Strawberry Sauce Without Cornstarch

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Last Updated on June 1, 2023 by Toya

Learn how to make this easy strawberry sauce without cornstarch that makes the perfect topping for cheesecakes, pancakes, ice creams, and so much more!

 strawberry sauce without cornstarch

This strawberry sauce is made with only 4 ingredients and will take any recipe up a notch! 

And the best part is, this strawberry sauce can be made sugar-free with just a simple swap!

Tips to make a thick strawberry sauce with no cornstarch

  • You can blend the strawberries once they’ve cooked down for a smoother sauce.
  • You can also chop your strawberries before cooking them.
  • Fresh strawberries are best for this recipe. However, if you’re using frozen strawberries, make sure you thaw them out as you do not want the extra moisture in the recipe if is it to be thick.

 

Ingredients for the strawberry sauce

  • 1 cup strawberries
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon of sweetener (I used Swerve sweetener)

 

How to make strawberry sauce without cornstarch

First, gather all of your ingredients in one place.

ingredients for strawberry sauce

 

To make the strawberry sauce, combine the strawberries, and lemon juice in a saucepan. 

 

Cook over medium heat for 10 – 12 minutes or until the strawberries are tender, making sure to stir every now and then.

Then mash the strawberries with a fork and cook until you have a thick sauce.

Stir in the vanilla extract and sweetener and set aside until you’re ready to drizzle your pancakes or cheesecake with simple yet delicious strawberry sauce.

Strawberry sauce without cornstarch

How to thicken strawberry sauce without cornstarch

Boiling down the sauce until most of the moisture evaporates is a very effective way to thicken strawberry sauce if you do not have or want to use cornstarch. This is the method I used in this recipe.

Other methods include:

Xanthan gum – Sprinkling a thickening agent like xanthan gum into the sauce is another effective way to make the strawberry sauce thicker. If you want to use xanthan gum, wait until the strawberries have started to release their juices, then sprinkle (do not dump as it will clump) ⅛ teaspoon of xanthan gum over the strawberry sauce, then stir.

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Gelatin  – Gelatin is another effective way to thicken up a strawberry sauce without cornstarch. Dissolve a ¼ – ½ teaspoon of gelatin in some liquid and add this to the strawberry sauce while it simmers and thickens up.

 

How to store the strawberry sauce

Once your strawberry sauce is done, allow it to cool, then use what you need and place the rest in tightly sealed jars. Place the remaining sauce in the fridge for up to 5 days.

What to serve with the sauce

It’s a versatile sauce so you can serve it in many ways including:

 

Strawberry easy Sauce without cornstarch

Strawberry Sauce Without Cornstarch

Yield: 8 servings
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 14 minutes

Learn how to make this easy strawberry sauce without cornstarch that makes the perfect topping for cheesecakes, pancakes, ice creams, and more!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup strawberries
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon of sweetener of choice (I used Swerve sweetener)
  • ⅛ teaspoon of xanthan gum, for thicker sauce

Instructions

    1. First, gather all of your ingredients in one place.
    2. Combine strawberries and lemon juice in a saucepan to make the strawberry sauce. 
    3. Cook until the strawberries are tender, then mash the strawberries with a fork and cook until you have a thick sauce.
    4. Stir in vanilla extract and sweetener and set aside until you’re ready to drizzle your pancakes or cheesecakes with strawberry sauce.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1/8 cup
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 8.9Total Fat: 0.1gSaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 0.7mgCarbohydrates: 1.9gNet Carbohydrates: 1.5gFiber: 0.4gSugar: 1.2gProtein: 0.1g

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