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

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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.

Thoroughly Cook Meats for Your Baby┬áDon’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 May turn brown [cooked] – freeze in slices for a nice teething reliever [raw]
Avocados May turn brown when pureed – best frozen in halves with a bit of lemon juice [raw]
Apricots May not freeze solid and texture may be altered [raw or cooked]
Bananas May brown when pureed – best way to freeze, cut in half, wrap then freeze [raw]
Blueberries Freeze well whole or pureed – may thaw to a watery consistency [raw or cooked]
Melons May be gritty/watery when thawed – best frozen raw in chunks [raw or cooked]
Cherries Freeze well whole or pureed – may thaw to a watery consistency [raw or cooked]
Citrus Does not freeze well
Coconut Does not freeze well
Cranberries Freeze well whole or pureed – may thaw to a watery consistency [raw or cooked]
Figs Unknown
Grapes Freeze well when frozen whole, halved or quartered [ raw]
Kiwi May be gritty/watery when thawed [raw]
Mango May be gritty/watery when thawed – best frozen in chunks [raw or cooked]
Nectarines Freeze well, may be gritty/watery when thawed – freeze in chunks [raw or cooked]
Peaches Freeze well, may be gritty/watery when thawed – freeze in chunks [raw or cooked]
Papaya Freezes well, may be gritty/watery when thawed -freeze in chunks [raw or cooked]
Pears May turn brown – freeze well but may be gritty/watery when thawed [raw or cooked]
Persimmons Unknown
Plums Freeze well, may be gritty/watery when thawed [raw or cooked]
Prunes Freeze well but may not freeze solid and texture may be altered [raw or cooked]
Pumpkin Freezes well [cooked]
Strawberries Freeze well whole & raw or simmered into a puree or sauce/syrup
VEGETABLES [Cooked]
Asparagus Freezes well but may be watery when thawed – best frozen in pieces
Broccoli Freezes well but may be watery when thawed – best frozen in pieces
Beans (Green) Freeze well but may be gritty/watery when thawed – best frozen in individual pieces
Beans (Dried/Lentils) Freeze well
Beets Freeze well
Carrots Freeze well
Cauliflower Freezes well but may be watery when thawed – best frozen in pieces
Corn Freezes well but may be watery when thawed – best frozen without being pureed
Cucumber Does not freeze well
Eggplant Freezes well but may be watery when thawed – best frozen without being pureed
Leeks Mixed results, best frozen within another dish/meal
Onions Mixed results, best frozen within another dish/meal
Parsnips Freezes well but may be gritty/watery when thawed
Peas Freeze well but may be gritty/watery when thawed
Peppers Mixed results, best frozen within another dish/meal
Potato-White Freezes well but may be gritty/watery when thawed; lots of reconstituting needed
Sweet Potato Freezes well
Spinach Mixed results
Squash-Butternut etc Freezes well
Summer/Zucchini etc Freeze well but may be very gritty/watery when thawed;
Tomatoes Best frozen as a “sauce”, may be watery when thawed
Turnip Freezes well but may be gritty/watery when thawed;
MEATS/PROTEINS [cooked]
Beef Mixed Results – may be gritty/watery when thawed; freeze in cooked pieces
Chicken Mixed Results – may be gritty/watery when thawed; freeze in cooked pieces
Eggs Do not freeze well pureed but freeze with mixed results when scrambled or fried
Fish Mixed Results – may be gritty/watery when thawed; freeze in cooked pieces
Pork Mixed Results – may be gritty/watery when thawed; freeze in cooked pieces
Tofu Mixed Results – may be very gritty/watery when thawed; freeze in chunks in water
Turkey Mixed Results – may be gritty/watery when thawed; freeze in cooked pieces
GRAINS [cooked]
Barley Mixed Results – may be rubbery or gritty when thawed, best frozen not pureed
Buckwheat/Kasha Mixed Results – may be rubbery or gritty when thawed, best frozen not pureed
Flax N/A
Kamut Mixed Results – may be rubbery or gritty when thawed, best frozen not pureed
Millet Mixed Results – may be rubbery or gritty when thawed, best frozen not pureed
Oatmeal Mixed Results – may be rubbery or gritty when thawed, best frozen not pureed
Pasta Does not freeze well – may be rubbery or gritty when thawed, best frozen whole
Quinoa Mixed Results – may be rubbery or gritty when thawed, best frozen not pureed
Rice Mixed Results – may be rubbery or gritty when thawed, best frozen not pureed

list compiled from personal experience, your results may vary.

Some homemade baby food purees freeze better than others- keep this chart on hand so you know what to expect from different fruits and veggies.

Photography by Chelsea Foy