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Strawberry Sauce

This simple Strawberry Sauce recipe is made with just three simple ingredients. Perfect for topping pancakes, ice cream, cake, and so much more!

Strawberry Sauce Recipe

This recipe. You guys, if I could swoon over one single dish on my site, this would be it. SWEET berries are combined with just a touch of sugar and a drip or two of pure vanilla extract. IT. IS. DIVINE.

It tastes incredible on so many things and is the perfect way to use any slightly past their prime berries. Roughly chop your berries, toss in a pan, and simmer until thickened. It really is that easy!

Strawberries

Have I mentioned how incredibly my house smells as this simmers? The vanilla and berries combine to make a beautiful aroma that slowly fills our tiny home. If I could bottle and sell this smell, I could make a fortune.

TIP: Use very ripe berries. I even suggest them being slightly past their prime. This will give you a sweet sauce without the addition of too much sugar. Bonus? Most of the time my kiddo and husband refuse to eat those bruised berries anyway. This gives me a quick way to use them up without them turning their noses to them!

How to make strawberry sauce

Here are a few of our favorite ways to use this strawberry sauce:

  • On Ice Cream
  • Stirred into lemonade
  • On pancakes, waffles, or french toast
  • IN french toast
  • On top of pound cake
  • Inside crepes
  • In a jar and gifted to neighbors with a box of pancake mix

It is truly so delicious on so many things. The possibilities are endless. I even have big plans to use it inside doughnuts and ice cream!

NOTE: This sauce will last up to 4 days if stored properly.

3 Ingredient Strawberry Sauce

Strawberry Sauce Ingredients:

  • Strawberries
  • Granulated Sugar
  • Pure Vanilla Extract

How to make an easy strawberry sauce:

  1. Wash and roughly chop your strawberries, removing the green ends.
  2. Place the berries, sugar, and vanilla into a medium sized pot.
  3. Bring to a simmer.
  4. Cook, stirring frequently, for 15 minutes or until the sauce has thickened.
  5. Allow to come to room temperature and serve!
Strawberry Sauce Recipe

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Strawberry Sauce

Strawberry Sauce

Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

This simple Strawberry Sauce recipe is made with just three simple ingredients. Perfect for topping pancakes, ice cream, cake, and so much more! 

Ingredients

  • 1 pint strawberries
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. Roughly chop all of your berries. Combine all of the ingredients in a large pot. Bring to a simmer and cook for 15 minutes.
  2. Let the sauce cool Transfer to an air tight container.
  3. Keep in your freezer or the refrigerator. 

Notes

When I'm ready to use it, I simply set it out on the counter for a few minutes.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 4 servings
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 96
This post was originally published May of 2015. It has since been updated to provide photos and additional information. 

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Janet

Saturday 27th of June 2020

Can I make a large batch and then can it?

Jesseca

Saturday 27th of June 2020

I have never canned this recipe, but I don't see why not. I recommend researching and following safe canning procedures.

Anne

Tuesday 14th of January 2020

Can you use over ripe frozen strawberries for this recipe? And do you know about how many cupcakes 1 recipe will fill? Thank you for sharing your recipe. It sounds yummy.

Jesseca

Tuesday 14th of January 2020

Yes! I would let them thaw, or at least partially thaw. You should be able to fill at least 24 cupcakes. Maybe 18 depending on how much filling per cupcake.

Ashlee

Monday 14th of May 2012

I'd call it'a coulis, I make a similar one (with some citrus added to it as well) In fact I made a batch tonight!

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Saturday 12th of May 2012

YUM YUM and YUM

ashley

Sunday 6th of May 2012

LOVED meeting you! you are darling! this recipe looks delish!

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