Friday, September 23, 2011

Pink Ambrosia for a Baby Shower


A perfect collection of color for a baby shower I had to attend. Mixture of colored marshmallows with tinted pink whipped topping, a coworker will be welcoming a little girl in a few weeks!

1 3 1/4 oz package of instant french vanilla pudding mix
1 20 oz can crushed pineapple drained

1 - 16oz or 20 oz can fruit cocktail drained
 2 - 8 oz cans mandarin oranges drained
1 10 oz  bag colored miniature marshmallow
1 (12 ounce) container Cool Whip tinted with 1 drop of red food coloring

Garnish:
1/2 cup coconut tinted with 1 drop red food coloring and 1 tablespoon water mixed together set aside
maraschino cherries with stems for garnish

 In a medium size bowl add pudding with pineapple and juice evenly.  Mix all the rest of the other ingredients in order together . Fold in whipped topping. Chill and top with maraschino cherries and  sprinkle with tinted coconut.


Note: Use pistachio instant pudding for green color if the sex of the baby is unknown. You won't have to tint the whipped topping as it will all turn a light green. If you need blue proceed with blue food coloring to the whipped topping and coconut.

19 comments:

Federica said...

What a beautiful idea ^__^ Bye, have a good we

Dzoli said...

What a lovely pink girl's colour.So joyfull:)

Greg said...

I can remember my mom making this when I was little. I think retro salads are becoming the new trend in cooking. I'll bet this tastes as good as I remember it.

Belinda @zomppa said...

What a fun way to celebrate - definitely bit of retro cool here.

Curt said...

Very pretty!

What a great combination of flavor with pudding, fruit, coconut and I especially like the marshmallows!

Pretend Chef said...

Love the color for a girl's themed baby shower. I haven't had this dessert in a long time.

Joanne said...

Ambrosia salad as to be one of the easiest yet most satisfying of all desserts. Love it.

Teri said...

Now that's the old fashioned version of ambrosia! I've looked and looked for the original recipes and couldn't find anything that looked right. This is great! Thanks!

Kim Bee said...

My Mom used to make ambrosia and I always loved it. Thanks so much for posting this. It's beautiful and brings back such great memories.

Ducky said...

It looks so good! And I love the colors.

Christine's Pantry said...

Love this. The color is pretty.

Vicki Bensinger said...

I remember this recipe. Boy it really brings back memories. I always loved this dessert. What a fun dessert for a baby shower. Hope everyone enjoyed it the way I remembered it.

redkathy said...

Hi Claudia, A classic that needs not be forgotten. The pink is lovely too. Never added pudding mix to my ambrosia salad, another great idea from my fav foodie friend :)

Asian-spice mix said...

the ambrosia looks yummy,i love the colors :)
Ridwan

Tina said...

I have never actually had ambrosia, but looks like I need to change that. I like the ingredients as well as the presentation. Have a great weekend Claudia!

Becky said...

What a good idea for a baby shower! This ambrosia looks so good! I have made a similar salad with pistachio pudding, for Christmas, but never thought of it for a baby shower.

Have a great weekend!

Girl Cook Art said...

Looks delicious!

Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. said...

This is lovely for a baby shower! Sounds yummy!

Kalyan said...

Just mouthwatering...looks so easy to prepare and delicious.