Choco-Strawberry Sauce

My mom and I bought a massive crate of strawberries last weekend. (Actually, we bought a box of peaches, too! We’re still waiting for those to ripen.) Much to our horror, they started going bad immediately. As in, we were throwing berries away by the next morning. 🙁

I’ve been making admirable attempts to salvage as many of these lovelies as possible. Naturally, I’ve been having pot after pot of strawberry-themed porridges. Duh! Yesterday, I whipped up a strawberry sorbet (which was delicious, if I do say so myself). This morning, I made this sauce!


Like always, I had the recipe planned out in my head, so I executed it as planned and gave it a taste. Whew! It was tart, mixed with bitter, and not pleasantly so. I caved and added some honey. Massive improvement. I thought the strawberries would have naturally sweetened the sauce, but I forgot that strawberries do not have the same kind of sweetness as, say, bananas or apples. You could probably try soaking a date or two and blending that into the sauce instead, but I don’t have any dates at the moment. 🙂

Choco-Strawberry Sauce

Prep Time: 1 minute

Cook Time: 1 minute

Yield: serves 1-2

What you'll need:

  • 3 fresh strawberries, hulled
  • 2 tsp cocoa powder
  • 2 tsp water or milk of choice
  • 2 tsp honey or maple syrup
  • pinch of salt

How to make it:

  1. Combine all ingredients in a small blender until pureed.
  2. Heat up sauce in the microwave for 10 seconds, stir, and microwave for another 10 seconds. Pour over your favorite oatmeal recipe, and enjoy!


About Lauren Smith

Lauren is a herbivore, Slytherin, and connoisseur of oats. She is a former teacher who is currently studying to earn a master's degree in curriculum development. You can follow her on Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, and Facebook.

3 Responses to Choco-Strawberry Sauce

  1. Anonymous says:

    What oatmeal did you put this on top of?

  2. Christine says:

    I made this sauce completely in the microwave this morning. First, I microwaved the strawberries for 10 seconds to soften them, then mashed them very well with a fork to smooth as many lumps as possible. Next, I added the salt, cocoa powder, honey, and water. I stirred well, microwaved for 10 seconds, stirred well, and microwaved for another 10 seconds. I used the sauce as a topping for a packet of plain instant oatmeal, along with extra strawberries. Delicious!

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