You might be thinking...what in the world is berry sauce? Well, it is a simple invention that makes homemade flavored yogurt, strawberry milk, and berry ice cream a piece of cake! All you have to do is mix a few teaspoons of the finished sauce into whatever your heart desires, although I do recommend sieving out the seeds for the optimal berry-flavored milk.
Berry sauce swirled into plain yogurt
Please no more Hershey’s “Strawberry Syrup” which is pure high-fructose corn syrup! This berry sauce is also a great topping on pancakes and waffles. The possibilities are endless!
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Can fresh berries be used?
Yes, absolutely. – Nicole
How long can you store in fridge? How much do you make at a time?
Hi Stephanie, it lasts about 4-5 days and makes about 1 cup of sauce. – Nicole
This is one of my go to recipes. I’ve actually now incorporated it into a popsicle. It’s easy, refreshing and not packed with a ton of sugar.
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can you use fresh raspberries rather than frozen?
This sauce is heavenly in yogurt with granola. I froze the sauce in ice cube trays. Stick two cubes in one cup of plain yogurt on the fridge overnight and it thaws perfectly.
Thank You! I was looking for something like this!
Can you use strawberries?
My two year old son and I made this to go on our homemade waffles yesterday. Not only did he love pushing the blender buttons, but we both thought it was delicious! So much more elegant and less sweet (in a good way) than just maple syrup and chopped strawberries, which is what we usually do. Looking forward to doing this again next Saturday!
I use maple syrup with plain yogurt and it’s amazing!
How long does this berry sauce last in the fridge?
Hi there. I’ve kept it for 4 or 5 days but have frozen it for longer periods.
I canned mine. Waterbathed it for 20 minutes in pints. Delish!
We make a similar recipe with 4c of berries, 2T maple syrup, 3T lemon juice, and 4T chia seeds. Combine first 3 ingredients in blender, add chia and bring to a slow boil, let cool. It sets up a little more because of the chia and is great for spreading on bread, topping yogurt or ice cream, or just eating like applesauce. It is perfect for putting in refillable pouches for lunches or on the go.
THANK YOU!!!! THANK YOU!!!! THANK YOU!!! I know flavoring plain yogurt is optimum but I just can’t find something that would work to where I could actually stand to eat it. I’m sure this will.
How long will this keep in the fridge?
I’ve kept it up to a week.
I recently made this to serve chilled over homemade pound cake — it was wonderful! I don’t have a blender, so I just left the berries as is (I mashed them a bit with the back of a spoon), and we liked it that way. I’ve been adding the leftovers to yogurt for breakfast, and that’s great, too. In fact, I’m making up another batch now because my husband will actually eat it on honey yogurt (he will usually only eat yogurt with the fruit already in it).
Can this be frozen?
It can. :)
Can this berry sauce be heated, then mixed with milk and possibly white chocolate, to make a berry “hot chocolate”? (Asking bc I’m throwing a tea party bday for my 6 year old daughter and I’m looking for a warm, different and pink drink!) Thanks :) Love your recipes!
Hi Meg. That is not something we have attempted. If you do, let us know how it works.
We love this sauce in our homemade yogurt! Do you think something like this could work using mango? We live in an place that doesn’t really have berries, only very rarely can we find frozen blueberries and they are expensive (my supply is quickly diminishing). There is an abundance of delicious mango right now though so I was wondering if I could make that work?
Hi. We’ve not tried to cook down mango. Let us know if you give it a try. Sounds interesting.
I just blend a ripe mango with my immersion blender in a wide mouth mason jar and use it in the same way than the berry sauce with my yogurt. No need to cook it! Just blend!
Typically how much berry sauce do you add to plain yogurt?
Hi there. My kids like a couple tablespoons but it is up to you. :)
It’s delicious! We had it on crepes!
This is fantastic and so simple to make! We eat a lot of yogurt and have struggled to move away from the sweetened greek yogurts. Well, I actually prefer plain greek yogurt with this berry sauce on it.
Can I use fresh berries to make this sauce & simply adjust the water?
Hi Bridget. That’s not something we’ve tried.
I do and it works great! Fresh strawberries are cheaper than frozen right now!
I put this sauce on the crepes and it was devoured by my three boys. Thanks for the great recipe!!!
Are you talking about Greek or just plain regular yogurt?
Hello Julie. Either will work.
Hi Lisa! Love your blog! How long does the berry sauce stay good for in the fridge? Thanks! :)
Hi Sonali. I’ve kept it for 3 or 4 days.
I use 1 1/2 cups Greek yogurt and 1 cup frozen strawberries (or other frozen fruit). I add about 2 Tablespoons of honey and a smidge of liquid stevia extract. I love the boost of protein for my kids who are sometimes stingy about meat and other protein sources.
I do this too but no need for maple syrup or any sweetener, just the berries make it sweet enough for me.