Carissa Planalp's Grandma’s Ambrosia

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Carissa Planalp Carissa Planalp

I’m a single woman with a cat. I’ve never had to take on Thanksgiving cooking.

Sure, I’ve followed some box instructions before, helped out in the kitchen, even had to heat up my own Michelina’s cheese wheels when I was not able to make it home for the holiday, but as far back as I can remember my grandmother has served up her ambrosia for turkey day. 

Shout out to Shirley Wright who knows how to Hit ‘Em With the Hein with this easy-to-make dessert!

2 cans of mixed fruit cocktail, drained 
1 can of mandarin oranges, drained
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1 cup of mini marshmallows
1 tub of Cool Whip
1/2 cup of maraschino cherries, drained
Shredded coconut, as much as you want!

Literally, throw all of this into a large mixing bowl and stir. I learned it’s important to make sure you really drain the fruit or else your ambrosia gets runny.

Chill before serving! 

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