This smooth, sweet keto strawberry sauce is perfect on sugar free cheesecakes, ice cream, custard and pancakes. You only need 3 ingredients and it is ready in 15 minutes.
It's always the little things that take a dish to the next level, right? Well, this sugar free strawberry sauce recipe is one of them. I made it to accompany a low carb cheesecake, and it was the star of the show!
You only need 3 ingredients to make this extra fruity sauce:
- Fresh strawberries
- Lemon juice - gives it a nice lift. Bonus, it also helps to preserve the sauce.
- Powdered sweetener - I used a powdered erythritol and monk fruit sweetener blend that is a 1:1 sugar replacement. Pure erythritol, allulose or xylitol will work just as well.
This section contains step-by-step instructions and photos that show how to make this recipe. See the recipe card for full information on ingredients and quantities
Step 1: Hull and slice the strawberries. Put them in a blender.
Step 2: Blend to a smooth puree. I blend the berries before cooking because this means I don't have to add additional water to the saucepan and they will cook quicker.
Step 3: Heat the strawberry puree in a saucepan over a low-medium heat together with lemon juice and powdered sweetener. Leave it to bubble away gently.
Step 4: Stir regularly, especially towards the end so the sauce does not stick to the bottom of the pan and burn. After 10-15 minutes the sauce should have reduced by more than half. I ended up with 170 ml sauce (roughly ⅔ cup).
Serve hot or cold - up to you!
I did not use any thickeners in this sauce. It is thick but pourable. Note that it thickens further as it cools.
If you want an extra thick sauce that's more like jam, add a pinch of xanthan gum or ½ teaspoon of ground chia seeds.
If you prefer a chunkier sauce, simply use the recipe for my sugar free strawberry jam.
Yes. In this case, blend the sauce AFTER you have cooked the berries. The cooking time would also increase by a few minutes.
Strawberries are a popular choice of fruit on a keto diet. 100 g of strawberries contain just 5.68 g of net carbs. This is the lowest net carbs count of all berries.
I calculated 2 generous tablespoons per serving.
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The acidity in the lemon helps preserve the sauce. I've kept it in an airtight container the fridge for over 2 weeks without issues. Alternatively, you can also freeze it for up to 3 months.
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Keto Strawberry Saucefrom Sugar Free Londoner
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- 14 oz / 400g strawberries
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 2 tbsp powdered sweetener
- Hull and slice the strawberries. Blend to a smooth puree.
- Heat the strawberry puree in a saucepan over a low heat together with 1 tablespoon lemon juice and 2 tablespoon powdered sweetener. Reduce by at least half.
- Stir regularly, especially towards the end so the sauce does not stick to the bottom of the pan and burn. After 10-15 minutes the sauce should have reduced sufficiently and thickened. I ended up with 170 ml sauce (roughly ⅔ cup).