4 easy ways on how to freeze Frozen Avocado with this step-by-step guide. We love to buy avocados in bulk and then freeze the extras for another time. We've learned some great ways to freeze the avocado so it's easy to use when you're ready.
Freezing avocados is a quick and convenient way to have the same amazing and taste you love, all year long, whenever you need it. Use them for Avocado Toast, Smoothies, salads and quinoa bowls, and guacamole!
We have found that freezing fruit is a great money-saving hack. You can take advantage of great sales and save money by buying them in bulk. It also helps eliminate waste!
This was a lifesaver when we unexpectedly got two boxes of avocados because of a broken-down fruit truck! Instead of having all those avocados go bad, we froze them in chunks, slices, and whole and were able to use them for several months.
These easy methods only require 2 ingredients. All you need is ripe avocados!
- Avocados- Any size of avocado will work with these 4 methods. You will want them to be ripe when you freeze them so make sure to buy ripe avocado, or give them time to ripen on your counter. They will not self ripen once thawed.
- Lemon Juice- Lemon juice is used to help the fruit have a continual fresh look. It will help it to not go brown. You can also use lime juice for similar results.
4 Easy Methods
Use these 4 simple methods to freeze ripe avocado and have them ready for any recipe and occasion. Choose which method you want to use based on how you intend to use the frozen fruit. This will make it easier to use once thawed.
Slicing the avocado before freezing is our favorite method to use. It is a versatile method, and they slice and thaw quickly for easy use.
To slice, cut the avocado in half and carefully remove the seed. Starting from the top of the avocado carefully slice down to the bottom. Continue cutting slices ¼ inch in width. Or you can cut from side to side.
With a large spoon, scoop the slices out of the skin. Lay each slice on a prepared parchment paper lined baking sheet. Lightly brush with lemon juice to help prevent browning.
Flash freeze the avocado on the baking sheet by placing in the freezer until frozen. Once frozen, remove from the parchment paper and place the slices into a freezer friendly container, or ziplock bag.
When ready to use, remove the slices you wish to use and thaw. Because you flash froze them first, the slices are easier to handle because they wont have froze all together in one giant pile.
Use these slices for avocado toast, smoothies, veggie bowls, salads, and more.
Cutting your avocado into chunks to freeze is a great method when you aren't sure what exactly you want to do with them but need quick access to prepared pieces.
Simply cut and peel the avocado, removing the pit and cutting into bite size chunks.
Places on a parchment paper lined baking sheet and evenly spread the chunks out. Brush the chunks with the lemon juice to help prevent them from browning.
Place the baking sheet in the freezer to flash freeze the avocado chunks. Once frozen, remove from the parchment paper and place them in a freezer friendly container or freezer ziplock bag.
Freezing them on the parchment paper prevents them from freezing all together. You are able to easily thaw the pieces you want when ready to use them, instead of having a large block of frozen avocado stuck together.
Chunks are perfect for smoothies, topping quinoa bowls, making guacamole, or just snacking on.
The mashed method is the best way to freeze avocado if you know you are going to use it as a spread or guacamole.
To mash, cut the avocado in half, remove the seed and peel. Place the avocado in a bowl and then with a fork, mash until smooth or only small pieces remain. Sprinkle lemon juice with the mashed avocado to help prevent browning.
Place the mashed avocado in a plastic freezer bag. When ready to eat, place in the refrigerator and thaw.
We love using the mashed method to spread on sandwiches or to use as a vegetable dip. We've also used this method to make guacamole. Try our Cilantro Lime Guacamole recipe!
You can also make your mashed avocado into guacamole before freezing!
If you find yourself in a time crunch and don't want your ripe avocados to go bad, this method is for you. It's a good way to preserve your produce even if you don't have time to slice and peel them.
Simply wrap each whole avocado in plastic wrap, or place them in a freezer friendly ziplock bag. If you have some time, cut in half and remove the seed to make it easier to use when they thaw.
If you prefer, you don't have to remove the seed.
Brush the top of the cut in half avocado with lemon juice to prevent it from going brown.
When ready to use, simply remove from the freezer the night before and place it in the refrigerator. Once thawed, cut, peel and eat how you desire.
For best results, to use your frozen avocado, thaw the night before in the fridge. If you want to use frozen, simply remove and use and add to anything from toast to smoothies.
This will last in the freezer in a freezer appropriate container for 3-6 months. Make sure the containers are well sealed, and if it's in a bag, be sure to remove as much excess air as possible.
It's best to thaw overnight for easy use.
This is a great method to use when avocado goes on sale and you can buy them in bulk without worrying about them going bad before you can eat them. You can take advantage of a good sale!
Make sure to eliminate any air in the freezer bags, or in between the plastic wrap and avocado to help it stay fresher.
Top these recipes with frozen avocado, try these:
These are our favorite dishes to make with frozen avocado:
- Sharp Knife or avocado slicer
- Plastic Wrap
- Freezer Bags or air tight freezer container
- Silicon Baking Brush for lemon juice
- 2 avocados
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- Wash avocado and cut in half. Carefully remove the pit.
- Slice avocado into ¼ inch slices. Lay on parchment lined baking sheet. Make sure they aren't touching. Splash or brush lightly with lemon juice. Flash freeze for at least 30 minutes. Once frozen, add the frozen slices to an air tight freezer container or freezer gallon ziplock bag.
- Cut the avocado into small bite sized chunks. Place the chunks on a parchment lined baking sheet. Make sure they aren't touching. Splash or brush lightly with lemon juice. Freeze for 30 minutes or until frozen. Add the frozen chunks into a freezer friendly ziplock bag or air tight container.
- Remove the peel and add to a bowl. With a fork, mash the avocado until it's smooth with limited small chunks. Add a small amount of lemon juice. Add to a container or ziplock bag and freeze. You can also make it into guacamole before freezing.
Whole or in half
- In a time crunch tightly wrap a whole avocado in plastic wrap. Or cut in half, remove the seed and sprinkle with lemon juice. Wrap each half tightly with plastic wrap.
- The frozen avocado can stay in the freezer for up to 6 months.
- Use in smoothies, guacamole, sandwich spread, toast, quinoa and rice bowls.
- The lemon juice helps the avocado to not go brown and to look fresh.
- To use, thaw in the refrigerator over night for best results. You can eat them frozen if desired.
- Make sure to use ripe avocado. It will not continue to ripen once frozen and thawed.