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Ambrosia Recipes

What happened to ambrosia, food of the gods? We had it a few times around Christmas and I loved it. I haven't heard of it in decades.

This is one recipe you can experiment with to your heart's desire. I like all I've tried except those containing grapefruit. I'm interested in knowing what other TF members put in theirs.

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If you still make ambrosia and have a tried and true recipe, I hope you will share it here.

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December 28, 20200 found this helpful

We have received a few ambrosia recipes over the years but, as you say, it is old fashioned. The last one was submitted nearly 10 years ago.

www2.thriftyfun.com/.../tf_article.lasso?id=tf73177330

Reminds me of my grandmother. She used to make ambrosia at Thanksgiving. Pineapple and whipped cream and who knows what else. It was always a favorite.

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December 28, 20200 found this helpful

We used to use the juice from maraschino cherries to make ours pink and it added a nice sweetness. Then we added an extra helping of the cherries to the mix since the canned mixed fruits just used to a wave a cherry over the can. Thanks for the nice memory!

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December 29, 20200 found this helpful

I do like the idea of using cherry juice. Back when I would have a nip or two, I used to make a delicious Manhattan. I always added a bit of cherry juice. It's been years. i may just try that again.

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December 30, 20200 found this helpful

A Manhattan sounds lovely! Blessings for a happy, healthy, joyful, and kind new year!!

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December 28, 20200 found this helpful

This recipe is highly rated and from Alton Brown. www.foodnetwork.com/.../ambrosia-recipe-1950306

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December 29, 20200 found this helpful

I read this, Judy. Sounds so good. If I do make it, I will be sure to use fresh mandarins. The canned ones just don't get it.

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December 29, 20200 found this helpful

Usually when I made Ambrosia for my family they would remark; 'Mom's getting fancy again".

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I believe that I've always used the same ingredients except changing the kind of whipped cream occasionally.

Ingredients:
whipped topping (Cool Whip or fresh)
sour cream
pineapple tidbits
mandarin orange segments
red and green seedless grapes
sweetened coconut flakes - optional with my family
mini marshmallows
maraschino cherry halves - more than needed probably
chopped pecans - also optional with my family

I only found one recipe that seemed to match what I used so I used their list:

www.thecountrycook.net/.../

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December 30, 20200 found this helpful

Here is a 6 minute 6 ingredient recipe. 1 8 oz tub cool whip, 1/2 c. Sour cream, 2 c. Marshmallows, 20 oz can pineapple chunks or tidbits, 11 oz jar maraschino cherries, 15 oz can mandarin oranges.

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Opt add ins are pecans, walnuts, coconut, food coloring.

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December 30, 20200 found this helpful

I love this one from the Food Network, www.foodnetwork.com/.../ambrosia-recipe-1950306 , The best part of this recipe is instead of mandarin oranges, it uses fresh Clementine's , heavy cream, and sour cream , to give this Ambrosia a rich and fresher taste. Everything about this recipe screams freshness and flavor.

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