Foodie Friday

Foodie Friday – Ambrosia

Ambrosia known as food of the Gods in Ancient Greece times, giving the Gods immortal life. Nowadays its also known as a plant that causes severe hayfever reactions or more importantly a fruit salad dish.

The Sims definition is closer to the Ancient Greece term, it extends your Sims' life by 1 day every time he or she eats it. In The Sims 3 it is probably the most difficult dish to make because of the ingredients. It needs a Life fruit AND a Death fish. Ironically, it is a very easy dish in real life!

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In Game Recipe
Easy Ambrosia
Ambrosia Fruit Salad
Cool Whip
Ambrosia Jello Mold
Ambrosia Cheesecake

Picture by Steve Depolo

In Game Recipe
Prep: 25min | Cook: 30 minutes
Skill level 10
Requires recipe books: Ambrosia
Ingredients: Death fish, Life fruit

Easy Ambrosia
Prep: 10min | Refigerate: 24 hours


  • 10 ounces (283g) maraschino cherries, cut in quarters
  • 12 ounces (340g) mandarin oranges (No. 2)
  • 20 ounces (566g) pineapple chunks (No 2)
  • 1 1/2 cups mini marshmallows
  • 8 ounces (236ml) sour cream


  • Drain fruit well.
  • Mix all ingredients together.
  • Refrigerate for 24 hours.
  • Be sure fruit is well drained or Ambrosia will be mushy.


Ambrosia Fruit Salad
Prep: 15min


  • 2 cans of pineapple chunks or tidbits
  • 1 large jar or 2-3 cans of mandarin oranges
  • 2-3 cups of seedless green grapes
  • 1 pint of fresh strawberries, sliced and hulled
  • 1 large jar of maraschino cherries
  • 2 cups of mini marshmallows
  • 4 oz (120ml) of sour cream
  • 4 oz (120g) of softened cream cheese
  • 4 oz (120g) (or more) of COOL WHIP whipped topping (Click here to make your own COOL WHIP topping)


  • Wash green grapes and strawberries thoroughly and slice into bite sized pieces.
  • Drain pineapple and maraschino cherries (reserving juice for a refreshing beverage later)
  • Combine all fruits and mini marshmallows into a large bowl.
  • In a separate bowl, mix together the sour cream, cream cheese, and COOL WHIP until well blended.
  • Fold mixture into fruit and toss lightly until completely covered.
  • Garnish with more COOL WHIP and a few fresh fruit slices (pecans or walnuts make a great addition too, but totally optional)
  • Chill until ready to serve.

Source: http://www.motherofp…/#comment-25017

Cool Whip
Prep: 10min


  • 1 pint heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
  • optional 1/4 tsp vanilla


  • Whip the cream with a whisk or wooden fork in a sturdy bowl until peaks form.
  • Beat in the powdered sugar tablespoon by tablespoon, until it has something of a real shape and consistency to it. Voila, you're done! Sprinkle with some cinnamon if topping a pumpkin pie.
  • I like giving it a light vanilla flavor– a little goes a long way, 1/8-1/4 tsp is really all you need. For some ideas, 1/4 tsp lemon extract with some yellow food dye makes for a nice lemon cream topping, same with strawberry extract and red food coloring. Almond extract with some crushed almonds on top? Mmm!


Ambrosia Jello Mold
Prep: 20 min | Refigerate: 3 hours


  • 1 can (8 oz.) crushed pineapple in juice, undrained
  • cold water
  • 2 cups boiling water
  • 1 pkg. (6 oz.) orange Jello Gelatin
  • 1-1/2 cups thawed Cool Whip
  • 1 can (11 oz.) mandarin oranges, drained
  • 1-1/2 cups miniature marshmallows
  • 1/2 cup sweetened shredded coconut


  • Drain pineapple, reserving juice.
  • Add enough cold water to juice to measure 1 cup.
  • Add boiling water to gelatin mix in large bowl; stir 2 min. until completely dissolved.
  • Stir in measured liquid.
  • Refrigerate 1-1/4 hours or until slightly thickened.
  • Whisk in Cool Whip until well blended.
  • Refrigerate 10 min. or until mixture will mound.
  • Stir in pineapple, oranges, marshmallows and coconut.
  • Spoon into 6-cup mold sprayed with cooking spray.
  • Refrigerate 3 hours or until firm.
  • Unmold.

Source: http://lickthebowlgo…e-elephant.html

Ambrosia Cheesecake
Prep: 10min | Cook: 1 hour | Refigerate: 8 hours


  • 1 1/2 cups almond shortbread cookie crumbs (about 12 cookies)
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 3 tablespoons butter or margarine, melted
  • 4 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 (14-ounce) package sweetened flaked coconut
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cups Fresh Orange Curd
  • 1 cup sweetened flaked coconut, lightly toasted (optional)


  • Stir together first 3 ingredients; press mixture into bottom of a 10-inch springform pan.
  • Bake at 350° for 8 minutes. Cool.
  • Beat cream cheese, eggs, and 1 cup sugar at medium speed with an electric mixer until fluffy. Stir in 14-ounce package coconut and vanilla. Pour into prepared crust.
  • Bake at 350° for 1 hour. Cool completely on a wire rack.
  • Cover and chill 8 hours. Release sides of springform pan, and place cheesecake on serving platter or cake stand.
  • Spread Fresh Orange Curd evenly over top of cheesecake.
  • Sprinkle 1 cup toasted coconut around outer edge of top, if desired.
  • Arrange Decorated Pastry Strips on sides of cheesecake, if desired.
  • Garnish top of cake, if desired.

Source http://www.myrecipes…10000000397839/