Ambrosia. It’s one of those proper southern recipes that no one can really agree on. Love it, hate it… Which fruit to use… It’s all up in the air. But one thing is for sure, this fruit salad (sometimes dessert) makes its obligatory appearances at almost all southern gatherings. That’s why summer, the season of plenty, certainly warrants its own ambrosia– something light, but with a little sass– one with fat blackberries, pineapple, bright lime and shredded coconut. A blackberry margarita ambrosia is just what this season calls for.
What You Need To Make Blackberry Margarita Ambrosia
- Cool Whip
- lime yogurt
A blackberry margarita ambrosia is perfect dish to grace every garden party, family reunion and potluck from here to the Mason-Dixon Line. Light and easy, it’s a snap to throw together, but proper enough to break out the crystal bowl. Lime zest is the secret to its delightful lime taste.
A little lime yogurt folded into the Cool Whip rounds out its light and fluffy dressing and gives it that little something extra that lets your guests know this isn’t their grandmother’s ambrosia.
And marshmallows! Usually, I would never. But this is ambrosia, so I must. And these soft sugary pillows against the burst of berries and bright lime are just another reason that the basics of this longstanding fruit salad just work, grandma’s recipe or not.
An extra dollop of Cool Whip and little lime zest as garnish top off this fun little summer salad/dessert with the flair and finesse it deserves without too much fuss. Besides, extra Cool Whip is always a plus!
Good classics and tradition are always in season. Now with this Blackberry Margarita Ambrosia, summer can properly celebrate with a fruit salad of its own!
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Blackberry Margarita Ambrosia
- 2 C Blackberries
- 2 C Pineapple tidbits
- 2 C Mini marshmallows
- 1 C Shredded coconut sweetened
- 1 C Walnuts chopped
- 1 medium Lime zested
- 1/2 C Cool Whip
- 1/2 C Lime yogurt
- Add blackberries, pineapple, marshmallows, coconut, walnuts, and lime zest to a large mixing bowl and stir gently to avoid bursting the berries.
- In a small bowl, mix together the Cool Whip and yogurt. Add to your salad. Again, tossing gently.
- Top with extra Cool Whip and lime zest to garnish.
Other Fruit Salad Recipes You’ll Love
- Classic Fruit Salad with Old Fashioned Century Sauce
- Southern Strawberry Jello Salad
- Red & Green Fruit Salad
- Tropical Orange Jello Salad
Dreamy Fruit Desserts
- Dreamy Coconut Pineapple Trifle
- Mason Jar Blueberry Lemon Lushes
- Honey Lime Fruit Tart with Sugar Cookie Crust
When I think of ambrosia, I always think of my paternal grandmother. She hosted elaborate holiday meals, but something she had made ahead of time ALWAYS got left in “the icebox.” I remember the last meal we had together was particularly delicious; everyone was stuffed. We had begun to clear the table, return bowls and platters to the kitchen. She hollers, “Everybody come back to the table! I forgot to serve the ambrosia.” There it sat, colorful, covered in coconut. I honestly could not have eaten a solitary bite. But I still remember how cool and refreshing it looked.
We’ve had some of those “forgotten icebox dishes” at my grandmother’s too, so I could just picture every minute of this! Oh, your story brought back some wonderful memories. Isn’t it amazing how food can be connected so strongly to different parts of our lives and bring back different moments so vividly? Just wonderful! Thank you so much for sharing your precious memory and for sparking some sweet memories for me too!
What a lovely presentation for your delicious ambrosia. Hope you are having a great week and thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday!
Thank you, Miz Helen!
jennifer c moreland
Cool idea for an ambrosia recipe. Where did you get the BOWL??????Love it!!!!!!!!!!
Isn’t the bowl gorgeous? This one isn’t mine though (all my stuff is still packed from our move). I borrowed it from a dear friend. It’s an antique! I love anything with little legs, and this bowl with its bow and legs seemed very “ambrosia appropriate”!