Frozen Avocado – How to Freeze Avocado the Best Ways

Frozen avocado can sound intimidating . . . but I’ll show you a few of the best ways to freeze avocado. How to freeze avocado doesn’t have to be difficult, in fact, it is very simple!

 

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Our family loves avocados! Our favorite avocado recipe is guacamole, but we also love to use them in smoothies, as a soup topper, on sandwiches, on burrito bowls, in brownies, on avocado toast . . . the list goes on! 

I love to freeze or preserve avocados when I find them at a good price and when they are in season. There is nothing better than pulling frozen avocado out of the freezer for whatever recipe I need it for spur of the moment. Company coming last minute? Frozen avocado works in a jiffy for an easy snack or appetizer of chips and guacamole.

And did you know that avocado is packed with health benefits? It is a superstar food in so many ways! Why is avocado healthy? Here are 12 proven benefits:

  1. Avocados are nutrient rich
  2. Healthy for the heart
  3. Great for vision
  4. Osteoporosis prevention
  5. Cancer
  6. Healthy babies
  7. Lower risk of depression
  8. Improved digestion
  9. Natural detoxification
  10. Osteoporosis treatment
  11. Antimicrobial action
  12. Protection from chronic disease

What do I need to make frozen avocado?

  • ripe avocados – do you know how to tell if your avocados are ripe? Check the color of the skin. It should be dark green to black. The darker the skin, the riper the avocado. The skin should also feel bumpy. Try gently pressing the skin with your thumb. A ripe avocado should yield to gentle pressure, but not leave an indentation or feel mushy. If it feels too mushy then it is overripe.
  • lemon juice – either fresh or bottled will work great!
  • plastic wrap
  • ziplock bags – we love these bulk freezer bags from Amazon!! Such a price saver!

 

Are you pinched for time? You can freeze whole avocados! Here is how to do frozen avocados whole:

  • Wash the avocados to remove any dirt or pesticides.
  • Dry them.
  • Wrap the whole avocado in plastic wrap.
  • Put in a freezer bag and press out any excess air.
  • Freeze for up to 6 months.

Frozen avocado can also be done in halves:

  • Wash the avocados to remove any dirt or pesticides.
  • Dry them.
  • Slice in half and remove the pit.
  • Spritz generously with lemon juice to avoid browning.
  • Wrap the avocado halves in plastic wrap.
  • Put in a freezer bag and press out any excess air.
  • Freeze for up to 6 months.

 

I usually prefer my frozen avocado to be mashed already, and quick to use right out the freezer for The Best Ever Guacamole or avocado toast (here is a huge list of ideas)! Here is how to freeze mashed avocado:

  • Wash the avocados to remove any dirt or pesticides.
  • Dry them.
  • Slice in half and remove the pit.
  • Spoon out the flesh into a bowl.
  • Mash with a fork, or use a food processor for super smooth frozen avocado.
  • Add some lemon juice to avoid browning.
  • Spoon into quart size freezer bags – our favorite ones from Amazon!! – and now you have frozen avocado that is ready for guacamole in a jiffy!

 

One of my favorite ways to use frozen avocado is for this amazing Avocado Cilantro Lime Dip. Yummm!

avocado cilantro lime dip

Or, freeze your avocados in chunks, which is great for smoothies! 

  • Wash the avocados to remove any dirt or pesticides.
  • Dry them.
  • Slice in half and remove the pit.
  • Remove the flesh and cut into cubes.
  • Spritz with lemon juice to avoid browning.
  • Freeze in a single layer on a baking tray for 1 hour, then put flash frozen avocado cubes into freezer bags.
  • Freeze for up to 6 months.

 

There are even dessert recipes using mashed avocado! This list of avocado desserts has so many options that you can use frozen avocado for!

Some commonly asked questions about avocados:

Does freezing avocados ruin them?

No! I would not use them in fresh salads or as slices on avocado toast or sandwiches since the texture is compromised when freezing. But using them in guacamole, smoothies, baking recipes, and smashed avocado toast works perfectly.

What is the best way to thaw frozen avocados?

Wholesome Yum says “How to thaw frozen avocado chunks, slices, or puree: Remove pieces from the freezer and thaw at room temperature for 30-60 minutes. You can also place in the refrigerator overnight.”

Can I use frozen avocado for guacamole?

For Freezing says “Frozen avocados are great for guacamole. As a matter of fact, frozen avocados are just as good as fresh, unfrozen avocados when used in smoothies, shakes, and dips. To ensure that the quality remains the same, it is best to puree or cut the avocados then spray them with lemon juice before freezing.”

Can you microwave a frozen avocado?

Microwave Meal Prep says “If you need to use microwave, choose the defrost or low power setting. For best result, nuke for 30 second increments to thaw frozen avocados in the microwave.”

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