In a large bowl, combine the oranges, pineapple, marshmallows and coconut. Add sour cream and toss to mix. Cover and refrigerate for several hours.
Ambrosia Salad Tips
Why is it called ambrosia salad?
The name ambrosia derives from Greek mythology, meaning immortality; also known as food of the gods, Greek gods commonly ate ambrosia to prevent becoming weak. In present day, we've come to know it as a deliciously, fluffy fruit salad (or dessert) with tropical flavors.
Where does ambrosia salad come from?
The name has Greek roots, however southern cooks popularized this creamy, refreshing recipe. Nowadays, you'll find different spins on ambrosia recipes from cooks all over the country.
How do you keep ambrosia salad from browning?
Prevent browning by tossing the juice from a small can of pineapple in with your fruit. The juice keeps the fruit from browning, and bits of pineapple in the salad gives a tropical flavor. Juice of a lemon, lime or orange can be used in place of pineapple juice. Research contributed by Rashanda Cobbins, Taste of Home Food Editor