No Wait-Make and Eat Ambrosia

READY IN: 10mins
Recipe by The Miserable Gourm

NO WAITING - MAKE AND EAT RECIPE A Cool Refreshing Updated Version of A Classic Recipe! Try it! I Promise It Will Be A Hit!!

Top Review by the_awesome_dad1

This is EXACTLY how I was taught to make it, 20 years ago (minus the mandarin slices, and walnuts instead of almonds). Time to make a batch again.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix Instant Vanilla Pudding with the reserved pineapple juice in a large mixing bowl and set aside 5 minutes until set.
  2. Fold in Cool Whip.
  3. Fold in pineapple, fruit cocktail, mandarin oranges, marshmallows, and almonds.
  4. Top with coconut.
  5. Can be served immediately or made ahead of time and kept in the refridgerator.

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