This scrumptious strawberry sauce is the perfect topping for those towering ice cream cones this summer! It’s vibrant, fruity, and ready in just five minutes for when you’re in a time crunch. Oh, and did I mention that it includes just 3 ingredients that you can easily pick up from the grocery store?
I’ll be the first to admit that I adore strawberry season.
From the cheesecakes and chocolate strawberries to the popsicles and fresh salads, there are so many recipes that feature perfectly ripe berries.
But honestly, this strawberry sauce truly takes the cake.
It’s incredibly delicious (but not too sweet!) and you can even eat it straight out of the jar if you’re feeling particularly sinful. Throw it over sundaes or use it as a dipping sauce for fresh fruit – anything goes!
The burst of fresh summer flavors should be enough to convince you to try this strawberry sauce. But it certainly helps when a recipe is ridiculously easy to make!
Why You’ll Love This Strawberry Sauce
- It’s ready in minutes.
- Pours perfectly over ice cream sundaes during the summertime!
- It’s super simple to make.
- It requires just 3 ingredients!
- It works with everything from cheesecakes to tarts and Panna Cotta.
- Powdered sugar
How to Make Strawberry Sauce
- Step One: Cream butter with an electric mixer.
- Step Two: Gradually add in the powdered sugar and beat it until fully combined.
- Step Three: Add in the strawberries a few at a time and beat on low until combined.
- Step Four: Store in the fridge until you’re ready to eat!
To bring this delicious strawberry sauce to life, you’ll want to pick up a few key pieces of equipment.
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What to Serve with Strawberry Sauce
Recipe Tips and Tricks
- I tend to cut the strawberries into small cubes or mash them up before mixing them into the creamed sugar and butter. This should give the berries a chance to incorporate when you’re beating your mixture.
- Organic cane sugar works well for this recipe, but you can use any variety of white sugar as long as it’s not too grainy.
- Speaking of sugar, you don’t want to overload your mixture with the stuff. Fresh strawberries are naturally sweet and don’t need much extra sugar to taste amazing.
- If your sauce is slightly too thick when it comes out of the fridge, pop it in the microwave for a few seconds before leaving it to cool to room temperature. Feel free to give it a quick mix while it’s cooling to stop it from congealing.
- Always wash your strawberries before working with them. This might sound obvious, but freshly picked strawberries can be covered with dirt that you don’t want in your strawberry sauce!
- Don’t blend the strawberries before adding them to the sauce mix – always mash or cut them instead! Otherwise, you might end up with a strange cloudy texture in your sauce which looks unpleasant.
- Measure everything carefully before starting. It’s a good idea to set up your ingredients before you start as it’ll save you tons of time. But it’s also wise to measure everything carefully using scales to avoid adding too much butter or sugar.
- If your sauce isn’t smooth enough after beating, you can use an immersion blender to get any lumps out.
Variations and Substitutions
- I always recommend using fresh berries for this recipe, but it’s a good idea to use frozen berries if you’re making this recipe out of season. Although the sauce is slightly less defined, it’ll have a sweeter taste that you’re bound to love.
- For a brighter flavor, you can add a small amount of fresh lemon juice to the mix!
Once your sauce has cooled, pour it into a jar or airtight container and place it in the fridge. It should be good for up to 7 days but give it a quick sniff if you’re remotely unsure.
Can I Freeze?
You can freeze this strawberry sauce if you want to enjoy it year-round (and not just when strawberries are in season!).
The sauce can be frozen on a baking tray before being broken up into portions and placed in Ziploc bags.
You can leave it on the tray if you like, but you probably won’t have the freezer space to do this!
Alternatively, you can use freezer-friendly containers to portion your delicious strawberry sauce and thaw it in the fridge before you’re ready to use it.
Love strawberries and looking for more ways to use them? Check out these fabulous recipes.
- Strawberry Cream Pie – Tastes like a dream! This easy summer pie is creamy, sweet and refreshing.
- Strawberry Ice Cream – So creamy, sweet and luscious! This fresh ice cream recipe is ready in a matter of hours and super simple to make at home with your ice cream maker.
- Strawberry S’mores – Ridiculously easy and delicious! Add some sliced strawberries to your next batch of s’mores for an extra burst of sweetness.
- Strawberry Lemon Fool – Perfect for a summer party or BBQ! This luscious dessert is piled high with soft, sweetened whipped cream, dotted with juicy amaretto-spiked strawberries and tangy lemon curd and then topped with crushed amaretto biscuits.
- Cream Cheese Stuffed Strawberry Bread – A super moist, melt-in-your-mouth kind of recipe!
You’ll also love Instant Pot Strawberry Jam, Strawberry Cheesecake Cookies, Strawberry Cupcakes with Strawberry Buttercream and Strawberries in the Snow.
Try this Peanut Butter Magic Shell.
What is your favorite way to use fresh summer strawberries?
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A sinfully scrumptious summer ice cream sauce made with fresh strawberries! Only 3 ingredients and ready in 5 minutes!
- 3/4 cup butter, softened
- 2 cups powdered sugar
- 2 cups strawberries, stems removed, slightly mashed
- Cream butter with an electric mixer. Gradually add in powdered sugar and beat until fully combined.
- Add in strawberries, a few at a time, beating on low, until combined.
- Store in the fridge.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 10 Serving Size: 1/4 cup
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 219Total Fat: 14gSaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 37mgSodium: 110mgCarbohydrates: 25gFiber: 1gSugar: 23gProtein: 0g
Hi Stacie, my name is Kati. I loved reading this recipe. My fiancee and I live in a very small, farm town and will definitely be able to find the fresh strawberries at local farmer’s markets in our little corner of Virginia this summer. I really love the layout of your blog. Thanks for sharing. 🙂