A foodie has gone viral after revealing a little-known trick to making ripe avocados last longer.
The trick is to freeze them as they approach peak ripeness so you don’t have time to go bad on the shelf.
This popular item can then be defrosted and used whenever needed.
Foodie My Nguyen prefers to put the whole avocado in the freezer, skin and all.
When she’s ready to use it, she simply places it in a bowl of warm water then removes the skin.
Foodie My Nguyen prefers to put the whole avocado in the freezer, skin and all
She said the tip saved her a lot of money on avocados that often became overripe while waiting to be used.
More than 10,000 people liked and commented on his video.
“I never thought of that, thank you,” one woman said.
“It’s not pretty but it tastes the same,” said another.
The frozen avocado trend went viral for the first time in 2021 after a home cook’s Facebook post explaining how to freeze the expensive fruit went viral.
A common complaint among avocado lovers was the difficulty of finding a ripe one when needed.
Then the fruit can go from “not quite ripe” to “overripe” in less than a day.
Foodies now freeze their avocados so they can have them ripe and ready at any time.
‘This is incredible. I never have ripe ones or they go bad before you can eat them all. I will definitely try this,” one woman wrote on the viral post.
“It defrosts perfectly, I’ll crush one whole and divide it into different containers,” one woman said.
“When I want guacamole, I defrost a container, add all the other stuff and have a single serving for myself,” she said.
Avocado can be frozen sliced, mashed or whole depending on home cooks.
One woman said it’s important to “add a tiny bit of lemon juice” to mashed and sliced avocados so they don’t brown when thawed.
“This is amazing, thank you, I had so many problems trying to freeze vegetables,” one woman said.
This technique means that fewer avocados will be wasted once they are overripe (stock image)
Some home cooks were concerned that freezing an avocado would alter its flavor, but others confirmed that “it tastes exactly the same.”
“I love it and I can be picky, but I prefer it pureed if frozen,” one woman offered.
While others reveal that it is only good for things like guacamole and smoothies rather than avocado salad or on its own.
“It changes the texture, it’s less creamy, so it’s not ideal in itself,” one woman wrote.
In the original viral post, the woman simply used a cookie scoop to whip up dozens of avocado balls from her ripe fruit.
She then put them on a baking sheet in the freezer “for a few hours” until they were hard.
Then she put them in a zipper bag where she could use them as much as she wanted.
In other recipes, the avocado is coated in lemon juice or mashed 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.
Avocados can be frozen for up to six months, according to home cooks.