This easy 3 ingredient strawberry sauce is perfect for cheesecake, pancakes, ice-cream, and more! It will take your desserts to another level!
This delicious coulis is a smooth sauce with a slightly thick consistency. It requires just 3 ingredients (no thickeners) and 3 easy steps.
What we love about this strawberry sauce is that not only does it add a beautiful pop of glossy, bright red colour to a dessert, it also has a most wonderful, intense fresh strawberry flavour.
The fresh strawberry flavour complements so many different desserts.
“It’s strawberry season here and we can only eat so many fresh ones so I was looking for another way to use them. I made this and spread a layer of coulis over some vanilla cake before topping with fresh strawberries and whipped cream. OMG!! I have since made numerous batches and popped them into the freezer. We are going to enjoy these over the winter, probably on cheesecake, in smoothies, etc etc. What a great recipe! Thanks for sharing it.” Michelle
This strawberry coulis can be preserved for prolonged storage while keeping the same delicious flavour, check out our tips on canning sauces.
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What is a coulis?
A coulis is a thin sauce made from puréed and strained vegetables or fruits. Fruit coulis is typically used to drizzled over desserts.
It goes well with
Try this strawberry sauce drizzled over:
- waffles, pancakes, crepes
- fresh strawberries
- frozen yogurt
- a sundae
- Magija dessert
- chocolate cake
- between the layers of sponge cakes
Rather than straining the pulp from the liquid, we prefer to blend it.
It should be thick enough to coat the back of a spoon creating a perfect consistency for a smooth yet slightly thick sauce – perfect for drizzling over desserts.
If you require a smooth coulis strain away the seeds, otherwise leave them in as they have been found to be good for you.
Recent research on strawberry seeds has shown them to be rich in protein, dietary fibre, polyphenols, vitamins and minerals.
Make it in 3 easy steps
Combine all the ingredients in a saucepan and bring to a boil, stirring occasionally.
Turn the heat down to the lowest setting and simmer (uncovered) for 10 minutes.
Turn off the heat and blend to a smooth sauce (coats the back of a spoon). Then strain and cool before serving.
Make ahead and storing
This recipe can be prepared in advance. Set it aside to cool then transfer to a sealed container and chill for up to 3 days.
The coulis will thicken slightly when chilled. If a thinner consistency is required, blend with a little water.
You certainly can freeze strawberry coulis, so when strawberries are in season make a large batch to last through the year.
Pour the coulis into an ice cube tray to freeze, then pop them into a labelled sealed container to keep in the freezer. Defrost as many cubes as required in a covered container in the fridge or on the counter.
Ideas for frozen coulis
Freeze in an ice tray and make frozen strawberry cubes.
- Use the cubes in fruit drinks
- Blend a handful to make a strawberry granita
- Blend with banana and yogurt to make a delicious smoothie
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Easy Strawberry Coulis
- 14 ounces fresh strawberries 400g, washed, hulled, and halved or quartered
- ½ cup white sugar 100g
- 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
- Combine 14 ounces fresh strawberries, ½ cup white sugar and 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice together in a saucepan and bring to a boil on medium heat, stirring occasionally.
- Turn down to low heat and allow to simmer for 10 minutes.
- Turn off the heat and blend to a smooth sauce (which will coat the back of a spoon*). Strain to remove any seeds (optional), then set aside to cool before serving.
StoringFridge – store in an airtight container for up to 3 days. Freezer – Pour the sauce into an ice cube tray to freeze, then pop them into a labelled ziploc bag to keep in the freezer. Defrost as many cubes as required in a covered container in the fridge. *Dip a spoon in the sauce and run a finger down it. If it leaves a mark, that is the perfect consistency.
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