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Ambrosia salad with rainbow marshmallows topped with cherries in a small glass bowl.

Marshmallow Fruit Salad (Ambrosia Salad)

Course: Desserts, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Resting Time: 4 hours
Total Time: 4 hours 10 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 222kcal
Author: Deanna
This Ambrosia salad is bursting with fruit, marshmallows and fluffy cream.  It is a marshmallow fruit salad that comes together in minutes and can be served as a side or dessert.
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  • 1 11 oz can mandarin oranges, drained
  • 1 14 oz can pineapple tidbits, drained
  • 1 15 oz can fruit cocktail, drained
  • ½ Cup halved grapes
  • ½ Cup chopped pecans optional
  • 3 Cups mini marshmallows rainbow or plain
  • ½ Cup sour cream
  • 1 ½ Cups frozen whipped topping thawed


  • In a large bowl, mix the fruit then stir in the marshmallows and pecans.
  • In a small bowl fold together the sour cream and whipped topping then fold into the salad.
  • Cover and refrigerate at least 4 hours or overnight before serving.


Calories: 222kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 10mg | Sodium: 41mg | Potassium: 193mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 30g | Vitamin A: 278IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 49mg | Iron: 1mg