Blend up a super simple fresh Strawberry Puree for baby—no cooking required—or to use in oatmeal, yogurt, or smoothies for anyone in the family. Plus: Find super easy tips for storing some of the puree for later!

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Strawberry Puree

While I love offering babies whole strawberries to enjoy baby-led weaning style, making a simple Strawberry Puree is another wonderful way to serve up the fruit. In this version, you don’t even need to cook the puree, which makes this a super quick and easy baby food to make at home.

This is an easy recipe that I love using for older kids too (and myself). It’s deliciously fresh on its own, but it’s also so yummy stirred into oatmeal, yogurt, or as a sauce or dip for graham crackers and waffles.

TIP: This is extra delicious during the spring when fresh local berries are in season, but you can make it any time of the year.

strawberries in bowl

Ingredients You Need

To make this homemade baby food, you just need fresh strawberries. You’ll want to use strawberries that taste really good to you, so be sure to taste them before you start to make the puree as some are sweet and others are more tart.

TIP: You can use fresh or frozen berries.

Step-by-Step Instructions

Here’s a look at how to make this puree. Scroll down for the full specifics!

  1. Wash and pat the berries dry. Trim off the stems.
  2. Measure out enough for the blender and add to the blender.
  3. Blend smooth.
  4. Taste to make sure it’s not too tart and serve or store.

TIP: If the puree tastes tart to you, it will taste tart to baby. If you think it’s too tart, stir in a little plain whole milk yogurt or applesauce.

strawberries in blender

Frequently Asked Questions

What’s the best way to store Strawberry Puree?

Once you have your finished puree, you can store it in the fridge in small airtight containers for up to 3 days. Or, freeze small portions in an ice cube tray, then transfer the cubes to a freezer bag. Freeze for up to 3 months.

Thaw one or two cubes at a time in a small airtight container in the fridge overnight before you plan to serve.

What goes well with this puree?

It’s yummy on it’s own or serve with oatmeal, plain yogurt, vanilla ice cream, waffles…or anything that sounds good to you!

How should I serve this to a baby?

You can serve this straight up to baby, or mix it with any other baby food puree like sweet potato, mashed beans, butternut squash, or banana. You can also stir some of the puree into yogurt, baby oatmeal (or your oatmeal!), or add to a smoothie.

How do you get the seeds out of strawberry puree?

If you blend the puree in a high-powered blender (such as a Vitamix or Blendtec) the seeds will blend right in. You can also strain it through a fine-mesh strainer if it’s still not smooth enough for you.

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Best Tips for Success

  • If you have access and the cost isn’t price-prohibitive, organic strawberries would be a good choice here.
  • This is extra delicious during the spring when fresh local berries are in season, but you can make it any time of the year.
  • Store it in the fridge in small airtight containers for up to 3 days.
  • Freeze small portions in an ice cube tray, then transfer the cubes to a freezer bag. Freeze for up to 3 months. Thaw one or two cubes at a time in a small airtight container in the fridge overnight before you plan to serve.
  • Try stirring some of the puree into yogurt, baby oatmeal (or your oatmeal!), or add to a smoothie.
  • If the puree tastes tart to you, it will taste tart to baby. If you think it’s too tart, stir in a little plain whole milk yogurt or applesauce.
  • See more of my favorite baby food combinations here.
  • You may also like my Raspberry Puree, Mango Puree, and Apple Puree.

I’d love to hear your feedback on this recipe, so please comment below to share!

This post was first published December 2019.

strawberry puree in white bowl

Fresh Strawberry Puree

This simple puree is no-cook, so be sure to start with great tasting berries. It's a perfect fruit puree for a baby, or a delicious way to add flavor to yogurt and oatmeal for older members of the family. (It's also great with ice cream and waffles!)
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Cuisine American
Course Baby Food
Calories 9kcal
Servings 8

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups fresh strawberries

Instructions

  • Wash and dry the berries. Remove the stems and slice. You’ll want at least 1 cup of sliced berries.
  • Add to a blender.
  • Blend until very smooth.

Notes

  • If you have access and the cost isn’t price-prohibitive, organic strawberries would be a good choice here.
  • This is extra delicious during the spring when fresh local berries are in season, but you can make it any time of the year.
  • Store it in the fridge in small airtight containers for up to 3 days.
  • Freeze small portions in an ice cube tray, then transfer the cubes to a freezer bag. Freeze for up to 3 months. Thaw one or two cubes at a time in a small airtight container in the fridge overnight before you plan to serve.
  • Try stirring some of the puree into yogurt, baby oatmeal (or your oatmeal!), or add to a smoothie.
  • If the puree tastes tart to you, it will taste tart to baby. If you think it’s too tart, stir in a little plain whole milk yogurt or applesauce.

Nutrition

Serving: 2tbsp, Calories: 9kcal, Carbohydrates: 2g, Protein: 1g, Fat: 1g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 1g, Sodium: 1mg, Potassium: 41mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 1g, Vitamin A: 3IU, Vitamin C: 16mg, Calcium: 4mg, Iron: 1mg
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