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Cheesecake slice on plate with strawberry sauce drizzled on

Easy Strawberry Sauce Recipe

Make our delicious homemade strawberry sauce recipe using only 3 ingredients in less than 20 minutes. Top off ice cream, cheesecake, pancakes, waffles, shortcake, and so much more with this easy dessert sauce!
5 from 5 votes
Prep Time 2 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 17 mins
Course Sauce
Cuisine American
Servings 2 cups
Calories 184 kcal


  • Blender or immersion blender
  • Sauce pan
  • Strainer


  • 1 lb. frozen strawberries
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 Tbsp. water
  • 1 Tbsp. cornstarch


  • Add 1 lb. frozen strawberries to a sauce pan with ¼ cup granulated sugar, 1 Tbsp. water, and 1 Tbsp. cornstarch.
    Strawberries added to a saucepan
  • The strawberries will thaw and reduce into a thick sauce.
    Strawberries in a sauce pan cooking down
  • Puree with an immersion blender or blender, blending until smooth. Leave the sauce pan over heat.
    Cooking strawberries down into a sauce
  • Add the puree back to the pan and bring it to a simmer, stirring occasionally. It will thicken and darken. Once thick to your liking, strain the mixture to remove any seeds.
    Straining strawberry sauce
  • Serve and enjoy over your favorite desserts, like cheesecake, ice cream, and shortcake, or even pancakes and waffles!
    Cheesecake slice on plate with strawberry sauce drizzled on


  • For a chunky strawberry sauce, leave out a few pieces of thawed berries before pureeing. Dice these pieces, then add back to the sauce after straining.
  • Use a heavy-based saucepan to better distribute heat. Stir occasionally so the strawberries with sugar don't catch on the bottom of the pan.
  • Using frozen strawberries means you don't have to do any of the work hulling your berries. You can just add the strawberries and sugar to the pan and cook with no prep work.


Calories: 184kcalCarbohydrates: 46gProtein: 1gSodium: 3mgPotassium: 347mgFiber: 4gSugar: 36gVitamin A: 25IUVitamin C: 133.3mgCalcium: 36mgIron: 0.9mg
Keyword strawberry coulis, strawberry sauce, strawberry sauce recipe, strawberry topping
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