An easy, 3 ingredient blackcurrant coulis recipe. Great for using up a glut of blackcurrants from your garden or allotment (you might also like my blackcurrant compote recipe too!).
The tart and fruity coulis is delicious stirred through yogurt, spooned over ice cream, or served with a plain vanilla cheesecake.
We've had a glut of blackcurrants on the allotment this year. I'm talking so many that even the birds are getting fed up with them!
This easy blackcurrant coulis recipe is a simple and easy way to use them up.
👩🍳 Don't forget to give my strawberry coulis a try next!
✔️ Why should you try it?
- Easy to make fruit coulis.
- A great way of using blackcurrants from your garden.
- 250g Blackcurrants
- 50g Caster Sugar
- ½ teaspoon Vanilla Extract (optional)
A large saucepan to heat the coulis, as well as a fine sieve and bowl, for straining the cooked fruit.
The recipe card with ingredient quantities and detailed instructions can be found at the bottom of the post
One: Place the blackcurrants, sugar, and water into a pan.
Two: Bring to a boil and then simmer on a medium heat for 5 minutes.
Three: Once cooled, strain the mixture through a sieve, using the back of a spoon to help press it through.
Four: Refrigerate in an airtight container.
🍴 Serving suggestions
There are so many ways you can serve coulis. Here are some of my favourites;
- Spooned through creamy Greek yogurt for breakfast with some of my homemade cinnamon-spiced stewed apples. I also use the blackcurrant coulis in my frozen yogurt bites.
- Served with scotch pancakes or buttermilk pancakes.
- Poured over vanilla or lemon cheesecake, for a fruity kick.
- With vanilla or raspberry ice-cream
- One of my favourite ways to serve blackcurrant coulis is with slow cooker porridge.
- On top of sweet meringues, with whipped cream, for a quick and impressive dessert.
You might also like my blackcurrant crumble recipe!
Any soft fruit would work well, such as raspberries, blackberries, or blueberries.
Frozen fruit can also be used to make the coulis.
For a bit of extra decadence, you could replace a quarter of the water (25ml), with blackcurrant liqueur (cassis).
Coulis will keep in the fridge for 5 days. Alternatively, you can also freeze it. Why not make a double batch and freeze half to enjoy out of season.
When the coulis is cooled, pour it into a freezer-safe container and seal with a lid.
A coulis is a fruit sauce made from strained or pureed fruit. Restaurant chefs often use coulis as a decorative accompaniment to desserts
Use cornflour (cornstarch), mixed with a little water, to whisk into the finished coulis on low-medium heat, to thicken it.
Blackcurrants can be eaten raw but are very sour. More usually they are cooked or stewed with a little sugar.
Blackcurrants contain high levels of vitamin C and natural phenolic compounds. They are often classed as a superfood.
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- Measuring Spoons
- Measuring Jug
- Large Saucepan
- Mixing Bowl
- 250 g Blackcurrants
- 50 g Caster Sugar
- 100 ml Water
- ½ teaspoon Vanilla Extract optional
- In a large pan, place the blackcurrants, sugar and water, bring to the boil, then simmer for 5 minutes.
- Take off the heat (add the vanilla extract if using), then spoon the cooked blackcurrants into a sieve, over a large bowl. Push the blackcurrants through the sieve with the back of a spoon.
- Pour the coulis into a bowl or jug, and store in the fridge for up to 5 days.