Whole avocados in a paper bag
Too Many Ripe Avocados? Freeze Them Whole For The Best Results
With their delectable but short-lived creaminess and flavor, too many ripe avocados at once poses a predicament. Fortunately, freezing them offers a savvy solution to this dilemma.
Freezing whole avocados, ideally when they are just ripe, preserves them at their peak deliciousness. Wash and dry them thoroughly first to minimize the risk of foodborne illness.
Wrap the avocados in plastic, then put them in the freezer in a freezer bag, where they last up to three months. Thawing takes between 30 minutes to an hour at room temperature.
After being frozen, avocados will have a softer texture and may be discolored, making them best suited for mashing and for blended recipes like sauces, dressings, and smoothies.
Avocados can also be frozen chopped or mashed with lemon juice, but it’s more fiddly. Whichever option you choose, you'll enjoy creamy avocado goodness long after they've ripened.