With a few ripe mangos and a bit of water, you can easily whip you your own mango puree in less than 10 minutes to use as a topping or filling in your favorite tropical fruit recipes!Jump to Recipe
What To Do with Mangos
During the spring and summer month's I love to use simple fresh fruits in my recipes to introduce a tropical and refreshing feel. If you are wondering what to do with any mangos you may have on hand, you are in for a treat! Pureed mango can have so many uses in the kitchen, from a mango topping for pancakes, mango parfait or ice cream, to a filling for crêpes, mango filled doughnuts and pies. The puree can even be frozen and made into a mango sorbet!
One of the best things about making your own pureed mango is how easy it is. With only two ingredients needed of mango and water that's blended in a food processor. You will have a delicious sweet mango puree whipped up in no time!
The main piece of equipment needed is a food processor. A blender or immersion blender can also be used if a food processor is not available. As you can see in the ingredient photo below, I use a Ninja blender that serves as both a blender and a food processor.
A knife will also be needed to cut and core the mangos.
Could a recipe be any simpler? Grab the few ingredients needed below and let's get to pureeing!
- Mangos: About two mangos or two cups of mango cubes will give you around 1 cup of pureed mango. Fresh mango is recommended over frozen mango to produce a better flavor and consistency. However, frozen mango can be used if in a pinch.
- Water: a few tablespoons of water is needed to help smooth out the mango consistency while processing the mangos.
See recipe card for quantities.
How To Make Mango Puree
- Cut and Core the Mangos: Slice off the sides of the mangos as close to the pit as possible. Discard the pits. Use a knife to score the flesh that is attached to the mango skins in cubes. Use a spoon to scrape out the mango cubes into a food processor.
- Blend the Mangos: Add a few tablespoons of water into the food processor and blend for about 10 seconds. Add additional water if needed. Keep blending until a smooth consistency is formed.
How to use Puree?
Allow mango puree to be one of your go-to summer recipe enhancers by using it in the following ways:
- Use the puree as a star ingredient in a mango trifle or mango parfait. Try this mango parfait recipe.
- Use the fruit puree in baked goods such as cakes, muffins and quick breads for fruity flavor and as a sugar substitute by mixing it into the batter.
- Add it to shakes, smoothies and cocktails for additional sweetness and a refreshing flavor.
- Drizzle it over pancakes, French toast and even vanilla ice-cream for a fun summer treat.
- Freeze the puree in ice-pop molds to make cooling ice-pops, or mix the mango puree with a little lime juice and freeze to make a mango sorbet.
Can I freeze Mango Puree?
Yes, mango puree can be frozen for up to three months. Thaw and use as needed. The texture may change a little, but it should still be usable and delicious in most recipes.
If you plan to use the mango puree right away, keep it in a covered, airtight container in the refrigerator for up to three days.
Mango Puree Recipe
- Food Processor
- 2 ripe (2 cups diced mango) mangos
- 2 tablespoons water
- Peel and remove the mango from the pit. Dice the mango.
- Add diced mango and water to a food processor. Blend for about 10 seconds. Add additional water if needed. Keep blending until a smooth consistency is formed.
- Store the puree in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to three days, or store in the freezer for up to three months.
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