The ultimate winter hack: Foodies are now FREEZING avocado ahead of time – and insist it tastes good as new when it’s thawed
- Foodies are now freezing avocados so they always have the popular fruit on hand
- The fruit is frozen when ripe and is ready to use after just 30 minutes thawing
- A home cook kickstarted the trend after their post about it went viral
Foodies are now freezing their avocados so they can have them ripe and ready to eat at all times.
The trend was kickstarted after a home cook’s Facebook post explaining how to freeze the expensive fruit went viral.
A common complaint among avocado lovers is that it can be difficult to find a ripe one when it is needed.
Followed by the fact that the fruit can go from ‘not quite ripe’ to ‘overripe’ in less than a day.
Foodies are now freezing their avocados so they can have them ripe and ready at all times
‘This is amazing. I never have a ripe one or they go bad before you can eat them all. Definitely gonna try this,’ one woman wrote on the viral post.
‘It defrosts perfectly fine, I’ll mash up a whole one and break it into different containers,’ one woman said.
‘When I want some guacamole I defrost a container, add all the other stuff and have a single serving for myself,’ she said.
Avocado can be frozen in slices, mashed, or whole according to the home cooks.
One woman said it is important to ‘add a tiny bit of lemon juice’ to mashed and sliced avocado so they don’t go brown when thawing.
‘This is amazing, thankyou I have had so many issues trying to freeze vegetables,’ one woman said.
The technique means less avocados will go to waste after becoming over ripe (stock image)
Some of the home cooks were worried freezing an avocado would effect the flavour but others confirmed ‘it tastes exactly the same’.
‘I love it and I can be fussy, I do prefer it mashed if it is frozen though,’ one woman offered.
While others reveal it is only good for things like guacamole and smoothies rather than avocado salad or on its own.
‘It does change the texture, it is less creamy somehow so not ideal on its own,’ one woman wrote.
How can I freeze and thaw avocado?
1 – Pick a ripe avocado that hasn’t become soft yet
2 – Open the avocado and remove the seed.
To freeze slices
3 – Cut the avocado into desired size, bearing in mind it will get softer as it thaws
4 – Spray the avocado slices with lemon juice
5 – Place on grease-proof paper in the freezer for an hour or until firm
6 – Remove from tray and place in a zip lock bag or airtight container
To freeze mashed avocado
3 – Remove the skin and place the avocado in a bowl
4 – Add lemon juice. Juice from a quarter of a lemon should be enough for one medium avocado
5 – Mash to desired consistency
6 – Put one serve of the mash into each container
Take the slices or mash from the freezer and place in the fridge for 30 minutes
In the original viral post the woman simply used a cookie scoop to make dozens of avocado balls from her ripe fruit.
She then put them on a baking tray in the freezer ‘for a few hours’ until they were hard.
Then she moved them into a zip lock bag where she could use them at will.
In other recipes the avocado is coated in lemon juice or mashed with it in order to keep the avocado from spoiling when thawed.
All of the recipes call for ripe avocados that are ‘just soft’ as they ‘tend to get even softer’ once thawed.
Avocados can be frozen for up to six months, according to the home cooks.