Did you know you can freeze avocados?
A food blogger has stunned the internet with a little-known method for keeping the beloved fruit perfectly ripe for months – with many confirming it “tastes just as good as fresh” when defrosted.
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The cook, believed to be from the US, explained that freezing mashed avocado was a great way to prevent it from turning brown.
“I’ve started freezing avocado,” she said in her Delish Recipes Family Facebook group.
“I mash them up and I use a small cookie scoop. Then freeze. They don’t turn brown at all and when they set up firm in a few hours I throw them in a Ziploc bag.”
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While some prefer to squeeze a good dash of lemon juice into the smashed avo before popping them into the freezer, she said she doesn’t add anything to her batch.
“No more nasty brown colour or throwing expired ones away,” she said.
“I freeze about two bags at a time. They thaw beautifully too. Try it.”
Frozen avocados are typically good for three to six months.
A food blogger has stunned the internet with a little-known method for freezing avocados. Credit: Mr Mohamed/Delish Recipes Family/Facebook
Her post was met with 10,000 “likes” – with hundreds of people saying they couldn’t wait to give the “brilliant” and “wonderful” method a go.
“Never considered this. Great idea,” one said.
Another suggested: “This is genius! Thank you!”
While one shared: “I just peel, slice and put in freezer like I do bananas. Smash when they come out for guacamole.”
Foodie My Nguyen shared a different technique of freezing the fruit – showing how she usually places a whole avocado with skin on directly into the fridge.
“I’m about to save you a lot of money on avocados,” she said.
“Save your avocados before they go bad by freezing them.”
“This avocado is very ripe. Instead of letting it go bad, I’m going to put it in my freezer.”
Foodie My Nguyen usually freezes a whole avocado with skin on. After defrosting, she said the texture is ‘creamier’. Credit: My Nguyen
Nguyen then demonstrated how she typically defrosts her frozen avocado.
“All you need to do is soak it in warm water,” she said.
“When freezing avocados, you do need break down the cell walls, which makes the avocados softer and creamier.”
Once the avocado has softened, she peels off the skin and uses it for smoothies or guacamole.
Many were amazed with the freezing trick, while others confirmed they couldn’t taste the difference after defrosting.
“It ain’t pretty but tastes the same,” one said.
Another shared: “Never knew! Find myself throwing them away.”
While one added: “I’m today years old! Will totally use this trick now.”
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