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Easy 3-Ingredient Strawberry Sauce or Topping

Such an easy and deliciously versatile sauce or topping for desserts like cakes and ice cream, for pancakes and waffles and so much more! This strawberry sauce has only 3 INGREDIENTS,  so simple to make and is done in no time! Did I mention it’s so yummy, too?

Course Sauce
Cuisine American
Keyword best strawberry sauce, easy strawberry sauce, healthy strawberry sauce, how to make strawberry sauce or topping, strawberry sauce without cornstarch, strawberry topping or sauce for cheesecake
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings 1 cups
Author Manila Spoon


  • 1 pound strawberries, hulled and coarsely chopped
  • 1/3 cup white sugar
  • zest of 1 lemon
  • juice of 1/2 lemon, or to taste


  1. To make the sauce, in a small saucepan combine the strawberries, sugar, lemon zest and juice and cook over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally. Cook until the fruits begin to break down and release their juices at the same time mashing a few berries to help in the process. Continue to cook until the sauce thickens roughly 10-12 minutes or to your desired consistency. The sauce will continue to thicken as it stands. Leave to cool completely before using. Store in the refrigerator if not using right away. Enjoy!