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Authentic Ambrosia Dessert for Christmas Time

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Ambrosia Dessert for Christmas Time. 

Ambrosia is an American variety of fruit salad. Most ambrosia recipes contain canned or fresh pineapple, canned mandarin orange slices or fresh orange sections, miniature marshmallows, and coconut.


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yogurt and cream and Marshmallows dessert in glass bowl and serving dish

Ambrosia Dessert for Christmas Time

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  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 2 hours
  • Total Time: 2 hours 20 minutes
  • Yield: 1 Large Bowl 1x
  • Category: Desserts
  • Cuisine: American


Ambrosia Dessert is super easy to make and to top it a delicious treat to make and always a crowd-pleaser.


Units Scale
  • 1kg Yoghurt – any flavour but I prefer a Berry one
  • 500ml of Fresh Cream – whipped
  • 1x 200gm packet of Mini Marshmallows or big ones cut up
  • 1x punnet of blueberries or other berries of your choice can even be a mix
  • 2 Flake chocolate bars or half a cup of grated chocolate (lightly packed)


Place yogurt and cream into a bowl and gently fold together.

Add marshmallows, berries, and ¾ of the grated chocolate and mix carefully.

Cover and refrigerate for several hours.

Sprinkle remainder of grated chocolate on top before serving.

Can add extra berries on top, can serve individually, can also add chopped up chocolate instead of grated.

Firm summer dessert favorite in our house.

Great to make on Christmas morning, and have for dessert that night.



Any Ambrosia dessert will usually be the first to go and leave an empty bowl at any feast. This classic marshmallow fruit salad recipe is a favorite that’s perfect for enjoying any time of the year, but also a wonderful and great treat for Christmas Time.

Why is it called ambrosia salad?

The once hard-to-find ingredients were considered luxurious and exotic. The salad was a treat reserved for holidays and other special occasions and named “ambrosia” after the food of the Greek and Roman gods. But it wasn’t until the early 20th century that ambrosia as we know it came to be

Is Ambrosia a salad or dessert?

Depending on your family’s prerogative, it might be considered a salad, but it may also be considered a dessert. It is a fruit dish so, depending on the preparation, it can be light, like a salad. Ambrosia was also the magical fruit of the gods in ancient Greek mythology.

What does the word Ambrosia mean? immortality

Ambrosia literally means "immortality" in Greek; it is derived from the Greek word ambrotos ("immortal"), which combines the prefix a- (meaning "not") with mbrotos ("mortal"). In Greek and Roman mythology, only the immortals-gods and goddesses-could eat ambrosia.


  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 559
  • Sugar: 31
  • Sodium: 163
  • Fat: 42
  • Saturated Fat: 26
  • Unsaturated Fat: 12
  • Trans Fat: 1
  • Carbohydrates: 35
  • Fiber: 2
  • Protein: 14
  • Cholesterol: 112

Keywords: Christmas Ambrosia dessert Marshmallows blueberries

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Ambrosia Dessert for Christmas Time

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6 thoughts on “Authentic Ambrosia Dessert for Christmas Time”

  1. I know my mouth could handle that! Since having had oral cancer I need to be aware of what I can and cannot eat. This would be ideal. Thanks so much!

    I have returned to linking up after a long absence.

    Thanks so much.


    • I hope this will be good and that you can enjoy it and as you say that your mouth will be able to handle it. I pray and trust that all well with you and that your oral cancer is under control.


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