How to Freeze Avocados (So You Never Waste Another Ripe Avocado Again!)

If you’re like me and can’t pass up a good sale on avocados, you know the struggle of having every single one ripen at exactly the same time. Instead of letting those precious avocados go to waste, here is a quick and easy way to freeze them, ensuring you have perfectly ripe avocados ready to go whenever you need them. This method not only prevents waste but also makes enjoying avocados incredibly convenient. Frozen in single-sized servings, these avocados are perfect for toast, smoothies, or your favorite recipes.

Avocados cut in half and sitting on a cutting board.
This method of freezing avocados is so convenient and prevents so much waste!

Why You’ll Love this Method for How to Freeze Avocados

It’s quite quick & easy – With just a few minutes of time, you can have a whole bag of avocados processed and in the freezer. Then, it’s easy to package them up in a large ziploc bag for convenient use later.

You can deal with all your avocados at once when they are all ripe! -Buying a bag of avocados is always to most cost efficient (at least where I live), but then you risk having all of them too hard to use, and then they are all ripe at the same time. This is the perfect way to process them at their peak ripeness, and then use them later.

Having single serve avocado portions in a convenient way to use them encourages you to eat them more! – I’m trying to develop healthier eating habits, and a goal of mine is to have half an avocado every day. Having them processed and ready to go makes it so much easier!

A pile of avocados and a lemon sitting on a cutting board.

Ingredients

(A printable recipe card is included at the bottom of this post for your convenience.)

  • Avocados
  • Lemon juice
  • Salt & pepper, spices – optional

Instructions for How to Freeze Avocados

  1. Slice each avocado in half with a sharp knife – starting at the stem end and ending back at the stem end. Pop them apart to reveal the inside and the pit. Remove the pit by gently pushing up from underneath the pit with your thumbs. Use a spoon and scrape out the ripe part of the avocado into a large bowl. Avoid any dark spots.
  2. Once all the avocado halves are in the bowl, use a fork to smash them down. Squeeze on some lemon juice (I used the juice of half a lemon for this batch of 6 avocados – 1 or 2 Tablespoons lemon juice). Sprinkle on salt and pepper and spices if desired.
  1. Using a trigger ice cream scoop, scoop out half avocado sized portions and place onto a parchment lined cookie sheet and place in the freezer. After a few hours, they will be frozen and you can pop them off with your fingers and store them in an airtight container in the freezer for up to 3 months.
  1. When ready to use a frozen portion of these avocados, just place one on a microwave safe plate and microwave it for a few seconds (times will vary according to microwave voltage, but I microwave mine for 45 seconds). Then smash it down and stir it with a fork. It’s just like fresh! I love to have mine on a slice of toasted sourdough bread.
Mashed avocados on a piece of sourdough toast on a plate with scrambled eggs and strawberries.

Do these mashed avocados really last up to 3 months in the freezer?

I can answer with confidence that yes, they can, as I have personally put that theory to the test! I had a bag full in my freezer that I neglected for months, and then I started eating one a day again, and they were as good as fresh!

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Tools Used for this Recipe

I love having a good trigger ice cream scoop. Not only do I use it for ice cream, it works great for scooping these mashed avocado portions, as well as scooping muffin batter into muffin pans!

Parchment paper prevents the mashed avocados from sticking to the pan as they freeze. (Get all the details about baking with parchment here.)

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Avocados sliced and sitting on a cutting board.

How to Freeze Mashed Avocados

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Additional Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes

Instead of letting those precious avocados go to waste, here is a quick and easy way to freeze them, ensuring you have perfectly ripe avocados ready to go whenever you need them. This method not only prevents waste but also makes enjoying avocados incredibly convenient. Frozen mashed in single-sized servings, these avocados are perfect for toast, smoothies, or your favorite recipes.

Ingredients

  • Avocados
  • lemon juice
  • salt & pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Slice each avocado in half with a sharp knife – starting at the stem end and ending back at the stem end. Pop them apart to reveal the inside and the pit. Remove the pit by gently pushing up from underneath the pit with your thumbs. Use a spoon and scrape out the ripe part of the avocado into a large bowl. Avoid any dark spots.
  2. Once all the avocado halves are in the bowl, use a fork to smash them down. Squeeze on some lemon juice (I used the juice of half a lemon for this batch of 6 avocados – 1 or 2 Tablespoons lemon juice). Sprinkle on salt and pepper and spices if desired.
  3. Using a trigger ice cream scoop, scoop out half avocado sized portions and place onto a parchment lined cookie sheet and place in the freezer. After a few hours, they will be frozen and you can pop them off with your fingers and store them in an airtight container in the freezer for up to 3 months.

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