Mangoes are the official summer fruit for me. I cannot survive a single hot summer day without refreshing my soul with a cup of cold mango juice, or even better, a bowl of frozen mango puree. I just love those summer delicacies!
Can you freeze Mango puree?
Yes. Yes, you can!
I mean, I had to find a way to enjoy my delicious Mango puree as long as I possibly could, since mangoes aren’t present the whole year round. And I am going to show you through this article exactly how to freeze Mango puree so you can enjoy it as much as I do!
A little heads up though. Defrosted mango puree tends to be a bit smoother and more runny than the freshly made one. That’s why it will be more convenient to be enjoyed as a smoothie, but it is amazing nonetheless.
How to make mango puree
Mango puree is a good way to use all your ripened leftover mangoes without giving them a chance to go to waste, and it is super simple to do so.
- Start by washing your mangoes well. Peel all of the washed skin using a knife, then slice the flesh into ½ inch chunks.
- Add the chunks to a food processor or a bowl and add in two tablespoons of water for each mango, then start blending them using a hand blender. I prefer the hand blender as it smoothens all the mango chunks.
- You can add more water to lighten the texture of the puree if you want. One or two tablespoons of powdered sugar can be added as well for extra sweetness.
- Let it cool for a few hours in the fridge before enjoying it. It can stay in the fridge for up to four days.
5 ways to use mango puree
- Topping for granola or yogurt – which adds a little sweety taste to your breakfast.
- Smoothies – perfect and refreshing for any hot day. Just take the mango puree cubes straight from the freezer to the blender and you will have your amazing smoothie in no time!
- Cake filling – an amazing tropical addition to your cake.
- Weaning food for babies – the perfect natural food, filled with nutrients for your 6 months+ baby. But don’t add sugar to it if you are planning to feed it to your baby.
- Cheesecake- Mango cheesecakes are my absolute favorite when it comes to cheesecake fillings!
How to freeze mango puree?
- A glass jar, a plastic cup, or even a freezer-friendly container is perfect for freezing the mango puree in.
- Another alternative which I think is perfect is pouring the mango puree in an ice cube tray so that you can defrost whatever number of cubes you need without thawing the whole thing. Just freeze them for 1 to 2 hours in the ice cube tray, then move the cubes to a freezer bag.
- Label the freezer bag or the container with the date of freezing and the contents of the container so that you can distinguish it from all the other food stored in the freezer.
Just make sure to tightly close the container the puree is frozen in.
How to defrost mango puree?
All you need to do is to just transfer the frozen mango puree from the freezer to the fridge and allow it to thaw slowly for 3 to 4 hours or just leave it overnight.
Ice cubes of mango puree usually take less time to thaw completely, about 1 or 2 hours maximum.
Enjoy the mango puree within the first 48 hours after defrosting.
How long does mango puree last in the freezer?
It can retain its freshness completely for up to 3 t 4 months in the freezer. But don’t worry, you can still enjoy it after this period of time. However, it might have a slightly different color and texture. That’s why I prefer to take it out of the freezer before it is too late.