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Fresh Raspberry Sauce (Coulis)

Updated: Mar 14, 2021

If you love raspberries and want a fresh, sweet, syrupy sauce to eat over ice cream or cake, then you'll love this recipe. It's got such a vibrant color and tastes so good you'll want to drink it. But what is a coulis? Coulis is the french word for a thin sauce pureed or strained from fruit. It sounds fancy, and it tastes fancy! But it's so easy to make.

Here's how to make it:


  • 16 oz. fresh raspberries (frozen will work, but fresh is best. If you use frozen, be sure to thaw completely first)

  • 1/4 cup granulated white sugar

  • 2 TSP lemon juice

  • 1 TBS water (optional, if you want a thinner sauce)


  1. Combine all ingredients in a saucepan over medium heat.

  2. Stir continuously until the raspberries break down and the sugar is dissolved, about 5-7 minutes.

  3. Remove from heat and press through a strainer into a bowl to remove the seeds. I used the back of a large wooden spoon to do this. TIP: If you want to reserve the seedy raspberry that doesn't make it to the sauce, put it back into the saucepan, add another 1/8 cup (or to taste) of sugar and cook until the sugar is broken down, and you have fresh jam!

  4. Cool the sauce to room temperature, then cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 45 minutes.

  5. Pour over ice cream or cake (cheesecake!) and enjoy!

Want to make a blueberry/raspberry coulis? Here's how:

  1. Use 8 oz. raspberries and 8 oz. blueberries.

  2. Make the coulis using the instructions above.

  3. Before you get to step 3 (pressing the mixture through the strainer), take the mixture off the stove and put in a blender.

  4. Blend until broken down, then pour the mixture into the strainer and proceed with step 3. (You have to do this step since blueberries won't break down completely on the stove)

Did you make it? Share pics in the comments!

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