If you are wondering whether you can freeze guacamole, this comprehensive guide on how to freeze and store guacamole can help you out.
These methods and tips have worked like a charm for me.
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- Quick Answer: Can You Freeze Guacamole?
- How to Freeze Guacamole?
- Freezing Guacamole in Freezer-Safe Air-Tight Containers
- Freezing Guacamole after Flash Freezing
- Freezing Guacamole in Ice Cube Trays
- How Long Can You Freeze Guacamole?
- How to Store Frozen Guacamole?
- How to Defrost Guacamole?
- Can You Refreeze Guacamole?
- Does Guacamole Freeze Well?
- Bottom Line
- Ziploc Bag
- Prep and Transfer: Make your favorite guacamole recipe, preferably with lemon juice so that it does not go brown later on.Then pack them into Ziploc bags.
- Seal Them In: Flatten the guacamole in the Ziploc bag and seal the bag after squeezing out as much air as you can.
- Label and Freeze: Add a label with the best before date on the bag, and then you are all set to freeze the guacamole.
Here is a tutorial by “Live Well, Jess” on YouTube to show you how it is done -
Freezing Guacamole in Freezer-Safe Air-Tight Containers
This is also a great and easy way to freeze guacamole for later, especially if you have small amounts to deal with.
Prep and Portion
Make your guacamole recipe and then portion them into quantities that you are confident you can use up in one sitting.
Pack and Seal
Pack the guacamole into a freezer-safe air-tight container, making sure to leave some headroom to accommodate any expansion.
Label and Freeze
Label the container with the date, and you can leave it in the freezer till you need it next.
Check out this tutorial by “Flavors of Umpqua” on YouTube –
Freezing Guacamole after Flash Freezing
This is an ingenious way to get easy-to-grab small portions, stored using little space and few extra steps.
Prep and Lay Out
After making your guacamole recipe, scoop them onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
Make sure that the scoops are spread evenly apart and don’t touch each other.
Leave the tray of guacamole in the freezer for a couple of hours and let it freeze solid.
Pack and Seal
Transfer the frozen guacamole into a Ziploc bag and seal them in. Try and squeeze out all the extra air in the bag before you seal it.
You can use a straw to make this process easier.
Label and Freeze
Once you add a label on the bag with the best before date, you are good to go.
To get a clearer picture, check out this tutorial by “The Batch Lady” on YouTube –
Freezing Guacamole in Ice Cube Trays
If you only want to have small portions of guacamole at a time, you can try this method.
Make and Fill
Make your favorite guacamole recipe and then fill them into an ice cube tray.
Leave the tray of guacamole in the freezer for a couple of hours till they freeze solid.
Pack and Seal
Transfer the frozen cubes of guacamole into Ziploc bags and seal them in. Make sure that you squeeze out all the extra air before sealing.
Label and Freeze
Add a label on the bag with the date, and you can leave it in the freezer for the long term.
How Long Can You Freeze Guacamole?
You can freeze guacamole for 2 to 4 months. But keep in mind that the longer it stays in the freezer, the more brown and unappealing it can get.
Even after adding lemon juice, the guacamole can go brown in the freezer. So, for best results, try and use them up sooner rather than later.
Simple guacamole, without veggies or tomatoes, added to it, fares better and longer in the freezer than the other kind.
The veggies can go soggy after a while. So, it is recommended to add the veggies, onions, and tomatoes into the mix after thawing them.
How to Store Frozen Guacamole?
You can store frozen guacamole in any freezer-safe air-tight container or Ziploc bag.The key is to make sure that it is not exposed to air, odor, or freezer burns.
You can even freeze them in mason jars with plastic lids. If you are pressed for freezer space, the best option is to go for a Ziploc bag.
You can flatten the guacamole in them to thin sheets, and you can stack them over each other, saving a lot of space.
Even in the case of frozen cubes or scoops, the Ziploc bags take up less space.
How to Defrost Guacamole?
The best way to defrost the guacamole is to leave it in the fridge for a couple of hours or overnight to thaw it gradually.
This way, the guacamole does not go through drastic changes in texture or flavor. Once it thaws you can leave it in the fridge for a day or two.
If it had veggies in it, it could get watery once it thaws.Although it can affect the taste of the guacamole, you can drain out the excess liquid and use it as usual.
If you are in a hurry, you could also microwave it a little. Don’t heat it completely but just enough to make it chilled and not frozen.
But in this case, it must be consumed immediately.
Can You Refreeze Guacamole?
No, it is strongly recommended not to refreeze guacamole. The guacamole can change in texture and taste, especially if it had a lot of veggies in it.
This will only worsen with each repeated freezing and thawing.
If you wish to avoid refreezing the guacamole, you can portion them beforehand into small and easy-to-manage quantities.
Or you could flash freeze them in scoops or cubes that allow you to take out just the right amount and freeze the rest.
Does Guacamole Freeze Well?
Yes, guacamole freezes well and can last in the freezer with mild changes to texture and taste. But freshly made guacamole is better than the frozen version any day.
The frozen guacamole will turn a little brown, and if it had veggies in them, it can get soggy and watery.
But even then, it is a great way to store it for the long term, and they work just fine as dips and sauces, after a little tweaking.
I hope this article helped you freeze and store guacamole for the long term.
If you have any doubts or would like to share some freezing tips of your own, it would be wonderful to hear from you.
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