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plate with frozen avocado halves

How to Freeze Ripe Avocados


Description

Don’t waste your ripe avocados. Here’s how to freeze them to use later in smoothies, guacamole, or even pudding. You can freeze avocado halves, chunks, or slices.


Ingredients

Scale
  • 4 ripe avoados (or as many as you want to freeze)
  • 1 lemon or lime, juiced

Instructions

  1. Wash your avocados with warm water and dish soap and pat them dry. This helps prevent the spread of food-borne illness.
  2. Use a sharp knife to cut each avocado in half. Use a spoon to scoop out the pit and discard.
  3. Use your spoon to scoop out each half of the avocado and transfer to a zip-top bag.
  4. Squeeze about a teaspoon of freshly-squeeze lemon or lime juice into each bag. This will help prevent the avocado from browning. 
  5. Place the zip-top bags into the freezer for up to 2 months.
  6. Defrost before using (unless you want to put the frozen avocado into a smoothie).

Notes

  1. Frozen avocados will last in the freezer for about 2 months.
  2. Defrost your frozen avocados in the refrigerator overnight before using. 
  3. 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!
  4. If you prefer to freeze your avocado in slices or chunks, then you can do that too. Place the avocado slices or chunks on a parchment-paper lined baking sheet and freeze it for at least 4-6 hours before transferring to a ziptop bag for up to 2 months.
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Category: Side dish
  • Method: Freezer
  • Cuisine: American

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