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How to Freeze Avocados

Wondering how to freeze avocados? It’s super simple, and we’ll show you how! Freeze avocado slices to use later in smoothies, dressings and dips.

Wondering How to Freeze Avocados? In this post, we’ll give you an easy tutorial for freezing avocados. Plus, we’re sharing what you can do once you thaw your frozen avocados!

Our Go-To Smoothie Hack!

Freezing avocados to use later in smoothies is one of our go-to smoothie hacks! Not only do you get the creamy texture of avocados in your smoothies this way, you also reap all the nutritional benefits that superfood avocados contain.

And bonus! You can use sliced avocados that have been frozen in more than JUST smoothies. We’ll walk you through a few of our fave ways below 😀

slices of avocado on a plate, ready to be frozen

There are many reasons to freeze avocados to have on hand for later. Some of our favorites include:

How to Freeze Avocados Step-by-Step

Freezing avocado is as easy as 1-2-3. We’ll walk ya through it:

Place parchment paper onto a large plate or small baking sheet, and set aside. You’ll need this for your avocado slices!

Half your avocados and remove the pits and the skin, and then slice avocados into thin slices and place directly onto the parchment paper. 

Freeze for 20-30 minutes or until frozen solid to the touch.

Once your avocado slices are completely frozen, remove from the freezer. Use it right away in a smoothie or recipe. Otherwise, place the slices in a freezer-safe bag or container and return it to the freezer for later use.

Your frozen avocado will last up to 3 months in the freezer.

slices of avocado on parchment paper and a baking sheet, ready to be placed in the freezer

How to Use Frozen Avocados

Frozen avocado can be super versatile! We love using these beautiful green slices in everything from smoothies to guac to dressings and dips. Plus, you’ll never have to worry if your fresh avocado has gone bad again when you have frozen avocado on hand 😀

In Smoothies:

We love using frozen avocados in smoothies because gives smoothies a super creamy texture while also packing tons of great nutrients. Plus, when you put frozen avocado in smoothies, it helps keep the smoothie nice and cold without using ice. Double win!

Check out our avocado smoothie recipe and our go-to green smoothie. And now that you’re an avocado freezing pro, feel free to add avocado to any smoothie recipe of ours your little heart desires.

In Guacamole:

Once your frozen avocado is thawed, it’s perfect to use in guacamole! Simply mash according to your guac recipe of choice (you’ll LOVE our mango guacamole and classic homemade guac recipe).

In Dressings & Dips:

Because many dips and dressings use a food processor or blender to puree the avocado, it’s also a great use for your frozen ‘cado slices. You’ll love our avocado cilantro lime dressing, as well as our avocado hummus.

How to Thaw Avocados

To thaw frozen avocado slices, simply remove as many as you’d like to use from the freezer bag, and place on a plate at room temperature for 30 minutes, or until the avocado slices are cool, but not frozen to the touch.

When NOT to Use Frozen Avocados

Freezing avocado does slightly change its texture, so we do not recommend using avocado slices that have been frozen in recipes where the avocado is used in a sliced manner. This includes: avocado toast, salads with slices of avocado, etc.

If stored in an air-tight container in the freezer, your frozen avocado will last for up to 3 months.

frozen avocado slices in a stasher bag
how to freeze avocados

How to Freeze Avocados

Wondering how to freeze avocados? It’s super simple, and we’ll show you how! Freeze avocado slices to use later in smoothies, dressings and dips.

Prep: 5 minutesCook: 30 minutesTotal: 35 minutes

Fat 7

Carbs 4

Protein 1

Yield 3+ 1x

Rate

  • 1+ medium avocados, sliced 
  1. Place parchment paper onto a large plate or small baking sheet. Set aside. 
  2. Half your avocados and remove the pits and the skin.
  3. Slice avocados into thin slices and place onto the baking sheet. 
  4. Freeze for 20-30 minutes or until frozen solid.
  5. Remove the avocado from the freezer and use it in a smoothie or place it in a freezer safe bag and return it to the freezer for later use. Will last up to 3 months in the freezer.

Serving Size: 1/3 avocado
Calories: 78
Sugar: 0
Sodium: 3
Fat: 7
Carbohydrates: 4
Fiber: 3
Protein: 1

Author: Category: How ToMethod: FreezerCuisine: American

Keywords: how to freeze avocados

Photography: photos taken in this post are by Erin from The Wooden Skillet.

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