Not Your Grandma’s Ambrosia

Apr 2 2014

This lightened-up version of Grandma’s ambrosia has a gourmet flare. Perfect as a dessert or snack or for a special Sunday brunch.

Courtesy of the Oregon Dairy Council.

Serves 4

Dietitian's Tip: 

Meet your DASH fruit servings with this tasty ambrosia. Yogurt adds protein and calcium and a powerful boost.


½ cup sweetened shaved coconut
1 10.5-ounce can mandarin oranges packed in juice, drained
1 ripe banana, sliced
1 cup strawberries, sliced
1 cup mango, diced (about 1 medium fresh mango) or substitute apple
1 cup fat-free vanilla yogurt


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Spread coconut onto baking sheet and bake until golden and toasted, about 6 minutes. Set aside to cool.

In a medium bowl, combine fruit and stir to distribute evenly. Divide fruit into each of 4 serving dishes. Top each with ¼ cup vanilla yogurt and sprinkle with toasted coconut.

Nutrition Information: 

Per Serving: 179 calories, 3 g total fat, 3 g saturated fat, 35 g carbohydrates, 4 g protein, 4 g fiber, 78 mg sodium, 129 mg calcium