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Hi Bold Bakers!
WHAT YOU GET: Fresh, fruity, and tart Raspberry Sauce – perfect for freshening up rich desserts but also tastes delicious on its own. My Homemade Raspberry Sauce recipe is definitely one of the most vibrant toppings you can put on your favorite ice cream. Best of all, this recipe is so simple to make, using just 3 ingredients in 5 minutes!
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 Homemade Raspberry Sauce is the perfect opportunity to use fresh berries while they’re in season. I make this recipe every few days, and I have it with yogurt in the morning. It’s truly a delicious treat!
Should I Use Frozen Or Fresh Raspberries?
I’m a big fan of using frozen raspberries because they’re picked in season, flash-frozen, and usually really good quality. However, you can definitely use fresh raspberries if you have them on hand.
Speaking of frozen fruit, I have a whole section on the Bigger Bolder Baking site dedicated to all things frozen desserts! Check this page out for the best ways to use frozen and fresh fruit to beat the summer heat.
How to Store Homemade Raspberry Sauce
Make sure to keep your Homemade Raspberry Sauce in the refrigerator. I keep mine covered in a jar for about 4 to 7 days, but I’m lucky if it lasts that long. For this reason, I don’t recommend reheating and returning your sauce to the refrigerator. If you want to keep your sauce for longer, feel free to pop it in the freezer!
Tools You Need To Make Homemade Raspberry Sauce:
Can I Use Other Fruit For This Recipe?
After you learn the method of making this sauce, I encourage you to experiment with making your own variations with whatever fruit is in season for you. There’s no special trick – all you have to do is simmer all of the ingredients together for 5 minutes.
This sauce is particularly delicious with berries, so you can switch the raspberries out for strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, or a combination of all of these – you name it!
However, depending on the type of fruit, this may change the consistency of the sauce. If you’re making your sauce with another fruit and find that there is more liquid in the mixture, add a dash of cornstarch and stir. Once you’ve reached a thick but smooth consistency, your sauce should be done.
Gemma’s Pro Chef Tips For Making The Best Homemade Raspberry Sauce:
- If you’d like to use more natural sugar in this recipe, that will work just fine. You can reference my Substitute Sugar Chart for more information.
- Use any bag of frozen berries for this recipe! You can usually find them in all grocery stores in the freezer section.
- For a nice and smooth sauce, make sure to thoroughly sieve your raspberry mixture through a strainer. Keep on pushing the pulp through the sieve even if it seems like there isn’t any more liquid to strain.
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