This homemade mixed berry dessert sauce (no additives, no pectin added!) has only 5 ingredients, and is the perfect berry topping to go on ice cream, cheesecake, pancakes, waffles, yogurt, biscuits, and more!
You no longer have to buy berry sauce from the store, please don’t! Trust me, this is homemade and is so much better.
With only 5 ingredients berry sauce (4 if you’re using one sort of berries) it takes only 10 minutes to whip up a delicious sauce.
The recipe is super easy and doesn't require any pro skills, just perfect for a beginner.
For this mixed Berry Sauce we only need to mix five ingredients:
- blueberries (or your choice of berries)
- Lemon juice
How Do You Thicken The Berry Sauce?
In this recipe, I haven’t used cornstarch or other additives like jam sugar or pectin like you'll find in most of the recipes and let me tell you, the result is still perfect!
With the right amount of sugar and berries cooked thoroughly following this recipe, you should be able to enjoy a very aromatic homemade berry sauce!
Besides we still want to have a ''sauce'' consistency for this recipe, not a jam.
However, if you want your sauce to be extra thick, whisk a spoon of cornstarch (or potato starch) with water until smooth and then add to the saucepan. The sauce will thicken further as it cools down.
How To Make Homemade Mixed Berry Sauce
Cut strawberries in quarters and place them in a medium pot.
Add all the rest ingredients to the pot over medium heat.
Stir until the sugar dissolves in the sauce.
Once the mix starts to boil, reduce the heat to medium-low and cover.
Let simmer for 10 minutes stir every 3 or so minutes.
Uncover and shut off the heat.
Remove the sauce from the heat, let it cool a bit, and carefully pour into a heat-safe container.
Serve warm or cold on pancakes, waffles, ice cream, or any other dish that will go well with sweet berry sauce.
For storing: Cool completely at room temperature, then cover tightly and store the leftover sauce in the refrigerator until ready to use.
The Best Way To Use this Sauce
Use it anywhere you like!
- Ice cream - strawberry ice cream sundae anyone?
- Waffles, pancakes, crepes
- Yogurt - Add some granola to your frozen yogurt and top up with the berry sauce for the perfect breakfast or dessert. Or add to a parfait or panna cotta. You'll not regret it.
- Bread - drizzle over these delicious mini loaves
- Angel Food Cake
- The truth is, it’s so delicious that you may just want to eat it with a spoon.
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Homemade Mixed Berry Sauce
- ⅓ cup white sugar, or sub. brown sugar
- 1 lb strawberries (fresh or frozen), no stem
- ½ cup blueberries (frehs or frozen), or more
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- ¼ cup of water
- Cut strawberries in quarters and place them in a medium pot.
- Add all the rest ingredients to the pot over medium heat.
- Stir until the sugar dissolves in the sauce.
- Once the mix starts to boil, reduce the heat to medium-low and cover.
- Let simmer for 10 minutes, stir every 3 or so minutes.
- Uncover and shut off the heat.
- Let cool down. The sauce will start thickening.
- Serve warm or cold on pancakes, waffles, ice cream, or any other dish that will go well with this yummy sauce.