Fruit Cocktail Fluff {a.k.a. Easy Ambrosia Salad}

December 26, 2016
Three simple ingredients.  Incredibly easy.  And a family favorite comfort food.  Need we say more?  Whip up this creamy Fruit Cocktail Fluff Salad in no time.  And then watch it disappear ... in no time, too.
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Fruit Cocktail Fluff Image {aka: Easy Ambrosia Salad} ~ Three simple ingredients combine to create this incredibly easy comfort food.

Why is it that incredibly easy dishes are quite often the best?  It seems as though the simplest of things tend to be our favorites.

Like with this Fruit Cocktail Fluff, as we call it in our family. 

I mean seriously, this stuff is so simple I hesitate to even call it a recipe.  But man alive, do I love it.  Recipe or not.
Also referred to as fruit cocktail salad, fruit cocktail ambrosia, and easy ambrosia, this creamy concoction requires just three simple ingredients to make.

I mean seriously, this stuff is so simple I hesitate to even call it a recipe.  But man alive, do I love it.  Recipe or not.

And takes less than 5 minutes to mix up.

Then?  You just need to give it a little wait time in the refridge.

And believe me, that's the only  hard part of this "recipe" ~ The waiting.

But you've got to wait ... for everything to get all "right" together.

Fruit Cocktail Fluff Salad Image  {a.k.a. Easy Ambrosia Salad}

So what are the three simple ingredients needed to make this easy comfort food favorite?

Quite simply ~ a can of fruit cocktail, some mini marshmallows, and Cool Whip.

If you're not a fan of Cool Whip, you could certainly make your own homemade whipped cream instead.  Homemade whipped cream will work just great, too.  Whipping together about 3/4 cup whipping cream, 1 & 1/2 tablespoons sugar, and 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract should do the trick. 

Fruit Cocktail Salad Ingredients Image

During the "waiting" in the refrigerator, the marshmallows soak up juice from the fruit cocktail and moisture from the Cool Whip, and get all soft and mushy.  And "right."

The squishy, creamy, comfort food kind of "right."

Which sometimes is just the kind of "right" you crave and need.

Letting the ingredients sufficiently meld together creates this Fruit Cocktail Fluff's soft and creamy texture we love so much.

It may be tempting to shortcut the waiting time on this recipe, but I don't recommend that.  Letting the ingredients sufficiently meld together creates this Fruit Cocktail Fluff's soft and creamy texture we love so much.  Do let this sit for the full recommended time.

Or making it the day before you plan to serve it would be even better!

So, whether we call this simple 3-ingredient deliciousness a recipe or not is neither here nor there to me.  I just know that, like so many incredibly easy dishes, this  incredibly easy dish is a family favorite.

And for me, that makes it just "right."

Fruit Cocktail Salad with Cool Whip Image
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Fruit Cocktail Fluff {a.k.a. Easy Ambrosia Salad}
Ingredients
Directions
  1. Drain fruit cocktail, but not well ... you want to leave a little bit of the juice.
  2. Place fruit cocktail and marshmallows in a bowl and stir together.  Add Cool Whip.  Stir gently until well combined.
  3. Refrigerate for at least six hours, or until marshmallows are soft.
Enjoy!

Enjoy these other incredibly easy fluff salads from The Kitchen is My Playground ...



Peach Fluff Salad

Green Fluff {Pistachio Watergate Salad}

Cranberry Fluff Salad



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8 comments

  1. Mmm, this looks delicious Tracey! Any kind of fluff is a favorite of mine, so I can't wait to try this!

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  2. We love this Fluff, it is awesome! Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and hope you have a fabulous week!
    Come Back Soon,
    Miz Helen

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  3. I'm sure it would be ok to add coconut to this, right? I just love ambrosia with coconut.

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  4. would i have to change directions if i added jello

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  5. I always remember salads like this Ambrosia on the table at buffets when I was growing up! They are so delicious and I do wish they were served more often in the UK!! Pinned. Thank you for sharing with Hearth and Soul.

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  6. Congratulations!
    Your post is featured on Full Plate Thursday! Thanks so much for sharing with us and hope you enjoy your new Red Plate!
    Miz Helen

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  7. It is easy, sweet, fresh. I will made this recipe. Thank-you for such a good idea!

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  8. This has always been one of my favorite dishes no matter what flavor you make it. Thank you for sharing at Friday Frenzy.

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