How to Slice and Freeze Avocados

If you have too many avocados, you don't have to waste them. I have an easy way to freeze them so you can use them later. Also, perfect for smoothies!

How to Slice and Freeze Avocados | Real Food RN

Avocados are a staple food in our household and we go through a lot of them every week. I sent my husband to the grocery store a few days ago and on the list, it read “avocados, buy a bunch of them”…I should have been WAY more specific because he came home with a dozen avocados. Well, even the most avid avocado-eatin’ people can’t go through a dozen ripe avocados before some of them go bad. So, I had to do something with them. Then I found out that you can freeze avocados. Wow! Freeze them I did! They stay perfect and they last!

How to Slice and Freeze Avocados

Here’s how I did it:

Slice an avocado into quarters and take out the pit. Peel off the outer layer. (Here’s a short video showing the same slicing technique that I use.) Stack into a plastic freezer bag and into the freezer they go. How to freeze avocados is just that easy. They work great for smoothies with frozen bananas because they have a great ice-cream-like texture when blended. Single-serving slices right out of the freezer.

There is handy little tool to make this even easier: check it out here

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Watch my video below where I demonstrate how to peel the avocados

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46 Replies to “How to Slice and Freeze Avocados”

  1. So smart!! I normally buy 2 big ones for myself a week but I was at trader joes and got 4 because they came in a pack and I wasn’t sure what to do with the other because they will all get ripe at the same time and it’s just me eating them!

  2. Man I wish I would have known this for last year! My parents have an avocado tree and the tree produces hundreds and hundreds of avocados every year and I can only eat so much in a day. I always wondered if you could freeze them and if they would turn brown at all. Thank you so much for this post!!

  3. Thanks for the info about freezing avocados, I just assumed they would not freeze well. Broke my life rule to never assume anything,duh. I love avocados and have found them for 29 or 39 cents a few times and it is nice to know that I can buy a lot and freeze them. I always like to put a half in my salad but even if they are only good for smoothies that would be fine too. Just found your site but will be back. Keep up the good work.

    1. Glad you found it helpful. Come back often, I plan to start posting more frequently in the coming months. Also, if you sign up for my email newsletter you can get my latest posts emailed directly to you! I love avocados too, so glad I found a way to store them at peak ripeness!

  4. I love to smear avocados on buttered toast. Friends of mine in Costa Rica often eat that for breakfast. I imagine that would still work with frozen and thawed ones, and I plan to find out! Thanks for sharing this.

    1. I eat Avocados on Rye toast for breakfast as often as I can, It’s really good, add a little salt, pepper, Cayenne and Chili flakes or any combo of them.

  5. Wow awesome, who knew, bugger that our season has just finished! Oh well, middle of the year, I’ll be freezing them ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. Hi, I have been freezing avocodos for my smoothies for a while but I have been cutting them into chunks and bagging them up in the weight I require (I use 100g per smoothie). However, they tend to freeze together into one solid block so I usually put them in the smoothie beaker with the milk the night before and they are thawed by morning. Do your slices stay separate or freeze together? Do you blend your smoothies with frozen slices?

    1. I layer them so they are easier to break apart, pretty much flat and side by side. I have had a giant frozen chunk in the past too, lesson learned. I do use them in my smoothies, but I let them thaw a bit. I find that they freeze harder than frozen fruit because fruit has a higher sugar content.

      1. most things that I freeze I first put on a cookie sheet (I use what are called 1/4 sheet pans – 1 the size of most cooke pans so easier to find a place in the freezer for them). Once they are frozen I put them in a bag in the freezer. That way they don’t stick together. A bit more work but mostly it’s remembering I put them in the freezer and bag them.

  7. I have always dipped my sliced avocados in lemon and water (half and half) Quick freeze then put them in vacuum bags. They do not change color and still are somewhat firm. When making guacamole do not add any lemon. Its already there.

    1. great idea! Thanks. I usually vacuum seal anything that goes in the freezer. It seems to keep them “fresh” for ages and no freezer burn.

  8. Hi
    I peel Avocado and put on tray overnight. Then hardened halves I put in plastic container.
    I do that with all fruits I use for smoothie. the fruits do not form a lump and easy to decide and change proportion of fruits in smoothies

  9. That’s right Avocado stay fresh as long as you freeze those stat. If you sprinkle peeled avocado wits lemon juice then you get some grace time for freezing
    And another thing I noticed with oranges:- peeled oranges lose sweetness and tang Ines if frozen still better to freeze than leaving out to rot
    Good luck ?

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