Helpful: 100%

Can You Freeze Avocado Puree?

Last Updated:

By Kristin Henry-Dallager

*This post may contain affiliate links. Please see my disclosure to learn more.

Reading Time: 4 minutes

Avocados are delicious and packed with healthy fats, vitamins, and minerals….but they ripen so quickly. Can you freeze Avocado Puree to extend the shelf life? Yes! Here’s how……

Can You Freeze Avocado Puree?

Yes, you can freeze avocado puree for up to three months. Remember to use lemon juice during blending, a silicone cube tray, and once thawed the avocado will go best in things like smoothies. (**Full Instructions Below**)

Does Avocado Puree Freeze Well? Yes

Can You Refreeze Avocado Puree? No

How to Freeze Avocado Puree

Avocado Puree by Freeze It

Freezing avocado puree is a really simple process, so let’s walk through it step-by-step.

  1. Choose Ripe Avocados: Select ripe but not overripe avocados. (You can test this by gently pressing on them – they should yield slightly to your gentle pressure.)
  2. Prepare the Avocado: Cut the avocados in half and remove the pit. Scoop out the flesh and place it in a bowl. (The easiest way I’ve found to do this is: over a garbage bin, gently press on the skin over the pit and pop it out – trying to forcefully lodge a knife into the seed often leads to a hospital visit…don’t want that!).
  3. Add Lemon Juice: Adding lemon juice to the avocado flesh will help prevent browning. About one tablespoon of lemon juice per two (2) avocados works well. If you’re really averse to the lemon taste, try one teaspoon per two (2) avocados.
  4. Mash the Avocado: Mash the avocado flesh with a fork until you achieve the consistency you’re going for.
  5. Portion the Avocado: Portion your puree into usable amounts. We recommend using a silicone ice cube tray with a lid for small portions and freezer-safe bags for larger amounts. (The silicone tray makes it MUCH easier to get them out.) If you don’t have a lid, place cling wrap over the tray and press the film into the surface of the avocado to prevent freezer burn.
  6. Freeze the Avocado: Place the tray or bags in the freezer. Once frozen, if you don’t want to keep them in the silicone ice cube tray, you can transfer them to a freezer-safe bag or container for long-term storage. (Personally, I have a tray just for freezing purees and herbs.)

3 Tips for Freezing Avocado Puree

Here are our Top 3 Tips, to give you the best results when freezing avocado puree:

Use Ripe Avocados
Ripe avocados freeze better and maintain their flavor and texture while frozen.

Use Lemon Juice
Lemon juice will help prevent browning (oxidation) and preserve the vibrant green color of your avocado puree. One tablespoon of lemon juice per two (2) avocados works well.

Properly Seal It
Ensure the avocado puree is well-sealed. Airtight containers or bags will preserve freshness and prevent freezer burn. Remember, oxygen is the enemy in this case because it will brown avocados and remove flavor.

How Long Can You Freeze Avocado Puree?

You can freeze avocado puree for around three months before you start to notice a degradation in quality.

Typically, this degradation will be in the form of flavor. The flavor of an avocado is already quite delicate, so freezer air will remove that quite quickly, leading to a disappointing cube of mush.

How Do You Defrost Avocado Puree?

To defrost avocado puree, transfer it to the refrigerator and let it thaw overnight. It’ll be ready by morning.

If you’re making smoothies, you can use it directly from the freezer by adding it to a blender with other smoothie ingredients – it makes a great, tasty, and nutritious snack!

Alternatively, you can also thaw it in the microwave for a quicker option. Set the microwave to the defrost setting or at a low power level (30-50%) for 30-second intervals and stir in between.

Can You Refreeze Avocado Puree?

It’s not recommended to refreeze avocado or avocado puree once it has been thawed.

WARNING

There is an increased risk of foodborne pathogens if you refreeze partially thawed fruits and raw or blanched vegetables….this includes avocado puree.

Does Avocado Puree Freeze Well?

Yes, avocado puree freezes well, but the texture may change slightly after thawing. It’s best used in dishes like guacamole, smoothies, or spreads after freezing.

FAQs

Can You Freeze Chunky Avocado Puree?

Yes, you can freeze chunky avocado puree! Chunky avocado puree, like smooth avocado puree, freezes well. Just make sure to follow the proper steps for freezing to maintain its quality.Avocado and radishes displayed in a white bowl.

How Long Does Avocado Puree Last in the Fridge?

Avocado puree will last up to 3 days in the refrigerator. However, you’ll likely notice browning (also called oxidation) if you didn’t get all the air out. Although it’s still good, most people don’t enjoy eating brown avocados.

Can You Defrost Avocado Puree in the Microwave?

Yes. Set the microwave to the defrost setting or at a low power level (30-50%) for 30-second intervals and stir in between.

Can You Freeze Whole Avocados?

Yes, you can freeze whole avocados, but it’s best to peel and pit them first. And freezing them whole often leads to browning (oxidation) and a different texture and flavour.

Can You Freeze Avocado Slices?

Yes, you can freeze avocado slices. Simply follow the same steps as for freezing avocado and place the slices in a single layer on a baking sheet before freezing, then transfer them to a freezer-safe bag or container.
Do Not Freeze Avocado Slices

Can You Freeze Guacamole?

Yes, you can freeze guacamole. Follow the same steps as for freezing avocado puree.

Sources

We have verified the information on this page using the following resources:

Colorado State University

Taste of Home

Was this helpful?

Thanks for your feedback!

Leave a Comment