Ambrosia done right

Ambrosia, the healthiest dessert

I have another repeat recipe today.  Do you remember that I offered this dessert at our Easter party? Only that day was a little crazy with 30 plus guests and I forgot to fold the pine apple in with the yogurt and chantilly so I just added it on top. Well, this time I did it right and wanted to show you what it looks like when you top the dessert with coconut flakes instead of pine apple 🙂  Enjoy this beautiful, fresh, and healthy dessert. Guilt free!



  • 1 cup Greek style yogurt
  • 1 cup chantilly (1 cup heavy cream, 4 tablespoons confectioner’s sugar)
  • lemon zest (from one lemon)
  • 2 1/2 cups pine apple
  • 2 cups orange or mandarin in pieces
  • 1 cup seedless grapes
  • 2 bananas, sliced
  • 1 cup coconut
How to make: Combine the yogurt with the chantilly and lemon zest and keep in the refrigerator. In a big serving ball combine the pine apple with the grapes and orange bits. When you are ready to serve, add the sliced bananas, mix all the fruit with the yogurt and chantilly and cover with a layer of coconut.
How to make chantilly: Beat a cup of very cold heavy cream. When it starts thickening add 4 tablespoons (or less confectioner’s sugar). You may add some vanilla extract.
Update January 27th, 2013
Here’s a photo of the Ambrosia I made today and served in individual glasses.
Update January 26th, 2014
We have a couple of coconut shells at home that we saved from ice-cream we bought served in coconuts. Here’s our wonderful ambrosia, topped with coconut and served in a coconut!
Ambrosia in coconut shell
Ambrosia in coconut shell

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