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Homemade Strawberry Sauce

Homemade Strawberry Sauce |

This strawberry sauce is a staple in our family! A friend gave my mom this recipe when I was little, and we’ve been eating it on top of our waffles ever since. It’s definitely one of my favorite childhood recipes that I make over and over again for my own family.

I love that it is SO versatile. It goes with so much more than just waffles! Try this simple homemade sauce on top of ice cream, with yogurt, on pancakes, strawberry short cake, or even to fill a cake!

Homemade Strawberry Sauce |

It’s so simple to make, and you can easily use fresh or frozen strawberries– or any other type of fruit! I’ve also made this sauce with apples, blueberries, and blackberries. They are ALL delicious and the perfect addition to almost any treat!

Homemade Strawberry Sauce

Yield: 4 servings


  • 2 cups strawberries (fresh or frozen, whole or halved)
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice


  1. Over medium-high heat, mix together the strawberries, water, and sugar.
  2. In a small ziptop bag, mix together the corn starch and lemon juice by sealing the bag and shaking it, until the cornstarch is dissolved. Add this to the saucepan.
  3. Stir occasionally until mixture is bubbling. Allow to bubble, stirring continuously, for about 1 minute or until thickened.
  4. Serve warm or chilled. Store chilled in an airtight container for up to a week.

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Ashton is the owner and author ofSomething Swanky. Although first and foremost a wife and mother, she considers herself an online entrepreneur, freelance writer and photographer, and brand ambassador.Her focus is in food styling, food photography and recipe development.
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9 Responses to “Homemade Strawberry Sauce”

  1. Averie @ Averie Cooks posted on May 1, 2014 at 8:05 pm (#)

    I love homemade strawberry sauce and strawberry jam…nothing can compare! pinned

    • Ashton posted on May 1, 2014 at 8:32 pm (#)

      Seriously! Now I just need a great jam recipe :)

  2. Taylor @ Food Faith Fitness posted on May 2, 2014 at 6:54 am (#)

    Homemade strawberry sauce is THE BEST! So much better than store bought, and it’s so easy! Love this recipe…pinned!

  3. Shareba @ In Search Of Yummy-ness posted on May 2, 2014 at 11:15 am (#)

    I can’t wait for strawberries to be in season here! Your strawberry sauce looks so good, and I want to try your strawberry shortcake too!

  4. sue/the view from great island posted on May 2, 2014 at 4:50 pm (#)

    This has a vintage feel, I remember having this sauce on vanilla ice cream, such a simple treat!

  5. Caitlin posted on May 3, 2014 at 2:01 pm (#)

    Seriously, every time I am craving waffles I tell Tyler I need your waffles and the strawberry sauce! It is AMAZING!

  6. Claudia. posted on May 4, 2014 at 1:29 pm (#)

    Hi Ashton, I love your blog!! I have been so in love with the cursive stretched font on your title image. I was wondering if you wouldn’t mind sharing the name of it :)

    Thanks in advance! :)

    • Ashton posted on May 21, 2014 at 12:29 am (#)

      Hey there! It’s CK Cursive :) It’s my favorite (obviously)!

  7. Jocelyn @BruCrew Life posted on May 6, 2014 at 9:53 am (#)

    I love how easy and delicious this strawberry sauce is. Gorgeous photos too!!!