Sugar-Free Strawberry Topping Recipe

Close-up of cutting strawberries.
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Total Time 10 min
Prep 10 min, Cook 0 min
Yield 1 cup Strawberry Sauce

This super simple, no-sugar-added strawberry topping recipe is a low-carber's dream come true. It has all the fresh fruit flavor you crave and none of the unwanted sugar since it's sweetened with artificial sweetener and low-carb strawberry jam.

This delicious dessert topping can be used for anything from cheesecake to pancakes to low-carb ice cream. It is truly versatile and only restricted by your own imagination (and, of course, your low sugar or low-carbohydrate diet plan).

This easy, three-ingredient recipe has a 1:1:1 ratio, so it easily can be doubled, tripled or quadrupled to make a great edible gift for the low-carber on your list. Make sure to keep it in the refrigerator until you gift it and remind your gift's recipient to do the same.


  • 1 cup washed, hulled and chopped fresh tstrawberries
  • 1 packet powdered Splenda (see the Note, below, after the directions to this recipe)
  • 1 tablespoon low-carb strawberry sugar-free jam


  1. In a small bowl, combine 1 cup washed, hulled and chopped fresh strawberries, 1 packet of powdered Splenda and 1 tablespoon low-carb strawberry sugar-free jam. Mix well.
  2. Store covered and refrigerated until ready to use.

Nutritional Information: One cup of chopped strawberries has 9.5 grams effective carbohydrate plus 3 grams of fiber. Splenda has 1 gram of carb per packet, and each brand of jam will be a little different (be sure to get sugar-free jam).

Note: This is one of the few recipes in which I use powdered Splenda rather than liquid Splenda sugar substitute.

Use This Recipe to Make Other Fruit Toppings

Berries are, in general, the fruits lowest in sugar -- and also among the highest in antioxidants, vitamins, fiber and other nutrients. Berries are low on the glycemic index and would all make fabulous fruit toppings. The five top berries in terms of health benefits and low-carb properties are:

Raspberries: 15 grams of carbohydrate in 1 cup. 

Blackberries: 15 grams of carbohydrate in 3/4 cup.

Strawberries: 15 grams of carbohydrate in 1 1/4 cups. 

Blueberries: 15 grams of carbohydrate in 3/4 cup. 

Cranberries: There are 15 grams of carbohydrate in 1 cup. 

This easy sugar-free Three Berry Sauce or Syrup recipe is terrific for pancakes or as a sauce for dessert. It combines fresh or frozen berries blueberries, raspberries, and blackberries (in any proportions you like), artificial sweetener, water, and a pinch of salt.

If you use frozen berries, make sure there is no sugar added, and you can probably exclude the water as the fruit will create its own juice as it thaws.

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