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Savoury yet naturally sweet, this Corn Puree is delicious on its own or paired with a range of other purees.

One of summertime’s best vegetables is corn on the cob. Most adults and children love its sweet taste and it is the perfect side dish to most meals.

When blended it produces a beautiful golden puree with a savoury yet delightful sweet taste. It is delicious as a stand-alone puree and pairs great with a range of other vegetables or proteins.

Choosing Corn

Choose sweet corn that have bright green husks and pale silks. The corn should be bright in colour, plump and not indented. Avoid the ones that are dry or shrivelled.

Can You Use Frozen or Canned Corn?

Fresh corn produces the most flavoursome results, however canned and frozen can be used.

If making for a baby just be sure to check labels carefully. I would recommend frozen over canned. If you are buying canned, check the ingredients to see that there is no added sugar or salt.

How to Make Corn Puree

  1. Cook: Cooking corn transforms the raw starches and pectin in the corn cell walls into juicy, tender and sweet bites. In the image above, the corn is steam-cooked but you can really cook the corn in any way you wish. (Steam, boil, roast or grill). Cook until tender.
  2. Remove Kernels: Using tongs, remove the corn and plunge into a bowl of cold water until cool enough to handle. Hold the corn at the top, vertically, over a chopping board. Using a sharp knife, start at the top of the cob and cut downward with a gentle sawing motion. Continue cutting until all of the corn is removed.
  3. Blend: Transfer the corn kernels to a blender, or food processor, and blend until as smooth as possible. You may wish to add 1-2 teaspoons of baby milk to help with the blending and to make it more creamy.

How to Make Sweet Corn Puree Smooth

Corn puree is very textured and you may want to pass it through a sieve or a mouli for a better eating experience and to make it easier to digest.

Passing it through the sieve takes a little bit of time and it is best to do it in small batches. Push the puree through the sieve with the back of a spoon.

The result is a lovely smooth puree, great for babies or fancy Masterchef style plating!

Corn Puree for Babies

An internet search shows conflicting advice on when to first introduce corn to babies. Some believe that you should wait until babies are 12 months old before introducing them to corn, due to the potential for allergies and because corn is difficult for babies to digest. However, others say that it is safe from 6 months.

You may wish to delay its introduction until after first tastes have been accepted and their digestive systems are a little more robust. You can also pair corn with other purees that don’t have quite as much fibre. 

If your family has a history of corn allergies, you should consult a medical practitioner before offering it.

Disclaimer: This information is intended for general use only. It is not medical advice and is not intended to replace the personalised care and advice given to you by your health professional. Please refer to my full disclaimer for more info.

Storage Instructions

  • Refrigerate in an airtight container for up to 24 hours.
  • Freeze the puree in ice-cube trays and once fully frozen, quickly pop them all out and place into a freezer bag or container. Return to the freezer and store for up to 2 months. (Freezing it this way allows you to take out small portions as needed.) 

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Corn Puree

This golden yellow puree is savoury yet sweet at the same time. Enjoy it on its own or mixed with a range of other purees.

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  • ▢ 3 Cobs of Sweet Corn (mine weighed 500g / 1.1lb in total. Weight of kernals after ciooking and removing was 250g )
  • Husk the corn and pull off any silky threads.

  • Add enough water to the bottom of a pan so that it does not rise above the steamer basket. Place a steaming basket, with the corn cobs in it, into the pot.

  • Cover and heat on high. Once the steam builds, cook the corn until the kernels are tender, around 6 minutes.

  • Stand the cob up on a plate or in a bowl and run the knife down and across the kernels, as deep as you can go

  • Transfer the corn kernels to a blender or foodprocessor and blend until as smooth as possible. You may wish to add 1-2 teaspoons of baby milk.

No Steamer?: Fill a large pan with enough water to cover the corn. Bring to a boil and place the corn into the water, cover and reduce heat to medium. Cook the corn until the kernels are tender, 6 to 8 minutes.

Frozen Corn: to  Bring a pan of water to the boil, add 250g (1 & 3/4 cups) of frozen corn and simmer for 3 mins.  Drain and blend. 

Super Smooth: If you would prefer a smoother puree you can use a sieve or mouli.


  • Refrigerate in an airtight container for up to 24 hours.
  • Freeze the puree in ice-cube trays and once fully frozen, quickly pop them all out and place into a freezer bag or container. Return to the freezer and store for up to 2 months. (Freezing it this way allows you to take out small portions as needed.) 

