Never throw away an avocado again!study How to Freeze Avocados Use these tips and help them last longer and waste less. Add frozen avocado slices to smoothies or thawed avocado toast or guacamole.

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Never throw away an avocado again! Learn how to freeze avocados with these tips to help them last longer and reduce waste. Add frozen avocado slices to smoothies or thawed avocado toast or guacamole.

Every now and then, I come across a life-changing freezing tip – freezing avocados is one of them!

Frozen fruits and vegetables are a great way to store and save money.I have shared How to Freeze Spinach, frozen strawberries, frozen cherries, frozen blueberries, frozen bananasand frozen apples.

I’m embarrassed when I think about the amount of avocados I throw away. Is it just me, or will avocados go from ripe to rotten in minutes? Well, maybe not that fast, but it does feel that way.

I will never throw away avocados again.

Today, I’ll show you how to freeze avocados.

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Reasons you’ll love frozen avocados.

  • reduce waste. Instead of tossing an overripe avocado, freeze it.
  • save money. Stock up on avocados when they’re on sale or bought in bulk.
  • Have healthy avocados ready for recipes. Every time you want avocado toast, instead of going to the store, open the refrigerator.

raw material

Cut the avocado in half, flesh side up.

torn avocado. Avocados don’t ripen when frozen, so start with ripe avocados. The best way to determine if an avocado is ripe is to hold and inspect it.

If it matures, then:

  1. The skin color will be dark green, almost black.
  2. The skin helps when you squeeze the avocado lightly.
  3. The skin will be bumpy.

Ripe avocados have a creamy texture and work best in recipes.

lemon or lime juice – The acidity of the juice helps slow down the browning process.

How to Freeze Avocados

Start with ripe avocados.

Avocados don’t ripen when frozen, so start with ripe avocados. The best way to determine if an avocado is ripe is to hold and inspect it.

If it matures, then:

  1. The skin color will be dark green, almost black.
  2. When you lightly squeeze an avocado, the skin is affected.
  3. The skin will be bumpy.

Ripe avocados have a creamy texture and work best in recipes.

frozen whole avocado

If you want simplicity, this is the easiest way to freeze avocados.

Wash the skin, then wrap in plastic wrap and freeze. Take the avocado out of the refrigerator and let it thaw overnight in the refrigerator.

To be honest, this is my least favorite way to freeze avocados. I prefer the other method as this allows the avocado to be used in smoothies or other recipes without extra work.

Freeze avocados in chunks or slices

Step by step how to freeze avocado slices

In this method, cut a fresh avocado in half lengthwise. Remove and discard the pit. Then slice the avocado into thin slices or chunks and carefully peel off the skin.

You can also remove the skin before cutting or slicing, but I find it easier to do this afterwards.

Place avocado slices on a plate, tray, or baking sheet on parchment paper and squeeze with lemon or lime juice. The acidity of the juice helps prevent browning.

Put a plate of sliced ​​avocados in the freezer for an hour or so – this is called a quick freeze, then place the frozen avocados in a freezer bag to freeze.

Mash avocados and freeze

Step by step how to freeze avocado mash using a silicone tray.

My favorite way to freeze avocados is to mash and freeze!

Remove the avocado from the skin.

Abandon the pit.

Put the avocado flesh in a bowl.

Using a fork or masher, mash the avocado until you get the desired consistency.

Squirt in a little lemon or lime juice and stir well; this will help prevent browning.

You can also use a food processor to make mashed avocado. If you’re making mashed avocado baby food, this is my recommended processing method.

Spray with lemon or lime juice so the avocado doesn’t brown. This also adds a fresh flavor. Then dispense into Ziploc bags or containers.

My favorite way to freeze mashed avocados is to use a two tablespoon silicone tray – like this one from dinner cubes. This tray allows you to freeze avocados in a size suitable for avocado toast or smoothies. You can also use an ice cube tray to freeze portions of avocados.

How to Thaw Frozen Avocados

Frozen avocados don’t look as good as fresh avocado slices or chunks. Therefore, it is not suitable for salads. However, it is still delicious, nutritious and can be used in other recipes.

