How To: Freezing Avocados

Avocado lovers! I have whole entire post dedicated to the art of freezing this amazingly healthy fruit! This has been the best way I’ve found to freeze them, but please feel free share if you have an easier way, or a different way!

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Usually, I buy a bunch of avocados at the same time, and usually they’re around the same ripeness. (If you buy them super green, just wait a few days until they’re ready to be cut into.) How to tell if your avocado is ripe!

So, here we go!

What you’ll need:

  • Avocados
  • Knife
  • Blender -OR- Bowl & Potato Masher
  • Lime Juice
  • Salt
  • Baking Sheet
  • Parchment Paper or Wax Paper
  • Container or Ziploc Bag

Step 1:

Cut all your avocados in half, remove the seeds

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Step 2:

Scoop out the flesh of each into a blender. I use my Vitamix. If you don’t have a blender, just put them into a bowl and mash with a potato masher.

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Step 3:

Add in about 1/2-1 teaspoon of lime juice per avocado. I really just estimate mine, so don’t worry if you put too much or too little in. You should be just fine!

Blend / Mash!

Step 4:

Scoop out the avocado mixture with a large spoon and put on your lined baking sheet. I try to remember how many avocados I do for each batch, and equate that to how many ovals I make on my baking sheet.

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Step 5:

Place in the freezer and freeze for a good couple of hours

 

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Step 6:

After frozen, remove from baking sheet and put in a container or ziploc bag.


You’re Done!

Now you’ll have “fresh” avocados to enjoy without having to run to the store again! For me, using the lime juice prevents the avocados from turning that icky brown color when they’re exposed to air.

To enjoy, I like to take a “disc” out and thaw it a little before dinner time is ready. (Taco night, anyone?) Then I take a knife and cut it into little pieces, and mash it a little with a fork.

That’s it! Make quac, throw into smoothies, or enjoy as is!

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