DIY: How to Make Mango Puree/Pulp( For Babies As Well)

By Last Updated: October 11th, 2022Categories: Cooking

Who doesn’t like mango, nearly the king of all fruits? It’s sweet, juicy, and flavorful. Everybody loves this tropical fruit. The only sad thing is that we can only enjoy it every summer, the very short three or four months, leaving us craving fresh tasty mangoes for the rest of the year.

Apart from buying expensive imported mangoes, there’s another way that we can taste its flavor when it’s not the mango peak season. That’s to make jars of mango puree and preserve them nicely in your freezer. In this way, the unique mango flavor will be with you the whole year round!

Whenever you want a bite, take it out from the freezer, and serve it on a cake, pancake, milkshake, or juice! Sounds perfect! Let’s go to the market now and shop for some good mangoes.

How to Choose the Best Mangoes for Your Puree

Picking the right mangoes is half a success. Here are some skills you can learn and use to pick the ripe and tasty mangoes for your puree.

Go to big markets.

  • As long as you go to some big markets like Target and Walmart, most ripe fruits on shelves are tasty. Because they are from trustworthy big farms which have excellent skills and technology to grow mangoes and will always provide high-quality fruits.

Don’t judge the quality by the color of the mangoes.

  • Some mango varieties have light yellow, yellowish-white,  and green skin even when they ripen. Indeed, this may confuse some customers as they’re different from those bright yellow mangoes. Don’t worry though, they’re tasty too.
How to Make Mango Puree/Pulp

The key is to know whether the mango you put in your cart is ripe.

  • Take a mango around your nose and smell it. If it has a strong and unique mango smell, it’s good. Then, squeeze it slightly. When you feel it’s soft and not hard, this mango is ripe. Put it in your cart.

Look for blemish-free fruits.

  • If you find any nicks, bruises, or black spots on the fruits, better don’t use them. These blemishes may suggest a fruit that has a bad taste or is even rotten.

Finish selecting the fruits, now, let’s see how to make a puree.

How to Make Mango Puree/Pulp

How to Make Mango Puree With Blender

Bring the mangoes home and we can start to make the expected puree now.

First of all, clean them. This will avoid some dust on the mango skin polluting your puree.

Then, peel them.

  • The skin of ripe mangoes can be easily removed, you may use a knife to peel them. Be careful.
  • You may also cut the mango in half, and use a spoon to separate the flesh from the skin. Then remove the seed.

Next, use a food processor or blender to break the flesh into a puree. Let it work for 2 minutes at least to make the puree creamy and smooth. You may extend 30 seconds or 1 minute if there’s too much flesh.

How to Make Mango Puree/Pulp

Finally, pour the mango puree into jars. Yes, small patch storage is recommended because you can use some puree without defrosting the other jars, which expands the time of availability.

How to Make the Mango Puree Smooth

Mangoes, especially those large fruits, contain a lot of fibers, which will make your puree a bit rough. To make it more creamy, strain the puree with a sieve after you blend it.

Throw everything that is left on the sieve. Bottle the puree and put it in the freezer.

How to Make Mango Puree/Pulp

How to Store the Mango Puree

There’re several tricks for us to make the puree stay longer. Check these out:

Sterilize the Jars through High Heat

The jars you use to store the puree contain germs that may affect the quality and available time of the puree.

So, if you want to preserve them for a longer time, you have to sterilize these containers first.

Heat is the easiest help we can get. Simply put the jars into boiling water for around 5 minutes or steam them for 15 minutes.

Be careful when you take them out from the heat. And remember to bottle the puree when the jars are cool.

How to Make Mango Puree/Pulp

Boil the Mango Puree

Sterilizing the jars is not enough though. You may boil the puree after smashing them.

Take out a clean pan or pot. Pour the puree into it and start to heat it over low or medium heat. Keep stirring to avoid staining. When bubbles come out from the puree, it’s boiled. Turn to low heat and keep the puree boiling for 5 minutes.

This is enough to kill most germs that make the puree bad. Also, water is evaporated and the puree gets thicker and sweeter.

However, this may change the flavor of the mango puree. Some will still love it and others hate it.

So, before you boil all your puree, try to boil a small patch first.

Preserve in Low-Temperature

Store the mango puree in the fridge, it will last 3 to 5 days.

A freezer can help you preserve the puree for 3 to 5 months.

FAQs

In general, we think mango puree and pulp are the same things. They’re both pureed mangoes made by blender into a smooth consistency. They taste the same – normally, we don’t add extra sugar or any other ingredients, just mangoes. But if you’d like to, you can add other ingredients for addition flavors.

For a freshly-made mango puree, it stays good for 3 days in the fridge. If you put it in the freezer, it will be available for the following 2 or 3 months.