This sugar free strawberry sauce is great for cheesecakes, but you can also pour it on your ice cream or pancakes! It’s only 3 ingredients and comes together in about 10 minutes!
You’ve already got a great keto or sugar free cheesecake recipe, but now you’re looking for something to top your cheesecake? How about this yummy Sugar Free Strawberry Sauce for your cheesecake!
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Sugar Free Strawberry Sauce
Making this sauce always brings back such great memories of watching my mom make homemade strawberry jam every summer.
The whole house was filled with a sweet, warm strawberry smell for an entire day.
Strawberry topping for cheesecake using frozen strawberries
Can I use frozen strawberries for this sugar free strawberry sauce?
Yes! In fact, for recipes where the strawberries are cooked, I prefer frozen strawberries instead of fresh. This is because frozen strawberries are actually healthier than fresh, if you can believe it!
Frozen strawberries are flash frozen right from the field, so they don’t need a bunch of unhealthy preservative sprays to keep them fresh-looking.
Add the strawberries, sweetener, lemon juice, and water to a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil while stirring occasionally. The strawberries will begin to release their juices--this is normal and makes the sauce!
Reduce the heat to a simmer. After the strawberries have released their juices a little, sprinkle the xanthan gum on top of the sauce and stir in. Do not just dump the xanthan gum, or it will clump.
Simmer for about 10 minutes (or longer if you prefer thicker sauce). Stir occasionally.
Remove from heat and enjoy on top of cheesecake, pancakes, or ice cream! Save any leftover sauce in a sealed container the refrigerator for up to one week.
Sugar free strawberry topping will thicken in the refrigerator.
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