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close up shot of Ambrosia Salad topped with a cherry in a bowl

Ambrosia Salad

Ambrosia Salad is a creamy fruit salad packed with tropical flavors. This classic recipe is filled with mandarin oranges, pineapples, cherries, and marshmallows.
Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Salad
Cuisine American
Servings 6


  • 8 ounces cream cheese room temp
  • 8 ounces whipped topping
  • 15 ounces mandarin oranges drained
  • 20 ounces crushed pineapple drained
  • 12 ounces maraschino cherries, drained and cut in half (plus more for garnish)
  • 1 cup marshmallows
  • 1 cup shredded coconut
  • chopped walnuts, for garnish


  • In a large bowl, cream the cream cheese on low until smooth.
  • Add the whipped topping, a third at a time, mixing on low speed.
  • Stir in oranges, pineapple, cherries, coconut, and marshmallows.
  • Spoon into serving bowl and garnish with chopped walnuts and cherries if desired.


  • Make sure your cream cheese is room temperature so that you don't end up with any lumps in your cream mixture.
  • Stir all of the ingredients together carefully as you don't want to break apart the fruit pieces.
  • If you have the time, allow this salad to chill for several hours in the fridge. This will allow the flavors to mingle together in your salad.