My husband has always been convinced that he does not like guacamole. Wrong! He just thought he did not like it. In his words, “I thought it was just avocado! I did not realize there was all that other good stuff in there.” Now the problem becomes making guacamole year round at an affordable price. Enter the idea of freezing it while it is in season.
Can You Freeze Avocados?
Avocados can be frozen. In fact, they can be frozen in halves or they can be pureed and frozen that way. Voila, guacamole in an instant!
Something to remember is that the texture of an avocado changes when you freeze it. Though it is not great for eating in slices it is wonderful for making guacamole, dressings, and spreads.
How to Freeze Avocados
If you would like to freeze them in halves all you have to do is cut the fruit in half and peel it. You can put it into bags this way and freeze it.
If you prefer to have it pureed follow these simple steps:
- After you cut and peel the avocado, mash it with a fork or in a food processor.
- Add a little bit of lemon or lime juice (this will prevent it from browning).
- Decide how you would like to portion it out before freezing. You can freeze puree in ice cube trays if you want to pop a cube into a smoothie or use it as baby food. If you are wanting to make a dressing or some guacamole it is a good idea to portion it out into the amount you need for a recipe. Make sure that you label the bags with the portion size or recipe for which it is intended if you have more than one.
It is a good idea to use up any frozen avocado in four to five months from the time you freeze it. I am sure I will not have a problem using it up now that my husband admits he likes guacamole.