Guacamole is one of the most enjoyed dips and condiments that’s generally affiliated with Mexican cuisine. But you might be wondering, can you freeze guacamole?
We’ll show you how to make guacamole that freezes well, how to keep it affordable, how to choose a ripe avocado, and add-ins that you might like to include in your guacamole to make it an ultimate dish.
How To Keep Guacamole Affordable
If you’re a fan of guacamole, you likely know that a small container of fresh prepared guacamole at the grocery store can sell for a pretty penny.
The best way to keep guacamole affordable is to make it yourself and to make it in a large batch. This usually means buying several avocados at a time and using them all at once to make a big batch of guacamole before the avocados spoil.
What are you going to do with a big batch of guacamole? Unless you have several people who gather around your table, chances are that you’ll want to freeze it so that some of it can be used later.
Be sure to check out our instructions below for how to make homemade guacamole and how to freeze it.
How Long Does Frozen Guacamole Last?
Frozen guacamole will typically last in the freezer up to 3 months, when stored properly. Follow our instructions below for how to freeze guacamole.
How to Choose a Ripe Avocado
The best way to choose a ripe avocado is to select one that’s soft to the touch when your finger gently presses on it. If the avocado is still hard, it’s not ready to use.
If you’re not sure if your avocado is still good, you might be interested in reading more about how to tell if an avocado is bad.
Can You Freeze Avocados?
Yes, you can freeze avocados as well as guacamole if done properly. Follow our step by step instructions below for how to successfully freeze guacamole without it turning brown. The same method can be used for avocados.
Uses for Guacamole
If you like guacamole, you’ll know that there are many uses for it. We encourage you to think outside the box as well as along the lines of Mexican cuisine. Here are some ideas for uses for guacamole.
salad dressing replacement
dip with chips or crackers
How to Make Homemade Guacamole Recipe – That’s Perfect for Freezing
This recipe can be scaled up or down, depending on the number of avocados you intend to use.
3 Ripe avocados
1-2 tablespoons Lime juice
1 teaspoon Minced garlic
1 teaspoon Sea salt
Scoop avocados and add to mixing bowl. Discard skins and internal seed.
Mash avocado flesh.
Add lime juice, minced garlic, and sea salt. Stir until well combined.
Add any add-ins. Mix thoroughly.
Serve and enjoy.
Guacamole Add – Ins
If you prefer to have a little more flavor or color added to your guacamole to make it the ultimate guacamole, here are some add-ins you might like to try.
Feta cheese bits
Chopped fresh strawberries
Blackened sweet corn
Tips Before Freezing Guacamole
The biggest factor you’ll want to consider before freezing guacamole is the portion size you intend to use after you take it out of the freezer.
You’ll want to avoid having to thaw out the whole batch when you don’t intend to use the whole batch. And dividing the guac into portions before freezing will resolve this in advance.
The second factor we recommend is to avoid allowing air to come into contact with your guacamole for any length of time before it’s frozen. This will help to keep it from turning brown.
How to Freeze Guacamole
For homemade guacamole, add 1 tablespoon of lemon juice for every avocado used. Mix well. This will help to preserve the nice green color of the guacamole.
Decide the portion sizes to use and separate the guacamole into those sizes.
You can either flash freeze guacamole scoops then transfer to a zipped freezer bag, freeze in individual freezer bags removing excess air, or freeze in mason jars.
Remember to date and label the contents for easy recognition later on.
How To Thaw Guacamole
There are a few different ways that guacamole can be thawed. And the method you choose will likely be determined by how soon you need to use it.
In the fridge overnight. The safest way to thaw guacamole is by transferring it directly from the freezer to the refrigerator and letting it thaw overnight.
On the counter. If you need to use it sooner than later and don’t have time to let it sit overnight, you can allow it to thaw on the counter at room temperature. This might take an hour or so depending on the quantity.
When thawing on the counter, keep the guacamole in the packaging used to freeze it.
In the microwave. For the fastest method, you can thaw guacamole in the microwave using the defrost setting. Transfer the food to a microwave safe bowl and use 30 second increments to thaw it.
Be careful not to overheat it when using the microwave method.
Regardless of the method used to defrost your guacamole, once it’s thawed, transfer it to a bowl and mix well before serving.
Frequently Asked Questions
Following are frequently asked questions that relate to can you freeze guacamole. If you have a question that’s not answered here, please drop it to us in the comments box below and we’ll be happy to answer it.
Does guacamole pose a health risk?
Like any fresh foods, guacamole can cause food poisoning if it’s consumed after it’s spoiled.
Can I eat guacamole that has turned brown?
Yes, eating guacamole that has turned brown is fine, as long as there’s no strange smell or taste that has developed.
How long does guacamole last in the refrigerator?
Fresh guacamole will last in the refrigerator for up to 2-3 days, when stored properly in an airtight container or zipped storage bag with the air removed.
When spoiled, what does guacamole taste like?
When it’s spoiled, guacamole typically has a sour flavor. If this is the case throw it away and do not risk eating it.
What should I do if my guacamole is too sour?
If your guacamole is too sour, add a little sugar to its flavor to resolve it.
Is guacamole good for weight loss?
Guacamole can help a person to maintain or even lose weight, depending how it’s consumed. Keep in mind that guacamole is high in fat and fiber.
However, it is very filling. So, if it’s consumed once in a while as a snack in place of a less healthy alternative, it can help with weight loss by keeping you full.
Can you freeze guacamole cups?
Yes, unopened prepared guacamole cups can be placed directly into the freezer and frozen for up to 3 months. You’ll use the same methods as outlined above for how to defrost frozen guacamole.
Can you freeze Sabra guacamole?
Yes, prepared Sabra guacamole can be frozen. You can choose to place unopened packaging directly in the freezer, or transfer it to a zipped freezer bag, removing any excess air.