Did you buy too many avocado, and are you worried you won’t be able to use them before they go bad, even after using our tips on the best way to store avocados? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. Did you know you can freeze avocados? Well, you can! Although the texture will be a little different than fresh avocados, it’s a good option if you know you won’t be able to use all your avocados in time and don’t want them to go to waste. Below we've listed our tips for the best way to freeze avocados.
Now that you’ve got your avocados in the freezer, you’re probably wondering how to thaw them when you’re ready to make your famous Mexican guacamole recipe. Here are some tips for thawing your frozen avocado:
The water in avocados expands when frozen, so the fruit may lose its texture and get mushy after thawing. Therefore, whole, cubed and sliced avocados don’t freeze as well as mashed avocados.
Freezing mashed avocados is probably your best option, since it is already mushy and won't change much once thawed.
It is often better to freeze mashed guacamole without the diced tomato and onion and add them later because the guacamole can become watery after the other vegetables thaw.
Because water expands when it freezes, the texture of the avocado will change as it freezes. This means the texture of a frozen and thawed avocado will be different from the texture of a fresh avocado. This is why we recommend mashing the avocado before freezing.
To get the best taste, eat frozen avocados within a few months of freezing. Also, don't forget to stick the date on the label of your frozen avocados because it's easy to forget.