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Green Pistachio Pudding Ambrosia Recipe

Pistachio pudding ambrosia is an amazing side dish or dessert! A cross between your favorite pistachio pudding and marshmallow ambrosia, you’ll love it too.

Pistachio Pudding Ambrosia

If you’ve ever made our easy ambrosia recipe you know what a yummy treat that is. If you love pistachio pudding you’ll love this cross between them both I came up with when I wanted to bring something new to Thanksgiving dinner last year. I called it pistachio pudding ambrosia and it was a hit!

Green Ambrosia Salad

We serve things like this as a side dish during the holidays and Easter just wasn’t the same without my aunt’s ambrosia salad!

Now that I have a family of my own I make it myself and include it on the menu at Christmas too because it reminds me of my childhood. 😉

My sister in law has the same memories but with pistachio pudding so we always ended up with both on the buffet table which was great but I thought….a mixture of a sort of pistachio pudding ambrosia would be amazing I bet….so I set off to try it.

This is what it looked like…….

Pistachio Pudding Ambrosia 2

Green Ambrosia Salad

Of course you can get the white mini marshmallows but really, the rainbow ones are just so much prettier.

I will say it is sweet!

A hefty whopping tablespoon is all you need on the side of your turkey, mashed potatoes and stuffing just to sweeten things up before you hit the dessert table during the holidays. 😉

This is how I made it……

jello pistachio pudding

Ingredients for pistachio pudding ambrosia are:

  1. Whipped topping
  2. Pistachio pudding mix – by the pudding in your store or you can grab some here
  3. Crushed pineapple in a can
  4. Mini marshmallows
  5. Shredded sweetened coconut
  6. Crushed pistachios
  7. Mandarin oranges – I just used 1/2 can drained

Some also like chopped walnuts inside too.

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Pistachio Pudding Ambrosia

Pistachio pudding ambrosia is an amazing side dish or dessert! A cross between your favorite pistachio pudding and marshmallow ambrosia, you’ll love it too. 
Course Dessert, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword ambrosia, dessert, pistachio, pudding, salad
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 10
Calories 184kcal
Author The Typical Mom

Ingredients

  • 12 oz whipped topping
  • 1 box pistachio pudding mix
  • 20 oz pineapple crushed, with the juice
  • 2 c marshmallows mini, multi colored preferred
  • 1/2 c coconut
  • 1/4 c pistachios optional, crushed
  • 1 c mandarin oranges drained (keep juice in case you want to thin it out later)

Instructions

  • Fold together whipped topping and pistachio pudding mix until well blended.
  • Empty can of crushed pineapple into this mixture and fold in gently until combined.
  • Gently fold in mini marshmallows, mandarin oranges, and coconut until combined.
  • Best when refrigerated for at least an hour but you could make it in the morning and serve it in the evening too easily. If you think it is a bit too thick for your liking then add back in some of the drained mandarin orange juice to loosen it up.
  • Sprinkle crushed pistachio nuts on top for garnish, can add a few marshmallows on top too to make pretty + a light sprinkle of coconut.
Nutrition Facts
Pistachio Pudding Ambrosia
Amount Per Serving (3 oz)
Calories 184 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Sodium 39mg2%
Potassium 141mg4%
Carbohydrates 29g10%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 22g24%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 70IU1%
Vitamin C 27.4mg33%
Calcium 35mg4%
Iron 0.5mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Susan

Wednesday 13th of April 2022

Can I make this a day ahead?

Tony

Monday 16th of December 2019

Always a great dessert. This has been a family favorite for the last 40 years+ minus the mandarin oranges though. We’ve never made it that way but def will have to try.

Karen A Evans

Thursday 20th of September 2018

Hi, Looks great but one question, you don't need to make the pudding first, you just dump the pudding mix in with the cool whip?

The Typical Mom

Saturday 22nd of September 2018

Correct, do not make pudding according to directions.

The Typical Mom

Thursday 20th of September 2018

Exactly, you do not make the pudding according to the package.

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