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Mar 7, 2008 07:51 AM

Guacamole: can it be frozen?

Hi all. Can guacamole be frozen? Thanks so much!

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  1. I think it freezes well. I'd put in ziplocs and squish out all the air. Plus, I think some acid will help with preserving color, like lemon or lime juice.

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    1. re: scuzzo

      I might have to test this and get back to you after a month or so in frozen stasis. We're literally swimming in avocados right now. My father-in-law is an expert-level avocado grower courtesy of his soil science and Cal-Poly experience backed up by his grafting knowledge. He grows scary good Avocados but I can only eat so many.

      R. Jason Coulston

      1. re: Jason_Coulston

        I think I've seen peeled frozen avocado halves in supermarkets too!

        1. re: Jason_Coulston

          How did the avocado freezing go? I have an excess and was curious.

      2. I've frozen both homemade and packaged (but all-natural) guacamole and it survives just fine, as long as it's well sealed. I imagine it's the high fat content in avocados that keeps the texture okay.

        1. I think the key here is to seal it very well when it is fresh, and only use guacamole that doesn't have onions, tomatoes, etc. I mash the avocado, add some salt, a touch of garlic and a little lemon juice. You can add the other ingredients later. If you have a Foodsaver that would be even better. If you can get it in the store, you can do it at home, but they are always vacuum sealed.

          1. Trader Joe's Avogado's Number guacamole has a use by or freeze by date.