a super yummy salad. The color is from the wonderful jello flavor I found. Thanks for stopping by :)


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