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Wondering How to Freeze Guacamole? Here’s Why You Shouldn’t

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September 10, 2019

So, you want to learn how to freeze guacamole? Stop right there! Here’s the thing: When frozen and thawed, avocados lose most of that buttery, fresh taste that make them so delicious. So, the next time you have an abundance of this delicious green fruit, think flavor-first. Explore your avo options that don’t involve a freezer.

 

Avocados Are Always Good

Avocados are always in season! That means you can always count on fresh, delicious guacamole, no matter how far ahead you’re party planning. The rich soil, abundant sunshine, and timely rainfall in Michoacán (where your Avocados From Mexico come from) make this the ideal location for harvesting avocados. Learn more about the avocado’s journey from Mexico here.

Can Avocados or Guacamole Be Frozen?

Sure, like just about anything, guacamole can be frozen. But just because you can do something doesn’t mean you should! Frozen guac loses its fresh flavor and creamy texture. Even worse, other key, crisp ingredients — such as onions, jalapeños, and tomatoes — will not maintain their texture once frozen. And who wants rubbery tomatoes?

 

Forgo the Freezer

In lieu of freezing your avocados or guacamole, here are a few preservation tips — and some ideas on what to do with extra pre-cut avocados.

  • Coat the flesh with lime or lemon juice or olive oil before covering it in plastic wrap and placing it in the refrigerator.
  • Place the flesh-side down in a container of water. Refrigerate it for up to two days.
  • Turn leftover avocados into your favorite sweet treat. Hey! If you can’t freeze ’em, eat ’em.

4 Avocado Ice Cream Recipes

If you want to freeze your avocados — and eat them, too — try these smooth, cool avocado ice cream recipes. It might not be the guacamole you’re used to, but life’s a party when you try new things.

1. Tropical Avocado “Nice” Cream
Pineapple chunks, banana slices, and honey coalesce for an island-inspired essence, while coconut milk and avocado lend this concoction it’s creamy texture.

2. Coconut Avocado Ice Cream
This simple, delicious, and smooth ice cream recipe is the perfect solution when you have several ripe avocados on your hands.

 

3. Avocado and Banana Ice Cream
This fruit-filled treat gets its creaminess from avocados and sweetness from bananas and honey. Even better, it’s quick and easy to make.
4. Avocado and Pistachio Ice Cream
Pistachios give a slightly sweet flavor that perfectly blends with avocado’s smooth, neutral taste. Avocado is the perfect base for a delectable dessert.

 

4 Chocolatey Avocado Recipes

They’re not frozen, but these chocolate recipes are delicious ways to use leftover (or too-ripe) avocado.

1. Avocado Chocolate “Pudding” Cups
Your palate will appreciate the velvet texture created by avocados, unsweetened almond milk, and maple syrup. Shredded coconut on top gives an extra pop of gusto.

2. Chocolate Guacamole
A sweet take on savory guacamole is just what you need to get your next party started! Avocado mashed with bananas, cocoa powder, and creamy peanut butter is the combination you never knew you needed.

3. Tropical Chocolate Pie
Dense. Delicious. Decadent. This pie has it all! A luscious, soft avocado chocolate filling perfectly sits on top of a graham cracker crust. Together, it’s magic.

4. Chocolate Avocado Brownies
This is a sneakily delicious way to increase your fruit intake. Neutral avocado boosts the addition of semisweet chocolate and vanilla extract, while crushed almonds provide a satisfying crunch.

 

 

How to Grill an Avocado

If you don’t want to blend or refrigerate your avocados, try throwing your extra avos on the grill at your next backyard barbecue. Here’s how:

  • While your grill reaches 300-350 degrees, prep your avocado. Cut it in half lengthwise and gently pull apart. Remove the pit. (Pro tip: Squeeze some lemon juice on your avocado halves if it’s going to be a while before their moment on the grill.)
  • Brush the avocado halves with olive oil and sprinkle them with salt and pepper.
  • Lay the halves on the grill, flesh side down, for two or three minutes. Once you see sear marks, you’ll know they’re ready.

Learn more about grilling avocados — and how to serve them — here.

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