  • To thaw frozen avocados, take the desired amount and place in an airtight container to thaw overnight in the refrigerator.
  • Avocados may brown a bit when thawed, but don’t worry; when you mix it or use it with other ingredients, it will look green and work well. I use this method when making guacamole, salad dressing, tacos or burritos.
  • You can also put it in a plastic bag and submerge it in a bowl of cold water. This method takes about 30 minutes or so to thaw.
  • You can also defrost in the microwave. I would put the mashed avocado or slices in the microwave for 25-60 seconds or until thawed but still cold. After I mixed it, it was the perfect temp. I use this method in recipes like avocado toast or in brownies.
  • You don’t need to defrost avocados when using them in smoothie recipes. Just add a few slices or ¼ cup mashed avocado and mix.
Avocado Toast with Eggs

What can you do with frozen avocados?

I think the question is, “What can’t you do with frozen avocados.” Any recipe that calls for fresh avocados can use frozen. Of course, unless you’re making a smoothie, you’ll need to thaw it first.

Here are recipes and ideas for using frozen avocados:

common problem

How do you keep frozen avocados from browning?

The best way to keep frozen avocados from browning is to spritz the avocado slices liberally with lemon or lime juice, or mix it into mashed avocados before freezing. The acidity of the juice slows the browning process. Of course, it won’t stop browning completely, so plan to use the avocado right after thawing.

How can you tell if an avocado is rotten?

The skin is dark black and the avocado is mushy when squeezed. If this is the case, throw out the avocado as you can no longer freeze it.

Can you freeze guacamole?

Yes, guacamole will freeze for up to 3 months. So, if you’ve turned those pretty avocados into delicious guacamole, freeze the extras for a snack later.

How to Freeze Avocados

How to Freeze Avocados

Never throw away an avocado again!study How to Freeze Avocados Use these tips and help them last longer and waste less. Add frozen avocado slices to smoothies or thawed avocado toast or guacamole.

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course: Breakfast, lunch, snacks

delicacy: American

Key words: frozen avocados, how to freeze avocados

Preparation time: 5 minute

Cooking time: 5 minute

Serving Size: 8 people

Calories: 60kcal

raw material

  • 2 ripe avocado
  • 1 lemon or lime

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Freeze in blocks or slices

  • Cut a fresh avocado in half lengthwise. Remove and discard the pit. Then slice the avocado into thin slices or chunks and carefully remove the skin.

  • Place avocado slices on a plate or tray and squeeze with lemon or lime juice.

  • Put a plate of sliced ​​avocados in the fridge for an hour or so – this is called a quick freeze, then place the frozen avocados in a bag to freeze.

Mash avocados and freeze

  • After removing the avocado from the skin, discard the pit, place it in a bowl, and using a fork or masher, mash the avocado until you get the desired consistency.

  • Spray with lemon or lime juice so the avocado doesn’t brown.Then divide into Ziploc bags or containers or 2 tablespoons silicone trays (my favorite)

notes

How to Thaw Frozen Avocados
To thaw frozen avocados, take the desired amount and place it in an airtight container, then thaw in the refrigerator. This may take 4-6 hours, depending on how much avocado you are defrosting. So, if you plan to use it for breakfast toast, then I recommend taking it out the night before.
Avocados may brown a bit when thawed, but don’t worry, after mixing it or using it with other ingredients, it will look green and it will work just fine. I use this method when making guacamole, salad dressing, or with tacos or burritos.
You can also defrost in the microwave. I would put the mashed avocado or slices in the microwave for 25-60 seconds or until thawed but still cold. After I mixed it, it was the perfect temp. I use this method when making avocado toast or in recipes like brownies.
You don’t need to defrost avocados when using them in smoothie recipes. Just add a few slices or ¼ cup mashed avocado and mix.

Nutrition

Calories: 60kcal | carbohydrate: 3G | protein: 1G | fat: 5G | sodium: 3mg | fiber: 3G

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