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 453 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

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  • Shannon in STL
    June 18, 2024

    SO GOOD + SUPER EASY!

    I didn’t have a fresh lemon, so I used organic lemon juice from a bottle (not from concentrate). I otherwise followed the instructions and everything went exactly as described. The strawberries yield so much juice even when barely heated.

    It’s so simple (both ingredients and instructions) and DELICIOUS! Thank you so much to Natasha for sharing this recipe.

    I’ve always made strawberry “shortcake” (actually angel food cake, cubed) my mother’s way: fresh strawberries with a store-bought glaze, topped with store-bought whipped cream. Never again (sorry Mom). I searched for a homemade glaze recipe and found this one (highly rated). Lucky me!

    I had 2 pounds of strawberries, so I washed, hulled and sliced them all, sorting the best half and leaving them in bigger pieces, with the less and more ripe ones cut smaller and used for the sauce. The mushy ones cooked down while the less ripe pieces absorbed the sugar and lemon juice to help soften and sweeten those. I mixed in the remaining fresh strawberries after the sauce chilled, served over the cake and topped with freshly whipped cream.

    This will be my go-to summer dessert from now on. Thank you, again. 🙂

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      June 18, 2024

      Thank you for sharing that with us, Shannon.

      Reply

  • Debbie
    June 3, 2024

    Really easy and very yummy. I used fresh organic strawberries and it turned out so good. Thank you!

    Reply

  • Lisa Christensen
    May 30, 2024

    I am looking for a recipe for a hot water bath can for later use. Have you done this, and do you think it would work with this recipe?

    Reply

  • Cindy
    May 20, 2024

    Great recipe, thanks for sharing! It’s super easy and pretty fool-proof. I made this for my strawberry matcha lattes.

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      May 21, 2024

      Thank you for for this great feedback!

      Reply

      • Linda
        May 22, 2024

        I’ve been eating Dutch Baby for years at a wonderful breakfast restaurant in Buffalo NY. So I’m really thrilled to be able to enjoy them at home. Thank you so much for the recipe 😘

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        • Natashas Kitchen
          May 22, 2024

          You’re so welcome, Linda! I hope you love it just as much if not more!

          Reply

  • Diane Marcoux
    May 19, 2024

    I make your overnight oatmeal and instead of 1 Tbsp maple syrup I substitute 1 Tbsp strawberry sauce or sometimes I use both or sometimes I put the sauce on top of overnight oatmeal. So yummy. I made the grandkids buy me your book this Christmas. I take it with me everywhere.
    Diane from Niagara Area, On. Canada

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  • lina tanzi
    May 10, 2024

    just made your strawberry cheese cake hope its has good has yours

    Reply

  • Sandra Mishanec
    May 7, 2024

    Would this be suitable as a filling in chocolate cupcakes? It looks delicious!

    Reply

    • NatashasKitchen.com
      May 7, 2024

      Hi Sandra! That would be fine. Some of my viewers have reported using this in cupcakes with good results.

      Reply

  • Terry Harkness
    May 1, 2024

    This recipe is perfect. I added a pinch of butter to reduce foaming. It’s silky smooth. Best I’ve ever had. Thank you

    Reply

  • Margaret
    April 28, 2024

    Can you freeze this sauce? If so how long will it keep and how would one defrost it before using?

    Reply

    • NatashasKitchen.com
      April 28, 2024

      You can make this 1 to 3 days in advance, cover, and refrigerate until ready to serve. 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

  • Kathy
    April 10, 2024

    I’ve been following Natasha’s Kitchen for along time. She is my go to for recipes and never disappoints. Thanks Natasha

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 10, 2024

      Thank you for that wonderful compliment, Kathy! I’m so happy you’re loving my recipes.

      Reply

  • Ashley Menezes
    March 21, 2024

    Hi Natasha, I’m making a no bake cheese cake and I was wondering, should I put it on after it’s done or should I put the sauce on and refrigerate again? Thank you!

    Reply

    • NatashasKitchen.com
      March 21, 2024

      Hi Ashely! I like to add this on when I serve the cheesecake, but you can add it on and refrigerate it too.

      Reply

  • Kim
    March 12, 2024

    Hi I was wondering can I preserve this sauce into sterilised jars to keep.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      March 12, 2024

      Hi Kim, you can make this strawberry topping 1 to 3 days in advance, cover and refrigerate until ready to serve. I havem’t tried preserving it in jars.

      Reply

  • Tammy Johnson
    March 6, 2024

    Delish. I made strawberry and blueberry both are very good. Also made your vanilla. I’ll never buy it again!!

    Reply

  • 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

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    • 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?

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    • 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

      • Teresa
        March 9, 2024

        Thanks for sharing so many yummy recipes. Quick question – do you blend strawberry sauce at the very end, or no need to? Just wondering how you get it like syrup without blending it at end. Thank you! Love from Canada

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        • NatashasKitchen.com
          March 9, 2024

          Hi Teresa! I do not, as you see in the image above, it’s a little chunky. But you can if you’d like to make it thinner.

          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.

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    • 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

    • Jackie
      March 28, 2024

      Glad to hear that . I was planning on using frozen berries.

      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!

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    • 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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