The Sims 4 Ambrosia Recipe
How to Find all Ingredients and Bring Back Ghosts, Giving Sims Immortality
A Sim Enjoys Eating Ambrosia after Finding Ingredients for the Recipe
Ambrosia is a Gourmet Cooking Skill Recipe that unlocks automatically at level 10, so long as you also have level 10 in regular Cooking. This Guide will show you how to best get the ingredients gathered up so you can Cook up your Sims some Immortality on a plate. In order to make Ambrosia, you'll need Skill in Fishing, Gardening, and of course to have mastered the art of Cooking. Ambrosia requires Angelfish and a Death Flower, which I'll show you how to get. The Recipe also requires you to accrue 1500 Satisfaction points to get a Potion of Youth from the Rewards store. Note that other Sims can gather the Ambrosia Ingredients for your Gourmet Chef. They Simply need them in their Inventory or the Refrigerator to make the dish available when clicking on the stove/fridge.
A Dish of Ambrosia in The Sims 4
A guide to raising the dead in The Sims 4. Includes info on grafting for death flowers, catching angelfish, and the potion of youth.
What Ambrosia Does
Making Ambrosia is a bit of a process, but it can be a very rewarding one. Ambrosia will return a Ghost who eats it back to life, which in essence gives Sims Immortality so long as someone in the house can cook it upon the death of a member of the household. Ghosts must be a member of the household in order to eat Ambrosia.
Its effects on living Sims are lackluster, given the Ambrosia Recipe requires the 1,500 Satisfaction Point Potion of Youth, which accomplishes the same as Ambrosia in bringing a Sim back to the beginning of their current life stage. To get a Ghost to eat Ambrosia, work on befriending them each time they visit then invite them to rejoin your Household. At that point, you have control and can bring the Sim back to life by ordering them to eat the Ambrosia. This is not, however, the only way to bring back the dead in The Sims 4. The Book of Life does the same, if you have a Ghost use the book once they're back in your Household.
Catching Angelfish can be the hardest part of this process. Be patient!
Quick Guide for How to Make Ambrosia
If you don't need any help with Gardening or Gourmet Cooking and want to skip the rest of this, here's a quick rundown of how you make Ambrosia in The Sims 4:
- Get Level 10 Cooking and Gourmet Cooking, Level 5 Gardening. The Recipe will not appear unless you have 10 in both Cooking Skills.
- Graft Cherry on Apple to get Pomegranate or catch at the Pond in Willow Creek's Park
- Graft Lily onto Snapdragon to make Orchid
- Graft Orchid onto Pomegranate to make Death Flower
- Catch an Angelfish in any River in Willow Creek
- Accrue 1500 Satisfaction points to buy the Potion of Youth Reward Potion. Need 1 per Ambrosia.
- With Ingredients gathered, Cook Ambrosia and bring back the dead!
Ambrosia Ingredient List
The following are required to make Ambrosia:
- Death Flower
- Potion of Youth
Additionally, the following Skill Levels are Required. Remember that multiple Sims can work together to accomplish this, you just need all the ingredients available to your Chef:
- Gourmet Cooking: 10
- Homestyle Cooking: 10
- Gardening: 5 to Unlock Grafting
- Fishing: 1-10, depends on your luck.
Finding Ambrosia Ingredients and Skilling
How to Cook Ambrosia, Step by Step
Work on all these different things at once and you'll find this process goes much faster. You will want a large Garden to tend each day to get Skill experience, and spend time in the kitchen levelling Gourmet Cooking in the meantime. You must also go out to fish here and there, because it takes some time to catch an Angelfish, depending on your luck.
Satisfaction Point Requirements
Selecting a Creativity Aspiration will give you Muser, which helps Level Gourmet Cooking
Work on Whims and an Aspiration to Buy Potion of Youth
You need 1500 Satisfaction to purchase Potion of Youth from the Rewards Store (Press G and click the Gift Box). While you are using the Gourmet Cooking and Gardening Skills, watch for Whims to come up that are easy to complete. Remove those that are not interesting to you or difficult to complete while working on these things. If you want to do this faster, I suggest you start your Sim with a Creativity Aspiration for the Muser Trait. It will greatly speed up the rate of Gourmet Cooking Skilling when Inspired and save you money. After creation, you can change Aspirations to something more appropriate. The best for this is likely the Gardening Aspiration of Freelance Botanist, as you will need to do a lot of Gardening to get to Level 7. The Cooking Aspiration requires you to enter the Culinary Career Track, and that will eat up time. But hey, if you make Ambrosia, time is not a problem for your Sims!
