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cranberry ambrosia salad

Favorite Cranberry Ambrosia Salad

Every holiday mom would make this amazing Cranberry Ambrosia Salad.  The whole family would await the day to see the beautiful colors displayed and flavors combine for a tasty treat.  Let’s get ready for a holiday treat and make this favorite cranberry ambrosia salad a tradition in your family!
Created especially for you from Alyse @ Healthy Foodie
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 2 hrs
Course Dessert, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 10
Calories 273 kcal


  • Immersion Blender
  • Vitamix


  • 1 package Mini Marshmallows
  • 1 package Fresh Whole Cranberries
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 1 can Mandarin Oranges
  • 1 can Pineapple crushed or tidbits
  • 1 can Heavy Whipping Cream

Optional shredded coconut, pecans, pistachio, marachino cherries, grapes


    • Blend Cranberries in a Vitamix or with immersion blender until coursely chopped
    • Combine cranberries with sugar and marshmallows (let it sit overnight in fridge)
    • Use an immersion blender to whip heavy whipping cream until stiff
    • 2 hours before serving fold in crushed or tidbits of pineapple drained, mandarin oranges drained, red apples chopped and heavy whipping cream
    • Add optional Pecans, Pistachios, Grapes, Marachino Cherries or Shredded Coconut on top
    • Let flavors combine for 2 hours or serve immediately


    Optional shredded coconut, pecans, pistachio, marachino cherries, grapes
    Healthy Foodie