Grandma’s Ambrosia Salad

Grandma’s Ambrosia Salad
  • 1 1/2 cups mandarin orange slices , canned or fresh
  • 1 1/2 cups diced pineapple , canned or fresh
  • 2 medium bananas sliced
  • 1 pound strawberries sliced
  • 1 cup unsweetened coconut flakes , or shredded coconut
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 cups mini marshmallows
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons powdered sugar
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup plain or vanilla yogurt

In a large mixing bowl, toss together oranges, pineapple, bananas, strawberries, coconut flakes, and lemon juice. Then, add in marshmallows.
In a separate large mixing bowl, use a hand mixer or a stand mixer to whip cream and vanilla extract. Slowly add in powdered sugar and cornstarch. Continue whipping until stiff peaks form, about 5 minutes. Fold in yogurt.
Add whipped cream into the fruit bowl. Toss to coat until ingredients are evenly dispersed throughout the salad. Chill until ready to serve.

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