Strawberries are such a delicious and versatile fruit. You can eat them alone, with an accompaniment like sweetened cream, dip them in chocolate, use them in baking or in salads. Strawberries seem to have endless possibilities in the kitchen. If I have an abundance of strawberries I like to make some Fresh Strawberry Sauce to freeze and use throughout the year on ice cream or cakes.
This sauce is so fresh tasting and easy to make.
Doesn’t the sauce look pretty? I love the color of it!
Fresh Strawberry Sauce
- 2 cups fresh strawberries,washed and chopped
- 3/4 cup water
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/2 tspn vanilla
- 1 tbspn cornstarch + 1 tbspn water
Mix cornstarch and water in small bowl and set aside. Place strawberries, water and sugar in a heavy duty sauce pan. Bring to a simmer and stir until sugar is dissolved. Stir in vanilla. Simmer for about another 2 minutes. Add cornstarch and water mixture to strawberry mixture and simmer stirring constantly until the sauce thickens.
Allow to cool. Use to top your ice cream or cake. Store in the refrigerator about a week. You can also freeze the sauce to use later.