Berry Sauce

30 Reviews / 4.9 Average
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

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 searched to see if anyone has asked this question but couldn’t find it. Is the sauce supposed to be runny? It turned out to be blueberry water rather than a sauce. I used honey rather than pure maple syrup and even added a bit more honey thinking it would thicken but it did not. Any suggestions?

    Thank you!

      1. I used honey also and mine came out ok. Instead of blending it I mashed the berries with a potato masher, which left chunks of berry in the sauce. I like it much better this way.

  2. I have sliced peaches in the freezer from last summer. Would this work with peaches? If so my son would LOVE it in his morning yogurt!
    Thanks!

  3. 5 stars
    I’ve made this before and want to make it again however the recipe is no longer showing up. I see the picture and then this: [easyrecipe id=”1440″ n=”0″]. Can you please, correct this, or email me the recipe, or try to post it here in the comments? Thanks so much!

    1. Amy Taylor (comment moderator)

      Hi Jessica. Frozen berries tend to break down much easier when they are cooked. Others have used fresh berries, however. ~Amy

    1. Amy Taylor (comment moderator)

      Hi Sarah. Nope, haven’t tried it with banana. It freezes really well but Lisa has not canned it. ~Amy

  4. I am not a big fan of maple syrup. Does it taste mapel-y? Could I use agave nectar in place of maple syrup? Thanks!

  5. Would one patch of this be enough to flavor a 2lb container of plain yogurt? It’s easier to have container of yogurt than having to mix small batches each time I want to pack it for lunches.

    1. Assistant to 100 Days (Amy)

      Hi Nora. It depends upon how flavored/sweet you prefer your yogurt. This make about a cup of the berry sauce. I use 1-2 tablespoons of the sauce per serving. ~Amy

  6. Danielle Griffes

    5 stars
    Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! I was finally able to get my kids to eat plain yogurt with this rather than the store bought flavored stuff!

  7. What is the purpose of cooking the berries? Cooking fruit destroys the heat sensitive vitamins. could you make the sauce without cooking the berries?

  8. 5 stars
    Just made a strawberry sauce using maple syrup freshly made from our sugar bush. very tasty – can’t wait to have it on my husband’s crepes.

  9. Lisa,
    (Love your website, we have implemented a lot of ideas from you and Feel so much Better after just 2 weeks! Thanks!)
    How long do you thibk the Berry Sauce will keep in the fridge?
    -I just made Cinnamon Peach sauce using the same process. ..yum)

  10. Maybe I had too high of expectations, but this recipe didn’t work for. The berry sauce itself was wonderful. When I added it to plain oatmeal- it was still gross. I couldn’t add enough to mask the yucky oatmeal flavor. The same with plain yogurt. I’m not real sure what to do with it now besides just eat it by itself : )

      1. 5 stars
        Thank you for the reply. We tried it over the weekend for a topping on my daughter’s birthday cake. It was delicious. We made blueberry & strawberry. We also made the chocolate sauce that Lisa posted for the chocolate torte. Yum! Thanks again!

  11. The berry sauce looks great! When I started giving my infant daughter plain Greek yogurt, I jazzed it up with baby food puree. Sometimes home made or sometimes store bought. It’s an easy thing to buy and it’s all fruit with no added sugar or sweetener. Yogurt, oatmeal, even her waffles. I’m really don’t like her to have any sugar so this is helpful. Good flavor combos too! Just thought I would share. Gerber makes a banana berry food that’s really yummy on yogurt and a pear pineapple food is yummy on waffles.

  12. 5 stars
    Love this recipe. It turned out fantastic and the kids love it in yogurt (we only eat organic plain whole milk yogurt so a nice switch up).

  13. Just made this as we transition to real foods… used it in malt o meal instead of brown sugar.. it was a hit! Now I know they’ll like it, I can relax a little on making things “sweet” and just add berry sauce :) I tried to rate 5 stars, but I guess my phone wont let me.. lol

  14. My kids don’t like plain yogurt, so I’ve been buying high-quality vanilla for them and cringing a bit at the sugar level. This is a GENIUS idea and should make “plain” yogurt a lot more appetizing!

    (I actually found it on your recipe for chocolate cake. I have a cake-like brownie recipe that adapts well to whole wheat flour, so I’ve usually been making that for a birthday cake with whipped cream frosting… never thought about adding berries or other fruit.)

  15. Just made the Berry Sauce. I used blueberries and I have the granola in the oven. Looking forward to yogurt with sauce and granola, mmmm. Just wondering, when I was making the sauce, I used a high-topped pot but when I put the immersion blender in I had blueberry sauce spraying everywhere, guess the countertop blender would be the better choice next time :)

  16. Does anyone know if this berry sauce would work for the homemade poptarts? I want to make those so bad but don’t have the supplies for canning jam like that recipe calls for! :(

    1. Assistant to 100 Days (Amy)

      Hi Cassi. You could certainly try. The sauce is thinner than the jam would be. Let us know how it turns out. ~Amy

      1. 4 stars
        Decided to try it out. Added more berries to thicken it up and it didnt work well. still too liquidy. Next time ill try just using blended berries- no water. The kids still love them- its just a big mess! haha
        I’m still getting used to the difference from the whole wheat flour compared to what im used to- regular AP flour. But they weren’t bad! :)

  17. 5 stars
    I make berry purees frequently in big batches and then can it (hot water bath method for 10 minutes).

    We use the puree in kombucha, kefir, on pancakes, yogurt….

  18. I just puree a pack of fresh strawberries, after washing and cutting off leaves. I don’t add anything or cook anything. I then divide into small portions using baby cubes and I store in the freezer. I take one out to the fridge every night and we use it in the morning on our pancakes or waffles. Everyone loves it! You could add other fruits, like banana to sweeten it a bit. Or puree something else like blueberries or mango. I like the no-cook method…so easy!

  19. 5 stars
    This berry sauce is very easy and fast to make. I love to put it in my plain yogut with the homemade granola…m m m…

    1. Assistant to 100 Days (Amy)

      Hi Jenna. I’m not sure. You could certainly preserve it by freezing it in freezer safe jars. ~Amy

  20. This sounds great! Do you think it could be stored in jars after processing in a hot water bath, like jam?

  21. I just did this recipe( using blueberries) in my vitamix and blended until it was heated ( not sure if the ninja blends to heat?) but this gave me a very smooth consistency and good taste. Once it cooled though it started to thicken so ‘m not sure if the stove top version does this? I hope to try it on the stove to compare. We used it for our pancakes and then added to our plain yogurt. I liked it but my kids were on the fence. I’m going to try strawberries as well.

  22. Making this for the first time :) My daughter adores strawberry milk but I stopped buying Hershey’s ages ago. I think she will love this!

  23. I am fairly new to cooking so this question might seem odd. Why must you cook it all together? I have a Ninja blender and thought if I just did it in there, it would blend perfectly. Thus, eliminating the need to cook everything together. Would that work?

    1. Assistant to 100 Days (Amy)

      Hi Libby. You could do a puree in the blender instead of a sauce on the stove top. The consistency and taste will be different. Let us know how it worked. ~Amy