Banana Split Salad!

  
 
This is a yummy fruit salad that can be served with a meal or as a dessert.  It would be great for the holidays, but it's also a cool summer salad.   The ingredients are things you usually have on hand, so you can whip this up at the last minute.   Here is what you will need for this:
 
1  11 oz. can Mandarin orange segments, drained
1 cup pineapple tidbits, drained ( 8 oz. can)
1 cup Maraschino cherries, drained on a paper towel
1 cup flaked coconut
2 bananas sliced, tossed in a little lemon juice
1 cup miniature marshmallows
1/2 cup sour cream
1/2 cup frozen whipped topping
2 Tbs. powdered sugar
 
Mix all of the fruit together in a bowl.  In a separate bowl mix the sour cream, frozen whipped topping and powdered sugar.  Pour over the fruit and mix.  Pour all into a glass serving bowl.  Top with additional cherries.  Chill until ready to serve.  This can be made several hours before serving as long as you keep it chilled.
 





24 comments:

  1. My mother made this (similar) and called it Ambrosia Salad. I loved it growing up, and have made her recipe many times over the years. I will try your compilation...It looks yummy!

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    1. yep thats what we called it too.

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  2. If you don't like bananas (like me), this salad is still good without them! Looks delish!

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  3. I have made different kinds of Ambrosia salad, but I am going to try this for Thanksgiving.

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  4. I've made this salad for years. I usually do not put in the bananas because I mix it together the night before. I also add almonds or pecans. The day of, I add the cool whip, sour cream and marshmallows. By putting this together the night before it sure does save alot of mess, especially at Thanksgiving & Christmas dinners! Thank you so much for all of your wonderful receipes!

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  5. ya'll gotta quiet doing this to me--I see all these receipes and BAM I'm hungry. I've made some of them for my family and now got to add this to them. It reminds me of my aunt Cora's ambrosia--soooo good ..Thanks--I will be hitting the tread mill after Christmas.

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  6. Can i make w/o the coconut?
    I think i might croak if it toouched my mouth, lol but it might be a good thing then i wont eat it.everybody else wil get to enjoy it :(

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  7. Cool whip has come out with flavored "cool whip" It comes in Chocolate, Cream Cheese, and vanilla. Think I will try this with the Cream Cheese. Can't wait till Thanksgiving!!!

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  8. Joyce that flavored Cool Whip would be amazing.

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  9. You can leave out anything that you don't care for and it will still be good. I have to alter recipes for my picky eaters a lot.

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  10. I made this for Thanksgiving Day. It was a BIG hit. I added chopped walnuts and loved the crunchy taste. YUMMY.

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  11. Hello Miss Kathy...I am a"Yankee" who stumbled upon your FB page and I must say your recipes are quite tempting. I have some of them already but the real southern ones are very interesting if not "naughty"! I am going to try some of them but they absolutely will kill my diet! Keep posting the yummy recipes and have a Merry Christmas!

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  12. Going to have to try this. I love ambrosia and watergate do this should be delightful.

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  13. We have folks from all over the world, so 'Yankees' are welcome...lol. I hope you continue to find recipes you enjoy and welcome!

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  14. I made this on New Years day. We used to call this 'Heavenly Hash".

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  15. I always end up saving every recipe on this site!!!!

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  16. This fruit salad would be excellent any time of the year.

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  17. my bookmarks are getting out of hand! thats what I do with these lushious recipes! lol

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  18. This is the same salad that I added white seedless grapes to & called it Ambrosia.Very good.

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  19. We always had fruit salad but it was just oranges apples and bananas...Now we have fruit salad the more we can get in it the better...I was going to make frog eye salad but my middle girl had a dream about giant frog eyes and told me NO frog eye salad so we never had it...

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    1. Frog eye salad is my very favorite .. you need to try it and call it something else for your daughter's sweet dreams .. LOL!!!

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  20. I have made one similar for years. Mine does not have cool whip or bananas. You have to have one pint sour cream, one bag miniature marshmallows and one can of fruit cocktail including juice. Then put chopped canned peaches, pineapple, mandran oranges, pears, more fruit cocktail or any other fruit drained. I have put pitted fresh cherries, blueberries, apples chopped, fresh strawberries or fresh peaches in it. I do not like coconut in it so I sweeten with a little Splenda.

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  21. I've made this for years with slivered almonds and without bananas. I'll try it with the bananas and cool whip next time.

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  22. going to whip this up soon, I have a couple of houseguests arriving soon.

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