Nectar and Ambrosia; food of the gods. In classic mythology only gods were able to consume them. Some believed that if you ate and drank these that you could live an immortal life, then again, some believed that you would immediately perish. Lucky for us, they were wrong.
Most popular in the South, this sweet concoction has basically stayed the same and regained popularity in the 1960s. The key to making true Ambrosia Salad is the coconut. Serve this refreshing, light, sweet ambrosia salad recipe any time of the year.
2 cans mandarin oranges, drained
2 cans crushed pineapple, drained
1 cup maraschino cherries
1 container frozen whipped topping, thawed
2 cups shredded coconut
2 cups miniature marshmallows
1. In a large bowl, combine the oranges, pineapple, cherries, whipped topping, coconut, and marshmallows.
2. Mix together well and chill 1 hour before serving.