Homemade Sriracha Sauce


I’ll admit that I didn’t make this for myself. I’m not a big spicy food person! I did make this homemade sriracha sauce as a birthday gift for a friend who is totally obsessed with the store-bought version. She gave me rave reviews – so much fresher!



  • 1 lb coarsely chopped red fresno chiles
  • 8 cloves garlic
  • 2 tsps kosher salt
  • 2 cups distilled white vinegar
  • 1/4 cup palm sugar


The night before: place chiles, garlic, salt & white vinegar in a jar to mellow the pepper’s heat.

1.  In a small saucepan over high heat, bring mixture and sugar to a boil. Lower the heat and let simmer for about 5 minutes. Remove saucepan from heat and let cool.
2.  Once mixture is at room temperature, blend in blender for 5 minutes, or until smooth and a red-orange color. Run it through a strainer. Make sure as much “juice” is out of the mixture as possible.
3. Refrigerate before using. Makes about 3 cups.

Adapted from Food52.

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Jean B.
Jean B2 years ago

This recipe made four 5oz bottles for me. I used red jalapeños, and the result is hot but not scorching. I plan to give it away as Christmas gifts for the neighbors-- so much less expensive than the liqueurs I have made in past years! I'm off to buy more chiles for a second batch. I hope there's a bottle left for us...

Elisa F.
Elisa F2 years ago

Thanks a Bunch :)

Duane B.
.3 years ago

Thank you for sharing.

Elena T.
Elena Poensgen3 years ago

Thank you :)

Donna Hamilton
Donna Hamilton4 years ago


Tammy K.
Tammy K4 years ago

Thank you so much!

Michele Wilkinson

Thank you

Howard C.
.4 years ago

I'd not heard of this sauce before, I'm going to try making it but I'll use something instead of palm sugar (producing it is very damaging), I'll might try it with honey, which is my favourite sweetner.

Carol B.
Carol B4 years ago

love this sauce

Sarah M.
Sarah M4 years ago

sounds good accept for the palm sugar. it upsets me to see this new fad that's destroying the rainforest--educate yourselves please.