Berry Sauce

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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.
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Berry Sauce swirled into plain yogurt from 100 Days of Real Food

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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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  1. I am new to your website and gearing up to take the 10 day pledge. I just made this berry sauce and mixed it with plain yogurt, it hit my sweet spot. I had been graving candy and was about to go get some sugary processed candy, but decided to make this instead. Also I substituted honey for the maple syrup and it tasted great! Thanks for so many great recipes and advice.

  2. Lisa, I am going to be making a week of lunches for 100 kids. Yogurt parfaits (yogurt, fruit, homemade granola) with bagels (we need to fill them up, this could be their only meal for the day) is one I have planned. Do you think this would be cheaper than using whole fruit? Right now, frozen fruit is more expensive than fresh. But if this goes farther…..

  3. I just made a batch of berry sauce to use in our plain yogurt. It’s delicious! And what a great way to enjoy berries year round -fresh when in season & frozen when not! This is definitely a keeper!

  4. I just made a large batch of this using fresh strawberries. Yum! I’ve finally converted my 5 year old to plain, homemade yogurt, and he will love this mixed in. Now to work on my husband and the two year old…they are tough!

  5. Christine Cutuli

    Have you ever tried mixing in mashed bananas? I’m just curious… I want to try mixing this with plain greek yogurt to see if my kids will eat it (good-bye Yoplait!), and would like to come up with a few flavor combinations.

    1. 100 Days of Real Food

      I have not tried it with bananas…my only concern would the the color changing to something really unappealing, but you could try it.

  6. I love this because I’ve been wanting to quit buying sugary yogurt but I can’t stand plain yogurt. I’m going to try it with this! Thank you.

  7. I make berry sauce for pancakes, and have found that if you add a ripe banana to it, you don’t even need to sweeten it at all.

  8. I made this tonight because I was craving something a little sweet and it is great. I stirred two tablespoons into 1/2c of greek yogurt and it was really good, better to me than the premixed storebought junk. I mixed strawberries and blueberries.

  9. Just made blueberry and strawberry versions of this sauce- delicious! I’m currently living a no-sugar-added life (for lent), including honey, syrup, anything. So, made blueberry sauce as the recipe directs (for my hubby) but made the strawberry without any added sweetener. Trying to add sweetness/for fun, I added half a banana and some grape juice (squeezed fresh as that’s all I had on hand)- so fantastic! A little tart, a little sweet, my favorite :) Lisa, thank you for all you do!

  10. I make a strawberry sauce that i just blend with maple syrup and add lemon juice. I don’t cook it, but the lemon juice acts as a preservative and it lasts a few weeks in the frig. I will try this recipe. Looks yummy!

  11. I make this all the time to put on top of our favorite dessert or in yogurt. Today my son wanted pb&j and I was totally out of jelly. THEN I had the idea to take your recipe, put less water in it and voila – jelly. A thinner version than the store-bought kind made with gelatin but it was quick and easy and healthy and my son loved it!

  12. I am making this to add it to plain yogurt this morning. I just bought the ice pop makers and I’m excited to use them for my daughter. But I despise yogurt and have no idea how much berry sauce to add to the yogurt and refuse to do a taste test (it would taste terrible to me no matter what). And tips on ratios? Thanks!

  13. your berry sauce looks awesome and sounds great! to even think about the nestle strawberry syrup makes me so angry! thankfully my children are young enough and will not know about that those things some call ‘food.’ every time i see the local ads in the paper, i get so disgusted with the ‘food’ or lack thereof grocery stores sell. i am proud to say i have not stepped foot in a big named grocery since my family began our healthy eating! thank you for sharing out all the information you do lisa! :)

  14. I am venturing into the world of homemade yogurt this week and this is PERFECT! I was looking for something a little “saucy” instead of just chunks of fruit for my yogurt. Can’t wait to try this!!

  15. I’ve used fresh fruit (blueberries and peaches) and it has worked well, I just didn’t have to keep them on stove top for as long!

  16. I am making this with raspberries to add pink to my daughters birthday cake. She loves this sauce in yogurt, on pancakes, and now in birthday cake and frosting!

  17. Just found your site today & I am loving it!! Two Qs about this sauce:

    1.) Can I use fresh fruit to make it?
    2.) Can I make a batch or two & freeze for later (maybe in ice cube trays?)

    Thanks a million!

  18. Hi,

    I love the idea of this in yogurt for my kids but i have never been able to perfect a yogurt recipe (I have a yogurt maker) that my children will eat – do you have any suggestions? I would have to strain it because they really like “smooth” yogurt – but I would love to try something! Thank you.

  19. This is delicious! I was nervous to try it since my kids are used to the other kind of yogurt…but they LOVED it! We wrote a list of other fruits we could try to make sauces with to go with the plain yogurt. I just found your site a week ago, but have already made the banana bread, granola, this sauce & plan to make the tortillas next week! Thank you so much for this great resource to help us feed our families & ourselves in a much healthier way!

  20. Hi! I love your website as my family and i are trying to eat healthier! I need more ideas of what else to put in plain yogurt besides strawberries (i am allergic). I love vanilla flavored yogurt but i realize now looking at the sugar content, it is ridiculous to eat that as is. Please help! Thank you!

    1. 100 Days of Real Food

      You could use this recipe with any frozen fruit…peaches, blackberries, pineapple, etc. The sky’s the limit!

    1. 100 Days of Real Food

      I think honey would work great! Shelf life is as long as you would keep berries in the fridge…a week and a half at the most.

  21. What a GREAT EASY so much better for you sauce!! I always have those ingredients on hand so the possibilites are endless :) Thanks for the inspiration to make my own sauce!

  22. Thanks for sharing. I can’t wait to try it! I think I’ll try making some this week as I just got a bag of mixed frozen berries.

    I had homemade waffles for dinner last night with cottage cheese and maple syrup. I almost caved and bought jam but resisted.

  23. Heather Allison

    I’ve been making this recipe from Kathleen Daelemans’ cookbook, Cooking Thin for years. Similar to your berry sauce this one is strawberries and rhubarb with a bit of sweetener. I never use that much sugar and you can replace with honey or your choice of sweetener. But it could not be any simpler. And no straining necessary! So delicious.

    1. 100 Days of Real Food

      I just used a fine sieve/strainer, but cheese cloth would probably work too if that is all you have on hand!

  24. sounds great! At some point soon I plan on making my own yogurt – which would be plain. I myself don’t care for whole berries in my yogurt – so all I could think of was jelly. This will be perfect! If only we had local berries. :(