Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 5 mins

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

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.
Most Helpful

made this for the thanksgiving gathering and didn't have a bit left over, some people wanted the recipe, wouldn't change a thing. this is a great recipe and one that im sure to make again. thank you for posting

Recipe Baroness December 20, 2013

Delicious ambrosia! I left out the almonds and added maraschino cherries. I also only used an 8 oz tub of cool whip, I think 16 oz would have been too much. Will definitely use this recipe again!

nmj March 29, 2013

I was looking for an ambrosia recipe without the sour cream and this was so YUMMY! I only used 8 oz of cool whip as I bought the wrong size and it was perfect. I also used extra oranges and pineapples instead of fruit salad... GREAT recipe!

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