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Homemade Strawberry Sauce Recipe

Homemade Strawberry Sauce Goes Great with Ice Cream
Homemade Strawberry Sauce Goes Great with Ice Cream
When the farmer’s market carried buckets of strawberries, I tracked down this recipe for homemade strawberry sauce! I wanted a great way to take advantage of all the berries I had to play with while providing me with more ways to enjoy them. After all, you can only eat so much strawberry shortcake!

I used this recipe for homemade strawberry sauce on ice cream, on yogurt, and on more ice cream. If I had had a pound cake or a cheesecake available, I would have drenched those with this topping too. It is an easy to prepare sauce that ends with an incredible result: this multi-purpose recipe that highlights the strawberries.

In fact, I had made a purchase of Greek yogurt from a brand I don’t normally buy (good sale, I had to try it!). Well, I hated it–but the strawberry sauce saved it! I drizzled some on top of it and voila! it provided that little cup of yogurt with just the right amount of sweetness. I won’t buy that again but I am glad that I was able to salvage it in some way.

Keeping recipes simple is huge. I like easy to read instructions that are clearly broken down into each step. This strawberry sauce recipe does just that. It is oh so simple! No one has time to monkey around with complicated recipes in the summer. For those of us who frequently undergo those Indiana heat waves, there’s just no desire to deal with a lot of extra stuff either. This makes quite a bit of sauce. You will be able to use it for a few days after it is made. Then you will cry big alligator tears when it is gone until you realize that this strawberry sauce recipe is so quick (and kind of fun) to make that you can do it all over again! I found this recipe on

Homemade Strawberry Sauce Recipe

Homemade Strawberry Sauce Recipe

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Homemade Strawberry Sauce Recipe

Ice cream or yogurt, pound cake or as the finishing touch on a dessert, this Strawberry Sauce will complement many items. From


  • 2/3 Cup Sugar
  • 1 Pint Strawberries, Hulled and Divided
  • 1/3 Cup Water
  • 1 Tablespoon Lemon Juice


  1. Combine Sugar and 1/3 Cup Water in a small pot.
  2. Stir and bring to a boil. Simmer until Sugar is dissolved.
  3. Cool completely.
  4. Meanwhile, place half of the berries in a blender.
  5. Add Lemon Juice and the cooled Strawberries.
  6. Puree until smooth.
  7. Chop remaining Strawberries and add to pureed mixture.
  8. Serve.
  9. Store, refrigerated, for a few days.

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Jessica Nunemaker is the Owner of Little More than a website, Little Indiana is a PBS segment on the state-wide program "The Weekly Special," a bi-weekly column in a local newspaper, and a book. Look for "Little Indiana: Small Town Destinations" published by Indiana University Press in April 2016--just in time for Indiana's BIG 200th Birthday Celebration.

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