This quick and easy Mango puree recipe is the most delicious refreshing fruit compote for summer or to offer as first baby food. It’s ready in barely 5 minutes, using minimal ingredients, and stores very well for weeks in the freezer.
Ripe mangos are delicious, nourishing tropical sweet fruits full of vitamins, including vitamin C and potassium. You can enjoy ripe mango fresh and cut the mango into small cubes or make a delicious mango puree in 2 minutes!
How To Make Mango Puree
Mango puree is a very straightforward recipe because you don’t even need to cook the mangoes to make a thick, creamy and sweet fruit puree.
All you need to make a mango puree are:
- Ripe Mangoes – The mango should have a nice orange color and be soft when you press their skin.
- Lime Juice – This is the secret ingredient to enhance the flavor of the mangoes and keeps the puree nicely orange day after day.
- Vanilla Extract – optional but so delicious.
Cutting The Mango
First, peel the mangoes and cut them into cubes following the step-by-step pictures below.
The best way to cut mangoes is to start by cutting the mango alongside the mango seed. Careful not to cut yourself because peeled mangoes are slippery.
Then, you end up with two bumpy halves of mango. Place the flat side down on the chopping board and cut the mango into 1-inch cubes (2.5 cm).
Discard the mango seed and place the diced mango chunks into a food processor.
In the food processor or blender, add diced fresh mangoes with lime juice and vanilla and process at high speed until it turns into a smooth puree.
You may have to stop the food processor a few times, scrape down the side of the bowl with a spatula and repeat until all pieces of mango are processed by the food processor blade into a puree.
Mango puree stores for up to 3 days in the fridge in an airtight container.
You can also freeze mango puree in an ice cube tray, especially if you are making baby food for baby-led weaning mango recipes.
I used a large ice cube tray. One cube is about one serving of mango puree for a 6-month-old baby.
The day before, thaw the cube of frozen mango in the fridge and offer it as first baby food for your little one.
You can use this recipe as a mango puree recipe for babies or as a deliciously refreshing dessert on its own.
Mango compote is also delicious served on top of:
- Plain yogurt
- Cakes or Cupcakes like my Healthy Vanilla Cupcakes
- Toast – like my Egg White French Toasts or French Toast For Babies
- Crepes like my French Pancakes (Easy French Crepes)
- Smoothies – If you frost this mango puree into cubes, to can use the frozen mango puree to make delicious kid’s smoothies. Add the cubes of mango puree into the blender along with almond milk and any other ingredients your kid love. Blend and the frozen mango cubes make the most creamy and smooth smoothie without bananas!
When To Offer Mango To Babies
Mango is one of the first fruit you can offer to babies showing signs they are ready to eat solid foods.
The best way to offer mango as a baby-led weaning recipe is in a puree. You can also add mango puree as a swap to apple puree or banana puree in baby-led weaning muffin recipes.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I freeze mango puree?
Yes, you can freeze mango puree and use frozen cubes in drinks like mango smoothies or mango cocktails. You can also thaw the cubes at room temperature for a few hours or in the fridge overnight for a quick make-ahead baby food.
Why Is My Puree Not Smooth?
This happens if your mangoes are not ripe, too hard, and the food processor struggles to blend the fruits. To fix that, you can add some cold water to the food processor to help the blade process the fruit into a creamy puree.
What fruit can I add to mango puree?
You can make delicious no-cook baby food puree using mangoes, ripe bananas, and fresh strawberries. Add all the ingredients to the blender or food processor. They blend well together and don’t require cooking for first baby food.
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- 3 large Ripe Mangoes
- 1 teaspoon Lime Juice
- ¼ teaspoon Vanilla Extract
Optional – for a thinner puree
- 2-3 tablespoons Water
- Peel the mangoes, and chop them into cubes. Follow my step-by-step pictures above, showing how to cut a mango into cubes safely.
- Place the mango cubes, lime juice, and vanilla extract into the bowl of a food processor or high-speed blender.
- Process at high speed until a creamy smooth puree forms. You may have to stop the food processor every 30 seconds, scrape down the sides of the bowl and repeat until all the mango chunks turned into a puree.
- For a thinner, more liquid texture, add water into the food processor.
- Store in the fridge for up to 3 days in an airtight container or freeze for 3 months in ice cubes trays.
- Use the frozen cubes in smoothies or thaw at room temperature few hours to serve as a dessert.