DIY Strawberry Sauce

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Introduction: DIY Strawberry Sauce

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I needed a red tasty liquid for a project in the past (that didn't work) and I decided to make like a strawberry compote, but more liquified.  It was so tasty and I had so much leftover (since the project failed) so I ate it on my ice cream.  It was so good, so I thought someone else might want to make it.  

The last time I made it I think it came out redder and I'm not sure if that was just the strawberries I used or how long you cook it.  I did use organic strawberries last time and just regular ones this time.  I'd love to see how it turns out for other people if they make it :)

Ingredients:
  • 16 oz Strawberries 
  • 1/4 cup Sugar
  • Bottle - You can use an old strawberry sauce bottle or I used this
  • Hand Blender or Blender
  • Sauce Pan
  • Wooden Spoon
  • Funnel or something that you can easily pour out of

Directions:
  1. To start, cut up your strawberries into smaller pieces.
  2. Mix strawberry pieces and sugar in saucepan.
  3. Place on stove on medium heat.
  4. Stir it up.  Don't let it burn.  As it heats, water will come out of the strawberries.  Keep stirring.
  5. It will boil.  Cook it for about 20 minutes.  I think the first time I did this I did longer, but 20 minutes seems to be a good amount of time.  You just want to make sure you get it to a point where lots of water has been released and the strawberry pieces are soft and you can kind of break them apart by stabbing them with the wooden spoon.
  6. Remove from heat and let cool.
  7. Blend with hand blender or pour in blender.  I did this while it was still hot, I wasn't sure if the strawberries would get more solid if it sat longer.
  8. Let cool.
  9. Pour it into a bottle.  I didn't have a funnel so I used a liquid measure.
  10. Keep refrigerated.
Now you are done!  

(A 16 oz package of strawberries made about 1 1/2 cups of strawberry sauce.)

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    Great Instructable!

    I made it, but instead of 16 oz of strawberries, I used 8 oz of strawberries and 8 oz of blackberries then I added 1 pack of Knox gelatin after step 7.

    The end result is an AMAZING jam!!!

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    It looks ok

    Looks easy and good.. By looking at the pictures of the strawberries they do have a light pink color. Usually when I buy them they're have a darker color. maybe that's why the sauce has a lighter color than the last time you said you made it. I know that when strawberries are in season they look and taste better. Still it looks good to me.

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    I think the color of the strawberries was the issue. Didn't have many to choose from at the Supermarket, and then, of course, yesterday I saw some nice ones at the market across from the supermarket. But, too true, still very tasty! I love having that and chocolate on ice cream :)

    Well next time that happens you can always add a little red food color. As long as it's not the type of red food coloring that tastes bitter. Hey... chocolate and strawberry w/ice cream is always a treat! ;) I love vanilla bean Ice cream.. Yummie

    Thanks! It is really easy. I always say, if I can do it, anyone can do it :)