Southern Ambrosia Fruit Salad
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4.4 from 28 votes


Southern Ambrosia Fruit Salad is a must-have at any gathering. Whipped topping, pineapple, grapes, mandarin oranges, maraschino cherries and coconut flakes!
Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Ambrosia Salad, Fruit Salad
Servings: 6
Calories: 547kcal
Author: Brandie @ The Country Cook


  • 1 (8 oz) tub of whipped topping thawed
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 (20 oz) can pineapple tidbits, drained well
  • 1 (15 oz) can mandarin orange segments, drained well
  • 1 cup red or green seedless grapes, sliced in half
  • 1 1/2 cups sweetened coconut flakes
  • 1 1/2 cups mini marshmallows
  • 1 10 oz jar of maraschino cherry halves, drained very well
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans


  • In a medium bowl, combine whipped topping and sour cream.
  • Add in coconut flakes and marshmallows.
  • Then gently fold in pineapple, mandarin oranges, grapes and maraschino cherries and nuts (if using).
  • Once combined, put some plastic wrap on it or put it in a bowl with a lid and refrigerate for about an hour before serving.



You can easily switch out most of these ingredients for sugar-free options.


Calories: 547kcal | Carbohydrates: 81g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 133mg | Potassium: 498mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 68g | Vitamin A: 835IU | Vitamin C: 29mg | Calcium: 147mg | Iron: 1.3mg