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Strawberry Sauce Recipe

This homemade Strawberry Sauce is the perfect sweet accompaniment to pancakes, waffles, ice cream, cheesecake and so much more.  Made with either fresh or frozen strawberries, this recipe takes less than 15 minutes to prepare and just a few simple ingredients.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Breakfast, Dessert, Sauce
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12 people
Calories: 82kcal
Author: The Carefree Kitchen


  • 3 cups Frozen Strawberries or fresh
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 1 cup Water
  • 2 Tablespoons Cornstarch
  • 2 Tablespoons Water cold
  • 2 Tablespoons Lemon Juice


  • In a medium-sized saucepan, combine the strawberries, sugar and water.  Bring the mixture to a boil. Continue to boil for 2 minutes, mashing and stirring constantly with a potato masher, then remove from heat. (Note: The berries should be soft and plump)  
  • In a small bowl, combine the cornstarch and cold water and stir until the cornstarch is completely dissolved and smooth. Slowly add the cornstarch slurry to the strawberries while stirring until it is all incorporated. Return to a boil and stir until the sauce is thick, or about 1 minute.
  • Remove the strawberry sauce from the heat and stir in the lemon juice. Let it cool for a few minutes, adding a touch of water or lemon juice until you reach the desired consistency.
  • Store for later, or serve immediately on pancakes, waffles, French toast, pounds cakes or vanilla ice cream.  Enjoy!


Calories: 82kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 2mg | Potassium: 58mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 4IU | Vitamin C: 22mg | Calcium: 7mg | Iron: 1mg