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5 minute sugar free cherry sauce

Easy Sugar-Free Cherry Sauce Recipe without Cornstarch

This quick and easy sugar free cherry sauce uses only a few ingredients, comes together in minutes and is delicious on top of waffles, pancakes, ice cream or desserts.

Total Time 5 minutes


  • 2 cups frozen pitted sweet cherries
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tbs water
  • 1 tbs arrowroot powder


  1. Add frozen cherries and vanilla to a medium saucepan and heat over medium/high heat just until boiling and all cherries are defrosted
  2. Mix arrowroot powder in a small bowl with 2 Tbs water until it is dissolved
  3. Add arrowroot mixture to just boiling cherries
  4. Stir sauce until thickened. This should happen very quickly if the cherries are boiling.
  5. Remove from heat once desired thickness is reached and serve

Recipe Notes

makes about 1 and 1/3 cups finished cherry sauce. This is enough for 4-5 waffles for us.