The 12th of December is Ambrosia Day.
Ambrosia salad is a very popular salad at this time of year because it looks so festive.
There are many varieties now, from cheesecake ambrosia to pina colada ambrosia.
It is a thoroughly American dish, probably originating in the American south. The earliest versions were of it citrus fruit, coconut and sugar. Now, whipped cream is often added, along with cherries, bananas, apples, and of course, miniature marshmallows.
It also makes for a nice chilled summer salad.
Tran, Jacklyn. Delicious Days of December: National Ambrosia Day. Seattle, Washington: Ethnic Seattle. 15 December 2015. Accessed November 2020 at https://ethnicseattle.com/2015/12/15/delicious-days-of-december-national-ambrosia-day/