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The combination of oranges, strawberries and fresh coconut is called Ambrosia. This word refers to the “nectar of the Gods” in Greek mythology. It is aptly named, although Ambrosia has its origins in the South! The natural juices from the fruits combined with the mellow flavor of fresh coconut is a perfect ending to any meal. It is light, refreshing and beautiful to behold- ethereal, in fact!

This is a wonderful recipe all year round and Passover too! For another recipe for a light dessert using berries. click on the link for Strawberry Sorbet.

Prep time: 30 minutes

Note: I like to use a combination of blood red oranges and Cara Cara /Naval oranges so that the ambrosia is more colorful.


By Gloria Kobrin Published: March 30, 2017

  • Yield:

  • 4 Servings


  • 4 large oranges I like to combine Blood Oranges and Cara Cara or Naval Oranges
  • 1 pint strawberries stemmed and halved
  • 1 cup freshly shredded coconut optional- toast some of it


  • serrated/citrus knife
  • 2 medium mixing bowls


  1. Peel oranges as close to the fruit as possible. Remove any extra pith. Cut in between the wedges so that you only remove the fruit and place in mixing bowl. Chill. Keep prepared strawberries in a separate bowl fridge as well. Mix fruits together with coconut right before serving. Enjoy