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Frozen Baby Food Puree Chart - How Baby Food Purees Will Freeze

 

 

The Frozen Pureed Baby Food table below is established from our own experience with freezing homemade baby food; we did a lot of it having to feed twins. You may have better, or worse, luck with freezing your homemade baby food cubes.

Homemade Baby Food is most easily stored in your freezer. It is best to keep the cubes as far into the freezer as possible.

Try not to store your homemade baby food cubes on the door to avoid the warming that may occur when the freezer door open. This table accounts for foods that have been pureed when they were cooked and/or are raw.

WAIT! DOn't be discouraged when you see quite a few of the foods noted as "may thaw gritty and/or watery!" This chart is meant to let you know what MAY happen to foods but this is not necessarily what always happens!

Type of Food

How These Foods Will Freeze When They Have Been Pureed

FRUITS

Apples

Avocados

Apricots

Bananas

Blueberries

Melons

Cherries

Citrus

Coconut

Cranberries

Figs

Grapes

Kiwi

Mango

Nectarines

Peaches

Papaya

Pears

Persimmons

Plums

Prunes

Pumpkin

Strawberries

 

May turn brown [cooked] - freeze in slices for a nice teething reliever [raw]

May turn brown when pureed - best frozen in halves with a bit of lemon juice [raw]

May not freeze solid and texture may be altered [raw or cooked]

May brown when pureed - best way to freeze, cut in half, wrap then freeze [raw]

Freeze well whole or pureed - may thaw to a watery consistency [raw or cooked]

May be gritty/watery when thawed - best frozen raw in chunks [raw or cooked]

Freeze well whole or pureed - may thaw to a watery consistency [raw or cooked]

Does not freeze well

Does not freeze well

Freeze well whole or pureed - may thaw to a watery consistency [raw or cooked]

Unknown

Freeze well when frozen whole, halved or quartered [ raw]

May be gritty/watery when thawed [raw]

May be gritty/watery when thawed - best frozen in chunks [raw or cooked]

Freeze well, may be gritty/watery when thawed - freeze in chunks [raw or cooked]

Freeze well, may be gritty/watery when thawed - freeze in chunks [raw or cooked]

Freezes well, may be gritty/watery when thawed -freeze in chunks [raw or cooked]

May turn brown - freeze well but may be gritty/watery when thawed [raw or cooked]

Unknown

Freeze well, may be gritty/watery when thawed [raw or cooked]

Freeze well but may not freeze solid and texture may be altered [raw or cooked]

Freezes well [cooked]

Freeze well whole & raw or simmered into a puree or sauce/syrup

VEGETABLES

Asparagus

Broccoli

Beans (Green)

Beans (Dried/Lentils)

Beets 

Carrots

Cauliflower

Corn

Cucumber 

Eggplant

Leeks 

Onions

Parsnips

Peas

Peppers

Potato-White

Sweet Potato

Spinach

Squash-Butternut etc 

Summer/Zucchini etc

Tomatoes

Turnip

[Cooked]

Freezes well but may be watery when thawed - best frozen in pieces

Freezes well but may be watery when thawed - best frozen in pieces

Freeze well but may be gritty/watery when thawed - best frozen in individual pieces

Freeze well

Freeze well

Freeze well

Freezes well but may be watery when thawed - best frozen in pieces

Freezes well but may be watery when thawed - best frozen without being pureed

Does not freeze well

Freezes well but may be watery when thawed - best frozen without being pureed

Mixed results, best frozen within another dish/meal

Mixed results, best frozen within another dish/meal

Freezes well but may be gritty/watery when thawed

Freeze well but may be gritty/watery when thawed

Mixed results, best frozen within another dish/meal

Freezes well but may be gritty/watery when thawed; lots of reconstituting needed

Freezes well

Mixed results

Freezes well

Freeze well but may be very gritty/watery when thawed;

Best frozen as a "sauce", may be watery when thawed

Freezes well but may be gritty/watery when thawed;

 

MEATS/PROTEINS

 

Beef

Chicken

Eggs 

Fish

Pork

Tofu

Turkey

[cooked]

 

Mixed Results - may be gritty/watery when thawed; freeze in cooked pieces

Mixed Results - may be gritty/watery when thawed; freeze in cooked pieces

Do not freeze well pureed but freeze with mixed results when scrambled or fried

Mixed Results - may be gritty/watery when thawed; freeze in cooked pieces

Mixed Results - may be gritty/watery when thawed; freeze in cooked pieces

Mixed Results - may be very gritty/watery when thawed; freeze in chunks in water

Mixed Results - may be gritty/watery when thawed; freeze in cooked pieces

GRAINS

 

Barley

Buckwheat/Kasha

Flax

Kamut

Millet

Oatmeal

Pasta

Quinoa

Rice

[cooked]

 

Mixed Results - may be rubbery or gritty when thawed, best frozen not pureed

Mixed Results - may be rubbery or gritty when thawed, best frozen not pureed

N/A

Mixed Results - may be rubbery or gritty when thawed, best frozen not pureed

Mixed Results - may be rubbery or gritty when thawed, best frozen not pureed

Mixed Results - may be rubbery or gritty when thawed, best frozen not pureed

Does not freeze well - may be rubbery or gritty when thawed, best frozen whole

Mixed Results - may be rubbery or gritty when thawed, best frozen not pureed

Mixed Results - may be rubbery or gritty when thawed, best frozen not pureed

list compiled from personal experience, your results may vary.