Last Updated on February 16, 2022 by Anne-Marie
This keto strawberry sauce recipe works for any low-carb diet.
Use this low carb strawberry sauce recipe on your favorite fluffy pancakes, waffles, low carb ice cream, and keto cheesecakes.
This keto strawberry sauce is also lovely on your morning bowl of Greek yogurt or plain yogurt.
Are strawberries OK on keto?
Great question! Strawberries are a good source of nutrition. With good reason, they’re just the thing to keep you on the right track on your weight loss journey and a healthy diet.
They contain antioxidants, vitamin C, manganese, and folate. Since strawberries are lower in carbs than other fruits, they're a terrific option on the keto diet!
Strawberries are low in carbs and high in fiber. There are 8.7 grams of net carbs in every cup of strawberries (1.7 grams of carbs and 3 grams of fiber).
You can also use strawberries in this Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp Recipe 9 x 13. It's not keto, but it's gluten free, sugar free, and vegan.
How to make a keto strawberry sauce
You’ll love this quick strawberry sauce. It’s one of my favorite easy keto recipes.
1. Clean and chop 1 cup of fresh strawberries. Place in a medium bowl. Mash to create a strawberry puree and set aside. You can use a potato masher or hand blender.
If you want to make a smooth sauce with no lumps, you can also use a food processor to puree (then cook) all the strawberries.
2. Clean and dice 1 cup of strawberries. Set aside.
3. In a medium saucepan, stir together Swerve Sweetener and xanthan gum.
4. Stir in water and mashed berries.
5. Heat until boiling over medium-high heat, stirring constantly.
6. Stir in food coloring, if using.
7. Cook and stir for 3 minutes or until thick.
8. Remove from heat. Stir in 1 cup chopped and diced strawberries.
9. Transfer to a bowl. Let cool for 10 to 15 minutes.
10. Pour into a jar or container with a lid.
11. Serve immediately or store in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks in an air-tight container.
What kind of keto sweeteners?
I swear by Swerve Sweetener. It's my favorite keto-friendly, gluten free, natural sweetener.
Swerve is a natural sugar replacement without a bitter aftertaste like stevia. This granulated sweetener is made with a combination of erythritol and oligosaccharides
You can also use Swerve Sweetener, Brown, which is a brown sugar substitute in this recipe for a richer, thick syrup.
You can also use your favorite keto-friendly, low carb granular sweetener of choice such as monkfruit sweetener. Whatever’s available at your local grocery store.
Adjust the sweetness to taste by adding more or less sweetener.
Why use xanthan gum?
To keep this simple strawberry sauce low carb, use xanthan gum instead of corn starch.
Xanthan gum is a soluble fiber that's used to thicken foods.
Can you use frozen strawberries?
You can use either fresh or frozen strawberries. You just need to defrost the frozen berries enough to be able to chop and dice them.
More tips for making this easy strawberry sauce
● Want it to have the vibrant red color of a classic strawberry sauce? Add a couple of drops of red food coloring!
● You can use this as a substitute for homemade strawberry jam or as a strawberry dip.
● Add additional flavorings to make this delicious sauce more unique:
- 1 or 2 Tbsp balsamic vinegar with a pinch of black pepper, OR
- 1 or 2 Tsp fresh lemon juice, OR
- 1 Tsp lemon zest, OR
- 1 Tsp vanilla extract
(Combine one or two of the above, like lemon zest and vanilla extract.)
What can you use this delicious strawberry sauce on?
Other breakfast ideas include using it as a keto strawberry syrup on French toast.
Or combine it with yogurt cheese (or low carb cream cheese substitute) to make homemade strawberry cream cheese.
Use this sweet sauce on a keto dessert like:
- keto strawberry cheesecake
- keto cheesecake
- low carb strawberry mini cheesecakes
- grocery store keto ice cream
How to store the sauce
You can store the strawberry topping in the refrigerator for up to two weeks in an airtight container.
Can this homemade strawberry sauce be frozen?
To freeze the sauce, allow it to cool to room temperature. Then pour it into a freezer-safe container. (Leave enough headroom for the expansion of the liquid.)
The date and label the container and place it in the freezer.
You can also freezer smaller portions of the sauce in ice cube trays. Then pop out the frozen cubes and store the cubes in freezer bags. Press out all the air, seal, label and date.
You can freeze the sauce for three months.
- 2 cups fresh strawberries, cleaned, divided
- 1 cup Swerve Sweetener
- 2 teaspoons xanthan gum
- 3/4 cup water
- Red food coloring, optional
- Clean and chop 1 cup of fresh strawberries. Place in a medium bowl. Mash to create a strawberry puree and set aside. You can use a potato masher or hand blender.
- Clean and dice 1 cup of strawberries. Set aside.
- In a medium saucepan, stir together Swerve Sweetener and xanthan gum.
- Stir in water and mashed berries.
- Bring to boil over medium-high heat, stirring constantly.
- Stir in food coloring, if using.
- Cook and stir for 3 minutes or until thick.
- Remove from heat. Stir in 1 cup chopped and diced strawberries.
- Transfer to a bowl. Let cool for 10 to 15 minutes.
- Add to jar or container with a lid.
- Serve immediately or store in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks in an airtight container.
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Serving Size:1/4 cup
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 27Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 1mgCarbohydrates: 7gFiber: 1gSugar: 5gProtein: 0g
Nutritional information is automatically calculated per the ingredients list. Serving size may not be accurate. Please double-check with your preferred nutritional app for the most accurate information.