How To Make Strawberry Sauce For Ice Cream


In this post we will learn how to make strawberry sauce for ice cream dessert. This strawberry sauce makes your ice cream dessert an ideal choice for the whole family. How to make strawberry sauce for ice cream is a step by step process that uses fresh strawberries and a few other ingredients to create this wonderful sauce. Simple, easy and delicious.

Ice Cream with Strawberry Sauce

Ice Cream with Strawberry Sauce

Recipe Summary

Total: 5 mins

Prep: 5 mins

Yield: 5 sundaes


Ingredient Checklist

  • 2 ½ cups sliced strawberries
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 3 ¾ cups light vanilla or strawberry ice cream or frozen yogurt


Instructions Checklist

  • Step 1 – Toss sliced strawberries with sugar in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave for 1 to 2 minutes, stirring once or twice until berries soften slightly. Let cool for 5 minutes. Scoop 3/4 cup light vanilla or strawberry ice cream or frozen yogurt into each of 5 bowls. Top with strawberry sauce.
  • Step 2 – Stay lean: “Light” ice cream means the product contains no more than 225 calories and 6 grams of fat per 3/4 cup.

How To Make Strawberry Sauce For Ice Cream

Strawberry sauce or topping is very useful for making some beautiful looking toppings for cheesecake, icecream, sundaes and varieties of cakes. Strawberry syrup is also required , if you want to make strawberry milkshake at home. You can make strawberry sauce or topping at home provided all the ingredients can be procured from the nearby market.

Ingredients required for homemade strawberry sauce or topping

Following are the main ingredients of strawberry sauce or topping :

  • Strawberries
  • Sugar or sugar powder
  • Cornstarch 
  • Edible red color
  • Lemon juice 

As strawberries are the main ingredient of strawberry sauce or topping , it is very important to procure good quality strawberries from the market. Following points should be kept in mind before purchasing raw strawberries or in a packed form available from the the supermarket:

  • Choose bright red color ones as it is an indication of completely ripe strawberries.
  • Check for fresh green leaves.
  • Look for plump strawberries.
  • Size of strawberries is not important , but the quality of freshness is.
  • Check for signs of mold or rotting. Do not choose the strawberries that have started rotting.
  • If you are buying a packed box of strawberries , also check from top to bottom of the box. Sometimes bad strawberries may be hiding in the bottom or in corners and middle.
  • Sugar can be purchased from the market , but sugar powder is more preferable as it is already in crushed format and easy to mix.
  • Cornstarch and edible red color can be purchased from any cake making shop that sells ingredients for baking cake at home.
  • Lemon is commonly available.

Recipe for making strawberry sauce or topping

For making strawberry sauce of topping do as follows:

  • First take one cup strawberry puree or mash, 1 cup water, 8 tbsp
  • sugar, 1 tbsp cornstarch, 1 tbsp lemon juice and  few drops of edible  red color
  • Mix all the ingredients without lemon juice and boil it until the mixture becomes thick.
  • Afterwards blend it with lemon juice and edible red color.


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Easy Strawberry Sauce – a delicious addition to any dessert!

With strawberry season almost here in Australia, I would like to share this quick and easy recipe for a delicious strawberry sauce. One of the great advantages of making things at home is that you know exactly what they contain and you get to make them just the way you like them.


The sauce contains beautifully fresh, aromatic strawberries, lemon juice and a small amount of sugar. Lemon is a great flavour booster and balances the sweetness of the sauce. You can mash the strawberries to a puree or, as I have done, stirred a few pieces in at the end so the sauce has some texture.

This easy recipe produces maximum strawberry flavour. Adding some of this delicious sauce will enhance many desserts, making the simplest feel special. Spoon some over my No-Churn Vanilla Ice Cream for a speedy dessert.

I also like to serve the sauce with Greek yoghurt, pancakes, waffles or alongside my Almond Cake or Baked Cheesecake. I haven’t yet tried it but I think it would also be delicious on a fresh-from-the-oven scone with a dollop of cream.

Believe me, your friends and family will thank you when you serve this sauce.


