Do you love everything avocado-based and are you wondering, can you freeze guacamole if you can’t finish it all before it begins to brown? Or perhaps you don’t have time to make a fresh batch of guacamole every time you crave it? Well, the short answer is – yes, you can freeze guacamole. However, some components must be combined after thawing to keep the guac dip from becoming watery and slushy. Read on to find out how to freeze guacamole to always have a delicious snack on hand.
The benefits of making guacamole at home and freezing it
Avocado is a healthy fruit full of healthy fats, vitamins, and minerals. It’s no wonder that this versatile fruit is used in so many different dishes. Guacamole is a great way to enjoy avocado, and it’s also a delectable dip that you can eat with a variety of accompaniments. Or, straight out of the tub, if you like – no one’s judging! When you make guacamole at home, you can control the quality of the ingredients. Plus, it’s a lot cheaper to make your guacamole than to buy it at the store. If you get a bargain on avocados, buy a big batch so you can freeze some of it for later.
Avocados tend to turn brown quickly once it is cut because of the rapid oxidation of the flesh. This browning doesn’t usually affect the taste of the avocado, but it can make your guacamole look unappetizing. Freezing guacamole is a great way to prevent this from happening. Not to mention, it’s a lot easier (and less messy) to scoop guacamole out of a container than it is to scrape it off a brown avocado.
Making your guacamole
- 3 large avocados or 5-6 small ones
- A bunch of coriander/ cilantro stocks removed
- 2 chopped chilis according to taste (add or reduce to taste)
- 2-3 cloves of garlic (add or reduce to taste)
- 1 lime
- 2 tablespoons of olive oil
- Pinch of salt to taste
- Cut around the avocado, take out the stone pit and spoon out the avocado flesh
- Put in the olive oil, avocado, coriander, chili, garlic, lime, and salt in a blender
- Blend until smooth
Your guacamole is now almost ready to be frozen. You can also watch the video below that also explains how can you freeze guacamole:
How to freeze guacamole
To freeze the guacamole, take a baking tray and cover it with parchment paper. Now, with an ice cream scooper, scoop out the guacamole onto the tray in little balls. Once you’ve done that, lightly cover the tray with another parchment sheet to avoid browning or freezer burns. Next, put the tray in the freezer for about 1 hour until they have hardened. Once the scoops of guac are frozen into shape, you can put them in a reusable ziplock bag and pop them back into the freezer. Make sure you seal the bag tight and take most of the air out to save on space and avoid burns.
The ingredients that should be added after thawing
Now that you are ready to use guacamole, all you have to do is take out a couple of the scoops from the freezer and allow them to thaw. In the meantime, chop an onion and some tomato and add them to the defrosted guac. The reason why we left out onion and tomato from the freezing process is that they have high water content and will make the guacamole watery. The addition of these two ingredients after thawing will give your guacamole a fuller body and a fresh, zesty flavor and make it look appetizing too.
Conclusion – Can you freeze Guacamole?
There you have it! Now that you know the answer to the question, ‘can you freeze guacamole?’ you can make a big batch of this delicious dip and enjoy it all year round!