Hurry and get your strawberries this season! Because this strawberry sauce is just heavenly 🤤 This strawberry sauce makes ice cream, pancakes, waffles, crepes, and cheesecake taste GOURMET! With a little effort, you can host a fun little brunch with family and friends.
Never would I have thought, but going strawberry picking this year was actually therapeutic! Maybe because I'm a mom to two littles, or because it wasn't as hot as I remembered it to be. But if you live close to a neighborhood farmer with fields upon fields of strawberries, I highly recommend to go! Not only because of the experience and being outside with your family, but mainly because farm-fresh strawberries taste much better than store-bought!
They are just divine, and the possibilities with them are endless! And did I mention that you'll end up saving more if you pick them yourself? A gallon for $5 (or depending on your location). THAT'S $5 FOR 8 lbs!!!
Ingredients For Strawberry Sauce
The best part about this recipes is that you only need 4 ingredients.
- Strawberries. The riper, the sweeter. Or The fresher (aka farm-fresh), the better. But regardless, this is the star of your recipe:)
- Lemon Juice. I loved squeezing a fresh lemon in. You can opt out of the lemon juice, But I do feel that is enhances and balances out the berry flavor.
- Monk Fruit. I used monk fruit to not make it too sweet. You can also use granulated sugar if you please, or try maple syrup or even honey.
- Butter. Just a tbsp or so. It will give the strawberry sauce a little bit of creaminess and thicken it up.
Can I Use Frozen Strawberries
During strawberry season, my mom would usually pick more than they could eat. They would eat one small bucket, and the rest she freeze! Her homemade jam (no cooking required) is delish! I'll need to create a separate recipe for it one day! Her frugalness is rubbing off on me:) So yes, it definitely a great alternative for when strawberries aren't quite in season.
Make sure you thaw the strawberries. Preferably overnight. Remove the excess water and proceed with this recipe. You might need to simmer the recipe a little longer because of the extra water the frozen strawberries release.
If you like it thicker, mix 2 tsp of cornstarch with 1/4 cup water and stir it into the berry sauce. Simmering for another 5 minutes or so.
How To Serve Strawberry Sauce
Let me tell you - Strawberry Sauce pairs with just about anything! On top of ice cream, brownies, brownie sundaes, cheesecakes, in slushies, and elevates any pancakes, waffles, crepes, or even french toast!
But wait! Why spend a fortune at some local french cafe, where you will spend an arm and a leg, when you can make this deliciousness at home! You can indulge your entire family or friends to a gourmet dining by making fresh strawberry sauce. Just four ingredients. In one pot. doesn't get any easier than that!
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- 2 cups Strawberries, chopped
- 1/4 cup Monk Fruit
- 1 tbsp Lemon Juice
- 1 tbsp Butter
- Chop your strawberries and place them in a bowl with monk fruit. Let it sit in the refrigerator for at least 15-20 minutes or overnight, until a syrup forms.
- Place the now juicy strawberries into a saucepan, add lemon juice and butter. Cook over medium-low heat. Simmer for 3-5 minutes and allow to thicken.
- Mash with a fork if desired and allow to cool.
- Enjoy over crepes, waffles, or toast!