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 FoodHow These Foods Will Freeze When They Have Been Pureed
FRUITS
ApplesMay turn brown [cooked] – freeze in slices for a nice teething reliever [raw]
AvocadosMay turn brown when pureed – best frozen in halves with a bit of lemon juice [raw]
ApricotsMay not freeze solid and texture may be altered [raw or cooked]
BananasMay brown when pureed – best way to freeze, cut in half, wrap then freeze [raw]
BlueberriesFreeze well whole or pureed – may thaw to a watery consistency [raw or cooked]
MelonsMay be gritty/watery when thawed – best frozen raw in chunks [raw or cooked]
CherriesFreeze well whole or pureed – may thaw to a watery consistency [raw or cooked]
CitrusDoes not freeze well
CoconutDoes not freeze well
CranberriesFreeze well whole or pureed – may thaw to a watery consistency [raw or cooked]
FigsUnknown
GrapesFreeze well when frozen whole, halved or quartered [ raw]
KiwiMay be gritty/watery when thawed [raw]
MangoMay be gritty/watery when thawed – best frozen in chunks [raw or cooked]
NectarinesFreeze well, may be gritty/watery when thawed – freeze in chunks [raw or cooked]
PeachesFreeze well, may be gritty/watery when thawed – freeze in chunks [raw or cooked]
PapayaFreezes well, may be gritty/watery when thawed -freeze in chunks [raw or cooked]
PearsMay turn brown – freeze well but may be gritty/watery when thawed [raw or cooked]
PersimmonsUnknown
PlumsFreeze well, may be gritty/watery when thawed [raw or cooked]
PrunesFreeze well but may not freeze solid and texture may be altered [raw or cooked]
PumpkinFreezes well [cooked]
StrawberriesFreeze well whole & raw or simmered into a puree or sauce/syrup
VEGETABLES[Cooked]
AsparagusFreezes well but may be watery when thawed – best frozen in pieces
BroccoliFreezes 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
BeetsFreeze well
CarrotsFreeze well
CauliflowerFreezes well but may be watery when thawed – best frozen in pieces
CornFreezes well but may be watery when thawed – best frozen without being pureed
CucumberDoes not freeze well
EggplantFreezes well but may be watery when thawed – best frozen without being pureed
LeeksMixed results, best frozen within another dish/meal
OnionsMixed results, best frozen within another dish/meal
ParsnipsFreezes well but may be gritty/watery when thawed
PeasFreeze well but may be gritty/watery when thawed
PeppersMixed results, best frozen within another dish/meal
Potato-WhiteFreezes well but may be gritty/watery when thawed; lots of reconstituting needed
Sweet PotatoFreezes well
SpinachMixed results
Squash-Butternut etcFreezes well
Summer/Zucchini etcFreeze well but may be very gritty/watery when thawed;
TomatoesBest frozen as a “sauce”, may be watery when thawed
TurnipFreezes well but may be gritty/watery when thawed;
MEATS/PROTEINS[cooked]
BeefMixed Results – may be gritty/watery when thawed; freeze in cooked pieces
ChickenMixed Results – may be gritty/watery when thawed; freeze in cooked pieces
EggsDo not freeze well pureed but freeze with mixed results when scrambled or fried
FishMixed Results – may be gritty/watery when thawed; freeze in cooked pieces
PorkMixed Results – may be gritty/watery when thawed; freeze in cooked pieces
TofuMixed Results – may be very gritty/watery when thawed; freeze in chunks in water
TurkeyMixed Results – may be gritty/watery when thawed; freeze in cooked pieces
GRAINS[cooked]
BarleyMixed Results – may be rubbery or gritty when thawed, best frozen not pureed
Buckwheat/KashaMixed Results – may be rubbery or gritty when thawed, best frozen not pureed
FlaxN/A
KamutMixed Results – may be rubbery or gritty when thawed, best frozen not pureed
MilletMixed Results – may be rubbery or gritty when thawed, best frozen not pureed
OatmealMixed Results – may be rubbery or gritty when thawed, best frozen not pureed
PastaDoes not freeze well – may be rubbery or gritty when thawed, best frozen whole
QuinoaMixed Results – may be rubbery or gritty when thawed, best frozen not pureed
RiceMixed 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