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How to Freeze Avocados

Never throw out an avocado again! Learn how to freeze avocados with these tips and help them last longer and reduce waste. Add frozen avocado pieces into your smoothies or thaw for avocado toast or guacamole. 
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Course: Breakfast, Lunch, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: freeze avocados, how to freeze avocados
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 8 people
Calories: 60kcal


  • sheet pan or plate
  • freezer bags
  • freezer wrap (if freezing whole)
  • Souper Cubes silicone 2 tablespoon tray


  • 2 ripe avocados
  • 1 lemon or lime


To Freeze Whole

  • Clean off the skin and wrap it in plastic wrap and freeze.

To Freeze in Chunks or Slices

  • Cut the fresh avocado in half lengthwise. Remove and discard the pit. Then cut the avocado halves into slices or chunks and carefully remove the skin.
  • Place the avocado slices on a plate or tray and squeeze lemon or lime juice on them.
  • Put the plate of avocado slices into the freezer for an hour or so - this is called flash freezing, Then place the frozen avocado into bags and freeze.

Mash the Avocados and Freeze

  • After removing the avocado from the skin, discard the pit, place it into a bowl, use a fork or masher, and mash the avocado until you get the consistency you want.
  • Squirt in lemon or lime juice so the avocado doesn’t turn brown. Then portion out into Ziploc bags or containers or 2 tablespoon silicone trays (my favorite)


How to thaw frozen avocados
To thaw frozen avocado, take out the amount needed and place it in an airtight container to thaw in the fridge. This can take anywhere from 4-6 hours, depending on the amount of avocado you want to thaw. So, if you’re going to use it for breakfast on toast, then I recommend taking it out the night before.
The avocado might brown a little bit as it thaws, but don’t worry, after you mix it up or use it with other ingredients, it’ll look green and work just fine. I use this method when making guacamole, salad dressing, or using with tacos or burritos.
You can also thaw in the microwave. I’ll put the mashed avocado or slices in the microwave and heat for 25 - 60 seconds or until thawed but still cold. After I mix it up, it becomes the perfect temperature. I use this method when making avocado toast or using in a recipe like brownies.
You don’t need to thaw avocado when using it in smoothie recipes. Just toss in a few slices or ¼ cup of mashed avocado and blend.


Calories: 60kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 5g | Sodium: 3mg | Fiber: 3g