A Cool Summer Treat

I just made some of this today, and wanted to share the recipe in case some of you haven't tried it-because it is delish. I'm always asked to bring this to the in-laws BBQ's and they jokingly refer to it as "my old lady dessert".

It kinda looks like this, only it's light green and not so chunky. Pic via.

Pistachio Ambrosia

1 pkg pistachio flavored jello pudding mix
1 large can of crushed pineapple in juice
1 large can of mandarin oranges, drained
1 regular size cool whip, thawed

In a large serving bowl, pour in crushed pineapple with juice, then mix in the powdered jello mix. Let sit for five minutes to thicken. Next add in thawed cool whip and stir. Finally throw in your can of drained mandarin oranges. Pop in the fridge for as long as you like, the colder it gets, the better. Enjoy!

Now some people throw in all kinds of stuff like marshmallows, walnuts, cans of fruit salad, shredded coconut, etc. I like to keep it simple and just stick with the recipe above. Today I made it with cheesecake flavored jello mix, and it was quite tasty. And fair warning, it can be VERY addicting. Let me know if you try it!


  1. Wow! Blast from the past. My grandma would always make this, and we called it yum-yum salad. Probably because "ambrosia" sounded way too fancy to my down-to-earth German grandma!

  2. call me an old lady 'cause that dessert looks scrumptious!

  3. No kidding that's a blast from the past, my granny made it too and it looked exactly like the picture! *stomach growling now*
    Thanks for the memory!

  4. Guess I'm a golden girl too cuz I've always been a fan of ambrosia!

  5. yum! i think i'm gonna try this with banana pudding