Homemade coulis is very easy to make and allows you to control the amount of added sugar (if nay). It’s also preservative-free and freezes very well! The quantity of sugar will depend on the type of fruits, and how ripe they are, I’ll use more sugar with tart raspberries than sweet blueberries. Taste the coulis before blending and adjust (keep cooking until all the sugar is dissolved).

Make it in the summer when fresh berries are in abundance and store it to spruce up desserts in winter months. It pairs well with ice cream, pavlova, panna cotta and any kind of cake like this chocolate lava cake.

Feel free to experiment new flavours! I always add a drop of doTerra essential oils to my berries coulis. Lime is usually my go-to option for all berries (strawberry, blackberry, raspberry, blueberry) but other citrus oils (orange, tangerine or lemon) or oils made from herbs or flowers like lavender, marjoram and thyme work wonders too! Since I’ve discovered doTerra’s edible oils I favour essential oils over the actual citrus or herb because it packs so much flavour in one tiny drop without adding liquid like juice would or bitterness/sourness. It’s also super convenient because I always have what I want on hand.

Bring the fruits with sugar to a low boil and cook on medium heat, stirring once in a while, until you get a compote. Approximately 8-10 minutes or more depending on the fruits.

Depending on how much juice there is in the fruits and what you want to use the coulis for, you may want to add some liquid to make it thinner. In that case, add some apple juice, it has a rather neutral flavour and won't water down the taste like water would.

Once the fruits are soft, let cool down 5 minutes and use a blender to remove all the chunks. I usually add the flavours at this stage, 1 to 2 drops of essential oil or 1 teaspoon of natural vanilla extract.

Pass it through a sieve (press on the puree to make it go through the holes) until only the seeds and maybe some skin is left in the sieve.

Store up to 5 days in the fridge or portion and freeze to keep it for months.