Grandma’s Ambrosia Salad


1 1/2 cups mandarin orange slices , canned or fresh
1 1/2 cups diced pineapple , canned or fresh
2 medium bananas sliced
1 pound strawberries sliced
1 cup unsweetened coconut flakes , or shredded coconut
1/4 cup lemon juice

1 1/2 cups mini marshmallows
1 cup heavy cream
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoons powdered sugar
2 teaspoons cornstarch
1/2 cup plain or vanilla yogurt
In a large mixing bowl, toss together oranges, pineapple, bananas, strawberries, coconut flakes, and lemon juice. Then, add in marshmallows.
In a separate large mixing bowl, use a hand mixer or a stand mixer to whip cream and vanilla extract. Slowly add in powdered sugar and cornstarch. Continue whipping until stiff peaks form, about 5 minutes. Fold in yogurt.
Add whipped cream into the fruit bowl. Toss to coat until ingredients are evenly dispersed throughout the salad. Chill until ready to serve.


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