Make this easy, 5 ingredients homemade Strawberry Sauce which gets ready in under 20 Minutes. Use it to top your desserts and take them a notch higher.
About This Recipe
This Homemade Strawberry Sauce is easy to make recipe that can be made in a jiffy. Made with fresh strawberries, it is so easy to make that has only 3 steps. Yes, that’s it.
Don’t trust me? Give it a try and know it for yourself.
It is one of my favorite breakfast toppings. Be it pancakes, waffles, crepes, muffins or ice creams, cheesecake, it makes the best topping ever.
Nothing can beat this homemade strawberry sauce which is so refreshing and delicious, loaded with all those ripe strawberries.
Whether you are throwing a party or just taking a moment to enjoy an ice cream, this rich strawberry sauce will up your game and you will have restaurant-style sauce making your dessert a fancy treat.
Mind it, this sauce is addictive. Once you taste it, there is no going back. You will be making it again and again for its yummy taste and ease to make.
But why make this sauce at home when it’s easily available in the market?
When you make this sauce at home, you know the quality of fruit that you are using, the hygiene, and from where your fruits are coming.
You can control the amount of sugar used in making the sauce. Also, the homemade one is free of preservatives and artificial colors, unlike the store-bought ones.
The homemade strawberry sauce also comes out much more affordable and inexpensive.
You can make it any time of the year if you freeze the strawberries. Also, when you have a large batch of strawberries in your refrigerator and strawberries start to wilt pretty soon.
You can use wilted strawberries to make this sauce. It is a good way to utilize the strawberries that are not plump anymore.
So while strawberries are in season, make sure to make this sauce and also try my other strawberry recipes like Strawberry Vinaigrette.
This sauce is,
- Easy & Quick
- Sweet & Tangy
- Loaded with fresh strawberries
I have used fresh strawberries, as they work best for this wonderful strawberry sauce. These hold up better and you get a chunkier sauce.
You can also use frozen strawberries if don’t have the fresh ones available. Just remember, frozen strawberries take a little extra time to cook.
So if you are using frozen strawberries, then make sure you cook them a little extra.
I have used granulated sugar, as it works better for this recipe and tastes the best. Depending on how sweet your strawberries are, increase or reduce the amount of sugar.
Having said that, I have tried this recipe with Splenda (Sugar-Free) and even coconut sugar and I loved it. You can use brown sugar too.
I love the zesty flavor of lemon that adds freshness to this delicious homemade strawberry sauce. It helps to balance out the sweetness and makes this sauce yummier and addictive.
It is always better to use fresh lemon juice, but if you don’t have lemon available, you can use the bottled lemon juice as well. You can also add in lemon zest along with lemon juice for extra tangy flavour.
To add that slight hint of vanilla, we will add vanilla extract. It also adds the smell of this refreshing strawberry sauce.
Always make sure to use a good quality vanilla extract for the best taste.
Corn Flour is used to thicken the sauce. So mix it a little with water and add in the sauce while cooking.
Step by Step Recipe
Add chopped strawberries, sugar and lemon juice in a saucepan.
Keep the saucepan over medium heat and cook the sauce for 15-20 minutes until strawberries start to break down.
Keep stirring while the sauce is cooking and mash the berries using the back of the spoon.
Mix cornstarch with water and add the slurry in the pan along with vanilla extract.
Cook until sauce thickens. Remove the pan from heat and let the sauce cool down. Store the sauce in a glass jar.
You can add cranberries to this yummy sauce. If you plan to add cranberries, make sure you first put half the amount of strawberries mentioned along with cranberries. Once the cranberries start to pop, add the rest half and cook until cranberries are cooked and sauce thickens
Add a few pieces of rhubarb to the strawberry sauce. It will render a strong tart flavor to the sauce. It will take a longer time to thicken as rhubarb leaves a lot of water when cooked.
You can replace granulated sugar with brown sugar. It will add a deeper molasses-type flavor. In fact, you can use any sugar you like. I sometimes add coconut sugar and it works well too.
There are many ways to use this sauce as it is such a crowd-pleaser. Serve it with pancakes, waffles, crepes, pie, French toast, biscuits, cheesecake, ice cream, cakes, trifle pudding, parfaits, muffins, brownies, or just anything and more.
I sometimes even add to my greek yogurt and frozen yogurt and eat as a dessert, Yummy! It is just the perfect combination.
You can store the leftover sauce refrigerated for up to 4 days in an airtight container or freeze for up to 6 months.
It is easier to make whenever you need it. You can even use frozen strawberries to make this sauce too.
This sauce can be made in advance and frozen. Make the sauce and let it cool completely. Once cool, store it in airtight containers and freeze for upto 6 months. Thaw it before you want to use it. You can store and use it for up to a year.
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Strawberry Sauce Recipe
- 500 g Strawberries (Chopped)
- 1/4 cup Granulated Sugar
- 1 tbsp Lemon Juice
- 1 tbsp Cornstarch
- 2 tbsp Water
- 1 tsp Vanilla extract
- Add chopped strawberries, sugar and lemon juice in a saucepan.
- Keep the saucepan over medium heat and cook the sauce for 15-20 minutes until strawberries starts to break down.
- Keep stirring while the sauce is cooking and mash the berries using the back of the spoon.
- Mix cornstarch with water and add the slurry in the pan along with vanilla extract.
- Cook until sauce thickens.
- Remove the pan from heat and let the sauce cool down.
- Store the sauce in a glass jar.