There is no rival for homemade strawberry sauce. It has just 3 ingredients and this is the easiest strawberry sauce recipe. This strawberry sauce is completely wonderful over ice cream, pancakes, waffles, pie, cheesecake, this trifle, you name it! Excellent homemade strawberry topping!

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There is no rival for homemade strawberry sauce. It has just 3 ingredients and this is the easiest strawberry sauce recipe. Adding a few spoons of this glossy fresh strawberry topping will make any dessert feel fancier. This is a great recipe to have in your arsenal for entertaining or to make your family’s eyes light up as you spoon it over a bowl of vanilla ice cream.

This strawberry topping is completely wonderful over pancakes, waffles, pie, cheesecake, this trifle, you name it! This is our favorite and easiest way to make strawberry sauce. The lemon juice balances the sweetness and makes the strawberry flavor more pronounced. Truth be told, it’s dangerously irresistible stuff – consider yourself warned ;).

We’re using this sauce in our next recipe post so I hope you are all kinds of excited!!

There is no rival for homemade strawberry sauce. It has just 3 ingredients and this is the easiest strawberry sauce recipe. This strawberry sauce is completely wonderful over ice cream, pancakes, waffles, pie, cheesecake, this trifle, you name it! Excellent homemade strawberry topping!

Make-Ahead Tip: You can make this strawberry topping 1 to 3 days in advance, cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.

Easy Strawberry Sauce Ingredients:

1 lb Strawberries, rinsed, hulled and thickly sliced
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1 Tbsp lemon juice (from 1/2 Lemon)

How to Make Easy Strawberry Sauce:

1. In a medium saucepan, combine sliced strawberries, 1/3 cup sugar and 1 Tbsp fresh lemon juice. Place over medium heat and bring the mixture to a boil, stirring occasionally. The strawberries will release juice without any mashing required.
There is no rival for homemade strawberry sauce. It has just 3 ingredients and this is the easiest strawberry sauce recipe. This strawberry sauce is completely wonderful over ice cream, pancakes, waffles, pie, cheesecake, this trifle, you name it! Excellent homemade strawberry topping!

2. Reduce heat and simmer 20-23 minutes or until sauce is thickened, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat and cool to room temperature. Keep in mind sauce will thicken up slightly as it cools and even more after refrigeration.

Strawberry sauce in a pot with a spatula

Pro Tip: Do not blend strawberries before cooking. I have tested coarsely blending strawberries in a food processor and even though they taste great, the color of the sauce was foggy and not glossy as shown in the photos above. We had best results with slicing strawberries by hand.

There is no rival for homemade strawberry sauce. It has just 3 ingredients and this is the easiest strawberry sauce recipe. This strawberry sauce is completely wonderful over ice cream, pancakes, waffles, pie, cheesecake, this trifle, you name it! Excellent homemade strawberry topping!

It really is as good as it looks – bursting with fresh strawberry flavor!

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Strawberry Sauce Recipe

5 from 443 votes
Author: Natasha of NatashasKitchen.com
There is no rival for homemade strawberry sauce. It has just 3 ingredients and this is the easiest strawberry sauce recipe. This strawberry sauce is completely wonderful over ice cream, pancakes, waffles, pie, cheesecake, this trifle, you name it!
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

Ingredients 

Servings: 8 or 1 1/2 cups Strawberry Sauce

Strawberry Sauce Ingredients:

  • 1 lb Strawberries, rinsed, hulled and thickly sliced
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice, from 1/2 Lemon

Instructions

How to Make Strawberry Sauce:

  • In a medium saucepan, combine sliced strawberries, 1/3 cup sugar and 1 Tbsp lemon juice. Place over medium heat and bring to a boil, stirring occasionally. Strawberries will release juice without any mashing required.
  • Reduce heat and simmer 20-23 min or until sauce is thickened, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat and cool to room temperature. Keep in mind sauce will thicken up slightly as it cools and even more with refrigeration.

