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.
- 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. This helps prevent the spread of food-borne illness.
- 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!
- 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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