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How to Freeze Avocado to Preserve Its Shelf Life

To freeze avocados, start by peeling and removing the pits. Cut them into slices or chunks. Sprinkle lemon or lime juice over the pieces to prevent them from browning.

Place the avocado pieces on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Flash-freeze them for about 2 hours. Once they’re frozen, transfer them into an air-tight container or freezer bag. Be sure to remove as much air as possible.

Fresh and Frozen Avocado in a Wooden Board

Label it with the date and store it in the freezer for up to 6 months. Be sure to thaw them in the refrigerator before using them in your recipes.

There are also simple methods for freezing avocados whole, in halves, and even mashed avocado. By following these easy freezing tips, you can enjoy your favorite creamy fruit year-round!

Whole Avocados on a Plastic Bag

How to Freeze Whole Avocados 

One of the easiest methods of freezing avocados is to freeze them whole, including the skin. Follow these simple steps:

  1. Start by washing the avocado thoroughly under running water. Pat it dry using a clean cloth or paper towel.
  2. Once it’s dry, wrap it tightly with plastic wrap. This will prevent it from getting freezer burn and keep it fresh for longer.
  3. After wrapping it, place the avocado in a Ziploc freezer bag. Be sure to press out as much air as possible before sealing the bag tightly.
  4. Label the bag with the date.
  5. Place the bag in the freezer and freeze it for 3-6 months for best results.

This method works perfectly if you don’t have the time to slice, pit, or chop the avocados before freezing them. 

Freezing whole avocados is a simple and effective way to keep them fresh and flavorful. They’ll be ready to use whenever you need them.

Avocado Sliced in Half Wrapped on a Plastic Bag

How to Freeze Avocado Halves

Freezing avocado halves is great when you only need to use a part of them. Here are the steps to follow:

  1. Start by washing the avocado with the skin on to remove any dirt or debris.
  2. Cut the avocado in half. Removing the pit is optional, but unnecessary.
  3. Sprinkle some lemon juice on each avocado half to prevent browning.
  4. Wrap each half tightly in plastic wrap to prevent freezer burn and maintain freshness.
  5. Place all the wrapped avocado halves in a freezer-safe bag.
  6. Press out all the air from the bag and seal it tightly.
  7. Label the bag with the date of freezing and place it in the freezer.

When you need to use the avocado, remove the desired number of halves from the freezer. 

Then, allow them to thaw at room temperature for a few hours. You can also defrost them in the refrigerator overnight.

Diced Frozen Avocado on a Parchment Paper

How to Freeze Avocado Slices

Are you a smoothie enthusiast who loves the creamy texture of avocado? Why not freeze some avocado slices for your next creation? 

Here are some simple steps to get them ready for action:

  1. Start by washing the avocado and peeling off the skin.
  2. Cut the avocado in half with a knife and remove the pit.
  3. Slice it into wedges or cubes, depending on your preference.
  4. Sprinkle or brush lemon or lime juice on every piece to prevent browning and enhance the flavor.
  5. Place the avocado slices on a cookie sheet, add parchment paper, and freeze them for 2 hours.
  6. Put the slices into a Ziploc bag. Be sure to seal it tightly and remove all the air.

Now that you have frozen avocado slices, you can easily add them to your recipes. This is an easy way to enjoy the delicious taste and health benefits of avocados all year round!

How to Freeze Mashed Avocados

Mashed avocado is a versatile ingredient and can elevate any dish. 

Don’t let your leftovers go to waste! Follow these simple steps to freeze mashed avocado for future use:

  1. Begin by washing the avocado and removing the skin and pit.
  2. Grab a fork to hand-mash the avocado, or use a food processor to create a smooth puree. 
  3. Add a little lemon or lime juice to preserve the color and flavor.
  4. Store the mashed avocado in individual serving sizes in a Ziploc freezer bag or freezer-safe container.
  5. Before sealing the bag or container, be sure to squeeze out as much air as possible to prevent freezer burn.
  6. Label the bag or container with the date and store it in the freezer.

With frozen mashed avocado, you can easily whip up guacamole, baby food, or salad dressing whenever the craving strikes. 

It’s the perfect way to add some creamy avocado goodness to any meal or snack. So don’t let your avocados go to waste, freeze them today!

Avocado French Toast Topped With Boiled Eggs, Mashed and Sliced in Half Ripe Avocados

Tips for Freezing Avocados 

  • Use ripe avocados – It’s important to choose avocados that are ripe and ready to eat. If they’re not ripe yet, leave them on the counter for a few days until they become soft and ready to enjoy.
  • Prevent browning – Spray lemon or lime juice on your avocados before freezing to prevent browning. Buy a cheap spray bottle and load it with fresh citrus juice.
  • Easy thawing – Either put it in some cold water for about 30 minutes or wait it out overnight in the refrigerator. It’s that easy!
  • Labeling – Write the freezing date on the bag with a marker and store it in the freezer for up to 6 months.

How to Thaw Frozen Avocados 

Thawing frozen avocados is very easy and convenient. Just grab them from the freezer and transfer them to the fridge. Let the green beauties thaw out overnight. Or, if you’re in a hurry, leave them at room temperature for a couple of hours. 

As these yummy delights thaw, they can potentially get watery and mushy. So plan to use them as soon as possible, preferably on the same day. 

How to Freeze Avocado

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