Quick strawberry sauce (for ice cream or drinks!)

strawberry sauce

Easy to make strawberry sauce that is a great topping for ice cream, pancakes or waffles. Can be used for drinks too!


  • 400g (14 oz) strawberries, stems removed & halved
  • 2 TBSPs granulated sugar
  • 120ml (1/2 cup) water
  • juice of 1/2 medium lemon


  1. In a saucepan, combine all the ingredients and bring to a simmer over medium heat.
  2. Cook for a few minutes, stirring occasionally, until the strawberries soften and water becomes red and syrupy.
  3. Let cool for a few minutes (or cool completely) then serve with ice cream, pancakes, … whatever your heart desires.
  4. Store the sauce in the fridge, it keeps for a week or more.


You can use frozen berries if you don’t have fresh ones on hand. Add them to the saucepan still frozen. In case your strawberries aren’t sweet enough or the lemon you’re using is insanely sour do add more sugar.