Avocados are the star in so many amazing recipes, but true avocado lovers know that indulging in them can be an expensive habit. When not in season, they can cost up to $3 a pop, which adds up to $60 a month if you're having one a day. Then there are those that ripen too quickly and are a brown mess by the time you get to slicing them open, which means your hard-earned dollars go in the garbage can.
So what are avocado lovers to do? Freeze them! British superstore Tesco has already gotten behind this trick, selling bags of nine frozen avocado halves. Based on the reaction of social media, customers are loving the idea.
If you're not lucky enough to live near a Tesco, freezing avocados at home only takes a few simple steps. The most effective way is to puree them in a food processor or blender, combining 1 tablespoon of lemon or lime juice per avocado to ensure that they don't brown. Then, taking a jar, container, or ice cube tray, divide the puree mixture, and pop into the freezer. If you prefer to store them in halves, put them in a Ziploc bag instead.
It should be noted that the texture of the original avocado will change once it thaws, so you wouldn't want to eat them by the slice. But, they'll work great in guacamole, spreads and more.
For dessert fanatics, frozen avocado can also be used in treats like Avocado ice cream. More of a smoothie gal? Try these avocado smoothies, which are sure to be a hit among kids and adults alike.
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