Nutrition Per Serving

50kcal Calories12g Carbs86mg Potassium1g Fiber11g Sugar5IU Vitamin A34.1mg Vitamin C9mg Calcium0.2mg Iron
Nutrition Facts
Strawberry Sauce Recipe
Amount per Serving
Calories
50
% Daily Value*
Potassium
 
86
mg
2
%
Carbohydrates
 
12
g
4
%
Fiber
 
1
g
4
%
Sugar
 
11
g
12
%
Vitamin A
 
5
IU
0
%
Vitamin C
 
34.1
mg
41
%
Calcium
 
9
mg
1
%
Iron
 
0.2
mg
1
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course: Condiments, Sauce
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Strawberry Sauce
Skill Level: Easy
Cost to Make: $
Calories: 50

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There is no rival for homemade strawberry sauce. It has just 3 ingredients and this is the easiest strawberry sauce recipe. This strawberry sauce is completely wonderful over ice cream, pancakes, waffles, pie, cheesecake, this trifle, you name it! Excellent homemade strawberry topping!

I hope this becomes your new favorite strawberry topping. Let me know how you serve your strawberry sauce. Or maybe it’s just you with a spoon in your hand? Remember I called this dangerous for a reason!

There is no rival for homemade strawberry sauce. It has just 3 ingredients and this is the easiest strawberry sauce recipe. This strawberry sauce is completely wonderful over ice cream, pancakes, waffles, pie, cheesecake, this trifle, you name it! Excellent homemade strawberry topping! | natashaskitchen.com

Natasha Kravchuk

Welcome to my kitchen! I am Natasha, the blogger behind Natasha's Kitchen (since 2009). My husband and I run this blog together and share only our best, family approved and tested recipes with YOU. Thanks for stopping by! We are so happy you're here.

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  • cynthia reid
    February 19, 2024

    Hi Natasha. can i freeze this strawberry sauce? I love all your recipes.

    Reply

    • NatashasKitchen.com
      February 19, 2024

      Hi Cynthia! I have not tested freezing it, but one of our readers wrote in saying it freezes well, they said, “I freeze mine, and it turns out great.” I hope that helps.

      Reply

  • Nelya
    January 16, 2024

    Pretty amazing. Love that it’s so easy and only 3 ingredients. It was wonderfully delicious. Thank you for this

    Reply

    • NatashasKitchen.com
      January 16, 2024

      You’re very welcome, Nelya!

      Reply

  • Jennifer Porter
    September 25, 2023

    The strawberry sauce was amazing! I made it to top a cheesecake and now I want to try something similar for a raspberry sauce! Do you have any recommendations?

    Reply

    • NatashasKitchen.com
      September 25, 2023

      Hi Jennifer! I’m glad you enjoyed this recipe. I think that would still work with raspberries. You may need a little less cooking time. This is our go-to raspberry maple syrup recipe but if you want a little more texture, I think raspberries are worth experimenting with!

      Reply

  • Diane
    September 6, 2023

    Can I make this sauce and add it to whipped cream or use it as a layer then top with whipped cream. This is for a layer cake.

    Reply

    • NatashasKitchen.com
      September 6, 2023

      Hi Diane! I’m not sure how well it would hold up in whipped cream. You can experiment with it.

      Reply

  • Marina Montanari
    August 10, 2023

    Can this be made with frozen strawberries too? Love your recipes Natasha. Regards from Switzerland xoxo

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      August 10, 2023

      Hi Marina, great to hear from you and I’m glad you’re enjoying them. One of my readers reported good results making this with frozen strawberries.

      Reply

  • Steve
    July 17, 2023

    Natasha, your kitchen must be something else. I make many recipes off your site, this sauce, broccoli cheese soup in the bread bowls, loaded potato soup, garlic bread, air fried pork chops and the list goes on. Everything is absolutely fantastic! Just wanted you to know that every single recipe Ive tried of yours is 5 stars. Not 4.8, 5. Thank you so much for all the simple, easy to follow and understand directions and delicious recipes!

    Reply

    • NatashasKitchen.com
      July 17, 2023

      Hi Steve! That’s amazing! Those are some good ones. Thank you so much for the wonderful review.

      Reply

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