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

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