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1 bag of mini marshmallows 1 can of fruit cocktail in juices not syrup, well drained 1 can of pineapple tidbits in juices not syrup, well drained 1 small can of mandarin oranges in juices not syrup, well drained, 3/4 cup shredded coconut flakes, unsweetened 3/4 cup walnuts about 12 ounces of creamy cool whip or sour cream banana slices for the garnish, and optional maraschino cherries
Add in the Cool Whip or sour cream and gently stir until well combined. Cool Whip will give the salad a lighter, but sweeter flavor, and sour cream will give it a creamier texture that is a bit more tart. You can also do 1/2 and 1/2!
– Allow the canned fruit to drain for at least 10 minutes. After 10-15 minutes, give the fruit a good toss and shake to ensure more juices strain out. You want the fruit as strained as possible.
– If you would like a higher protein, lower fat content ambrosia salad, subbing in plain or vanilla flavored nonfat Greek yogurt is a delicious option.
- Feel free to add in fresh fruit as well as canned. Fresh pineapple and mandarin oranges are great, but grapes and diced apples are also a fun and unusual addition.