Ambrosia (fruit salad)
|Alternative names||5 cup salad|
|Place of origin||United States|
|Main ingredients||Pineapple, mandarin oranges, marshmallows, and coconut|
Ambrosia is an American variety of fruit salad. Most ambrosia recipes contain: canned (often sweetened) or fresh pineapple, canned mandarin orange slices or fresh orange sections, miniature marshmallows, and coconut. Other ingredients might include various fruits and nuts: maraschino cherries, bananas, strawberries, peeled grapes, and/or crushed pecans. Ambrosia can also include mayonnaise or dairy ingredients: whipped cream (or whipped topping like Cool Whip), sour cream, cream cheese, pudding, yoghurt, and/or cottage cheese.
The mixture of all the ingredients is refrigerated for a few hours or overnight before serving to allow the flavors to meld.
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