National Ambrosia Day Date in the current year: December 12, 2016

National Ambrosia Day The National Ambrosia Day is celebrated on December 12. Not to be confused with the mythical food of ancient Greek gods, modern-day ambrosia is a delicious fruit salad with coconut and marshmallow.

Ambrosia is a variation of the traditional fruit salad which is believed to be an American dish. The first mentions of ambrosia date back to the early 19th century. There are a lot of different ambrosia recipes, but the majority of them contain oranges or mandarin oranges, pineapple, coconut, and mini marshmallows.

Other ingredients can include strawberries, bananas, peeled grapes, maraschino cherries, or crushed pecan nuts. The salad can also include cream cheese, yogurt, pudding, sour cream, whipped cream, squirty cream, or cottage cheese. Ambrosia is usually put in the fridge for at least few hours before being served.

To celebrate the National Ambrosia Day, cook one or even several variations of this delicious dessert. Try out the following recipe. Combine 1 cup crushed pineapple (drained), 1 cup mandarin orange segments (drained), 1 cup coconut, 1 cup lemon yogurt or sour cream.

Chill for several hours and add 1 cup mini marshmallows. You can also add marshmallows at the same time as the rest of the ingredients, but they might get mushy as the salad chills.

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