Do you enjoy watching cooking and baking programs as much as me? Since I was a teenager, I have loved watching them. The Great British Bake-Off and Jamie Oliver are among my favorite baking shows. The relaxed pace and the banter are great. I also like the feeling of a more authentic connection with the food.
These shows are great because they pay attention to the presentation. I am always learning new things. For example, how to use height to create visual interest or how to plate the cake so it looks even more delicious.
Raspberry coulis is a great way to create a fancy presentation at home.
This simple raspberry coulis, or fresh raspberry sauce (pronounced COO lee), adds a beautiful, elegant touch to anything it touches. The raspberry coulis can add color and elegance to any dish.
This is all you need to start our 3-ingredient homemade raspberry sauce…
Here’s everything you need to know about making fresh raspberry coulis
What is the best way to make homemade raspberry sauce? Easy! Easy!
Fresh (Or Thawed Frozen!) Raspberries. Raspberry sauce is delicious and can be made using frozen or fresh raspberries, depending on what’s in season or the easiest to get! Since they are so cheap and convenient to have on hand, I gravitate toward frozen raspberries. Thaw frozen raspberries first to make them easier to blend.
Fresh lemon juice. A bright, fresh citrus juice will help lock in the color and preserve the flavor of the raspberries. The sauce is brightened, and the taste is improved by adding fresh lemon juice. It is subtle but makes a huge difference!
A Little sugar. You’ll then sweeten the sauce with some sugar. Honey is a great natural sweetener.
What Is The Difference Between Raspberry Sauce and Raspberry Coulis Recipes? A raspberry coulis is usually uncooked or only minimally cooked. Uncooked raspberry coulis has a fresher and brighter taste to me. There’s also no need for a saucepan, cornstarch slurry, or boiling!
How to make raspberry sauce step-by-step:
Blend raspberries using a blender.
Add sugar and lemon juice.
Blend until the sauce is smooth. Stop the blender to scrape the sides as necessary.
Remove the seeds from the raspberry sauce by pouring it through a fine mesh strainer. Pour the raspberry sauce through the sieve, pressing down with a flexible spatula or spoon.
Remove the seeds and pulp, and pour the sauce into a container or minor pitcher.
Store or Serve—store raspberry coulis in the fridge or freezer for up to a week.
The raspberry sauce will thicken even more as it cools. If you want it thicker, pour the raspberry sauce into a pan with 2 Tablespoons of water and 1 Tablespoon of cornstarch. Cook on medium heat until the mixture thickens. If it becomes too thick, add more water.
The raspberry coulis can be used in 12 delicious ways
Cheesecake. This is THE PERFECT raspberry sauce without seeds for cheesecake. The sauce is thin enough to spread but thick enough to drip over the sides of cheesecake. You can use it to make classic, lemon, or raspberry cheesecakes or even our No-Bake Chocolate cheesecake.
Angel Food Cake or Pound Cake. My favorite is fresh berries, a drizzled raspberry sauce, and fluffy angel food cakes. This recipe also works with pound cake and white cake.
Flourless Chocolate cake. The deep fudgy shades of the flourless cake look so elegant next to the bright red raspberry sauce. Pour it over the cake before you add your slice to create a restaurant-like appearance!
Lemon Cake. Lemon and raspberries are the best of friends. My daughter asks for this gluten-free lemon cake with raspberry sauce every year. SO GOOD.
Chocolate Lava Cake. A drizzle or dollop on the plate of raspberry coulis adds an elegant touch to a chocolate lava cake.
Trifle. This raspberry coulis can be mixed between layers of lemon or white cake, whipped crème, and fresh raspberries for a beautiful trifle.
Chia Or Parfait. Layer yogurt with fresh berries, raspberry sauce, and granola to make a delicious breakfast!
Oatmeal or Overnight Oats. You can drizzle or layer it with a bowl of warm oatmeal or chilled overnight Oats.
Eton mess. This classic British dessert is fun and delicious! You can make your own raspberry Eton Mess by layering whipped crème, raspberries, and raspberry coulis with meringue.
Ice cream. Pour this homemade raspberry sauce over your favorite vanilla or chocolate ice cream.
Waffles, Pancakes & French toast. I love using raspberry sauce instead of syrup on waffles. Top them with berries or whipped crème for an extra-special finish, and drizzle this raspberry coulis. Dollop, drizzle, or even top pancakes or French Toast with this raspberry coulis. It’s so good!