As I have already shared in our guacamole recipe post, I am addicted to guacamole. I also know that at times, avocados can run to $2.00 each so when I find a sale on them, I would love to stock up so that I can have guacamole anytime I wanted without having to worry about spending $8 just for my guilty pleasure.
After looking on Pinterest, I felt certain freezing avocados was something I could do and luckily for me, a local store was running a special on avocados for only .99 each. It was the perfect time to try it out. Other blogs reported great success in freezing the green deliciousness. I envisioned guacamole for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, anytime, any season, that I wanted to have it. I could buy out the store for every .99 avocado and freeze until my heart was content. I also knew that if my husband opened the commercial freezer looking for his beloved steak or bacon, and only found frozen packages of green stuff, he would probably flip out. I decided to try it with just one avocado to see how we would like it.
There were many different opinions on how to go about freezing avocados. Some suggested leaving on the skin. Some suggest peeling the skin off but freezing whole. Some suggested mashing and putting into ice cube trays. Some suggested mashing and putting into a freezer bag. I opted for the latter one.
I scooped out the avocado and mashed just as I would for guacamole. Using my foodsaver, I put the guacamole into the freezer bag and sealed it. Into the freezer it went, and I continued making guacamole the old fashioned way. After all, you really didn’t think I would only purchase 1? No, I purchased 5 that day, sacrificed one for my experiment and made my favorite treat with the rest.
Several days later, after I had run out of guacamole from the batch I had made, I checked on the frozen avocado. I took it out of the freezer and put It in the refrigerator overnight. It looked as fresh as it did the first day I put it in. I was elated! I thought for sure it would turn a brown color, or just not look right. It LOOKED perfect!
I scooped it out and added in my other ingredients to make a single serving of guacamole. I was shocked this was actually going to work. I could not wait to go to the store to stock up with a great sale that was still taking place and freeze several bags full. I grabbed a chip and dug into the guacamole.
It was absolutely disgusting! Yes, disgusting. I thought maybe my taste buds were off so took another scoop of it. It was just as bad the second time. Thinking for certain something was wrong with me, I had my husband come and try it. Much to my dismay, he agreed with my taste buds.
Although the look of it was perfect, the taste was pasty, creamy, almost like a bad yogurt taste. The consistency looked right in making it, although it was a tad bit creamier, but the taste was not meant for guacamole. It might be okay in a smoothie or even for those of you that like weird ice cream flavors and want an avocado ice cream sundae, but for my purpose, it was just not meant to be.
So can you freeze avocado? Yes, but not for guacamole in my opinion. Not if you want a true, authentic guacamole taste. I cannot even bring myself to trying it in a cooked recipe because I disliked the taste that much.
Have you tried another recipe and used frozen avocado? If so, please share with us! We would love your opinion on freezing avocados!