How I make my avocados last weeks longer with this little-known trick: ‘I’m saving a fortune’
A foodie has gone viral after revealing a little-known hack that can make ripe avocados last longer.
The trick is to freeze them as they approach maximum ripeness so there isn’t time for them to spoil on the shelves.
The popular item can then be thawed and used when needed.
Foodie My Nguyen prefers to put the whole avocado in the freezer, peel and all.
When she’s ready to use it, she simply places it in a bowl of warm water and then peels the skin off.
Foodie My Nguyen prefers to put the whole avocado in the freezer, peel and all
She said the tip has saved her a lot of money on avocados, which often become too ripe before being used.
More than 10,000 people liked and commented on her video.
“I’ve never thought about this before, thank you,” said one woman.
“It’s not pretty, but it tastes the same,” said another.
The freezing avocado trend first went viral in 2021 after a home chef’s Facebook post explaining how to freeze the pricey fruit went viral.
A common complaint among avocado lovers has been the difficulty of finding a ripe specimen when needed.
Followed by the fact that the fruit can go from ‘not quite ripe’ to ‘overripe’ in less than a day.
Foodies are now freezing their avocados so they’re always ripe and ready
‘This is amazing. I never have a ripe one or they spoil before you can eat them all. I’m definitely going to try this,” one woman captioned the viral post.
“It defrosts fine, I make a whole puree of it and divide it into different containers,” said one woman.
“If I want some guacamole, I thaw a container, add everything else and have one portion for myself,” she said.
Avocado can be frozen sliced, pureed or whole, depending on the home cooks.
One woman said it’s important to “add a little bit of lemon juice” to mashed and sliced avocados so they don’t brown while thawing.
“This is great, thank you, I’ve had so many problems freezing vegetables,” said one woman.
This technique ensures that fewer avocados are lost after they become overripe (stock image)
Some home cooks worried that freezing an avocado would affect its taste, but others confirmed that “it tastes exactly the same.”
“I love it and I can be picky, but when it’s frozen I prefer to puree it,” one woman offered.
While others reveal that it’s only good for things like guacamole and smoothies in place of avocado salad or on its own.
“It does change the texture, it’s less creamy somehow, so not ideal in itself,” one woman wrote.
In the original viral post, the woman simply used a cookie scoop to make dozens of avocado balls from her ripe fruit.
Then she put them on a baking sheet in the freezer for “a few hours” until they were hard.
She then placed them in a ziplock bag where she could use them as she saw fit.
In other recipes, the avocado is coated with lemon juice or pureed with it to prevent it from spoiling when thawed.
All recipes call for ripe avocados that are “just soft” because they “tend to get even softer” once thawed.
According to home chefs, avocados can be frozen for up to six months.