10-Minute Strawberry Sauce Recipe for Pancakes, Waffles, Ice Cream & More by 30Seconds Food

10-Minute Strawberry Sauce Recipe for Pancakes, Waffles, Ice Cream & More

Pancakes, waffles, ice cream, crepes, toast, biscuits and lots of other foods are getting really excited right now about this strawberry sauce recipe. And for good reason. This quick and easy strawberry sauce is prepped and cooked in about 10 minutes, so it'll satisfy that sweet tooth fast. It's the perfect addition to your breakfast, brunch or dessert table.

To make this low-sodium, sweet strawberry sauce recipe you need just four simple ingredients and some water. The chopped strawberries are cooked with granulated sugar, water, lemon juice and a cornstarch slurry (it thickens it up) on the stovetop. Once it gets syrupy, the sauce is ready to be drizzled, poured or spooned over whatever you like.

This fresh, gluten-free strawberry sauce is perfect on pancakes, waffles, toast, biscuits, crepes, English muffins, ice cream, cakes, pies or whatever needs a sweet fruit sauce. Why wait for summer to enjoy fresh strawberries?

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Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes 
Servings: 6


  • 2 cups chopped fresh strawberries
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice 
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons water

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Recipe Notes

  • Store any leftover strawberry sauce in an airtight container in the fridge.
  • Be sure to remove the leaves from the strawberries before chopping.

Here's how to make it: 

  1. Put the chopped strawberries, sugar, 1/3 cup water and lemon juice in a saucepot. 
  2. In a small bowl, stir together the cornstarch and 2 tablespoons water to create a slurry. Whisk it into the ingredients in the saucepot. 
  3. Bring the mixture to a boil, stirring, and cook about 3 to 4 minutes. Remove from heat and use as desired. 

Nutrition Facts Per Serving

Calories: 97

Total Fat: 0.2g

Saturated Fat: 0.1g

Cholesterol: 0mg

Sodium: 4mg

Total Carbohydrate: 23.5g

Dietary Fiber: 0.9g

Total Sugars: 7.4g

Protein: 0.3g

Vitamin D: 0mcg

Calcium 6mg

Iron: 0mg

Potassium: 62mg

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Elisa Schmitz
So simple but adds so much to many, many dishes. Love fresh strawberry flavor any time of year!

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