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Frozen Avocados

PostPosted: March 7th, 2018, 6:14 am
by Zosherooney
I thought there was a thread on this but I can't find it...

Yesterday whilst shopping, T'cos had perfectly ripe avocados for 28p each. I had just been perusing the frozen food aisle and had seen a £3 bag of frozen ones. So now I want to try and freeze my own.

Has anyone ever frozen avocados at home ? Tips or helpful advice ?

Re: Frozen Avocados

PostPosted: March 7th, 2018, 7:55 am
by Suelle
There is a thread - on the strength of the comments on the last thread, I recommended them to my daughter. She thought they were disgusting!

Re: Frozen Avocados

PostPosted: March 7th, 2018, 8:01 am
by Suelle
I've found this thread, but I thought there was a longer discussion too;

viewtopic.php?f=2&t=13812&p=385255&hilit=avocados#p385255

Re: Frozen Avocados

PostPosted: March 7th, 2018, 8:14 am
by TeresaFoodie
I mentioned shop bought frozen ones from Iceland very recently, last month maybe? They are on sale in Iceland. I quite liked them for convenience and predictability, not as nice as fresh, nothing is though is it? I've never tried home freezing. I don't think I'd be tempted, but at that price I'd not be able to resist buying and eating straight away!

I'll try and find the recent thread....

Re: Frozen Avocados

PostPosted: March 7th, 2018, 8:15 am
by TeresaFoodie
I believe the discussion is in here somewhere.

viewtopic.php?f=12&t=15918&p=463472&hilit=frozen+avocado#p463472

Re: Frozen Avocados

PostPosted: March 7th, 2018, 11:07 am
by StokeySue
If you are going to freeze your own I think you would need to coat the exposed surfaces with something to stop them browning, the only problem I have with the bought frozen ones is that there is so much citric acid on them they are bitter if you don't rinse it off
I'll probably try coating each piece with bottled lemon juice then wrapping individually

Re: Frozen Avocados

PostPosted: March 7th, 2018, 11:34 am
by Suelle
Suelle wrote:There is a thread - on the strength of the comments on the last thread, I recommended them to my daughter. She thought they were disgusting!


I misread the original post - thought Zosh was asking about ready-frozen avocado. That'll teach me to try to post before my morning coffee. :oops:

As I said on one of the other threads, domestic freezing is much slower than commercial freezing, meaning ice crystals are more likely to form. If large ice crystals form while fresh avos are being frozen, it might make them mushy when thawed. Maybe not a problem if you only want to make guacamole.

Re: Frozen Avocados

PostPosted: March 7th, 2018, 1:55 pm
by Zosherooney
Thanks Sue, have a coffee on me ! I think I might just eat them :tu:

Re: Frozen Avocados

PostPosted: March 8th, 2018, 8:26 am
by karadekoolaid
I just can't get my head around frozen avocados. Nope, not at all :terrified:

Re: Frozen Avocados

PostPosted: March 8th, 2018, 1:19 pm
by Ratatouille
Me neither KK :scared:

Re: Frozen Avocados

PostPosted: March 8th, 2018, 2:25 pm
by StokeySue
Sorry - an avocado isa fruit eaten as a veg
It doesn't grow here
Where is the problem in seeing that people might find it useful in the same way as any othe frozdn fruit and veg?

Re: Frozen Avocados

PostPosted: March 8th, 2018, 3:05 pm
by Ratatouille
Avocado is one of those things that just, in my view, stand up to freezing. Like strawberries and mushrooms.
I'm perfectly happy to eat fruit and veg which do freeze well.

Re: Frozen Avocados

PostPosted: March 8th, 2018, 6:38 pm
by PatsyMFagan
Coincidentally, I was looking for frozen avocado this week in my local Tesco and couldn't find any, so surmised they must be discontinued ... I use Avo in my regular veg smoothie so it doesn't matter if they go mushy on thawing. As I pay about 90p per fruit, I think frozen may be more economical.

Re: Frozen Avocados

PostPosted: March 8th, 2018, 7:37 pm
by Ratatouille
Picard sells frozen guacamole. I've never bought it but I have tasted it and it was just about OK.

Re: Frozen Avocados

PostPosted: March 8th, 2018, 10:41 pm
by StokeySue
As I've said before, the frozen fruit I've bought is fine, at the soft end of OK but fine for spreading on toast, in smoothies or making dips. The problem is not the fruit, it's the acid bath it's been through. I'd be interested to know if there's a way of avoiding that
My homemade guacamole wouldn't freeze as it contains little cubes of raw tonato and onion and chopped coriander and I think they'd all thaw to a mess

Re: Frozen Avocados

PostPosted: March 9th, 2018, 12:22 am
by karadekoolaid
Frozen avocado is, in my mind, akin to orange squash, processed cheese, reconstituted mashed potatoes and ravioli in a tin.
Not knocking them: I simply prefer the real thing. Everyone to their own :D

Re: Frozen Avocados

PostPosted: March 9th, 2018, 9:58 am
by StokeySue
karadekoolaid wrote:Frozen avocado is, in my mind, akin to orange squash, processed cheese, reconstituted mashed potatoes and ravioli in a tin.
Not knocking them: I simply prefer the real thing. Everyone to their own :D

How is it the same as heavily processed orange squash or instant mash?
It's simply frozen produce, as much "the real thing" as frozen peas or frozen fish

Re: Frozen Avocados

PostPosted: March 10th, 2018, 9:22 pm
by karadekoolaid
Nah - the freezing has the same effect as processing it.
Avocado is one of the few items that, in my humble opinion, should only be eaten fresh and raw. that's it!