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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 in baby food: when and in what form can corn be given to children

Corn is a useful product in the nutrition of a child. In its small grains, there are a lot of vitamins and minerals that a growing body needs so much. Porridges, soups, vegetable stews - there are many recipes for cooking corn dishes that will diversify the menu and make it more useful. When can I introduce the product into the baby's diet? What rules should be followed?

Benefits of corn in baby nutrition

Corn in baby food is not only tasty, but also a healthy product. It is especially good that the vegetable does not accumulate nitrates in itself, which are so often used in growing crops - eating it will be safe for the baby. And the lack of gluten in corn (a substance that often causes allergic reactions in children) makes it a hypoallergenic product. Another positive quality of the vegetable is that even with heat treatment, it retains a significant part of the nutrients.

Corn is rich in vitamins (groups B, A, E, PP, H) and trace elements (iodine, magnesium, calcium), fiber, amino acids. The addition of a vegetable to the diet helps to normalize the work of the gastrointestinal tract, natural bowel cleansing, elimination of toxins, and lowering the level of "bad" cholesterol and blood sugar. Corn will also help strengthen muscle tissue - very useful for children who go to sports sections.

Toddler child: is there any reason for concern?
According to parents and grandmothers, almost all children do not eat well. However, from a medical point of view, this is far from the case. How to determine the true "kid"?

What are the contraindications to eating corn?

Despite the fact that corn is a hypoallergenic crop, in some cases, adding it to baby food is not recommended. What are the contraindications?

  • chronic diseases of the gastrointestinal tract;
  • increased blood clotting;
  • individual intolerance to the product.

Please note that eating corn in excess of the age norm for a child can cause constipation and flatulence. If there is even the slightest doubt about the introduction of corn into baby food, it is better to consult a pediatrician!

When to introduce corn into baby food?

The product is introduced into the baby's diet in the form of cereals based on corn grits. It can be offered to a child who is breastfed from 7-8 months. In the menu of artificial babies, it appears already from 5-6 months.

Porridge is prepared on the basis of corn grits. At first, it should be boiled in water to exclude problems from the gastrointestinal tract. With the addition of sugar, also wait a little! The recipe for corn porridge is as follows:

  • Boil 1. 5 tbsp. water.
  • Pour into boiled water 0.5 tbsp. corn grits.
  • Boil the porridge for 30-40 minutes, stirring constantly.

Start complementary foods with a minimum dose - 1 tsp will be enough. porridge. If there are no negative reactions from the child's body during the day (diarrhea or constipation, skin rashes), a portion of the dish can be gradually increased to 100-120 grams at a time. For older children, fruit can be added to corn porridge - then sugar is not required.

As for boiled corn cobs, it is recommended to introduce them into the child's diet no earlier than 2.5 years. By this age, the baby has already developed a well-developed chewing reflex, and the digestive system is gradually getting used to the variety of food. The rules for introducing boiled corncobs are exactly the same as in the case of porridge - first offer the child a couple of grains, and then increase the amount of the product to 100 grams at a time. No matter how much the baby likes boiled corn, it should not be present on his menu every day!

But do not rush to add canned corn to the diet of a small child! The "syrup" in which the grains are preserved does not consist of the most useful ingredients for the baby - vinegar, salt and sugar.

Recipes for children's meals based on corn

For the preparation of "corn" dishes for the baby, use only young cobs! And in order to enrich the child's diet with this useful product in winter, the grains can be frozen, and then thawed as necessary.

The easiest way to add corn to your baby's diet is to simply boil the cobs. Their cooking time, depending on the type of product and the degree of its "youth", will vary from 30 minutes to 3 hours. But there are other options for serving the product - cook vegetable stews, salads and soups. The kid will not refuse such delicious dishes.

There are the following recipes for children's dishes based on corn:

  • Fish cakes with corn

You will need such products - 1 potato, 200 gr cod fillet, 3 tbsp. l. boiled corn kernels, half an egg, 1 tbsp. l. flour. First, boil the potatoes and mash them with water. Rinse the fish thoroughly and also boil until tender. Scroll it 1-2 times through a meat grinder. Combine mashed potatoes with minced fish, corn, egg and flour - mix everything until smooth. Form small patties. Steam them or bake them in the oven.

  • Corn soup puree

There are many recipes for making soups based on corn. And cream soup will be a real boon for mothers whose babies do not yet know how to chew food. You will need such products - 100 ml of water, 60 grams of fresh corn grains, 80 ml of milk. First, boil the corn kernels in water until cooked, remove them and cool. Pour the grains with milk and part of the broth remaining after cooking - cook over low heat for another 10-15 minutes. Then grind the soup with a blender to a puree state - boil for another 5 minutes.

  • Chicken soup with corn

You will need such products - 1 potato, 1 carrot, half an onion, 0.5 tbsp. grains of fresh corn, 100 gr chicken fillet. Cut the meat into portions. Bring the chicken to a boil. Then drain the primary broth, and fill the meat with "new" water, add corn - cook for 30-40 minutes. At this time, you can prepare vegetables - finely chop the onion and grate the carrots. Add vegetables to the soup - cook until tender. You can serve the dish by sprinkling it on top with herbs.

  • Corn and egg salad

The dish is prepared from the following products - 0.5 tbsp. boiled corn kernels, 1 boiled egg, 1/4 onion. Finely chop the egg and onion. Mix them with corn. Such a simple salad is dressed with low-fat sour cream. Top it with herbs.

Recipe: Baby food "Salad of sweet vegetables" from 6 months


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pumpkin - 50 g;
carrots - 50 g;
fresh corn - 2 tablespoons;
water - as needed

How to prepare :

I always prepare food for my children myself, but I take ideas from well-known manufacturers of baby food, for example, Frutonyanya or Agusha. So, for example, I liked the idea of ​​making a "salad" of sweet vegetables. It really turns out sweet.

The corn must, of course, be fresh. By no means canned. We take a good ear of corn, check that all the grains are good, boil until tender. Without salt, of course. Of course, not all of this cob will go to the baby :)
But I have someone to eat up :)

While the corn is cooking, you can prepare pumpkin and carrots. My carrots are fresh, and the pumpkin is frozen. We put them in a double boiler and steam them for 8 minutes.

When the corn is ready, cut the kernel off the cob. You need to cut it very carefully, only the soft part.

About two tablespoons of corn kernels. They need to be chopped with a blender separately from the rest of the vegetables. If crushed together with pumpkin, then corn can "slip through".
Therefore, pour about 50 ml of water and grind the corn with a blender at maximum speed.

Then add the steamed pumpkin and carrots and grind all the vegetables together.

Heat the puree again in the microwave for about 30 seconds.

Baby vegetable puree is ready. You can give it to a child from 6 months, provided that he is already familiar with complementary foods and has tried pumpkin and carrots before. The density of the puree can be adjusted using baby drinking water, which is allowed for babies. I don't add water. My daughter eats well and thick mashed potatoes.

At home, it is difficult to grind corn to the most uniform texture, after all, the puree will contain pieces no larger than sesame seeds. Therefore, this puree is not suitable for the first acquaintance with vegetables, it is better to give it to children who already eat vegetable purees well and have chewing skills.

You can also try cooked banana puree from 8 months.

Cooking time: PT00h40M30 min.

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