Nutritional information is a ROUGH guide only, calculated using an online nutrition calculator. 

Nutrition Facts

Corn Puree

Amount Per Serving

Calories 40 Calories from Fat 9

% Daily Value*

Fat 1g2%

Saturated Fat 1g5%

Sodium 1mg0%

Potassium 91mg3%

Carbohydrates 9g3%

Fiber 1g4%

Sugar 2g2%

Protein 1g2%

Vitamin A 110IU2%

Vitamin C 2mg2%

Iron 1mg6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.



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Fresh sweet corn in the middle of the summer is one of the best gifts from nature.  And why shouldn't you baby be able to enjoy it with you? This quick and easy sweet corn puree is so simple and so delicious! Let me share with you how to turn sweet corn (fresh or frozen) into a great puree for your little one.

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What's so great about corn puree?

Corn is a nutrient dense food, high in fiber, vitamin C, magnesium, potassium and B vitamins.  It’s naturally gluten free, high in carbohydrates, and low in fat. These factors combine to make corn a great option for baby food.  Good carbs, good fiber, and lots of nutrients make for a great puree!

Corn also pairs well with a variety of other homemade purees and the natural sweetness ensures your kiddos will love it!

Corn can be harder to digest than some other produce, so I suggest making super smooth at the beginning.   As your little one gets older and is used to digesting more complex foods, you can leave it a bit chunkier.


  • Corn: You can use fresh or frozen corn in this recipe. If you are using fresh corn, you may want to roast or steam it before cooking if it's not in season and super fresh.
  • Milk options: Coconut milk, breast milk or any non-dairy milk works great in this recipe if you haven't yet introduced cow's milk to your baby. Alternatively, you can use water if you like.

How to make sweet corn puree

  1. Put corn kernels into high speed blender
  1. Add about half of your liquid to the blender and turn it on to medium speed.
  2. Puree to desired consistency adding more liquid a smidge at time if needed.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I store homemade baby food?

I like to freeze my homemade purees in a silicone ice cube tray. I leave one portion out right after making them in a 4oz mason jar, and then typically freeze the rest. For full details, check out my Ultimate Guide for making your own baby purees.

When would you start serving pureed corn to babies?

As corn can be tough for some little tummies to digest, some experts suggest waiting a bit longer to introduce sweet corn puree into your little ones diet. I've never had a problem introducing it at 6-7 months, but I'm not an expert (just a mom).

For the first introduction, I make sure the puree is super smooth and serve it along side a fruit or vegetable with less fiber like avocado or spinach.

What to pair with corn puree for babies

  • Lime: Similar to what I would add into corn salsa, a few squeezes of fresh lime juice really brightens up this puree and adds a new flavor to your babies palate.
  • Basil:  One of my favorite summer soups is my sweet corn and basil soup. Adding a dollop of pesto or a few leaves of basil to this puree, adds a nice depth of flavor and the same profile of that soup for your baby.
  • Avocado: The smooth consistency of pureed avocado works really well with the texture variances in corn puree.
  • Spinach: The balance of pureed spinach and sweet corn are a great pairing for dinner for your little one.
  • Black Beans: Corn and beans are a classic pairing and the sweetness of the corn puree balances nicely with the pureed black beans.

Herbs and spices to pair with sweet corn puree

I like to spice up my homemade baby food to keep things interesting and expose my kiddos palates to a wide variety of flavors when they are young. A few herbs and spices would work really well paired with this pureed corn:

  • Chili Spice: Like you would add into a pot of chili, not the hot pepper kind.
  • Cumin: A few dashes into the corn puree before serving.
  • Cilantro: Tear off a few leaves and add directly into the blender while pureeing the corn.
  • Smoked Paprika: Adds a delicious depth of flavor to the corn with a few dashes of this spice mixed into the puree before serving. I like to get mine at Trader Joes.

One more quick tip

Corn puree doesn't have to only be for babies. It makes a great side dish for lots of dinners. It would be great served along side my pesto salmon recipe, a grilled steak or roasted chicken. You could also easily mix the pureed corn into a classic risotto dish for a delicious and simple dinner.

