Homemade Strawberry Puree

This Homemade Strawberry Puree is made with just three ingredients and is an easy way to enjoy the taste of fresh strawberries.

A small jar of Homemade Strawberry Puree on a counter with a spoon surrounded by fruit.

Why You Will Love This Recipe

Homemade strawberry purée is a perfect way to highlight the natural sweetness of fresh strawberries to use that fresh strawberry flavor in your favorite recipes.

Make your own simple strawberry puree with this easy recipe and little effort is one of my favorite ways to add a fruit flavor to a drink. No fake tasting syrups here – just real, fresh fruit.

Homemade strawberry puree is a great way to use up a bumper crop from strawberry season and freezes well! Later use the puree in your favorite recipes like poured over ice cream, in a strawberry margarita, on a strawberry cake, or even to make strawberry milk!


Find quantities and more details in the full recipe card at the bottom of the post.

Let’s talk about what strawberry puree ingredients you need to make the recipe!

Fresh Strawberries – You can also use frozen strawberries – the puree will just be very thick and slushy-like after you make it but it will turn into a puree as it melts.

Sugar – just a little sugar is used to amplify the natural sweetness of the sweet strawberries. You can add more if preferred based on how you are using it.

Fresh Lemon Juice – you could also use lime juice if preferred. The citrus juice is added to brighten and amplify the fresh strawberry flavor.

Aa spoon scooping out some Homemade Strawberry Puree from a small jar on a counter.

Making Strawberry Puree

Blend the sweet strawberries and other ingredients together in a blender or food processor. You could also use a bowl with an immersion blender. Blend until smooth.

If desired, for an ultra smooth puree, strain through a fine mesh strainer to remove the seeds. The seeds are very small and unlikely to cause any texture issues but this is a preference.

Make a big batch with all of those extra fresh berries so they do not go to waste!

To freeze for future use, you can freeze the puree in small portions in flexile ice-cube trays. Store the frozen cubes in a freezer bag or freezer-safe container for up to 6 months.

A small jar of Homemade Strawberry Puree on a counter surrounded by fresh strawberries.

How to Use Strawberry Puree

There are many ways to use a fresh strawberry puree. And you only need small amounts to taste it! Here are some of our favorites:

  • In our Strawberry Limoncello Spritz cocktail
  • On angel food cake
  • Poured over ice cream
  • Mixed to make strawberry milk
  • Strawberry margarita
  • As a homemade strawberry sauce topping
  • Strawberry cake
  • Strawberry shortcake with whipped cream


What is strawberry puree made of?

Strawberry puree is made from just three ingredients: strawberries, sugar, and lemon juice.

How long does strawberry puree last?

Strawberry puree lasts around 5 days, up to 7, and is best within 3 days. You can also freeze it up to 6 months.

Can I puree strawberries and freeze them?

Yes! Strawberry puree freezes well. It is best to use within 6 months.

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A small jar of Homemade Strawberry Puree on a counter with a spoon surrounded by fruit.

Homemade Strawberry Puree

This easy Homemade Strawberry Puree is made with just 3 ingredients. A great way to use fresh or frozen strawberries. Use the puree in cocktails, drinks, and desserts.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Course Cocktail, Dessert, Mocktail
Cuisine International
Servings 1.25 cups


  • Blender or food processor, or immersion blender
  • Measuring Cups
  • Measuring Spoons


  • 2 cups strawberries fresh or frozen, tops cut off
  • 2 Tablespoons sugar
  • ½ teaspoon lemon juice


  • Add all ingredients to the blender.
  • Blend on high until well blended and smooth.
  • If desired, strain through a fine mesh strainer to remove seeds. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a week (best within three days) or in the freezer up to 6 months.
Keyword Mixers and Syrups, Summer

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