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In just 2 minutes, you can make this mango puree, perfect for adding to smoothies, desserts, sauces, or whatever you’re in the mood for. Plus, it freezes wonderfully for future use!

Scooped mango puree in a bowl.
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Mango holds a special place in our family’s food journey, being one of the first fruits I introduced to my kids during baby-led weaning. It doubled up as a fantastic teething aid and quickly became a household favorite.

Making up a big batch of this smooth and creamy mango puree has become a regular thing in our kitchen, and let me tell you, it’s a real game-changer.

It’s incredibly versatile – whether you’re enjoying it straight from the spoon or using it as baby food (you can even mix in a splash of breast milk or formula), the possibilities are endless.

Stir it into yogurt or oatmeal for breakfast or get adventurous with mango curry sauce for dinner!

Related: Mango for babies

Ingredients and Tools

Mango cubes in a bowl.
  • Ripe mangoes – You’ll need sweet, juicy mangoes for best flavor and texture. If using fresh mangoes, peel and dice them into chunks. If using frozen mangoes, thaw them first. Don’t discard the juices!
  • Food Blender – necessary to achieve the smoothest consistency.
  • Food Processor – will also work but won’t give you the ultra-smooth texture you’d get from a blender.

Fresh Vs. Frozen Mango

Fresh mangoes are incredible when they’re in season and perfectly ripe. When selecting your mango, give it a gentle squeeze. A ripe mango should give slightly, like a ripe avocado, and may have a fruity aroma at the stem.

Note that color is not a good indicator of ripeness. So don’t go searching for the red color. Go by the feel!

Having said that, sometimes they can be hit or miss – you cut into one expecting juicy sweetness, only to find it’s all brown inside.

That’s why I often choose frozen mangoes. They’re readily available, super convenient, and frozen at peak ripeness, so you’re guaranteed all the flavor and nutrition without any surprises.

Step-by-Step Instructions

Mango cubes added to a blender.

Step 1: Place the mango chunks into a blender or food processor.

Mangoes blended into a puree.

Step 2: Blend the mango chunks until smooth. You may need to scrape down the sides of the blender or food processor and blend again to ensure a smooth consistency. Taste the puree and adjust sweetness if desired by adding a little bit of honey, maple syrup, or lime juice.

Ways to Use Mango Puree

Pureed mangoes in a white bowl.

There are SO many ways to enjoy this delicious mango puree. Here are some of our favorites!

Simply stir into:

Spread on top of:

Storage

Transfer any leftover mango puree to an airtight container and store it in the refrigerator. It will stay fresh for up to 3 days.

To freeze, pour the mango puree into ice cube trays or small freezer trays. That way you can thaw only what you need for a recipe without having to defrost the entire batch.

Once frozen, transfer the cubes or containers to a freezer bag for easy storage. Mango puree can be kept frozen for up to 6 months.

FAQ

Is fresh or frozen mangoes better for making purees?

Both fresh and frozen mangoes can be used to make purees, and the choice ultimately depends on factors like availability, convenience, and personal preference.

Fresh mangoes are ideal when they are in season and perfectly ripe. However, it can be challenging to find ripe mangoes year-round, and there’s always the risk of encountering unripe or overripe fruit.

Frozen mangoes are convenient and available year-round. They are often frozen at peak ripeness, locking in their flavor and nutrients. This makes frozen mangoes a reliable option for consistent quality and ease of use.

Can I combine mango puree with other fruits?

Absolutely! some fruits that pair well with mango include banana, pineapple, berries, and peach. Feel free to experiment with different combinations to find your favorite flavor blend! Just ensure that all fruits are ripe.

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Mango Puree

In just 2 minutes, you can make this mango puree, perfect for adding to smoothies, desserts, sauces, or whatever you're in the mood for.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 4
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Ingredients 

  • 2 cups mangoes, fresh or frozen
  • water or breastmilk, as needed

Instructions 

  • Add cut mangoes to a food processor or blender. If your mangoes are very ripe and juicy, you may not need to add any liquid. However, if they're on the firmer side or if you want a smoother consistency, add a splash of water or lemon juice to help with blending.
  • Blend until smooth.

Notes

  • Transfer any leftover mango puree to an airtight container and store it in the refrigerator for up to 3 months.
  • To freeze, pour the mango puree into ice cube trays or small freezer trays. That way you can thaw only what you need for a recipe without having to defrost the entire batch. Once frozen, transfer the cubes or containers to a freezer bag for easy storage. Mango puree can be kept frozen for up to 6 months.

Nutrition

Calories: 50kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 0.3g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 139mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 893IU | Vitamin C: 30mg | Calcium: 9mg | Iron: 0.1mg
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About Min

Thank you so much for stopping by! I am Min, a Registered Dietitian, a Christ follower, a wife, and a mom to our two miracle babies! Currently, I’m having a ton of fun feeding their tummies and sharing our baby led weaning journey! Follow me on Instagram if interested in seeing daily menu as well as tips and tricks.

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