Nana's Marshmallow Salad

Total Time
6hrs 10mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 6 hrs

No coconut, lots of mandarin oranges, and sour cream instead of whipping cream combine to set this marshmallow salad apart. But then I'm biased about all the holiday favorites I grew up with. It's now a favorite of my daughters.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine marshmallows and sour cream.
  2. Gently fold in oranges and pineapple.
  3. Gently fold in cherries.
  4. Chill several hours or overnight.


Most Helpful

The classic ambrosia/5 cup salad! This "makes" any holiday dinner. Even though I love coconut, I prefer this recipe just the way it is. Thanks Rochsann!<br/>Roxgirl<br/><br/>Update: this time I used Stoneyfield Organic Rich & Creamy plain yogurt & really like it!

Roxygirl in Colorado November 28, 2013

This was very good, but since I didn't find it as sweet as I would have liked, I sprinkled one 3.4 oz. box of Jell-O Instant Vanilla Pudding over all, folded it in, and refrigerated overnite to ensure pudding would dissolve. Got raves from family at a family picnic. Will definitely be making again. Thanks rochsann!!

Darlene Ross September 04, 2007

So Yummy, thanks for a great recipe. I had no cherries so I added in 2 sliced bananas. Thank you. Yummy!

MelinOhio November 23, 2005

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