View Full Version : Freezing Avocados
12-30-2010, 10:15 AM
During the Christmas... I went to My Grandma's... I brought back a bunch of avocados... most of them were already ripe.. I wouldn't like to waist them so I was wondering if I can freeze them. But wouldn't they turn brown? Has anyone done this?....
12-30-2010, 11:25 AM
I have done it. Freeze in halves in a plastic bag and use a straw to suck the air out and tie tightly.
Now the problem is that I have never used them intact when I defrosted them so can not say how well they looked. I am the sort of person that does not plan ahead so when I wanted them I wanted them now and grated them into my salad. They looked fine and were just to add creaminess.
12-30-2010, 12:07 PM
i froze them whole (as suggested by someone here) and i thought they were horrid. ended up tossing them out. :(
12-30-2010, 01:33 PM
I have frozen them--4 halves per ziploc bag. I use them to make chocolate pudding--delish! (Color and texture are not an issue.)
I served the pudding once at a dessert open house with well over a hundred (SAD) people. It was a HUGE hit!
12-30-2010, 02:16 PM
Peel first (remove pit, half) and then freeze. They even sell them this way in Trader Joe's. I find it sometimes cheeper to just buy them from there. Sprinkle some salt and lime on them and it will help maintain the color.
12-30-2010, 07:32 PM
This is What I found on the net...
Contrary to popular use, you can freeze Avocado. Not whole or in slices, or in any way that you'd want to use in any kind of "solid" way afterward, but rather as a purée that you can use as a salad dressing, sandwich spread or base for a dip such as guacamole. Start with soft, ripe fruit. Remove the flesh into a bowl, mash with something acidic such as lemon or lime juice (use 1 tbsp per two Avocados). Pack into plastic container with a lid, leave a bit of room at the top for expansion during freezing, and freeze for up to 5 months. Plan to use the purée within 3 days at most after thawing it; if there's a bit of water in it, just tip the container and drain it out.
Sounds good to me... but instead of plastic containers, I would use plastic bags... But then.... I don't know...
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