Mum's Fresh Strawberry Topping

Sue Fitzpatrick


It was something I looked forward to every summer when we picked fresh strawberries :)

This little treat went on a dish of ice-cream when I was a kid and the tradition continues.

I thought I'd discovered Nirvana when I discovered cheesecake as an adult. With this topping, I was in heaven lol. Mind you the cherry pie filling makes a nice topping too ;) just too thick for my tastes.

★★★★★ 2 votes
a little or a lot, depending on how much you make
10 Min
No-Cook or Other


fresh strawberries
sugar (or splenda)

How to Make Mum's Fresh Strawberry Topping


  • 1Use fairly firm ripe strawberries if you can. I use them all, except really soft ones. Wash and hull and cut away any blemishes.
  • 2Cut the strawberries into halves or quarters or freestyle depending on the size of the strawberry. Put them into a bowl or food container.
  • 3Sprinkle 1 or 2 heaping tsp of sugar over berries and lightly mix. You want to see a little sugar on every berry. Adjust sugar to amount of strawberries. Cover with saran or a lid and put in the fridge for at least a few hours so the strawberry can absorb the sugar and produce a sauce. Stir once or twice. Overnight is best :)
  • 4This I've used as a topping on vanilla ice-cream since I was a child,
  • 5but as an adult, I discovered it was amazing on cheesecake too :)

    Cover unused portions and put back in the fridge. This will keep for only a couple of days.

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About Mum's Fresh Strawberry Topping

Course/Dish: Fruit Sauces
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: Canadian
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Healthy