WHAT IS AMBROSIA
- Ambrosia, or Ambrosia Salad, is a variation on a traditional fruit salad that’s become a classic Southern recipe that’s usually served at Thanksgiving or Christmas.
As an adult with a new-found love for ambrosia fruit salad, I wish I’d caught on to this heavenly salad (aptly named “ambrosia”, meaning “food of the gods”) sooner. I had no idea what I was missing out on, and if you’ve never tried Ambrosia Salad yourself, you’re in for a real treat.
While there are many recipes for Ambrosia with Cool Whip to form their base “dressing”, I prefer to make mine completely from scratch. If for some reason you do have a strong desire to use pre-made Cool Whip instead of homemade whipped cream (you’re really missing out, seriously!) you can and you would substitute 3 cups of Cool Whip for the whipped cream, powdered sugar, and vanilla extract that is called for (no need to beat the Cool Whip either, just stir in your sour cream and you’re ready to go!).
Making it yourself is so simple (and is part of the technique that I use to make my popular No-Bake Cheesecake) and will take less time than thawing a container of Cool Whip, so I really hope you’ll try it out.
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