Homemade Strawberry Sauce

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This Awesome Homemade Strawberry Sauce is perfect on pancakes, waffles, ice cream, cheesecake and especially strawberry lemonade!

I just love when I see strawberries being stocked in the grocery store. It means that it’s time for making strawberry jam, strawberry shortcake and this strawberry sauce for my family.

There’s just nothing like summer berries!

strawberry sauce on a spoon

Why you’ll love this strawberry sauce:

We already have a homemade strawberry topping. So what is different about this recipe?

  • it’s smooth
  • it’s slightly sweet
  • it’s great for adding into summer drinks

While our other strawberry topping is right and buttery sweet, this is lighter and can easily be added into other recipes, especially drinks.

How to Make Strawberry Sauce

There are three easy steps to making this sauce:

  • Put all ingredients into a large saucepan over medium heat. 
  • Stirring constantly, bring to a simmer and cook for 5 minutes. Let cool to room temperature. 
  • Pour the cooled mix into a blender and blend until smooth. 

The most important thing to remember when making this recipe is to plan ahead. You’ll need to cook down the strawberries in a saucepan for about 5 minutes, then let the mixture cool. You’ll then blend the cooked strawberries until you have a smooth “juice”.

How do I get rid of the strawberry seeds?

If you want to get rid of the seeds you can put the mixture through a sieve which is a fine mesh strainer. Make sure the holes are tiny enough to catch small strawberry seeds.

How do I thicken this sauce?

If you prefer a thicker strawberry sauce, I recommend you make our other strawberry topping. This is purposely not thick. If you want to thicken this specific recipe, mix two teaspoons of cornstarch with two tablespoons of water, then add that cornstarch slurry into the boiling strawberries. It will thicken as it cooks and cools.

What to Serve Strawberry Sauce On

Our family puts this sauce on:

This sauce is crazy good on all of those things, but I think our favorite thing to do is with it is to add it to lemonade to make Strawberry Lemonade.

glass of strawberry lemonade

How to Make Strawberry Lemonade

Just pour some a few tablespoons of this sauce into a glass and then add the lemonade of your choice. This easy homemade strawberry lemonade is better than what you get in a restaurant.

You can even make up a punch bowl of strawberry lemonade for a summer party. Just mix it often because the sauce may settle to the bottom a little bit.

How Long Does Strawberry Sauce Keep?

After making this sauce it will keep in a sealed container in the fridge for about a week.

Can you freeze strawberry sauce? Yes! You can also freeze it for up to 3 months so that you can have some after the summer ends. You won’t regret it.

jar of strawberry sauce
jar of strawberry sauce

Homemade Strawberry Sauce

5 from 2 votes
Great for cheesecakes, pancakes, waffles, ice cream, and especially strawberry lemonade!
Servings 15
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes

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  • 4 cups strawberries (washed, hulled and cut into chunks)
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons almond or vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons water


  • Put all ingredients into a large saucepan over medium heat. 
  • Stirring constantly, bring to a simmer and cook for 5 minutes. Let cool to room temperature. 
  • Pour the cooled mix into a blender and blend until smooth. 
  • Pour into glass container and refrigerate for one week or freeze for up to 3 months. 
  • Makes a little over one quart.


Calories: 52kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Potassium: 58mg | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 5IU | Vitamin C: 22.6mg | Calcium: 6mg | Iron: 0.2mg
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Calories 52
Keyword strawberry, summer

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5 years ago

Do you have to refrigerate the souce for a week for it to work?

Patty Trzos
6 years ago

5 stars
Wondering how this works with blueberries or other berries, and if it works with frozen berries. Thanks.

Susan @ Oh My! Creative
10 years ago

Good Morning!

I wanted to let you know I featured your strawberry sauce in my Whimsy Wednesday post this week – Fresh Strawberry Recipes!

You can see it here>

Thanks for linking!

10 years ago

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Gaye @CalmHealthySexy
10 years ago

This sauce looks delicious. I would not have thought of almond extract, but I bet it taste great. Thanks so much for sharing with the Let’s Get Real party.

Cindy @ Hun... What's for Dinner?
10 years ago

Mmmm, this would be great to have on hand during the summer! Thanks for sharing at Simple Supper Tuesday.

Katherines Corner
10 years ago

you had me at strawberry! yummy Hugs

10 years ago

Wow! The strawberry sauce looks delicious! Thanks for sharing the recipe and all the ways to use it! Blessings from Bama!