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ripe avocados on a white platter

How to Freeze Ripe Avocados


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


  1. Wash your avocados with warm water and dish soap and pat them dry.
  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).


  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!
  • Category: Side dish
  • Method: Freezer
  • Cuisine: American

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