Raspberry Ambrosia Salad is a simple, sweet side dish perfect for holidays! With only four ingredients, this ambrosia salad recipe tastes incredible and is easy to make.
Ambrosia is an ancient Greek word that meant “the food of the gods”… and it sure tastes like it! It has a light and fluffy texture that everyone loves!
What is Ambrosia Salad?
Ambrosia Salad is a fluffy fruit salad. The kind of fruit you put in totally depends on what you like and the season.
For example, I love raspberries, so I made this Ambrosia Salad totally about them! I used raspberry pie filling to make it a little more sweet, since fresh raspberries in stores right now can be a little bitter.
What is Ambrosia Salad made from?
It only takes 4 simple ingredients to make this Raspberry Ambrosia Salad!
- Whipped topping, thawed
- Marshmallow fluff
- Raspberry pie filling
- Mini marshmallows
Really, really! That is it!
How to make Ambrosia Salad
It’s as easy as combining all of the ingredients! First, combine the whipped topping and marshmallow fluff. The consistency will be very runny. This is totally normal. No need to panic!
I like to combine those while using my electric hand mixer, this makes the job even easier! You can easily use a kitchen aid if that’s all you have.
After the marshmallow fluff and whipped topping are combined, fold in the can of raspberry pie filling using a rubber spatula. The consistency will transform into that classic ambrosia consistency we all love.
Once the raspberry pie filling has been thoroughly folded and mixed in, giving it that beautiful pale pink color, add in the mini marshmallows.
Fold them in until they are thoroughly dispersed through the salad. Refrigerate until serving and immediately refrigerate if you have any leftovers (but I doubt you will) 😉
Ready to try some more creamy fruit salads? Here are the best ones:
- Berries and Cream Fruit Salad
- Peaches and Cream Fruit Salad
- Raspberry Vanilla Jello Salad
- Orange Cream Fruit Salad
- Creamy Cranberry Fruit Salad
- Creamy Pomegranate Fruit Salad
- Peaches and Cream Fruit Dip Salad
Can Ambrosia Salad be frozen?
I would not recommend freezing, the texture isn’t quite right after it has thawed. But you for sure should refrigerate it! Ambrosia should be kept in the fridge until it’s eaten. Ambrosia Salad will only last for a few days in the fridge. It never lasts that long for me because it always gets eaten so fast!
Can you use Fresh Raspberries in Ambrosia Salad?
Yes, you can replace the raspberry pie filling with 3 cups of fresh raspberries. Just fold them in gently at the end, along with the marshmallows. I usually don’t even add in any sugar, but that just depends on the sweetness of your berries.
Raspberry Ambrosia Salad
- 8 oz whipped topping thawed
- 7 oz marshmallow fluff
- 21 oz canned raspberry pie filling
- 2 cups mini marshmallows
- Using a hand mixer, combine the whipped topping and marshmallow fluff in a large bowl until smooth.
- Fold in the raspberry pie filling.
- Fold in the mini marshmallows.
- Refrigerate until serving!
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Can you replace the Cool Whip in Ambrosia Salad?
If you can’t find Cool Whip where you live or you prefer not to use it in recipes, you can use stabilized whipped cream instead. If you just use regular whipped cream, the consistency will be too light and the cream will not hold up very well when mixed into the jello salad. It’s very simple to make your own stabilized whipped cream and it just takes a few minutes!
To make stabilized whipped cream, you will need the following ingredients:
- 4 ounces of cream cheese (softened to room temperature)
- 1/3 cup powdered sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 cup heavy whipping cream.
- Beat the cream cheese with the powdered sugar and vanilla until soft and smooth.
- In a separate bowl, beat the whipping cream just until soft peaks form.
- Add the cream cheese mixture to the whipped cream and beat until stiff peaks are formed. Store in the refrigerator until ready to use.
A little tip for making whipped cream faster. Use a metal bowl for whipping the cream and place the bowl in the freezer for about 30 minutes before you make the whipped cream. This will significantly decrease the amount of time that you will need to beat the whipped cream – the process will go much faster!
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