Fresh Strawberry Sauce

fresh strawberry sauceA delicious topping for pancakes, waffles or vegan chocolate ice cream, this fresh strawberry sauce can be made while the family waits! You can also freeze it in ice trays to add to drinks! Made with fresh strawberries, a splash of lemon juice or orange juice can be added for extra tartness. This sauce can also be made using other fruits, like blackberries, blueberries or raspberries. For another variation, make the sauce with brown sugar for a deeper, richer flavor.

When making the sauce, if you prefer a thicker sauce, you can add cornstarch and additional water. I made the recipe both ways, and I prefer the non-cornstarch method. For one, the cornstarch changes the color of the sauce and makes it more orange than red (I like a deeper red color), but also I found that after cooling and reheating, the sauce was slightly lumpy and too thick for me.

The recipe is from Dinner Then Dessert.

I made vegan chocolate chip pancakes and topped them with this sauce. Heavenly!

Strawberry sauce is a perfect addition to your Valentine’s Day – over pancakes, waffles, or chocolate cake or ice cream. It’s so versatile and can be used with so many sweet breakfast items or desserts. You can freeze this sauce in an airtight container for 4 to 5 months, too.

 

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Fresh Strawberry Sauce
A delicious topping for pancakes, waffles or vegan chocolate ice cream, this fresh strawberry sauce can be made while the family waits!
fresh strawberry sauce
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings
cups
Ingredients
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings
cups
Ingredients
fresh strawberry sauce
Instructions
  1. Add all ingredients to a medium saucepan (may omit cornstarch and water). On medium to high heat, bring the mixture to a simmer, then reduce heat to low, stirring. While the strawberries cook, mash them with a potato masher to make smaller fruit pieces and blend them with the melted sugar.
    fresh strawberry sauce
  2. Continue stirring and heating until the sauce is well combined and thickened somewhat, 18 to 20 minutes.
    fresh strawberry sauce
  3. Serve warm immediately over pancakes, waffles, or your favorite dessert or ice cream. Refrigerate and reheat or serve cold.
Recipe Notes

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