Sarah's Ambrosia Fruit Salad

Sarah's Ambrosia Fruit Salad

 Made  times
smviolante 0

"This recipe has been in my family for years and years. We make it at every holiday family get together and everyone loves it. It's a great refreshing fruit salad for every occasion, especially summer months and hot days."
I Made it Rate it Share Print
Added to shopping list. Go to shopping list.


2 h 15 m servings 393 cals
Serving size has been adjusted!

Original recipe yields 10 servings



  • Calories:
  • 393 kcal
  • 20%
  • Fat:
  • 11.3 g
  • 17%
  • Carbs:
  • 72.1g
  • 23%
  • Protein:
  • 3.4 g
  • 7%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 20 mg
  • 7%
  • Sodium:
  • 87 mg
  • 3%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

See full nutrition

Nutritional Information

1 Serving
Servings Per Recipe:
Amount Per Serving
  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.


  • Prep

  • Ready In

  1. Mix pineapple, oranges, sour cream, marshmallows, and coconut together in a bowl. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate until flavors blend, 2 hours to overnight.


  • Cook's Notes:
  • You CAN serve the salad immediately, but I recommend letting it set in the fridge for a few hours as it lets the flavors combine and taste even better. You can make this recipe healthier by using fresh fruit and low or reduced-fat sour cream (which we do), but I do not recommend omitting the marshmallows unless you have your own substitution that can pick up the texture. For more flavor you can add a dash of cinnamon or nutmeg to taste.


Most helpful
Most positive
Least positive

This has always been a favorite salad of mine. I made as written, but only added coconut to three-fourths of the salad and left the other fourth without for my coconut disliking guys. This rec...

One of my most favorite "church" salads. I sometimes make this fluffy by folding in a small container of Cool Whip.

LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS SALAD!! It's best served ICE cold. I add 1 cup of shredded coconut instead of 3/4 cup. I also use fat free sour cream and the canned fruits are in their own juices.

I use crushed pineapple instead and I add maraschino cherries!

Made this salad and everyone loved it. Drained pineapples, and oranges so the salad won't be runny. Taste better if you make it night before instead of 2 hours prior to event...

Different than the Ambrosia salads I'm used to. Less sweet, and I could only find crushed pineapple, not tidbits, so mine was more watery. I added chopped pecans, and that was a MUST DO! Enjoyed...

I've made this many times through the years, with different variations depending on who was coming over to eat. Sometimes I have had to add more ingredients for some in a separate bowl. My daugh...

Love ambrosia salad! So delicious. This recipe was good. I substituted half the sour cream with cool whip (8oz sour cream and 8 oz cool whip), and it turned out perfectly to our tastes. Have mad...

Does any one know if the salad will firm up a bit after chilling? Mine became real soupy looking the more and more I tossed it. I have it in fridge now I am just trying to figure out if I should...

Other stories that may interest you