Can You Freeze Guacamole?

published Feb 10, 2024
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I love making guacamole at home, whether it’s classic guacamole with a pico de gallo-style salsa, easy guacamole with garlic & onions, or even grilled guacamole. They’re all delicious scooped up with tortilla chips.

But have you ever made too much guac? If you’ve ever wondered whether you can freeze guacamole, the answer is yes, with some very important tips. Freezing guacamole is a convenient way to preserve leftovers or to make ahead for burrito bowls, cheesy nachos, or steak quesadillas.

Before you start freezing batches of guacamole, there are a few key things you should know.

How to Freeze Guacamole

For the best texture, we recommend freezing just the mashed avocado by itself. If you freeze guacamole with tomatoes and onions (or other ingredients, like jalapeño peppers and cilantro), they will release water as they thaw, leaving you with watery guacamole.

To freeze guacamole, follow these simple steps:

  1. Mash ripe avocados. 
  2. Place the mashed avocado in a freezer bag, then carefully squeeze out any air from the bag.
  3. Freeze!

How Long Can You Freeze Guacamole?

Guacamole can be stored in the freezer for up to 3 months. Make sure to label the freezer bag with the date you made the guacamole so you can keep track of how long it’s been frozen.

Tips for Thawing Frozen Guacamole

When you’re ready to enjoy your guacamole, let it thaw in the refrigerator overnight. Once it has thawed out, add your other ingredients and seasonings, and stir well before serving.