Fresh berries are here and the sales to go with them! I’m so ecstatic as we have been out for several months. During the summer I tend to stock up on them big time so that we can be enjoying strawberry shortcake long into the winter season. I snagged some strawberries on sale from one of our local shops last week and this week my fridge is over flowing with raspberries and blackberries waiting their turn in the freezer. During the summer months one of the most common ways we enjoy our fresh berries is as a sauce. This Easy Strawberry Sauce is a perfect example of one way to enjoy those fresh berries for the next several months!
A couple things that I love about this sauce is that it’s only 2 ingredients, can be used with any berry (or most fruits you buy) and it doesn’t require any cooking. I tend to not cook this recipe as all as it can take away some of the nutrients and really it doesn’t need to be as I’m looking for a sauce not a syrup. I leave mine a bit chunky as I love getting a solid bite of strawberry with my strawberry sauce but you can opt to puree yours in the blender or food processor if you prefer. By leaving it chunky I can use just a potato masher or pastry blender.
Easy Strawberry Sauce
- 1 lbs of strawberries
- 2 Tbsp of sugar optional
Wash and cut the top of them off.
Pour them in a bowl and add sugar if they are a little on the tart side.
Using a potato masher crush the strawberries to your preferred consistency.
I like them chunky.
Serve over waffles, pancakes, ice cream or greek yogurt!
**I find that I like my strawberry sauce better if it has set for an hour and I am able to enjoy the juices as well. This is a not a must though and is delicious either way!**
12 Strawberry Sauce Uses
Served over plain yogurt
Served over waffles
As an ice cream topping
Added to fresh squeezed lemonade
Added to seltzer water as low calorie treat
As a topping for crepes
Over the top of angel food cake
To make a strawberry milkshake
Added to vodka or champagne for a cool summer cocktail
On top of toast
How will you be enjoying this easy strawberry sauce? What other flavors could you see yourself making?