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How to Make Ambrosia in "The Sims 3"

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Ambrosia, Sims

Ambrosia, Sims

Food of the Gods

EA Games held close to the mythological story of what ambrosia is, a food of the Greek gods that could bestow ageless immortality onto anyone who consumed it and implemented it into the game as the most revered dish a Sim could make.

Ambrosia is great for a few things, but the one thing that really makes it a hot topic in the world of The Sims is the fact that once a Sim consumes it, it can set their age back to the starting point of whatever life stage they're currently in and even bring dead Sims back to life!

Ambrosia can be an irritating dish to make because of its requirements, though. So if you're interested in making ambrosia but don't know where to start, this guide will walk you through it!

Benefits of Ambrosia

  • +75 mood for seven days
  • Resets age
  • Restores hunger motive to full
  • Can bring ghost Sim back to life

Making Ambrosia

To make ambrosia, you're going to need to focus on cooking, gardening, and fishing skills in order to obtain the needed ingredients.

Some suggested traits to get these skills learned faster are: Natural Cook, Angler, and Green Thumb.

If your Sim has enough Lifetime Rewards Points, it's a good idea to invest in a few rewards that will help you obtain your ambrosia faster.

  • Fast Learner can help you learn a skill faster.
  • Super Green Thumb can help you get perfect plants.
  • Steel Bladder can keep you from needing to ever use the bathroom again.
  • Collection Helper can help you find rare seeds or other items, etc.

Anyways, let's move on to actually gathering the ingredients for ambrosia.

Learning the Recipe

You can't make ambrosia without knowing how to make it. There is a recipe book at the bookstore for ambrosia that costs 12,000 Simoleons and requires a maxed-out cooking skill to read. Now's a good time to brush up on your cooking and start saving up for that book!

A sim tending to a life fruit plant.

A sim tending to a life fruit plant.

Getting Life Fruit

Life fruit can be irritating to get your hands on. Make sure that your gardening skill is at least level 7, and go out in search of Special Seeds—not Rare Seeds or Uncommon Seeds—just Special Seeds. Take them home and plant all of them.

You won't know what kind of plants will grow from these seeds until it's pretty much harvestable, which is why you'll need to have more than one Special Seed. Just so you know, there are only four types of plants that grow from Special Seeds: flame fruit bush, life fruit plant, money tree, and death flower plant.

Once the life fruit plant is ready to be harvested, do so and keep the fruit in your inventory. Make sure not to eat it!

A Sim fishing at the park.

A Sim fishing at the park.

Fishing for Death Fish

Now it's time to head to a body of water and do some fishing! You need to catch a Death Fish, but you'll need to catch a few others before you can do so.

Death Fish eat Angel Fish, so this is a good place to start. Fish for Red Herring or Alley Catfish until you feel you have enough, and then use either as bait to catch an Angel Fish (freshwater, not saltwater).

Once you've gathered a few Angel Fish, head to the graveyard between the hours of 12 a.m. and 5 a.m. to catch yourself a Death Fish using the Angel Fish as bait!

  • Note: It's probably a good idea to make sure your Sim isn't neurotic; otherwise, they'll possibly pass out from fright if they see a ghost, which is very likely to happen at the graveyard.
Graveyard in Sunset Valley.

Graveyard in Sunset Valley.

Putting It All Together

Now that you've got all the ingredients and have learned the recipe, it's time to finally make some ambrosia! Head home to the kitchen and choose the option to make ambrosia on your fridge or stove (you may or may not need to move the ingredients to the fridge), and there you have it! Ambrosia!

© 2012 Kay B


Veronica M. on October 27, 2019:

Good article. All these years Ive been playing Sims, I had no idea that all these things could be done

idigwebsites from United States on November 07, 2013:

I miss playing the Sims... haven't played the Sims 3 for quite a while and it was during that time that it was really new (no expansion packs yet). I'd love to make an ambrosia myself and see what happens, sounds totally fun! :)