Wondering how to freeze guacamole so that your tasty homemade avocado dip stays vibrant and fresh until your next taco night? Read my easy guide to best practices for storing fresh guacamole safely in your freezer!
Guacamole is one of the best food items to have on hand in your freezer. It's easy to make and can be used as a dip, condiment, or addition to a meal. In addition, if you have leftover guacamole, you can freeze it, so it doesn't go to waste.
Here's how to freeze guacamole so you can always have some on hand when you need it.
What To Do Before Freezing Guacamole?
If you want to freeze guacamole, it's important first to mix it properly. Fresh ingredients, such as onion and cilantro, should be finely chopped and blended with avocados.
Some recipes call for garlic cloves or jalapeno peppers to be added as well. The amount of mixing needed depends on how much guacamole you're preparing to freeze at once.
When freezing just a small batch at a time, it may not be necessary to blend everything together thoroughly. If you're making a large batch that will require more than one serving size worth of ingredients, however, be sure that all ingredients are blended thoroughly before freezing them in an airtight container or resealable plastic bag.
How To Freeze Guacamole With An Ice Cube Tray?
- First, you need to make sure that your guacamole doesn't have any off odors. If you run into this (eww!) be sure to discard the guacamole.
- Then add 3 tablespoons of water for every avocado and process until smooth.
- Let cool before spooning into an ice cube tray; you want to end up with roughly ⅔ cup of guac per cube.
- Next, cover each little well with plastic wrap and freeze for a few hours or overnight until solid but not rock hard (this will prevent them from sticking together).
- Store in freezer bags for up to two months; thaw in refrigerator overnight before using in recipes or eating straight from the freezer.
How To Freeze Guacamole In A Zipper Bag?
- First, scoop your favorite guacamole recipe into a big-mouth container. You'll want to use something that has plenty of head space so that when you freeze it, there will be room for water and air to expand as it freezes. *I prefer a plastic or glass container with a tight-fitting lid, but you can also use zip-top bags and fill them up with your delicious dip.
- Next, cover and seal it tightly so that air can't get in (air is one of three things that can cause ice crystals to form in food, the other two are time and temperature).
- Put it in your freezer for 12 hours or until completely frozen, then transfer it to a zipper bag for longer storage. It will keep for about 3 months this way.
When you're ready to use it, let the guacamole thaw overnight in the fridge or on the counter for a few hours before serving.
Guacamole is an easy and delicious way to add flavor to your meals. You can always have some on hand when you need it by freezing it. Follow these simple tips to freeze guacamole so you can enjoy it whenever you want. We hope this guide was helpful. Thanks for reading!