If you’re like me, you hate to waste food. This post shares how to freeze ripe avocados that you can use later in smoothies, guacamole, and pudding.
- 4 ripe avoados (or as many as you want to freeze)
- 1 lemon or lime, juiced
- Wash your avocados with warm water and dish soap and pat them dry.
- Use a sharp knife to cut each avocado in half. Use a spoon to scoop out the pit and discard.
- Use your spoon to scoop out each half of the avocado and transfer to a zip-top bag.
- Squeeze about a teaspoon of freshly-squeeze lemon or lime juice into each bag. This will help prevent the avocado from browning.
- Place the zip-top bags into the freezer for up to 2 months.
- Defrost before using (unless you want to put the frozen avocado into a smoothie).
- Frozen avocados will last in the freezer for about 2 months.
- Defrost your frozen avocados in the refrigerator overnight before using.
- You can serve frozen avocados almost the same way you would use a fresh avocado. Once you have frozen it, though, you will need to de-frost it in the refrigerator for about 12-24 hours first. Then, you can use it in guacamole, on avocado toast, in a chocolate pudding, or on top of a salad. You can even make Avocado Ice Cream!
- Category: Side dish
- Method: Freezer
- Cuisine: American
Keywords: frozen avocados, how to use ripe avocados