This beautiful layered parfait is basically an ambrosia copycat. I had no idea what ambrosia was until a few years ago when I encountered the strange concoction at a BBQ. I spotted a large glass bowl billowing with white fluffy fluff stuff, dotted with orange and yellow bits- What the heck is that I asked? “Oh that’s ambrosia- just try it,” was the reply. Which I did, as I’m usually up for trying just about anything! I was love at first bite- sweet, light, and airy, with bits of orange, pineapple, coconut and occasional marshmallow that was soft and melty. So of course I got the recipe- it was made with whip topping (I’m a big fan!), sour cream (weird, right?), canned pineapple and orange chunks, shredded sweetened coconut and marshmallow. It was so amazing but also basically a WHOLE LOTTA SUGAR!
Well for me (The Wife) it’s been here since late August. By the time late summer hits, I’m dreaming of cozy nights snuggled under a blanket watching Christmas movies and drinking hot chocolate. I love spring and summer, but I have an obsession with fall time going into winter.
As much as it pained me, I held off a count down to Christmas until December hit. I knew that after the winter we had last year I would be chastised big time if I was wishing for more of the “devils dandruff”. But now, we are here with twinkling lights and the scent of pine flowing through the house and we can party hardy!