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Strawberry Coulis

Using only 3 ingredients, this easy strawberry coulis can be made in less than 15 minutes, making it an easy topping for cheesecake, pancakes, or other desserts!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12
Calories: 45kcal


  • Saucepan
  • fine mesh strainer optional
  • regular or immersion blender optional


  • 16 oz strawberries fresh or frozen
  • ½ cup granulated sugar more or less to taste
  • 2 tbs lemon juice juice from ½ lemon


  • If using fresh berries, remove the stems. In a medium saucepan, simmer the berries, sugar, and lemon juice over medium heat until they are very soft, about 8-10 minutes. The longer you boil it the thicker sauce it will be.
  • Let the mixture cool for a few minutes.
  • Using a regular or immersion blender, blend the mixture until smooth.
  • If you like a slightly thicker, more textured sauce you can leave it as is.
  • Otherwise, strain the berries out of the strawberry coulis using a fine mesh strainer for a super smooth coulis.
  • If you want a thinner sauce, you can add a bit more lemon juice, water or flavored liquor to thin it out to your desired consistency.
  • Enjoy on your favorite dessert or in a strawberry mimosa!


  • Adjust the sweetness and flavors to taste. Depending on the type of berries and season, you might need more or less sugar. Be sure to try a bit and adjust accordingly.
  • The strawberry coulis will thicken as it cools.  If, when you’re ready to serve you find it is too thick our you want a thinner coulis, you can add a tablespoon or two of water, orange juice, or flavored liquors to thin it out.  
  • If you like or don’t mind strawberry seeds in your sauce, leave them in! Straining the seeds out of the strawberry sauce is totally optional.
  • This recipe makes about 1.5-2 cups coulis.  You can easily half or double the recipe as needed.
  • The coulis will last 3-5 days in an airtight container in the fridge or up to 3 months in the freezer. 


Serving: 2tbsp | Calories: 45kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 61mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 5IU | Vitamin C: 23mg | Calcium: 6mg | Iron: 1mg