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Raspberry Sauce Using Just 3 Ingredients

4.85 from 26 votes
Sweet, tart, vibrant in color and flavor — who can believe this Raspberry Sauce has only 3 ingredients?
Homemade Raspberry Sauce with 3 Ingredients

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Hi Bold Bakers!

Now that it’s summertime, all that’s really on my mind is cooling off. My favorite way to beat the heat in sunny Southern California is to indulge in homemade frozen treats. While all of my homemade ice cream recipes are showstoppers, one of my favorite ways to take them above and beyond is by topping them off with my homemade Raspberry Sauce!

This Raspberry Sauce is the perfect way to utilize fresh berries while they’re in season. Made from only 3 ingredients, this sauce is sweet, tart, vibrant in color and flavor. I make it every few days and have it with yogurt in the morning. It is truly a treat.

How Do You Make Raspberry Sauce?

My Raspberry Sauce is the perfect complement to simple vanilla ice cream or any flavor you fancy. A generous pour of this Raspberry Sauce is a great way to elevate your ice cream sundaes, milkshakes, and even mixed with yogurts. And, the best part is that this homemade fruity sauce is made of only 3 things: Fresh raspberries, water, and sugar! With no artificial colors or flavors, this sauce is so much better than the store-bought stuff.

After you learn the method to making this sauce, I encourage you to experiment with making your own variations with whatever fruit is in season near you. There is no special trick — all you have to do is simmer all of the ingredients together for 5 minutes. After a quick strain to remove the seeds what you’re left with is the prettiest ruby red sauce. As you can imagine, my Raspberry Sauce is sweet, glossy, thick, and not to mention packed with summer berry flavor.

[ Speaking of sauces: did you know you can make your own Applesauce? Check out my super simple, super delicious, Homemade Applesauce Recipe! ]

How to Store Raspberry Sauce

This sauce should be kept in the fridge. I keep mine covered in a jar for up to 4 days, but I’m lucky if it lasts that long!

Want to use more natural sugars in this recipe?

If you would like to use a more natural sugar in this recipe, that will work just fine. Reference my How to Substitute Sugar Chart.

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Homemade Raspberry Sauce Recipe

4.85 from 26 votes
Sweet, tart, vibrant in color and flavor — who can believe this Raspberry Sauce has only 3 ingredients?
Author: Gemma Stafford
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Sweet, tart, vibrant in color and flavor — who can believe this Raspberry Sauce has only 3 ingredients?
Author: Gemma Stafford


  • 4 cups (20oz/568g) raspberries, fresh or frozen
  • 1/3 cup (11/2oz/43g) sugar
  • 1/4 cup (2floz/57ml) water


  • Combine all ingredients in a medium saucepan and simmer for 5 minutes.
  • After the berries have broken down and formed a thick sauce remove from the heat and run through a strainer to remove any seeds.
  • Transfer strained raspberry sauce into the airtight container of your choice. Keep refrigerated for 4 days. It can also be frozen.

Recipe Notes

Cover and store in an airtight container for up to 4 days. 


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2 years ago

Gemma, I just wanted to say Thank You So Very Much for sharing your heart through your receipes. You make me look good and popular at ANY table . Peace and Blessings to you and yours.

Warren Pope(@warren-pope)
1 year ago

Wow! Thank you, Gemma, for sharing your talents. I used strawberries, as I couldn’t find raspberries, not that it made much difference, I’m sure. That recipe turned out unbelievably delicious! I did yield to the temptation to use a smidge of cornstarch to thicken it up. Maybe that’s because of the swap of strawberries? Thank you again!

1 year ago

love it

Andre Ageday
Andre Ageday(@chef592)
3 years ago

I’m not a big fan of the micro wave. Can the jam be cooked using something else

Virginia Okpara(@virginia-okpara)
3 years ago

Would love to learn how to bake cakes cos i jst signed in

Tiffany Smith
Tiffany Smith
3 years ago

Can the fruit be changed out for others, and still get the same end result? Like strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, peaches, etc.

3 years ago

Love all your recipes and even though it’s winter here I’m off to buy some cream to make your ice cream

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