With summer here and berries in abundance, your little one can enjoy the sweet berries of the summer season with this simple recipe. Blueberries are one of the most suitable berries for babies as they don’t need sweetening. They are high in vitamin C and contain a natural enzyme that allows them to keep for a long time in the fridge.

Suitable for 6 months onwards
Makes about 3 cups
You will need:

  • 1 1/2 cups ripe blueberries
  • 2 cups of spring water
  • 1 tbsp of corn starch or ground rice or potato starch

Put the fruit into a sauce pan with the spring water. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and cook gently until the berries pop and the juices run. (5-10 minutes). Strain, mashing to extract all the juice.
Blend the cornstarch or ground rice or potato starch by working it with one tablespoon of water until runny and free of clumps.
Return the juice to the pan and stir in the cornstarch. Cook until it thickens (5-10 minutes, stirring throughout)
Let it cool to finger temperature or chill, teething babies find cold food comforting for sore gums.