This Simple Strawberry Coulis recipe is the easiest way to make homemade strawberry sauce. It’s one I return to every strawberry season to preserve fresh berries. I use it to top ice cream, pancakes, and even chocolate cake! It only takes a couple of basic ingredients, fresh ripe strawberries, and about 10 minutes of hands-on time. That’s all you need to make this luscious sweet treat that just sings summer!
- 1 quart fresh strawberries, hulled and sliced
- 1/3 cup to ¾ cup sugar, honey or maple syrup to taste
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Stir strawberries, sugar (or other sweetener) and lemon in a medium saucepan.
- Set over medium-low heat and bring to a simmer, stirring often. Simmer until the berries start to break down and the mixture is very juicy, 4 to 5 minutes.
- Transfer the mixture to a blender and add vanilla. Cover, and using caution puree until smooth. Alternatively, puree with an immersion blender.
- Transfer the coulis to a metal bowl and set over another larger bowl of ice water. Chill, by stirring often. Alternatively, chill in the refrigerator overnight. Serve cold.
Nutritional notes are for using 3/4 cup of sugar.
Storage and Freezing
You can refrigerate it for up to 2 weeks. Store it in a jar or in a small air-tight container. You can freeze it for up to 3 months. I like to use re-usable freezer jam jars to freeze it in smaller batches and only defrost what I need.
- Serving Size: 2 tablespoons
- Calories: 34
- Sugar: 8 grams
- Fat: 0 grams
- Carbohydrates: 9 grams
- Fiber: 0 grams
- Protein: 0 grams