Easy Strawberry Sauce

AlexandraBreakfast, Condiments, Desserts, Gluten Free, Side Dishes, Vegan131 Comments

Easy Strawberry Sauce

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Easy Strawberry Sauce – a delicious addition to any dessert!

Easy Strawberry Sauce - It's Not Complicated Recipes

With strawberry season almost here in Australia, I would like to share this quick and easy recipe for a delicious strawberry sauce. One of the great advantages of making things at home is that you know exactly what they contain and you get to make them just the way you like them.

For me, I’m very happy knowing the sauce does not contain artificial flavours, thickeners or preservatives.

The sauce contains beautifully fresh, aromatic strawberries, lemon juice and a small amount of sugar. Lemon is a great flavour booster and balances the sweetness of the sauce. You can mash the strawberries to a puree or, as I have done, stirred a few pieces in at the end so the sauce has some texture.

This easy recipe produces maximum strawberry flavour. Adding some of this delicious sauce will enhance many desserts, making the simplest feel special. Spoon some over my No-Churn Vanilla Ice Cream for a speedy dessert.

I also like to serve the sauce with Greek yoghurt, pancakes, waffles or alongside my Almond Cake or Baked Cheesecake. I haven’t yet tried it but I think it would also be delicious on a fresh-from-the-oven scone with a dollop of cream.

Believe me, your friends and family will thank you when you serve this sauce.


Xx Alex and Faye

Easy Strawberry Sauce

With just three ingredients, this quick and easy sauce is bursting with bright, fresh strawberry flavour and can be used in a myriad of ways.
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Course: Dessert, Sauce
Cuisine: European
Keyword: delicious, easy, sauce, simple, strawberry, sweet, topping
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Cooling Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 8 people
Calories: 52kcal
Author: Alexandra


  • 500 gm strawberries fresh
  • 1/3 cup sugar granulated
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice freshly squeezed


  • Cut 6 medium sized strawberries into quarters lengthways and set aside.
    Roughly slice the remainder.
  • In a medium non-reactive saucepan*, combine sliced strawberries, sugar and fresh lemon juice.
    Place the pan over a low-medium heat and bring the mixture to a boil, stirring occasionally. The strawberries will naturally release their juice.
  • Reduce the heat to low and simmer for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Roughly mash the strawberries with a potato masher.
    Add the 6 quartered strawberries which you have set aside.
  • Stir and simmer for 5 minutes more.
    Remove from heat and cool to room temperature.*


*Aluminium, copper and cast iron pans are all reactive; this means they react with acidic foods, causing your food to take on a metallic flavour.
*The sauce is delicious served warm over cold ice cream.
*You can make this strawberry sauce up to 3 days in advance; cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.


Calories: 52kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Potassium: 95mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 5IU | Vitamin C: 37.5mg | Calcium: 10mg | Iron: 0.3mg
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131 Comments on “Easy Strawberry Sauce”

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  2. Looks so delish! My hub makes cheesecake all the time so I’ll tell him to give this a try.

    1. Oh Chad, how delicious is that combination? I shall definitely put the sauce with my very easily made chocolate sauce. Please let me know if you also try it. 🙂

  3. interesting! I will try this at home, since i do not like strawberries themselves but love sauces and strawberry-flavour food!


    1. Strawberry sauce and vanilla ice cream – perfect partners. And there are so many other ways to use the sauce. On waffles or pancakes – delicious! 🙂

  4. 5 stars
    This is perfect, I can see me using this sauce for lots of yummy things! My whole family love strawberries so this will go down a treat!

    1. Hi Michelle, it is versatile and is ideal for so many uses. I love it with ice cream, waffles or pancakes, and like a little added to a glass of prosecco. Would love to hear if you make it. 🙂

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  6. I never knew that it is so simple and hassle-free to make the strawberry sauce. Now that I have learned it, I am not going to buy it from the market. Rather I will make it myself

  7. What I like about that strawberry sauce is that there is no preservatives. My son really loves strawberries!

  8. 5 stars
    I didnt know there are some lemon juice freshly squeezed and added in this recipe. It should taste super yummy and I am interested to find out the taste with added lemon juice. I guess it would be very refreshing.

  9. Wow, this sauce is something else. I cannot wait to try it with my friends and family. Looks delish!

  10. 5 stars
    This is such a great idea. I always buy this stuff but like you said they have a lot of preservatives and other things that I don’t read lol Definitely trying this, since it’s easy to make. I like that in less than an hour everything is set. Keep it up!


    1. Thank you, Candace 🙂 I always love knowing when I make this, that I know exactly what is going into it.
      Plus, it tastes better than shop bought.
      Enjoy! xo

  11. 5 stars
    I have actually just bought the first strawberries of the season today, here in Spain. These I will use to cover in chocolate, for Valentine’s Day, but I will surely make your sauce at some point too. I love strawberries in any form.

    1. Hi Joanna! Yes, I made some chocolate coated strawberries the other day too.
      Enjoy those and the sauce.
      And I love Spain – you live in a beautiful country 🙂

  12. 5 stars
    I am all in for no artificial stuff. This looks simple and delish ! I can eat this by itself -haha

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  14. I have never made strawberry sauce but it seems rather easy. I will save your recipe to give it a try.


  15. 5 stars
    I love strawberries and would love to try your recipe. It is quick and perfect for the Holiday season!

  16. Very simple and quick recipe. I can think of ice cream, cake, pancakes, waffles, and more that this would be great for.

  17. Ooh this sounds absolutely amazing! I love a good strawberry sauce especially over vanilla ice cream or chocolate cake 🙂

  18. i’d like to give this a try! I never made a sauce per se but i’ve made strawberry cakes before

  19. 5 stars
    I’m so excited for you to have strawberry season coming up. I won’t see a delicious strawberry until May. This sauce sounds delicious. Sometimes we add strawberry sauce to BBQ sauce for a little sweetness.

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  21. Very simplistically put. My hubby does all the cooking at his choice, but he wants to start baking. I will start him with making this delicious looking sauce to use for ice cream and chocolate cake.

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  27. This looks so delicious! Love how you included step by step with photos. Will have to try this recipe sometime!

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