The days are longer, the temperature is warmer, and the local Piggly Wiggly has some beautiful produce.
Because it’s Spring, y’all.
What better way to welcome the season than with a batch- or four- of this sweet homemade strawberry sauce?
My favorite way to enjoy this sauce is in a glass of cold lemonade. The strawberry and lemonade combo? Red Robin has nothing on me.
In addition to the lemonade, strawberry sauce adds a sweet freshness to cheesecake, ice cream, or waffles or pancakes.
Or you can just enjoy it right off the spoon.
homemade strawberry sauce
2 cups sliced or diced strawberries
1/4 cup sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
In a saucepan over medium-low heat, combine all ingredients. Stir constantly for 3-5 minutes, until berries begin to break down and sauce begins to form. Remove from heat and allow mixture to cool.
If you want a sauce with no berry chunks, you can run it through a blender or magic bullet. That’s what I do if I know I’ll be using the sauce for lemonade. If I plan to serve it over waffles or pancakes and want the sauce to have more texture, I just use a potato masher and break up the berries in the saucepan as they cool.
Store sauce in the refrigerator for a week or two. I doubt it will be around that long.
How will you enjoy your homemade strawberry sauce?