Homemade Simple Strawberry Sauce is so easy to make, and it tastes great on everything!

Simple Strawberry Sauce - use on ice cream, in popsicles, on granola - you can even use it as cordial.

Summer in a bottle!

I found I had an abundance of strawberries that were just at the peak of ripeness.  One more day and they would have been squishy.  So rather than make the family eat strawberries for every meal I decided turn them into strawberry sauce.

Now we’ve been eating strawberry sauce with everything!!

Strawberry Sauce prep collage

The directions are super-simple.  Boil up some chopped strawberries, water and sugar for 5 minutes, then push through a sieve.

That’s it, you have your simple strawberry sauce.

If you like your sauce to be clearer – like a strawberry syrup- then it takes a little more time and effort.  You’d need to skim the scum off the top of the pan whilst the strawberries are cooking, then strain the sauce through a cheesecloth without squeezing.  It takes longer for the liquid to come through, but the result is pretty.

Also, if you like your sauce to be thicker, just gently boil up the sieved or strained liquid for another 15-30 minutes.  It will thicken as it boils, and then will thicken a little further once it’s cooled.

Simple Strawberry Sauce - use on ice cream, in popsicles, on granola - you can even use it as cordial.

Personally I was after something really quick and easy, and it tastes amazing!

Serve it on ice cream, pancakes or French toast.  You could even swirl it through homemade ice-cream (just wait for my strawberry shortbread ice cream recipe – coming up soon!), or use it to make popsicles (another one coming up soon).

I haven’t ventured into using it for savoury food yet, but I bet it would be great mixed with a little balsamic as a salad dressing.

How would you use yours?

The Homemade simple strawberry sauce Recipe:

5 from 1 vote

Simple Strawberry Sauce

Simple Strawberry Sauce - use on ice cream, in popsicles, on granola - you can even use it as cordial.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 2 cups (approx)
Course: Sauces
Cuisine: American, British


  • 680 g (4 cups) hulled and chopped strawberries
  • 150 g (3/4 cup) granulated sugar
  • 480 ml (2 cups) water
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  • Place the strawberries, sugar and water into a small pan. Bring to a boil and simmer for 5 minutes, then turn off the heat.
    680 g (4 cups) hulled and chopped strawberries, 150 g (3/4 cup) granulated sugar, 480 ml (2 cups) water
  • Strain the strawberry sauce into a bowl using a fine sieve. Use the back of a spoon to squeeze all of the juice out.*
  • Pour into a sterilised bottle (or one that's been through the dishwasher on a hot cycle).


*If you would like your strawberry sauce to be clearer rather than cloudy, then don't squeeze the strawberries in the sieve - use a cheesecloth and just allow the sauce to drain through without squeezing (you'll need to leave to drain for at least an hour or two, up to overnight).
Store in the fridge, and it should keep for 2-3 weeks.
Nutritional Information is per cup.


Calories: 382kcal | Carbohydrates: 97g | Protein: 1g | Sodium: 16mg | Potassium: 440mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 88g | Vitamin A: 35IU | Vitamin C: 169.4mg | Calcium: 54mg | Iron: 1.2mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Simple Strawberry Sauce - use on ice cream, in popsicles, on granola - you can even use it as cordial.

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  1. Fran says:

    Hi Nicky
    Love your strawberry sauce recipe , I wanted to make strawberry sauce as Christmas gifts .
    Strawberry season is almost over in Perth , my family and I were planning to go strawberry picking this weekend and I was going to make sauce next week .
    How can I make the sauce last until Christmas.
    I.e preserving it in jars?
    Thank you
    Cheers Fran

  2. Christine says:

    5 stars
    So handy to have this on hand to top yummy desserts all summer long.

  3. Ribas with Love says:

    This is a fantastic recipe Nicky and great photography also. I can’t wait to try this 🙂

    1. Nicky Corbishley says:

      Thank you Ribas! I’m trying hard on the photography 🙂

  4. anniesnomsblog says:

    This is so pretty! I love homemade strawberry sauce, it really is great on everything and it just so happens Strawberries are my favourite fruit in the world!

    1. Nicky Corbishley says:

      Thanks Annie, we love strawberries too! I’ve used them all up now and our strawberry plants are looking a little bare. In fact the kids had to share one strawberry with their breakfast this morning 🙂