Easy homemade strawberry sauce is made with just 3 ingredients. This delicious sauce makes a great topping for cheesecake, ice cream, and more!
Homemade strawberry sauce tastes like summer! It takes just 3 simple ingredients to make this easy but delicious strawberry topping.
- Strawberries: This sauce is best made with fresh strawberries during strawberry season.
- Sugar: You can vary the amount of sugar depending on how sweet your strawberries are and on how sweet you like sauce.
- Lemon juice: The lemon juice helps to brighten and balance out the sauce.
How to make strawberry topping from scratch
Wash the strawberries and remove the stem. Set aside ¼ cup strawberries.
Cut the remaining strawberries into quarters.
Combine cut strawberries, sugar, and lemon juice in a saucepan.
Cook over medium-low heat, stirring regularly.
Mash the strawberries as you cook the sauce. I use a potato masher, but you could use a wooden spoon or something similar. Continue to cook until thickened, about 10 minutes.
The sauce will continue to thicken as it sits. Remove from heat.
Chop the remaining ¼ cup strawberries and stir into sauce.
Store covered in the fridge.
There are lots of ways to change up the flavor of this easy strawberry sauce! Some ideas to get you started are to add
- vanilla extract
- orange juice instead of lemon juice
- almond extract
What to serve with this sauce
This sauce should be stored, covered, in an airtight container in the fridge.
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Homemade Strawberry Sauce (Strawberry Topping)
- 1 pint fresh strawberries
- ¼-1/3 cup granulated sugar depending on desired sweetness
- 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
- Wash the strawberries and remove the stem.
- Set aside ¼ cup strawberries.
- Cut the remaining strawberries into quarters.
- Combine cut strawberries, sugar, and lemon juice in a saucepan.
- Cook over medium-low heat, stirring regularly.
- Mash the strawberries as you cook the sauce, and continue to cook until thickened, about 10 minutes. The sauce will continue to thicken as it sits.
- Remove from heat.
- Chop the remaining ¼ cup strawberries and stir into sauce.
- Store covered in the fridge.