Learn the easiest way to transform fresh or frozen mango into a smooth homemade baby food with this easy Mango Puree. You can even make it ahead and freeze some for future week’s too. (I love it so much, I often eat it myself as an adult!)

mango puree for baby

Mango Puree

Mango is one of my older kid’s favorite fruits, so we almost always have some in the fridge or freezer. And once I realized that it was so easy to transform into puree when we had a baby in the house, everyone has been getting in on the vitamin C action!

This homemade baby food is naturally sweet and creamy. It’s really intensely flavorful and can be served on its own or paired with other foods including oatmeal, yogurt, pancakes, and, really, anything you think sounds good.

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Ingredients You Need

To make this baby food puree, you need either fresh mango or frozen diced mango. If using fresh, you’ll want to cut it, which you can do by slicing off two large sections around the hard center. Then score lightly with a paring knife, push outward to expose the pieces, and cut off the flesh.

If using frozen, you’ll want to defrost it at room temperature, overnight in the fridge, or in 15-second increments in the microwave.

mango cubes in bowl

How to Make Mango Puree with Frozen Mango

This is so easy! Simply let frozen diced mango thaw overnight in the fridge, at room temperature, or briefly in the microwave. Then it’s ready to use in the recipe.

TIP: You don’t have to drain off the liquid from the thawed frozen mango, as it will blend right into the puree.

mango cubes in blender

Step-by-Step Instructions

Here’s a look at how to make this easy mango puree. Scroll down for the full recipe.

  1. Add your diced mango to a blender.
  2. Blend until smooth, adding water, formula, or breastmilk if needed. (I usually don’t find that any additional liquid is needed if using thawed frozen mango, but depending on the ripeness of your fresh mango, you may need a little.)
  3. Serve or store for later.

TIP: I prefer to store this in small portions so it’s easy to pull out and serve or mix with other foods.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is mango puree made of?

Mango puree is made with just mango, which can be fresh mango or frozen mango of any variety.

What are mango puree uses?

You can serve it as is to a baby, stir it into other baby food, add it to yogurt, use it as a dip for pancakes, or even add it to your own mixed drinks.

What other foods can I mix this with?

It’s delicious with whole milk yogurt, cottage cheese, and oatmeal; drizzled over fish tacos, or used as a dip for Vanilla Waffles or 2-Ingredient Pancakes.

How to Store

  • You can store any leftovers in the fridge in an airtight container for up to 3 days.
  • To freeze, place spoonfuls into an ice cube tray. Freeze for 4-6 hours or overnight. Transfer to a freezer storage bag, date and label, and freeze for up to 3 months. Thaw overnight in an airtight container in the fridge.

Best Tips for Success

I’d love to hear your feedback on this recipe if you try it, so please comment below to share.

This post was first published January 2019.

mango puree for baby

5-Minute Mango Puree for Baby

You can use either fresh or frozen mango for this recipe. It can be served by itself or mixed together with another puree, plain yogurt, oatmeal, or cottage cheese. (It also works as an adult food drizzled over fish tacos or stirred into a drink.)
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Cuisine American
Course Baby Food
Calories 17kcal
Servings 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup diced mango
  • 2 tablespoons to ¼ cup water, formula, or breastmilk as needed

Instructions

  • Place mango into blender.
  • Blend, adding liquid as needed, starting with the smaller amount.
  • Serve or store for future use.

Notes

  • Use ripe mango, which should feel soft to the touch if fresh and not rock hard as an underripe mango would.
  • You can use fresh or frozen mango. To use frozen mango, let it thaw in the fridge or at room temperature (or warm it briefly in the microwave) before starting the recipe.
  • You don’t have to drain off the water from the thawed frozen mango as it will blend right into the puree.
  • You can store any leftovers in the fridge in an airtight container for up to 3 days.
  • To freeze, place spoonfuls into an ice cube tray. Freeze for 4-6 hour or overnight. Transfer to a freezer storage bag, date and label, and freeze for up to 3 months. Thaw overnight in an airtight container in the fridge.
  • A typical serving for a 6 to 7-month-old may be 1/2-1 tablespoons. An older baby may eat more than that.
  • Serve plain or stir into yogurt, cottage cheese, oatmeal, or overnight oats.

Nutrition

Calories: 17kcal, Carbohydrates: 4g, Protein: 1g, Fat: 1g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 1g, Sodium: 1mg, Potassium: 46mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 4g, Vitamin A: 298IU, Vitamin C: 10mg, Calcium: 3mg, Iron: 1mg
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