This classic ambrosia salad is one of my favorite family holiday recipes because nobody can pass up its mixture of tropical fruit and marshmallows bathed in tangy whipped sour cream.
The Best Ambrosia Fruit Salad Recipe
“You’re REALLY going to put that on the blog?” my man questioned. “Really?”
We each have our holiday favorite dishes. He has his creamed corn. I have my ambrosia salad.
These are the recipes that if missed on the holiday table cause pain and agony. Even if just for ourselves, because it simply wouldn’t be the same without them.
My grandma made this marshmallow fruit salad recipe every Thanksgiving. I think my Aunt Jill and I—and maybe my little sister Holly because she’d eat pretty much anything that was sweet—were pretty much the only ones who actually ever ate it. Although I do distinctly remember my mom adding a dollop to her plate nestled next to the cranberry sauce, even though she may deny it now.
But as the years went on, and the realization that the ambrosia likers were in a deep decline, it disappeared from the serving table.
Well guess what peeps? It’s baaaaaaaaaack.
I’ve planned on adding this ambrosia salad recipe to the blog ever since I started the blog. But I’d always second guess myself.
It’s not healthy enough.
It’s not Pinterest-worthy enough.
Who’s gonna want to look at a salad with canned fruit and marshmallows bathed in a creamy slather of deliciousness?
Me. That’s who.