Can You Freeze Avocados? (YES!)

March 22, 2013 | By | Comments (12)

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I love finding out that you can freeze things that you never would have thought you could put in the freezer. And I’m happy to add avocados to that list. Who knew?!

Thanks to this tip from theKitchn, I’ll never worry about buying more than one avocado at a time again because I know that as soon as they start to creep up on the ripe/too ripe border I can pop them in the freezer and use them whenever I want.  The two recommended ways to do it: either peeled and quartered or mashed with just a little bit of lemon juice (to keep them from browning).

Have you ever frozen an avocado? If you have some and are looking for a recipe, we have some great ideas for you:

Muenster, Avocado, and Sprouts on Sourdough
Salmon Club With Avocado Butter
Pollock With Avocado Relish and Carrot Puree
Corn and Avocado Salad
Couscous With Beans, Avocado, and Scallions
Steak Salad With Avocado and Onion
Bagel With Avocado and Radish
Spinach Smoothie With Avocado and Apple
Spicy Black Beans and Avocado Canapes



  1. Al Mahsiri

    I have never frozen an avocado, this is a good way to store extra avocados , thanks for sharing :)

    March 23, 2013 at 10:56 am
  2. Marie Roxanne

    My store comes in a bunch of 5-6 in a bag, and to eat them all would be very fattening! I have small containers so i can “individually” freeze them too! Thanks for the tip!

    March 24, 2013 at 4:31 am
  3. Lilianne Labbe-Babin

    Don’t they turn brown, especially when freezing them without lemon juice?

    March 24, 2013 at 5:09 pm
    • Dima Al Mahsiri

      I think if we add few drops of lemon juice they won’t turn brown, same as you do when you make apple pie.

      March 24, 2013 at 5:21 pm
  4. Kristin Appenbrink

    Lilianne, I haven’t tried this yet, but when I do, I’ll likely add some lemon juice just to be safe. My guess is that they would brown as they are thawing.

    March 25, 2013 at 9:17 am
  5. Elaine

    You can find them in the frozen food section of Trader Joe’s, but I haven’t tried them yet.

    April 2, 2013 at 2:36 pm
  6. irishlass73

    I cannot wait to try this out!

    April 2, 2013 at 2:49 pm
  7. Charla


    April 2, 2013 at 3:23 pm
  8. jbraun1220

    How long do they keep in the freezer?

    April 2, 2013 at 3:24 pm
  9. Jessica N

    Can you freeze them whole (unpeeled)?

    April 2, 2013 at 5:21 pm
  10. Mamammeeka

    My sister-in-law buys them frequently from Trader Joes already frozen. They really come in handy for snack when you get unexpected company .

    April 2, 2013 at 5:38 pm
  11. Melissa

    I know if you keep fresh avocado with their seeds it helps prevent browning, I’m sure it wouldn’t hurt to try if that woul help too! I’ll be giving the freezing a shot- I’m also curious how they’d do whole and how long you need to let them defrost. Anyone know if all Trader Joes carries them? I haven’t ever seen frozen avocados there before!

    April 3, 2013 at 3:08 am

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