Orange Coconut Ambrosia

I have to confess that Ambrosia is a Christmas treat around here and made with bananas…and not with Jell-o. This recipe has me reconsidering. I think the coconut hater is going to college and the vegetarian seems to make an exception for Jell-O.

hmm…this sounds good.

Orange Coconut Ambrosia

1 pk orange gelatine (small box)
1 cup orange juice
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1/2 cup sugar
1 cup boiling water
1 cup shredded coconut
2/3 cup evaporated milk chilled

Dissolve gelatine in boiling water, add orange juice and chill until partially set. Fold in coconut. Whip chilled evaporated milk, when stiff add lemon juice and sugar. Fold into orange mixture. Let chill in mixing bowl until set. Spoon into individual serving dishes. Garnish with orange sections. Serves 6 to 8.

from What’s Cookin – DeFuniak Springs Florida 1956


  1. It’s funny. I read the recipe and I KNOW I’ve eaten this or something VERY similar to this before but I don’t remember when. Somewhere in the mists of memory I ate this as a much younger version of myself. I just might have to make it and see if it sparks a memory of WHO it was because I can’t imagine it being either of my grandmothers.

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