Gluten-Free Ambrosia Serves 24
By Rosemarie Kass
A Creamy Dreamy Family Favorite.
1- (8) oz container of light cool whip
16 oz sour cream
4 - (11oz) cans of fruit in its own juice drained (such as fruit cocktail, pineapple tidbits, fruit cocktail, mandarin oranges, peaches, cherries) (save juices for thinning)
2 ½ cups shredded coconut
3 cups miniature marshmallows (note almost all marshmallows are gluten-free, double check labels for wheat)
Optional gluten-free candied or jarred cherries to top as a garnish when serving.
1. Combine cool whip and sour cream and mix well.
2. Add fruit, 2 ¼ cups coconut, and 3 cups mini marshmallows.
3. If too thick add some of the reserved juices.
4. Cover and refrigerate overnight. If needed add more juices.
5. Before serving, toast remaining coconut in a hot skillet and put over the top as a garnish.
Nutritional Information (per serving): 110 Calories, < 1 gm Protein, 13 gm Carbohydrates, 6.3 gm Fat, 8.3 mg Cholesterol, 18 mg Sodium, 19 mg Calcium, 1.1 gm Fiber, < 1 mg Iron
Tip: Fresh fruit can be added as well, such as sliced bananas, ½ grapes, strawberries, blueberries, etc.
Quick and Easy Recipe.
** Allergy Tip: This recipe is gluten-free, egg-free, nut-free, peanut-free, and vegetarian. ** Note some feel that coconut is a nut, if in doubt double check with your allergist. To make soy-free double check whipped cream used or use homemade whipped cream, to make milk-free use a milk free whipped cream and soy or vegan plain (dairy-free) yogurt in place of the sour cream. To make vegan use a milk and egg free whipped cream and sour cream alternative.
FODMAPs: To make this recipe FODMAP friendly only use pineapple, grape halves, bananas and berries as the fruit, and make homemade whipped cream with heavy cream and powdered sugar in place of the Cool Whip.