Avocados are a key ingredient in many dishes and drinks. With the demand for avocados on the rise, more people are looking for ways to make use of their abundance. One way is to make a puree.
The avocado puree is a delicious and versatile sauce that can be used in many different dishes like guacamole or as a dip with tortilla chips. It can also be used as a topping on pizza or pasta. Avocado puree is also an essential ingredient in some popular cocktails like the Mango Joulée, which uses it as a base for its green hue.
After making avocado puree, you may be left with some leftovers. Since they can be stored at room temperature or in the fridge for too long, would freezing avocado puree be an option for storing long term?
Yes, you can freeze avocado puree. Before freezing it, add some lemon juice to minimize browning. Then place the puree into a freezer bag or an airtight container. You can freeze them as ice cubes as well. Properly stored, the avocado puree will stay fresh in the freezer for up 4 to 6 months.
Does Avocado Puree Freeze Well?
Avocado puree freezes well. It helps to make healthy ice pops that are perfect for summer. You can also use it to top your favorite desserts or even dressings.
However, freezing does a negative effect on avocado puree. The texture becomes too thick and hard when frozen, which makes it difficult for the food processor to work with it.
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Avocados should be sliced in half and then pureed to prevent them from browning while freezing. The puree should then be placed in an airtight container for large portions or frozen as ice cubes for smaller portions.
Freezing Avocado Puree In Large Portions
If you’re going to use the avocado puree to make a large meal or need a large amount of it, freezing them in large portions is the best method.
Step 1: Pour the avocado puree into a large freezer bag. Leave about an inch of space at the top to allow the puree to expand during freezing.
Step 2: Press on the bag to remove any excess air before sealing it.
Step 3: Label the bag with the date of freezing.
Step 4: Place the avocado puree into the freezer. Try to keep them at the back of the freezer. This will prevent them from prematurely thawing from the temperature fluctuating when the freezer door is open and closed.
Freezing Avocado In Ice Cubes
An avocado puree can be frozen into cubes of ice. This is a quick and easy way to prepare a smoothie or a meal that requires puree.
Step 1: Add 2 tablespoons of lemon juice or lime juice per 1 cup of fresh avocado puree. This will prevent the puree from browning when it’s stored in the freezer.
Step 2: Get out the ice cube tray and clean it thoroughly. You can use more than one tray if you have a lot of purees to freeze.
Step 3: Pour the puree into each slot of the ice cube tray. Keep a small space at the top to allow the puree to expand when it freezes.
Step 4: Place the tray into the freezer. Let it sit for about 2-3 hours to freeze.
Step 5: Once frozen, remove them from the freezer.
Step 6: Transfer the avocado puree cubes to the freezer bag. Then press on the bag to expel any air before sealing.
Step 7: Label the bag with the date of freezing and place it into the freezer.
How Long Can You Freeze Avocado Puree?
The answer to this question is that you can freeze avocados puree for about 4 to 6 months. After that time, the puree will start to decrease in quality. The longer you store it, the more the quality will be affected.
However, you will still be able to eat the avocado puree safely. The only thing is that the puree won’t taste good.
How Do You Defrost Avocado Puree?
Did you know that if an avocado puree is frozen for a long period of time, then it cannot be defrosted using the same method as fresh avocado puree?
The reason for this is that the water content in the avocado puree increases as it freezes. This makes it so that when you try to thaw an avocado puree, it hardens and turns into a solid mass.
Defrosting avocado puree can be done in different ways. Here are some different ways to defrost an avocado puree:
- You can either defrost the avocado by leaving it in the refrigerator for a few hours
- You can also defrost the avocado by placing it on a plate and microwaving it for about 1 minute
- If you want to speed up the process, you should use cold water as opposed to the microwave method
Can You Refreeze Avocado Puree?
When it comes to avocado puree, it’s not recommended to freeze them again. Doing so will only cause the quality of the puree to deteriorate even more.
However, if the avocado puree isn’t thawed completely, you can freeze them again. There will be a slight change in texture, but not enough where you will have to throw it away.
Can you freeze avocado?
The answer is no, you cannot freeze avocado.
Not only would the texture be changed into that of ice, but the integrity of the fruit would be affected. Avocados can’t tolerate cold temperatures.