Do you love guacamole, or do you LOVE guacamole? 

If you’re anything like me, then you probably eat guacamole with anything and everything! 

After all, guacamole has such a flavorful and creamy dip that it tastes just divine with a wide variety of dishes. Personally, I add a generous helping of guacamole on top of loaded potatoes, soups, sandwiches, toast, and more. 

On the other hand, you can add guacamole in burgers, chicken dishes, hot dogs, and stuffed mushrooms. 

If you like guacamole a lot, it can be quite frustrating not to have it around when you need it for taco Tuesday, nacho Wednesday, burrito Thursday, and so on! 

As it is, it begs the question: How do you preserve guacamole? 

For starters, you can always put it in the fridge, but it won’t last long as it tends to brown and separate too quickly. 

This is where freezing comes into the equation. But, can you ever freeze guacamole without ruining its texture and flavor? 

Can you freeze guacamole?

Yes, you can freeze guacamole! 

When storing guacamole in your freezer, make sure to put it in heavy-duty freezer bags to protect it from freezer burn and prevent it from turning brown. 

When you want to use the frozen guacamole, thaw it in your fridge and then stir it vigorously to make it as good as new. 

How to freeze guacamole

Here’s how you can freeze guacamole for a longer consumption:

  1. Firstly, prepare a huge batch of guacamole with avocados, salt, chili, lime juice, coriander leaves, and some oil.
  2. Put a heavy-duty freezer bag in a cup or a wide-mouth mason jar and use an ice cream scoop or a large spoon to scoop out the guacamole into the bag. You can use as many freezer bags as necessary.
  3. Flatten out the guacamole in the bags to make sure that it’s spread evenly. This will help remove any air bubbles from the pack.
  4. To prevent the guacamole from browning, add a small amount of water or lemon juice to the top. 
  5. Use a straw to remove as much air as possible from the bag and then seal it tightly.
  6. You can label the bags with the storage date and lay them flat in your freezer to freeze.  
  7. Once the guacamole is frozen, you can place the bags standing up in your freezer to save space. 

How long does guacamole last in the freezer?

Guacamole lasts in your freezer for up to four months. However, for the best texture and flavor, try to consume the stored guacamole within three months of freezing it. 

How to defrost guacamole

Defrosting frozen guacamole overnight in the fridge is the best way to ensure that it doesn’t become too watery.

When you’re ready to use your frozen batches of guacamole, take as many bags out of the freezer as you need and put them in your fridge one night before you plan to use the guacamole. This will keep the guacamole cool enough to preserve its texture.

If the guacamole hasn’t thawed properly, then you can put the bag in a bowl of room temperature water for about 30 minutes to soften it completely.

Alternatively, you can microwave the guacamole a little, but make sure that it’s still slightly icy. Otherwise, your guacamole will become too watery. This is especially helpful when you’re in a time crunch.

Transfer the thawed guacamole into a serving bowl, drain off the excess water, and stir it properly.

Don’t try to refreeze a thawed guacamole as it will turn brown. If you don’t plan on using it right away, then put it in your fridge. Just make sure to cover it with a coating of lemon juice or water and discard that layer once you take the guacamole out of the refrigerator.

You can even add freshly chopped onions and tomatoes to the guacamole after thawing it. You can enjoy guacamole with salads, nachos, tacos, loaded potatoes, enchilada burritos, and more fantastic dishes! 

Can you freeze guacamole with tomatoes?

I wouldn’t recommend freezing your guacamole with tomatoes or even onions. 

This is largely because watery foods tend to leave a lot of liquid when thawed, which will make your defrosted guacamole too runny, taking away its delectable richness. 

However, if you want your guacamole to have tomatoes in it, then you can add diced tomatoes to it once it’s defrosted.

Tips from the Pros

Here are some tricks and tips for freezing and thawing guacamole:

  • Wondering how to save guacamole and prevent it from turning brown?

You can baste the top layer of guacamole with lime or lemon juice. You don’t have to stir the liquid into the guacamole, only coat the top with it. 

Now, if you’re worried that the juice will affect the guacamole's taste, then dump the juice off the top before using it. 

  • You can also protect thawed guacamole from browning by putting a layer of plastic wrap on top of the jar in which you’re thawing the guacamole.
  • When freezing guacamole, always use a straw to take out as much air as possible from the freezer bag before sealing it.
  • Don’t add tomatoes, onions, or sour cream to your guacamole before freezing it. These foods will only ruin the texture of your guacamole. You can add them to the dip once it’s thawed.

The bottom line

While there are a hundred different guacamole recipes around the world, the tips to freezing your guacamole are only as flexible as they are quite specific. 

But to sum it all up: You can store guacamole in your freezer by putting it in heavy-duty freezer bags. Also, make sure to consume the frozen guacamole within three to four months of storage. On the other hand, just defrost it in your fridge overnight and enjoy the scrumptiously rich dip with various recipes. 

Can you freeze guacamole? Learn how to master the art of freezing it!

Can you freeze guacamole? Learn how to master the art of freezing it!

This is how to freeze guacamole so you can enjoy it all year long.

Ingredients

  • Guacamole
  • Avocados
  • Salt
  • Chili
  • Lime juice
  • Coriander leaves
  • Oil
  • Heavy-duty freezer bag
  • Large spoon
  • Straw
  • Marker
  • Freezer

Instructions

  1. Prepare a huge batch of guacamole with avocados, salt, chili, lime juice, coriander leaves, and some oil. 
  2. Put a heavy-duty freezer bag in a cup and use a large spoon to scoop out the guacamole into the bag.
  3. Flatten out the guacamole in the bags to make sure that it’s spread evenly.
  4. To prevent the guacamole from browning, add a small amount of water or lemon juice to the top. 
  5. Use a straw to remove as much air as possible from the bag and then seal it tightly. 
  6. You can label the bags with the storage date and lay them flat in your freezer to freeze.

Notes

  1. Protect thawed guacamole from browning by putting a layer of plastic wrap on top of the jar.
  2. Always use a straw to take out as much air as possible from the freezer bag before sealing it.
  3. Don’t add tomatoes, onions, or sour cream to the guacamole before freezing it to avoid ruining its texture.

Nutrition Information:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 0Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 0mgCarbohydrates: 0gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 0g

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