Mango puree in two Mason jars surrounded by fresh mangos.

How To Make Mango Puree

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Mango puree is an underrated but versatile ingredient. It is so easy to make. You only need 1 ingredient. Plus, mango puree will add so much flavor to your recipes. So pull out your blender and make this mango puree recipe. 

Mango puree is the perfect way to use up mangoes before they spoil. While the mango trees in my yard have not started bearing fruit yet, I have received at least 4 boxes of mangoes from my uncles and Dad, and it’s only the beginning of July. So I gave a lot of them away, and after I got tired of eating mangoes, I made mango puree. 

What Is The Difference Between Mango Pulp And Puree

Even though mango puree and pulp are made from mangoes, they aren’t the same thing. Mango puree has a smooth texture. In contrast, mango pulp has a thicker consistency and small pieces of mango running throughout it. 

What’s The Best Mango To Use For Mango Puree

There are many different types of mangoes. Each mango will give the mango puree a slightly different consistency and flavor. These are the most common types of mangoes available. 

  1. Honey mangoes have a sweet flavor and creamy texture. They are less fibrous than other mango varieties. 
  2. Ataulfo or champagne mangoes have a tart flavor. They are not as fibrous as Tommy Atkins mangoes. 
  3. Tommy Atkins mangoes have a slightly sweet flavor. They are extremely fibrous, but they are still perfect for making mango puree.
  4. Haden mangoes have a sweet flavor that is so addicting. They also have a creamy texture and are not as fibrous as other varieties. 

In the Bahamas, Haden and Tommy Atkins are the most common mangoes available. I used Tommy Atkins mangoes (also known as the hairy/stringy mangoes) to make this mango puree. However, you can use any mangoes you have on hand to make mango puree.

Mango puree in two Mason jars surrounded by fresh mangos.

How Do You Know When Mangoes Are Ripe

Ripe mangoes are essential to making mango puree. The mango puree will not have a smooth texture if you don’t use ripe mangoes. Additionally, it will not be as sweet as if you used ripe mangoes. 

To see if the mango is ripe, feel it. If it is ripe, it should give slightly when you press it with your finger. If it is hard, it is not ripe. 

Another way to tell if your mangoes are ripe is to smell them. Sniff near the stem. If the mango has a sweet, fruity aroma, the mango is ripe.  

How To Make Mango Puree From Frozen Mangoes

If you do not have fresh mangoes, you can make mango puree from frozen mangoes. 

Let 2 1/2 cups of frozen mangoes thaw at room temperature for a few hours. You can also place them in the microwave and heat them in 30-second to 1-minute intervals until they are defrosted.

Next, place the mango chunks and their water into a blender and blend until smooth, and that’s it. Use your mango puree immediately, or store it in the fridge.

How To Make Mango Puree Without Blender

I made this mango puree in a blender. But you do not have to make it in a blender. You can make it in a food processor. Use the instructions on the recipe card below to make mango puree in a food processor. 

Alternatively, you can make the mango puree by hand. Place the mangoes in a large bowl. Mash the mangoes with a potato masher or fork until they become a puree. Note, if you make the mango puree by hand, it will have a coarser texture. 

Tips For Making Mango Puree

Making mango puree is very easy. But these tips will ensure you end up with a sweet but smooth mango puree. 

  1. Use ripe mangoes. Ripe mangoes add a sweet flavor to the puree. 
  2. Do not throw away the seed. Once you cut the flesh from the mango, remove the remaining skin from the mango, and using gloved hands, squeeze it right into the blender. The juice from the mangoes will help the mangoes break down into smooth puree. Additionally, you won’t have to add water to thin out the mango puree. 
  3. If you are using frozen mangoes, don’t drain them once they are defrosted. Place the mangoes and their water into the blender and blend it into a puree. 
  4. Strain the mango puree. Some mangoes, like Tommy Atkins, have a lot of stringy fibers. These fibers ruin the mango puree’s smooth texture. Once it’s blended, pour the mango puree into a fine-mesh sieve set over a bowl. 

How To Use Mango Puree

There are many ways to use mango puree. You can use it to make mango ice cream, smoothies, or bowls. 

You can use mango puree as baby food, in drinks, cakes, pies, and cookies. You can use it in pancakes, waffles or make a sweet sauce for ice cream, pancakes, waffles, or desserts. Lastly, you can use mango puree in curries, dips, and dressings. 

How Long Can You Keep Mango Puree

Mango puree will last for 1 week if it’s stored in an airtight container in the fridge. Alternatively, it will last up to 3 months if you place it in a freezer-safe container and freeze it. 

Mango Recipes:

Mango Pudding

Bahamian Mango Pudding with fresh mangoes

Mango Smoothie

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Mango Ice Cream

Paleo mango ice cream in a dessert glass.

How To Make Mango Puree

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Course: Gluten-Free, miscellaneous, Paleo, Recipes, Summer, veganCuisine: Vegan, Paleo, Gluten-FreeDifficulty: Easy


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Mango puree is the perfect way to use up those mangoes that are about to spoil. It is a versatile ingredient you can use in many dishes, including ice creams, muffins, pancakes, and curries. Learn how to make this easy-to-make delicious mango puree that only contains 1 ingredient. 

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  • 3 large Haden mangoes or 5 Tommy Atkins (hairy/stringy) mangoes


  • Cut the flesh away from the mango. Peel the mango from the skin and place it into a blender.
  • Remove the remaining strip of skin from the seed and squeeze the juice directly into the blender until all the flesh is removed from the seed.
  • Blend the mango until it is smooth.
  • Pour the mango pure into a fine-mesh strainer set over a large bowl. Use a silicone spatula to push the mango puree through the sieve. Discard the stringy fibers.
  • Use the mango puree immediately, or store it in the refrigerator for 1 week. You can also store your mango puree in the freezer for 3 months.

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Nutrition Facts

24 servings per container

  • Amount Per ServingCalories25
  • % Daily Value *
  • Total Fat 0.2g 0%
    • Saturated Fat 0g 0%
  • Cholesterol 0mg 0%
  • Sodium 0mg 0%
  • Potassium 71mg 3%
  • Total Carbohydrate 6.3g 2%
    • Dietary Fiber 0.7g 0%
    • Sugars 5.7g
  • Protein 0.3g 0%

  • Calcium 5%

* The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.


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