Easy Strawberry Sauce

With just three ingredients, this quick and easy sauce is bursting with bright, fresh strawberry flavour and can be used in a myriad of ways.

Course: Dessert, Sauce

Cuisine: European

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Cooling Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Servings: 8 people

Calories: 52kcal


  • 500 gm strawberries fresh
  • ⅓ cup sugar granulated
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice freshly squeezed

 Recipe Measurements:

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  • Cut 6 medium sized strawberries into quarters lengthways and set aside.Roughly slice the remainder.
  • In a medium non-reactive saucepan*, combine sliced strawberries, sugar and fresh lemon juice.Place the pan over a low-medium heat and bring the mixture to a boil, stirring occasionally. The strawberries will naturally release their juice.
  • Reduce the heat to low and simmer for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Roughly mash the strawberries with a potato masher.Add the 6 quartered strawberries which you have set aside.
  • Stir and simmer for 5 minutes more.Remove from heat and cool to room temperature.*


*Aluminium, copper and cast iron pans are all reactive; this means they react with acidic foods, causing your food to take on a metallic flavour.

*The sauce is delicious served warm over cold ice cream.

*You can make this strawberry sauce up to 3 days in advance; cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.

Homemade Strawberry Sauce

This smooth Homemade Strawberry Sauce is a 3 ingredient strawberry coulis recipe. Bursting with sweet strawberry flavour, it takes 15 minutes to make and is the perfect dessert sauce for everything from pancakes to ice cream.

For something so simple, this homemade strawberry sauce makes me so happy to make it. Dessert sauces made from fruit are often so simple and quick to make plus they have the bright, fresh flavour that’s wonderful with so many desserts.

Because this strawberry sauce is a smooth sauce making it a strawberry coulis, as opposed to my Strawberry Topping which has big, juicy pieces of strawberry in it. It’s a strawberry puree, with just a little sugar and cornflour (cornstarch) for thickening.

It’s sweet and delicious and seriously takes less than 15 minutes to make.

Do you use fresh or frozen strawberries for strawberry sauce?

You can use fresh or frozen strawberries for this coulis recipe. The benefit to using frozen strawberries is the convenience and ability to make this sauce any time of year. If you do use fresh, make sure they are at the beautifully ripe as you’ll get the best flavour that way.

I use frozen fruit a lot. In my oats, in this strawberry sauce and I’ll even bake with frozen fruit. It’s versatile and very convenient and it’s frozen quickly after it’s picked to lock the flavour in.

How to make strawberry sauce?

  1. Add strawberries (thawed if using frozen), sugar and cornflour (cornstarch) to a blender and blend to a thick puree.
  2. Pour into a saucepan and cook, stirring often over medium heat until it gets thick and darker in colour.
  3. Strain it through a sieve (I like to do this twice)
  4. Pour into preserving jars to store.

If you want a chunky strawberry sauce, see my Homemade Strawberry Topping.

Uses for strawberry sauce

  • Freeze it to use as popsicles or as sorbet
  • Serve warm over pancakes and waffles
  • Use it in or over cakes or cheesecake
  • Serve it over a panna cotta
  • Pour it over a tart like this Strawberry Frangipane Tart
  • As a flavouring for milk shakes and in smoothies like in this Homemade Strawberry Milk
  • I used it as a base for my No Bake Strawberry Cheesecake too

I could go on. There are so many ways to enjoy this.

Can you freeze strawberry sauce?

This sauce will keep well in the fridge for up to 4 days in sealed preserving jars but if there is any leftover, it freezes well too.

I like to freeze this the same way I freeze my Basil Pesto and that is on a baking tray lined with baking paper. Once frozen, break into pieces and store in a ziplock bag with baking paper between them, so you can take out just as much as you need.

I originally made this sauce to use with my Strawberry Swirl Cheesecake, and originally posted it on Sunday Supper Movement however I’ve since refined this recipe and updated the recipe, post and photos to reflect the new and improved version.

Such a gorgeous and quick strawberry sauce and it’s also really versatile. You can make a sauce with just about any berry the same way.

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