Easy Blueberry Coulis


Traditionally coulis is simmered in its own juices to thicken, but I wanted to speed up the process and went with cornstarch. The Grand Marnier® adds just a hint of orange flavor. This is great with cheesecake, drizzled over yogurt, or ice cream.

blueberry coulis over ice cream
Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
15 mins
1 /4 cup blueberry coulis


  • 2 cups frozen blueberries, thawed

  • 2 tablespoons white sugar

  • 1 teaspoon freshly squeezed lemon juice

  • 1 lemon, zested

  • 1 tablespoon water

  • ½ tablespoon cornstarch

  • 2 teaspoons brandy-based orange liqueur (such as Grand Marnier®)


  1. Combine blueberries, sugar, lemon juice, and zest in a small pot and bring to a simmer over medium heat. Cook, stirring frequently, for 5 minutes.

  2. Stir water and cornstarch together in a small bowl and add slurry to the pot. Cook until the mixture thickens, about 30 seconds.

  3. Remove the pot from the burner and stir in orange liqueur. Pour coulis into a fine-mesh strainer and use the back of a spoon to force the liquid through. Serve hot or cold.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

154 Calories
1g Fat
36g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 2
Calories 154
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 1g 1%
Saturated Fat 0g 1%
Sodium 3mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 36g 13%
Dietary Fiber 5g 16%
Total Sugars 28g
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 9mg 45%
Calcium 17mg 1%
Iron 0mg 2%
Potassium 93mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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