17Jul2012Tropical Ambrosia Salad This Ambrosia is 1/2 the reason my surprise sweet 16 party was spoiled. I opened the pantry door to find two cans of mandarin oranges. Mom ONLY bought mandarin oranges to make Ambrosia, and she only made Ambrosia for parties. My mind starting wandering…What was the other 1/2 reason I figured out about my surprise party, you ask? My dad. He’s horrible at secrets!! While I was in the room, he told my mom a distant cousin of mine “called back.” We only see this distant cousin at parties. Like, major parties. I knew! But I was so excited and the party was a blast (even though it was almost 15 YEARS AGO). This recipe for Ambrosia is part of my childhood. I always thought it was weird that sour cream was one of the main ingredients, you really can’t tell at all. This salad has a tropical, dreamy taste. Perfect for the Get Your Chef On: Coconut challenge! Tropical Ambrosia Salad a Semi Homemade Mom original recipe1 cup mandarin oranges, drained 1 cup pineapple chunks, drained 1 cup coconut 1 cup sour cream 1 cup mini marshmallowsPlace all ingredients in a medium mixing bowl and combine well. Refrigerate overnight for best flavor. This salad can easily be doubled or tripled, we usually double for parties. The batch pictured above was for my sister’s baby shower. We used clear plastic punch cups to hold guests’ individual servings. It was very lady-like. 🙂 Linking up to: Totally Tasty Tuesday, Terrific Tuesday, Tempt My Tummy Tuesday, Tuesday Confessional, T Time, Too Cute Tuesday, Tip Toe Thru Tuesday, Tuesday Timeout, Tuesday Talent Show, Show Me What Ya Got, Creative Spark, Trick or Treat Tuesday, Crazy Sweet Tuesday, Take A Look Tuesday, What I Whipped Up Wednesday, Show and Tell, The Mommy Club, Creations by Kara, Lil Luna, Your Whims Wednesday, Show Off Your Stuff, Cast Party Wednesday, Wow Me Wednesday, Sugar and Spice, Link it up Wednesday.