Blueberry Sauce

With Blueberry Sauce recipes, you’re 10 minutes away from serving a tasty blueberry sauce for pancakes, vegan ice cream, and more! Drizzle this gorgeous blueberry glaze over cheesecake, waffles, or any of your favorite desserts. This easy blueberry topping is bursting with fresh blueberries.

A spoon homers over a mason jar full of blueberry sauce. There are several waffles in the background.

I’m always looking for simple hacks to transform my recipes from good to great. What I’ve discovered in the process is that toppings make all the difference. That’s why I love this homemade blueberry syrup recipe so much! It transforms something as simple as pancakes into a luxurious breakfast!

And here’s the deal — there’s no excuse for not making an easy blueberry sauce for your favorite recipes, like vegan pancakes. Why? Because it’s so easy to make!

Seriously. You can make this blueberry topping in right around 10 minutes.

How to Make Blueberry Sauce

Let’s talk about making this blueberry reduction. Here are the ingredients you’ll need:

  • cornstarch — this is a thickener and it creates a perfect texture for this sauce.
  • sugar — for a healthy blueberry sauce, use either a zero-calorie sweetener (such as monkfruit) or use coconut sugar.
  • water — adding just a bit of water creates a nice consistency.
  • lemon juice — lemon and blueberries are a nice flavor combination and we’re adding just a bit of lemon to enhance the flavor profile of this sauce.
  • blueberries — you can use fresh or frozen blueberries.

You may wonder if fresh blueberry sauce is better than frozen. I’ve made it both ways and have had great success with both!

Blueberry sauce is cooking in a saucepan.

Step One: Combine Ingredients

To prepare the berry sauce, begin by stirring together the cornstarch, sugar, and water in a small saucepan. Add the blueberries.

Step Two: Cook the Sauce

After you’ve added the blueberries, turn the heat up to medium and bring it all to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer for a minute or two until a thick sauce forms. Then remove the pan from the heat and add the lemon juice.

You can make microwave blueberry sauce by following these steps in the microwave. I prefer to use a tall microwave-safe bowl because the sauce will expand as it cooks. Oftentimes, a large, sturdy pyrex measuring cup works perfectly!

Note: Consider adding different seasonings, such as a 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla, lemon zest, a few sprigs of dried thyme, rosemary, or even basil. There are lots of great flavor profiles that compliment blueberries.

Step Three: Cool and Store

Once the sauce cools, pour it into a sealable container, like a mason jar, and store it in the fridge.

This sauce will keep in the fridge for up to 10 days.

How do you thicken a berry sauce?

Cornstarch is a great thickener for a berry sauce because it creates a perfect consistency. If your sauce is too thick, add a little more water or if it’s too thin, you can add cornstarch combined with water and bring the sauce to a boil.

How can I thicken sauce without cornstarch?

Cornstarch is a favorite thickener, but there are options you can use besides cornstarch. For example, agar agar flakes make a great zero carb thickener. You can also use arrowroot powder and even tapioca starch as a thickener.

A mason jar holds blueberry sauce with blueberries and waffles behind it.
Serve this blueberry topping for cheesecake, ice cream, and more!

How to Use Blueberry Sauce

There are so many ways to use a tasty blueberry topping. Let’s talk about a few of my favorites.

For example, I love blueberry sauce for cheesecake. When I drizzle this blueberry sauce over my favorite vegan cheesecake, I get lots of oohs and ahs! Add some vegan whipped cream and the crowd really goes wild!

Blueberry sauce for ice cream is another favorite of mine. You could make some of my no-churn vegan ice cream and spoon this blueberry sauce over the top. Or, for something a little more simple, fruity dessert, serve it with this nice cream!

You can also add blueberry sauce with this banana chia pudding. It’s amazing!

Of course, blueberry topping for pancakes is simply divine. It transforms simple pancakes into a feast!

Blueberry sauce for waffles is another great option. In fact, I love adding blueberry syrup on top of my blueberry waffles. It may sound over the top, but trust me, it’s the best! Fitting with that theme, this sauce would work for my vegan blueberry pancakes recipe too.

Another great option is blueberry topping for cake. I love to spoon blueberry topping over a slice of my vegan pound cake.

Add this blueberry topping recipe over blueberry overnight oats to transform it from a tasty breakfast to a relatively healthy dessert!

You can get creative with the ways you use this sauce.

More Berry Recipes

Do you love berry recipes? Here are some more to tickle your taste buds!

Here are even more delicious blueberry dessert recipes for your festive summertime parties!

A spoon is drizzling berry syrup over waffles. There is a jar with more syrup behind it.
Cooked blueberries sauce can be served over waffles.

I hope you love this recipe as we do! Have you tried it? Be sure and leave a comment and a rating of this recipe below and then take a quick photo and share it with me using #namelymarly on Instagram. I love seeing your creations!

A spoon homers over a mason jar full of blueberry sauce. There are several waffles in the background.

Blueberry Sauce

Make this delicious blueberry sauce and use it as a topping for vegan cheesecake, pancakes, puddings, and more!
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Blueberry Sauce
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 74kcal
Author: Marly


  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 cup blueberries fresh or frozen
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice


  • Prepare the blueberry sauce by combining the cornstarch, sugar and water in a small saucepan. Stir to combine. Add the blueberries and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer for a minute or two until a thick sauce forms. Remove from heat. Gently stir in lemon juice.
  • Once the sauce cools, pour into a sealable container, like a mason jar and store in the fridge.
Nutrition Facts
Blueberry Sauce
Amount Per Serving
Calories 74 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Sodium 1mg0%
Potassium 14mg0%
Carbohydrates 19g6%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 14g16%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 10IU0%
Vitamin C 2mg2%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

The nutrition information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator and should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.


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11 Responses to Blueberry Sauce

    • can this be canned in a water bath process and kept room temp till ready to use ? thank you !

    • Hi Donna. That should work as long as everything is sterilized, which is sounds like you’re planning on. I have not personally canned this recipe, but it’s not much different than a jam.

  1. I’ve made this sauce with other berries too I just did a raspberry/blackberry combo and I used lime juice instead of lemon and served it over yogurt. Soooooooo yum

    • Oh, Linda! I’m so glad you’re trying new berries! And adding lime juice is a nice twist of flavors too.


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