Gourmet Cooking Requirements
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Cooking Gourmet Meals is the best way to Level this Skill
Work on Skilling Up Gourmet Cooking as you Go
Gourmet Cooking is unlocked automatically at Cooking Level 5, and although you can unlock the Skill before then by using a Skill Book, you'll need level 5 to be able to actually cook Gourmet Meals. Regardless, you need 10 in both Skills in order to see the Ambrosia Recipe - so if it's not showing up, that's likely the problem. So, get Cooking to 5 then start practicing both your Cooking skills. Cooking is raised with 'Cook' interactions. To do Gourmet, select Cook a Gourmet Meal on the Fridge/Stove and always use the highest level meals with the lowest price. These are harder and should give you the most Skill experience without hitting the bank too hard. Cakes seem to give the most experience overall. As for regular meals, group portions are simply more expensive and do not take any more time to cook. It's a waste unless you're feeding a Sim family. Cooking meals is the most expensive route, but it is much faster than reading a Skill Book. Try to do this while Inspired, as that is the Ideal Mood for the Skill. Being Inspired increases the rate of Skill Experience, and Very Inspired is even better.
Making a Garden is the best way to level the Skill. Try to have around 20 Plants. Use Fruit Seeds to have Apple for Grafting Cherry to Create Pomegranate.
Work on Skilling Up Gardening as you Go
Start a Garden and work on it as you level Gourmet Cooking. Order some Seed Packets with the Computer or by clicking on a Planter so that you can make a rather large Garden. Based on prices and growth times, I would simply order six to eight Fruit seed packets to make a little money selling Apples, Plantain, and Grapes. Sell off harvested produce so that you can cover the cost of Gourmet Cooking meals. Gardening is a very profitable Skill. Work on Gourmet Cooking when your garden doesn't need maintenance. Wait for the need to Tend your Garden and try to do that while Focused. Browse Simipedia on Computer before doing it, and additionally Research Gardening once you're Level 2 and you will get +2 Focused.
Orchids bloom soon. Need to Graft with Pomegranate. Got the Angelfish. Sooo close!
Get up to level 5 so you can Take Cutting, in order to avoid waiting on plants to grow outside your home lot, then gather up the following plants from around the Neighborhood, as you will need them in order to create the Death Flower needed for Ambrosia.
- Lily - Can be found in Willow Creek Park and in front of Oakenstead, both in Willow Creek. Needed for Orchid.
- Snapdragon - Can be found at the BFF Household, Garden Essence Home and in front of Oakenstead (Willow Creek). Needed for Orchid.
- Orchid - created by Grafting Lily with Snapdragon (either direction). Also found in the mailbox a day or two after completing the Space Rock Collection via Rocket Science. Needed with Pomegranate for Death Flower.
- Pomegranate - Graft Apple with Cherry to get this plant. While you can catch them at the Pond in Willow Creek's Park or Sylvan Glade, it can be frustrating. Find a Cherry Tree in Oasis Springs, behind the park near Springscape, pictured below.
A Cherry Tree can be found in Oasis Springs, near the Park by Springscape
Grafting to Get a Death Flower
If you don't understand how Grafting works, read the Gardening Guide, but I'll give you a step by step here that may help. Once you are growing Lily, Snapdragon, and Pomegranate, no matter what plants they're on, you can harvest them and plant them so you can take the necessary cuttings and splice these plants together.
Find Snapdragon and Lily to Take Cuttings from in front of Oakenstead
Now, graft these in any order. I'll list the order that grows faster, but the other direction will work as well:
- Take Cutting from Lily and Graft to Snapdragon - this gets you Orchid.
- Take Cutting from Pomegranate and Graft to Orchid - this gets you Death Flower.
After all that work, you can now Take Cutting from a Pomegranate Tree and Graft it to an Orchid to Grow Death Flowers for Ambrosia
You can now plant a harvested Death Flower to get a Death Flower plant that will regularly put out more Death Flowers. This isn't necessary, but will give you reliable Death Flowers - better than a plant with Pomegranate, Death Flower, and Orchid as it will produce a random mix.
You can catch Angelfish at any River in Willow Creek. Try the one by the Library. They are also caught near the Caliente Household in Oasis Springs
Catch an Angelfish
The last thing you need to make Ambrosia is an Angelfish. These can be caught at any River in Willow Creek, as well as the two large ponds with fountains near the Caliente Household in Oasis Springs. The Angelfish is Uncommon, so it may take some time to catch on - as in, multiple trips, and you may even reach level 10 without getting it. Do not fret, but keep trying. The minnows, bass, tetra, and other Fish you catch are in the way and reduce the odds you'll get the less common Angelfish. Persist, and you'll get your final ingredient! Don't worry if it's Foul, as that has no bearing in the final outcome of the Ambrosia. If you're quick to store them, Fish will stay fresh longer in the fridge, but it's really a non-issue.
Cook the Ambrosia
Once you have the Angelfish, Death Flower, and Potion of Youth, along with Mastery of both Cooking and Gourmet Cooking, you should see the Ambrosia Recipe under Cook Gourmet Meal. It costs nothing to make. To pay $5k after that would have been crazy, no? Anyway, get a Ghost to move back in to your household after death and they can eat the Ambrosia! You just might store some in the Fridge!
This Guide should help you gather the ingredients you need to get the Ambrosia Recipe. Now cook it and let your Sims enjoy Immortality! You now have the power to bring Ghosts back to life and keep your Sim young and healthy. Should you have any trouble with this, head over to our Forum, where someone may be able to help you.
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