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10-Minute Blueberry Sauce

Grab the fresh fruit for a refreshing sundae topping with this summer-ready recipe for 10-Minute Blueberry Sauce.

Bowl containing vanilla ice cream topped with 10-Minute Blueberry Sauce

When it comes to ice cream sundaes, there are two teams in this world: Team Toppings and Team Mix-Ins.

Do you go for a solid ice cream base showered with all the sauces, chocolate, nuts, fruit, sprinkles and/or whipped cream you can find, or do you prefer a more muddled approach with mix-ins?

Sauce pan containing fresh blueberries, lemon zest and sugar

I am Team Toppings all the way! I like a very classic ice cream flavor base (preferably vanilla bean), and then any and all toppings imaginable. But if I had to choose just one, it’d be fruit. Smashed raspberries, chopped strawberries, roasted peaches — name the fruit and I’ll toss it atop my dairy dessert.

Wooden spoon over sauce pan containing easy homemade blueberry sauce

So when it comes to sauces, fast and fresh blueberry sauce ranks at the top of my list. This easy recipe takes only 10 minutes to make and requires only four ingredients. Simply toss them all together and let the stove work its’ magic.

Best of all, if you’re not a blueberry sauce enthusiast, use this exact same recipe template with any other fruit to yield the same saucy result. And this sauce isn’t just for sundaes! Spoon it atop cheesecakes and bundt cakes or use it as a dip for doughnuts.

The best 10-Minute Blueberry Sauce over vanilla ice cream in medium bowl

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Bowl containing vanilla ice cream topped with 10-Minute Blueberry Sauce


10-Minute Blueberry Sauce

  • 1/2
    water, divided
  • 2
    corn starch
  • 4
  • 1/4
  • 2
    lemon juice
  • 1
    lemon zest

Make a slurry by combining cornstarch with 2 Tablespoons water. 

In a medium sauce pan over medium-high heat, combine the blueberries, remaining water, sugar, lemon juice and lemon zest. Bring to a gentle simmer and allow berries to break down, about 8 minutes. 

Whisk in the slurry and continue to gently simmer the mixture until the sauce thickens, about 2 minutes. Transfer the sauce to a container and let it cool completely before serving or storing it, covered, in the fridge for up to 3 days. 

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Nutrition Facts

10-Minute Blueberry Sauce

Amount Per Serving

Calories 300
Calories from Fat 9

% Daily Value*

Fat 1g2%

Saturated Fat 1g6%

Sodium 7mg0%

Potassium 228mg7%

Carbohydrates 76g25%

Fiber 7g29%

Sugar 55g61%

Protein 2g4%

Vitamin A 160IU3%

Vitamin C 35.8mg43%

Calcium 18mg2%

Iron 0.8mg4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.