How To Make Homemade Sriracha Sauce So You Never Run Out

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Spice Up Your World

Finding Sriracha on a store shelf feels like striking gold nowadays. For the lucky few who do manage to snag a bottle, the skyrocketing prices for Huy Fong Foods Sriracha have made buying the beloved condiment less satisfying than before. But before you give up, why not try and whip up some homemade Sriracha so you never have to worry about shortages again? 

In addition to a classic, easy recipe for the homemade sauce, here are eight delicious sauce alternatives to help keep your fiery love for spice alive and kicking.

Hot Spicy Red Sriracha Sauce

Homemade Sriracha Sauce

Ideal for Asian-inspired dishes, salads, and marinades, this copycat recipe of the OG sauce uses garlic and red peppers to infuse a bold flavor explosion of tangy, sweet, and spicy. Here's how you can recreate it at home:


  • 1 pound red jalapeño peppers, remove stems
  • ½ pound red Serrano peppers, remove stems
  • ⅓ cup water
  • 4 cloves garlic, peeled
  • 3 tablespoons light brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt
  • ½ cup distilled white vinegar


  1. Combine jalapeño and Serrano peppers with water, garlic, brown sugar, and salt in a blender and pulse until smooth.
  2. Transfer puree to a glass jar, cover, and let ferment in a cool, dark place for three to five days, stirring daily.
  3. Blend the fermented mixture with vinegar and strain into a saucepan, pushing down with a spatula to get as much pulp into the sauce; discard the rest.
  4. Boil sauce in a saucepan over medium heat, stirring often until desired thickness is reached (about 5-10 minutes).
  5. Allow the sauce to cool to room temperature, transfer to storage jars or glass bottles, and refrigerate. 

Recipe: All Recipes

Want more sauce recipes? We found a couple Sriracha variations and other spicy sauces that you can make at home.

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Honey Sriracha

For those who prefer a milder sauce, this honey Sriracha adds sweet and smooth undertones to help cut down on heat, and works great as a dipping sauce for lettuce wraps and chicken wings. It's also easy to make — start by heating your garlic in a saucepan until fragrant and gradually incorporate the other ingredients. Adjust the sweetness to your liking and allow the sauce to cool before bottling it. 

Recipe: Everyday Family Cooking

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Maple Sriracha

This recipe replaces sugar with maple syrup to create a sweet and spicy blend that is ideal for drizzling over fried chicken, waffles, and other protein-heavy dishes. Start by melting butter in a saucepan over medium heat, then incorporate your other ingredients and simmer on low heat for about 10 minutes. For a vegan version, substitute the butter for coconut oil. 

Recipe: All Recipes

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Ginger Garlic Chili Sauce

This ginger garlic sauce makes a fantastic pairing with stir-fries, noodle dishes, and even as a dip for sushi. Start by combining red jalapeños (remove seeds for less heat), fresh ginger, garlic, sugar, salt, and lime juice (or vinegar) to form the base of this zesty sauce. Blend the ingredients until smooth, strain to remove any solids, and transfer it to an airtight container to be enjoyed for up to a week. 

Recipe: Woon Heng

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Habanero Hot Sauce

For those who enjoy a fiery kick, this Mexican-inspired recipe is sure to hit the mark. The key to its smoky flavor? Roast the habanero peppers over an open flame until blackened before blending with garlic, sugar, salt, olive oil, and vinegar. The charred flavors of this sauce pair well with barbecued and grilled foods such as chicken wings — and, of course, tacos. 

Recipe: Pepper Geek

Related: Everything You Need to Know About the Sriracha Shortage (and 3 Great Substitutes to Try)

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Spicy Aoli

For a decadent and silky sauce, consider this spicy aioli to use as a dipping sauce for fries, onion rings, or to spread on a sandwich. The best part? You don't even have to use a blender or turn on the stove to recreate this recipe. Just mix all your ingredients together and voila. Store in an airtight container or mason jar for up to a week in the fridge. 

Recipe: Queenslee Appetit

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Spicy Teriyaki Sauce

This sweet and tangy sauce makes a great pairing with Asian dishes such as stir-fries, chicken skewers, and lettuce wraps. Start by whisking together soy sauce, brown sugar, grated ginger and garlic, chili garlic paste, sesame oil, and rice vinegar. Cook over low heat until the sugar starts to dissolve. Stir in your corn starch slurry and mix until the sauce thickens to your desired consistency. 

Recipe: Fork in the Kitchen

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Homemade Chipotle Sauce

Ultra spicy and smoky, this Southwestern-inspired sauce is ideal for Tex-Mex foods such as fish tacos, burritos, or as a topping for soups and stews. Calling for a full cup of chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, this sauce is bold and fiery and not for the faint of mouth. If it's too spicy, add a dash of greek yogurt or sour cream to help cut it down a bit. 

Recipe: Sauce Fanatic

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Cilantro Lime Sauce

This refreshing and citrusy sauce works great on tacos, fajitas, or as a marinade for seafood and chicken to help brighten dishes up. Combine all your ingredients in a blender and process until the sauce thickens. Store in an airtight container in the fridge for four to six days. For an added touch of sweetness, add a spoonful of honey or a few pinches of sugar. 

Recipe: Chelsea's Messy Apron