Real ambrosia never includes marshmallows or whipped cream, but it always includes oranges, pineapple, toasted pecans, coconut, apples, sliced bananas, and Maraschino cherries. Add sugar and sherry or sweet Marsala to taste if desired. Don’t mess with a classic. And men do eat it at holiday feasts because it’s delicious and indulgent.
I always add maraschino cherries and if the bananas are just right a few thin slices of banana with a final sprinkle of confectioners sugar on the final mix.