Homemade Raspberry Sauce

This quick and easy homemade raspberry sauce recipe is made in only 10 minutes! It is a great topping for cheesecake, ice cream, oatmeal and more.

A mason jar with homemade raspberry sauce and fresh raspberries on the counter.

Homemade sauce is quick and easy to make. It tastes better than anything you buy at the store and it makes a great topping. Use raspberry sauce for cheesecake, yogurt, french toast or a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

Grab three ingredients and take only ten minutes to make this subtly sweet dessert topping!

Ingredients You Need

This recipe requires only 3 ingredients!

  1. Raspberries: Frozen or fresh raspberries work.
  2. Sugar: To sweeten the sauce. It also helps thicken the sauce.
  3. Cornstarch: This helps to thicken the sauce.
ingredients for raspberry sauce on tabletop

Steps to Make Raspberry Sauce

heating ingredients for raspberry sauce in pan
  1. Add the cornstarch, sugar and water to a small saucepan.
  2. Add the thawed raspberries and heat over medium heat.
  3. Stir the mixture constantly until it boils.
  4. Once boiling, cook and stir for one additional minute.
  5. Strain the sauce through a fine mesh strainer place over a bowl.
  6. Transfer to a jar and store in the refrigerator.
straining sauce with mesh sieve

Expert Tips

  • Thicken the sauce: Use cornstarch to thicken the sauce. The sugar also helps thicken and sweeten the sauce. If you want a thicker sauce, you can add additional cornstarch.
  • Straining the Seeds: You can leave the seeds if you don’t mind the seeds in the sauce. Otherwise, for a smooth sauce, use a fine mesh sieve to strain the seeds.

Storage: Homemade raspberry sauce lasts in the fridge for up to to one week. We don’t recommend freezing the sauce as it’s made with cornstarch and will turn spongy when frozen.

a piece of cheesecake on a plate with raspberry sauce on it

This sauce is also known as raspberry coulis. Serve it warm or cold. It is the perfection addition to yogurt, oatmeal, cake, cheesecake and more. Drizzle it over your favorite dessert recipes for additional color and flavor.

Serving Suggestions

a piece of cheesecake on a plate with raspberry sauce on it

Raspberry Sauce

Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 3 minutes
Cook Time: 7 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Drizzle this sauce on your favorite dishes and make them even better.
5 from 11 votes


  • 2 1/2 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 3 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 12 ounces frozen raspberries, thawed


  • In a small saucepan, combine the cornstarch, sugar and water. Add the raspberries and cook over medium heat. Stir constantly until the mixture boils. Once boiling, cook and stir for one additional minute.
  • Strain the sauce through a fine mesh sieve placed over a bowl to remove seeds. The sauce can be served warm or cold. Store in the refrigerator for up to one week.


This recipe yields about 1 cup of sauce. Serving size varies and depends on what you use it for. For the purposes of nutritional calculation, we assume one cup of sauce yields 4 servings.
  • Raspberries: You can use fresh raspberries instead of frozen, if desired.
  • Store the sauce in a sealed container in the fridge for up to 1 week. A mason jar works great for storage.


Serving: 0g, Calories: 84kcal, Carbohydrates: 20g, Protein: 0.8g, Fat: 0.5g, Saturated Fat: 0g, Sodium: 0.1mg, Potassium: 128mg, Fiber: 6g, Sugar: 13g
Course: Spices, Sauces, and Seasonings
Cuisine: American
Author: Ashley C.
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This recipe was published earlier and update in February 2021 with new process photos and tips.

45 comments on “Homemade Raspberry Sauce”

  1. So easy and so delicious! Perfect for dolloping on my morning bowl of oatmeal!

  2. Oh man, this raspberry sauce over vanilla ice cream = pure heaven! Thanks for such an easy recipe!

  3. Hi! Ameritech baker here – Can I use fresh raspberries or is there a reason they need to be frozen to thawed?

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