The whole family love our Strawberry Coulis Sauce, and I am sure yours will too. A sweet sauce made from strawberries, sugar and lemon juice.
Frozen strawberries heated in a pan until soft enough to blend into a smooth sauce.
Use the strawberry sauce, hot or cold, on your favourite breakfast or dessert recipe, such as pancakes, waffles, ice cream or cheesecakes. To add another dimension of flavour!
How to make Strawberry Coulis Sauce
It is so easy to make this homemade strawberry sauce, as seen in the video below.
Follow the detailed steps below to make Strawberry Coulis at home.
Or jump to the recipe card for quick, easy step by steps with photos.
What is a coulis?
Coulis is a smooth fruit sauce created by cooking fruit until soft enough to be blended or pureed into a smooth sauce and then pushed through a strainer.
This process works well with strawberries as straining through a fine-mesh sieve helps make a smooth seedless strawberry sauce.
Only three ingredients are needed to make this simple strawberry dessert sauce.
We like to use frozen strawberries for a few reasons. They are picked and frozen at the right time, meaning that you can have ripe strawberries any time of the year.
They are convenient for when you have a spontaneous need for a quick, easy strawberry sauce. Frozen berries also mulch down to a smooth sauce easier than fresh strawberries do.
If using fresh, it is better to slice strawberries and add some water to the pan during cooking.
Bring out the strawberries flavour with a squeeze of lemon juice adding freshness and balancing out the sweetness.
You can make it as sweet as you like; we use 2 tbsps of caster sugar.
Sugar-free Strawberry Sauce?
Following a low sugar diet or want to make a diabetic-friendly version. Strawberries are naturally sweet anyway, so feel free to make this strawberry sauce without the sugar.
Or substitute the sugar with your favourite sweetener instead.
Making Strawberry Sauce
Place frozen strawberries straight into a pan over medium heat. Add the lemon and sugar.
Allow the frozen strawberries to mulch down in their liquid, occasionally stirring as they defrost. The below pictures show how much liquid is naturally released using frozen strawberries.
If using fresh strawberries, add water as needed.
After 5-10 minutes of stirring and heating. The strawberries should be very soft and ready to blend.
Use a stick blender or food processor to blend the strawberries until smooth.
The final step is to push the blended fruit through a fine-mesh sieve to remove the seeds.
Time to taste; if you want to add more sweetness, it is best to use honey or agave syrup.
You can serve immediately whilst still warm; it’s lovely over vanilla ice cream!
Or leave it to cool, store in a fridge.
How to make the sauce thicker?
After the strawberries have been blended and sieved, they will make a lovely bright red thick sauce. It is perfect for pouring.
Here are a few ways to make it thicker still:
- You can continue to simmer it over medium heat until it reduces to your desired consistency.
- Add more sugar whilst heating to make a strawberry syrup.
- For a very thick sauce, for example, a strawberry topping for cheesecake. You can add one tablespoon of cornstarch mixed with one tablespoon of water, pour into the pureed strawberries to thicken some more.
Keep the coulis refrigerated in an airtight container and use it within three days.
To keep strawberry coulis longer, store in the freezer for up to 3 months.
I recommend freezing in smaller portions so you can remove what you want when you need it, and it won’t take long to defrost.
📖 Step by Step Recipe
Strawberry Coulis Sauce
- 340 grams Strawberries Frozen work best
- 2 tablespoon White Sugar Caster or Granulated
- ½ Lemon juice only
- Put strawberries into a saucepan, over medium heat.340 grams Strawberries
- Add the juice from ½ a lemon.½ Lemon
- Add sugar.2 tablespoon White Sugar
- Stir regularly to prevent sugar burning.
- If using frozen berries the juice will naturally release.If using fresh berries you may need to add some water during cooking.
- Use a stick blender (or processor) to blend
- Into a smooth sauce.
- Strain the sauce through a fine-mesh sieve
- Push the sauce through sieve using a spatula until only the seeds are left behind.
- You are ready to serve the strawberry coulis, whilst still warm, or chill in the fridge.
This sweet and sumptuous sauce is perfect for topping off all of your favourite recipes, with its delightful flavour and smooth consistency!
Whether you're in the mood for a decadent breakfast or a delicious dessert, this strawberry coulis is sure to hit the spot. So why not give it a try today?