Dessert-Have you ever had a blue dessert? Try A Blue Ambrosia
Posted On August 8, 2021
How about something beautiful and delicious? Have you ever heard of Blue Ambrosia? It’s such a pretty salad and tastes good too. Let’s cut right to it and give you this simple recipe.
- 2 cans of fruit salad
- 1 can of pineapple.
- 2 small cans of mandarin oranges
- 2 bananas
- 1 cup of coconut, shredded or minced
- 1 can of blue berries
- 6 cups of whipped cream
The tools you’ll need
Two strainers. Measuring cup. Mixing bowl. And what you plan to serve it in. You may choose to mix it in the same dish you serve it in or separate serving dishes as you will see the reason for that below. If you choose separate serving dishes then you’ll need an ice cream scoop.
Pour contents of fruit salad, pineapple, and mandarin oranges into a strainer and keep it there until you’ve prepared the rest of the salad making sure it is thoroughly strained. The least amount of juice the better. Pour blue berries into a separate strainer. Again making sure they are thoroughly strained. No need to have any of the juice because canned blues berries once strained have plenty of juice left over.
Cut the bananas in half-length ways and then cut those halves in half again. Cut your quarters into small bite size chunks and place in your mixing or serving dish.
Take your thoroughly drained fruit salad, pineapple, and mandarin oranges and pour into the dish with the bananas and mix it up. Then start slowly putting in the whipped cream. The reason I say slowly is that some people like a lot of whipped cream and some like a little less. I’d say put in 3 cups and gently mix, then adding 1 cup at a time until you get your 6 cups of desired creamy consistency.
Now for what makes Blue Ambrosia, Blue.
Now comes those beautiful, thoroughly drained blue berries
Once you’ve mixed in these contents go ahead and mix in the blue berries. You’ll start to see the color come out of the berry turning you salad blue. The blue berries are not just for the color though it does make it look really pretty. It is for the taste as well.
Once you have it gently mixed, smooth out the salad and place it in the refrigerator for about 20 minutes to half an hour to chill and firm it up.
Just before you are ready to serve sprinkle the coconut over the top so that the white is in contrast to the blue. You’ll want to wait to sprinkle the coconut over the top because you run the risk of the coconut soaking up the color blue while it sits and chills.
Some people may want to just put the dish of their Blue Ambrosia on the table or the buffet table but I like to serve mine with an ice cream scoop onto a leaf of romaine lettuce. Not because you’ll eat the leaf, though that would be okay, but because it looks nice. I don’t add my coconut to the salad until the salad is scooped onto the plate, then I sprinkle it over the top of each serving. You know, eye appeal!
There you go! Blue Ambrosia. Beautiful and delicious too.