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Easy Ambrosia Salad

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Enjoy this Easy Ambrosia Salad recipe this spring!

With spring around the corner, it’s time for fresh scents and flavors in my world. I love the bright tastes and smells of spring. This classic ambrosia salad is one of my favorite things to eat — it reminds me of childhood and is bursting with fruit. More on that in a minute!

Easy Ambrosia Salad

A special thanks to Febreze for sponsoring the post today as part of a series for Socialstars™ and helping make my home smell great!

I got lots of projects done around my house in January… and I’m keeping the ball rolling in February. I’ve had spring fever lately which has helped motivate me to keep up with my to do list.

During the winter, I love warm and comforting scents. I tend to feel like hibernating honestly.. I love being snuggled in with my kiddos.

Fresh Spring Decor Ideas

But with spring coming around the corner (please come quick!) I’m all about fresh scents, bright colors and getting projects done. No more hibernating for me!

Febreze Air Blood Orange

Speaking of great smells — Febreze has a brand new scent that I’m obsessed with: Febreze Blood Orange. I love the smell of oranges — so crisp, clean and refreshing.

I also appreciate that Febreze uses OdorClear technology to eliminate odors, not just cover them up. With two busy boys in my house, I need help with odors. I can use Febreze in every room in my house… and believe me… some days we really need it! 😉 

Febreze Blood Orange Scent

I’ve been doing lots of “spring” cleaning and projects around the house. I’ve also switched out some accent colors and added some fresh green plants to my decor. I guess maybe spring fever is an understatement.

This weekend, after doing some projects, I whipped up a big bowl of a family favorite: ambrosia salad. It’s a treat my grandmother made for us kids growing up and now my kids love it too. It’s SO easy to put together — I always make sure to have the ingredients on hand.

How to Make Ambrosia Salad

Equally as wonderful to smelling oranges is tasting oranges — and this ambrosia salad is full of them!

Best Ambrosia Salad Recipe

It’s crazy simple to make: combine cream cheese, whipped topping, marshmallows and coconut along with pineapple, cherries and mandarin oranges. You can add in walnuts too if you’d like. Oh, it’s so heavenly!

Ambrosia Salad

I love how colorful it looks in the serving glasses. Light, fluffy and flavorful. There may have been times that I’ve eaten it straight from the mixing bowl. It’s that good. 😉

Make it for your family and enjoy!


Ambrosia Salad

  • Author: Spaceships and Laser Beams


  • 8 ounces cream cheese, room temp
  • 1 container whipped topping
  • 1 15 ounce can mandarin oranges, drained
  • 1 20 ounce can crushed pineapple, drained
  • 1 12 ounce jar maraschino cherries, drained and cut in half (plus more for garnish)
  • 1 cup marshmallows
  • 1 cup shredded coconut
  • chopped walnuts


  1. In a large bowl, cream the cream cheese on low until smooth.
  2. Add the whipped topping, a third at a time, mixing on low speed.
  3. Stir in oranges, pineapple, cherries, coconut and marshmallows.
  4. Spoon into serving bowl and garnish with chopped walnuts and cherries.


Easy Ambrosia Salad

Layne Henderson

Layne is a boy mom in love. Surrounded by three adventurous little men, she's in pursuit of an empty laundry basket, the perfect cup of coffee, and sleep. She blogs, parents, and manages social media while wearing her tiara.