Looking for other great puree recipes?  Try these:

  • cherry puree
  • carrot puree
  • peach puree

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Sweet Corn Puree (Homemade Baby Food)

Marni Katz

Let your little one get to experience one of the best taste's of the summer. ..sweet corn!

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Prep Time 5 mins

Cook Time 5 mins

Total Time 10 mins

Course Baby Food

Cuisine Puree

Servings 15 cubes

Calories 24 kcal

  • 1 silicone Ice tray

  • Vitamix or other high speed blender

  • 16 oz corn kernels fresh off the cob or frozen and thawed
  • ¼ cup more or less coconut milk, almond milk or water
  • Put corn kernels into high speed blender.

  • Add about half of your liquid to the blender and turn it on to medium speed.

  • Puree to desired consistency adding more liquid a smidge at time if needed.

Corn puree stays good in the fridge up to 5 days and can be frozen up to 3 months.

Calories: 24kcalCarbohydrates: 5gProtein: 1gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 56mgPotassium: 42mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 14IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 1mgIron: 1mg

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Corn puree: composition, properties and benefits

Corn puree is a grated mass consisting of boiled corn kernels and water. Since the "queen of the fields" does not have allergenic properties and does not contain gluten, unlike other cereals (wheat, oats), corn puree can be introduced into the diet of children from an early age.

Note! It is recommended to gradually introduce mashed corn into a child's diet. You should start with a spoonful of mashed potatoes (from a year old), then add in small doses to the main food.

If there is no individual intolerance, puree can be included in the baby's diet in a normal amount.

Corn puree is easy to find ready-made in the store, or you can cook it yourself.

In the second case, it is recommended to use young cobs, still slightly green, since the grains in such cobs are not fully formed, and the puree will turn out to be more tender and airy. In addition, young corn cobs contain more nutrients.

Important! Corn puree from young cobs does not provoke intestinal disorders, unlike mature kernels.

Composition of the production puree

Baby food manufacturers use the following products to make baby corn puree:

  • Corn. As a rule, mashed potatoes contain at least 60% corn.
  • Water. It is added so that the puree is not dry.
  • Rice or corn flour. Can be used to give a creamy texture.
  • Sunflower oil. To give taste, add in small quantities.

The composition of corn puree from different manufacturers may vary, but any baby puree is made exclusively from natural products.

Curious! Corn puree can be found in potato, apple and other purees.

How to make your own

To make puree, only corn kernels are used, which must be boiled, but not too long so as not to destroy the beneficial substances.

Puree with a blender. If desired, you can flavor the corn puree with butter or cream. However, you should not add such products to babies and people who are overweight.

Composition and benefits

Corn puree is rich in carotene and fiber. Contains vitamins A, C, PP and group B, minerals such as iron, magnesium, calcium.

Curious facts! Unlike many other crops, corn does not absorb the pesticides and chemicals used to feed it.

Corn is a rare food that is better cooked than raw.

Corn grains contain gold, although in a small amount.

Useful properties of corn puree:

  1. promotes the production of collagen, which is responsible for the shine and strength of hair and nails;
  2. improves digestion and bowel function;
  3. promotes growth and development;
  4. promotes weight loss, as vitamin B4, the content of which corn is the leader among foods, regulates the level of body fat;
  5. regulates cholesterol levels;
  6. slows down the aging process;

Remarkable! Corn puree with butter helps in the fight against constipation.

In addition to baby food, corn puree is recommended to be included in the diet:

  • with frequent bleeding;
  • for poor blood clotting;
  • slimming;
  • in diseases of the liver;
  • for nephritis, gout, hepatitis;
  • for heart disease;
  • allergy sufferers.


Purchased corn puree can be stored without a refrigerator, at room temperature, because manufacturers produce puree in special jars filled with vacuum. In such an environment, microorganisms do not start and the product does not deteriorate.

But homemade corn puree can be stored for no more than 2 days and must be refrigerated. Opened baby puree is stored for no more than 24 hours.

Energy value of the product (ratio of proteins, fats, carbohydrates):

Proteins: 8.3g (∼ 33.2 kcal)

Fats: 1.2g ( ∼ 10.8 kcal)

Carbs: 71g ( ∼ 284 kcal)

Energy ratio (b|g|y): ten% | 3% | 86%

In 1 teaspoon 17 g.

In 1 tbsp. spoon 50 g

In 1 glass 350 g

in 1 bank 200 g.

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