Creamy Ambrosia Mold Dessert

READY IN: 5hrs
Recipe by Kittencalrecipezazz

There just couldn't be a more delicious summertime dessert than this. I have even prepared this in a square glass pan, instead of unmolding it, I just leave it in the pan and cut in yummy! (prep time is chilling time).

Top Review by robyn win

Made this for our Easter family dinner..we can't get CoolWhip here so i substituted 1 c of plain yoghurt. Easy to make, looked great and was delicious. Thankyou for sharing.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Prepare a 6-cup mold (coat with vegetable spray).
  2. Drain the pineapple (reserving the juice).
  3. Add cold water to the pineapple juice to measure 1 cup.
  4. Stir boiling water into the gelatin in a large bowl, stirring at least 2 minutes until completely dissolved.
  5. Stir in the pineapple/water liquid; refrigerate for 1-1/4 hours, or until just slightly thickened (it should be the consistency of unbeaten egg whites).
  6. Remove from the refrigerator; stir in the Cool Whip topping with a wire whisk until smooth.
  7. Refrigerate 10 minutes more, or until the mixture will mound.
  8. Stir in pineapple, oranges, marshmallows and coconut; spoon into the mold.
  9. Refrigerate for 3 hours, or until firm.
  10. TO UNMOLD: dip mold into hot water for about 15 seconds.
  11. Gently pull gelatin from around the edges with moist fingers.
  12. Place a moistened serving plate on top of the mold; invert mold on plate, holding the mold and plate together (shake lightly to loosen).
  13. Gently remove the mold and center the gelatin on the plate.
  14. ***NOTE***fresh oranges (cut into large chunks) may be subsitituted for the mandarin oranges if desired, I have done this many times with good results.

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