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Easy Ambrosia Salad

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Enjoy this Easy Ambrosia Salad recipe this spring!

With spring here, 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 this year. 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.

Fresh Spring Decor Ideas

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

Now, 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

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!

(Check out this pistachio salad for another fun classic fluff salad recipe we all love!)

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!

(You might like to make this Banana Pudding as well — it’s another classic treat we love!)

Easy Ambrosia Salad
5 from 2 votes

Easy Ambrosia Salad

Enjoy this easy Ambrosia Salad that is both colorful and delicious!
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 397 kcal


  • 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.
Nutrition Facts
Easy Ambrosia Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 397
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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.


    1. Hannah Griffin

      May 15, 2018 at 12:36 pm

      This Ambrosia salad is the best I have ever had!

    2. Tin Lopez

      May 21, 2018 at 2:15 am

      It is simple to make. My family enjoyed this Ambrosia salad!

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