Make Ahead

Tropical Ambrosia

May 10, 2012
0 Ratings
  • Serves 2 or more
Author Notes

Ambrosia has a bad reputation. Give it a chance. It's good stuff! And a really fun retro dessert or side dish or whatever it is, I'm not really sure. If the marshmallows don't float your boat, just omit them. —mrslarkin

What You'll Need
  • 2 tablespoons sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons heavy cream, whipped to stiff peaks (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon lime juice
  • 1 cup mango, chopped
  • 1 cup pineapple, chopped
  • 1 kiwi, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons shredded coconut, or more to taste
  • 2 mint leaves, sliced into thin ribbons (optional)
  • 1/2 cup mini marshmallows (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon flaked coconut, toasted
  • 1/4 teaspoon poppy seeds or chia seeds (optional)
  • finely grated lime zest, just a sprinkle over top
  1. Fold together the sour cream, whipped cream, brown sugar and lime juice.
  2. In a medium bowl, toss fruit with shredded coconut. Fold in cream mixture. Fold in mint and marshmallows, if using. Chill. When ready to serve, sprinkle poppy seeds and flaked coconut over top. Finish with a little grated lime zest.

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  • JanetFL
  • Bevi
  • wssmom
  • mrslarkin

8 Reviews

enall March 10, 2014
Is the shredded coconut sweetened or unsweetened?
mrslarkin March 10, 2014
I use unsweetened, but sweetened would be tasty, too.
JanetFL June 5, 2013
I am an anti-marshmallow ambrosia lover and this is fabulous! Thank you.
mrslarkin June 5, 2013
You're welcome, Janet! Glad you like it.
Bevi May 10, 2012
Ambrosia is either good or bad - and I will try all of them in front of me! Yours sounds fresh and heavenly! I love poppy seeds!
mrslarkin May 10, 2012
Thanks, Bevi. I'm a sucker for ambrosia, too.
wssmom May 10, 2012
It just wouldn't be the same without the little marshmallows! Great use of mangoes!
mrslarkin May 10, 2012
thanks, wssmom. go team marshmallow!