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!
- 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