An overhead shot of ambrosia salad in an orange bowl.

Grandma's Ambrosia Salad

My grandma's recipe for the iconic light and refreshing dessert that includes mandarin oranges, coconut, marshmallows, pineapple and Cool Whip. Perfect for summer!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep 5 minutes
Total 5 minutes
Servings 10 to 12 servings
Calories 154 kcal
Author Michelle


  • 11 ounce can mandarin oranges, drained
  • 8 ounce can crushed pineapple, drained
  • 2 cups sweetened shredded coconut
  • 2 cups miniature marshmallows
  • 8 ounce container Cool Whip
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  1. Place the oranges, pineapple, coconut and marshmallows in a large bowl. Add the Cool Whip and, using a rubber spatula, gently fold the mixture until all of the ingredients are evenly distributed.
  2. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve. Ambrosia can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Recipe Notes

Nutritional values are based on one serving

Nutrition Facts
Grandma's Ambrosia Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 154 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 3mg1%
Sodium 60mg3%
Potassium 137mg4%
Carbohydrates 25g8%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 19g21%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 220IU4%
Vitamin C 8.8mg11%
Calcium 35mg4%
Iron 0.4mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.