Saturday, July 30, 2011

Our Version of.... Frog Eye Ambrosia Salad

We've been enjoying this salad for years. It's a messed up version of Frog Eye Salad meets Ambrosia Salad. I'm afraid it's probably very bad for you, but it is delicious and it has a texture that only a mother could love. A conversation starter at parties for sure. If you like a good tapioca pudding, this salad is for you.

Frog Eye Ambrosia Salad

Ingredients to build the salad:

2 cups of uncooked acini di pepe pasta
2 cups of whipping cream
3 tbsp of sugar
1 cup of vanilla yogurt
1 tin of mandarin orange segments
1 tin of pineapple segments
1 cup of sweetened coconut
3 large handfuls of coloured mini marshmallows

Add the sugar and whipping cream to a large bowl.

whisk until stiff peaks form

fold in the yogurt until blended

this is the package of acini di pepe I used. It's teeny little pasta balls, smaller than regular tapioca by about half the size

Boil the acini di pepe noodles as you would any pasta. Cook them until they are just a little bit firm in the center, about 8 minutes.

Drain the pasta and rinse it in cold water to stop it cooking. Let it remain in the colander until it has drained completely. Make sure to use a colander with small holes.

Put the pasta into a large container. Drain the liquid from the orange segments and add them to the pasta.

Drain and add the pineapple

Add the marshmallows

and the coconut

now add the whip cream and yogurt mixture and fold it in until everything is combined.

serve and enjoy it right away or store it in the fridge covered until you need it.

I hope your family enjoys this as much as mine does.


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