“Coulis” is French for “strained liquid,” but the term generally refers to any sauce of pureed fruits or vegetables. To make a raspberry coulis, simply puree raspberries with sugar and a splash of lemon juice in a blender or food processor. Strain out the raspberry seeds using a food mill or fine sieve, then serve the not-too-sweet sauce on ice cream, pound cake or your breakfast pancakes.

Fresh or Frozen

Use fresh or frozen raspberries to make a coulis. If using frozen, add about 2 tablespoons of sugar for every 10-ounce package of berries. Fresh berries call for about 1/4 cup of sugar for every 2 1/2 cups of berries. Use a spoon to press the puree through the sieve to squeeze out every bit of sauce.