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Saturday, December 22, 2012

"Ambrosia Dessert Pasta Salad"

A delicious creamy, fruity pasta salad.  It’s a favorite at family get togethers.  The pasta looks similar to tapioca after it’s cooked.  If you make this salad and take it to a party, be prepared to be asked for the recipe:) I got this recipe from my sister in law at Thanksgiving party. I couldn't get enough of this salad, it's that good. I added peaches to it, and it taste even more delicious .

1 1/3 cups uncooked acini di pepe pasta (I bought it at Winco) 
8 oz Cool Whip, leave it at room temperature to thaw for 30 min.
1/2 of (20 ounce) can pineapple tidbits, drained 
1 3/4 cups milk
1/3 can sweet condensed milk
1 (3 1/2 ounce) package instant vanilla pudding 
1 (20 ounce) can crushed pineapple, drained
1 can peaches ,drained (cut in pieces)
3 (12 ounce) cans mandarin orange sections, drained
2-3 cups mini marshmallows
1 1/2 cup sliced grapes (optional)
1/2 cup flaked coconut (optional, I didn't add it)
Optional: washed fresh mint leaves w/stalks to decorate top

I made a few changes: added more mandarins and peaches.
Add 1 tsp salt to the water and 3/4 cup of sugar. Boil pasta for 11 min. Drain well, rinsing with cold water to cool pasta.
Whisk milk with pudding  for 2 minutes.
Add cool whip.  Mix.
Add sweet condensed milk. 
Add marshmallows and mix together.  
Combine all drained fruits in a large bowl, add pasta.
Mix together with pudding cream.
I added grapes to half of the salad, because my daughter does not like em. Refrigerate overnight or  at least for  5 hours.  

Here are links to all my dessert salads:

Thank you Kristina for a beautiful cake stand:)))

Merry Christmas!!!
God Bless you all!!!!!!!!!


  1. Replies
    1. Thank you Natasha:))) My sister gave this cake stand to me for Christmas:) I love it:))))))

  2. Your recipe must be very refreshing after a holiday meal.
    I will look for the pasta at Winco this week. And I will try the recipe. I will also add some shredded coconut and some chopped roasted walnuts in it.

    I made the honey layered cake for Christmas. :)

    MERRY CHRISTMAS Lea, and may the LORD bless you and all your loved ones with Peace, Health and abounding Grace.

    1. I love this salad:) I added sliced toasted almonds to my plate. Hope you enjoyed honey cake:)))
      Merry Christmas and have a happy and blessed new year! Wishing you lots of joy, laughter, peace and good memories. May the Lord bless you this Christmas, in the new year and all the years to come! May He guide you to becoming more like Jesus Christ.


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