This sweet and delicious fresh strawberry sauce is made with just a handful of ingredients, and has the absolute best strawberry flavor!
Who else is enjoying berry season right now? I look forward to it all through the cold winter months, and then eat as many fresh berries as I can before they’re gone. We love picking our own fresh berries at a local farm here in Oregon, and it’s always fun to find new ways to enjoy them. This fresh strawberry sauce is a classic recipe I’ve been making for years and years now, and it is just so good! It’s the perfect topping for ice cream, waffles, pancakes, brownies, or stirred into lemonade or Sprite to make a delicious and refreshing strawberry drink.
I think this fresh strawberry sauce is best when made with fresh berries, but you could definitely use frozen fruit in a pinch. You’ll want to either chop the berries finely or mash them with a potato masher as they cook to help them break down and release the juices. This sauce will keep well in the fridge for a week or so, or in the freezer for up to six months. I love making a big batch during the summer, and pulling it out of the freezer later in the year to get a sweet taste of summer when it’s cold out. This strawberry sauce is so delicious!
Fresh Strawberry SaucePrint Recipe
- 3 cups chopped strawberries
- 1/4 – 1/2 cup sugar depending on the sweetness of your strawberries
- 1/2 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1/2 tablespoon corn starch
- 2 tablespoons water
- Add the strawberries, sugar, and lemon juice to a medium pot and stir well. Bring the mixture to a simmer over medium heat. While the mixture is heating, dissolve the corn starch in the water and whisk until smooth. Add the corn starch mixture to the strawberry mixture and stir well. Let simmer 2-3 minutes, or until slightly thickened. Remove and let cool slightly before serving. Store in the refrigerator.