Depending on where you live, avocados might not be available all year round. So when you do get your hands on this nutritious fruit, finding a way to make it last is definitely going to be next on your agenda. Since it’s impractical to store the whole fruit, which is often bulky and only lasts a few days anyway, what can you do? You make guacamole.
So now you have a huge supply of guacamole, you still have the question of how to make it last. Well you have tons of freezer space, so you ask yourself “can you freeze guacamole?” Yes, you absolutely can.
Why Freeze Guacamole?
Avocado season has a way of supplying a surplus of ripe avocados when you least need it. If and when you find yourself in this situation, making and freezing Guacamole should become your next good habit. Guacamole is a healthy snack alternative for those who are health conscious and freezing is a great way to ensure that you always have this healthy option on hand.
For the thrifty shopper who happens to encounter a sale on avocados at your local store, go ahead and stock up. Frozen guacamole will prove to be a great treat for the avocado lover.
Also, if you’re a frequent buyer of frozen Guacamole from the food store, making and freezing your own Guacamole will prove to be way cheaper.
Steps For Freezing Guacamole
When making Guacamole for freezing, it is important to stay away from ingredients with a high water content, as well as dairy products. Avoid items such as onions, tomatoes and sour cream as they do not freeze well. Basic ingredients such as salt, lime juice and cilantro are all you need to add to your avocado paste. Once you have prepared your batch of guac just the way you like it, follow the steps below for freezing.
Obtain freezer bags that can hold the desired serving for a single meal.
Place a single bag inside of a cup or jar depending on its size. The opening of the bag should be above that of the jar to allow easy and mess free filling.
Scoop the desired amount of guacamole into the freezer bag. Once the bag is filled, remove it from the jar.
Squeeze the guacamole to the bottom of the freezer bag and work towards getting an air tight seal.
Repeat steps 1 to 3 until the guacamole is all bagged up.
Smooth out the mixture so it is evenly dispersed in each freezer bag and stack one on top of the other in your freezer.
Thawing Frozen Guacamole
The standard procedure for thawing frozen guacamole is to do this overnight in the refrigerator. However if you have a sudden craving for your favorite snack, you can ‘rush thaw’ your guacamole by placing the freezer bag into a bowl of water that is room temperature or colder. Do not apply heat to defrost guacamole.
Note: Frozen guacamole should not be kept longer than six months at a time.