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.