Frozen grapes are the best snack ever! Especially in the summer. They’re super refreshing, incredibly healthy, low-calorie, and SO easy. I mean you actually don’t have to do anything except putting them in the freezer. And they kind of taste like frozen candy. It’s just INCREDIBLE!!
The only thing I’m thinking right now is why haven’t I tried frozen grapes earlier?!
I’ve read about frozen grapes before, but until last summer I haven’t tried eating them as a snack. Boy, was I missing out! I’ve always liked grapes, but I do LOVE them when they’re frozen.
So maybe there are other people like me being late to the game, so here I am writing a post about frozen grapes.
You can use both, red and white grapes. I think I like white grapes a little bit better, but they’re both amazing! It’s the only way I’m eating grapes these days. Haha! And I’m eating A LOT of them.
Frozen Grapes – An Amazing Snack!
When you’re a normally a fan of grapes, you just have to give this a try! I usually just wash the grapes, put them in freezer bags, and then freeze them overnight. So it’s only grapes, nothing else.
Frozen Grapes with Sugar:
But I’ve also read that many people coat them in sugar before freezing them. I haven’t tried this yet because I think they’re sweet enough just by themselves.
I don’t know if it’s just me, but I got the feeling they’re a lot sweeter when they’re frozen. But if you want to add a little bit of additional sweetness, you could give this a try.
And they’re many other recipes for frozen grapes with caramel, jello, or even with chocolate! Yummy!
Freezing Grapes – How to Make Frozen Grapes
I guess you will all believe me when I tell you that this is the EASIEST “recipe” on my blog. Haha! All you need is 5 minutes of your time. Then just give your freezer another 8 hours to make perfectly frozen grapes for you.
STEP 1: Put the grapes in a colander and rinse them with cold water for about 30 seconds. Gently rub them as you rinse them. Grapes belong to the “Dirty Dozen” (products that have the highest concentration of pesticides), so this helps to remove bacteria and pesticides on the grapes.
STEP 2: Check for any broken or decaying grapes and remove them. Gently pull the rest of the grapes from the stem.
STEP 3: Fill the washed and pulled grapes in a ziploc bag.
STEP 4: Freeze the grapes overnight or for at least 8 hours.
What To Use Frozen Grapes For:
I usually just eat frozen grapes as a healthy and delicious snack. Especially in the summer.
2. Frozen Grapes in Wine:
Frozen grapes are also great to chill wine. Unlike ice cubes, they don’t water down your drinks. Red grapes are perfect for red wine and white grapes for white wine. No big surprise. Haha!
And when you’re done with your wine, you got a delicious snack waiting for your on the bottom of your glass.
3. Weight Loss:
Frozen grapes are also great for weight loss. I mean when you’re on a diet and want to lose weight, you often get sugar cravings. Instead of candy just eat a bowl of frozen grapes.
And the best thing is you don’t have to feel bad about it and you can even go for more!
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- 3 cups red or white grapes or as many as you want!
- Put the grapes in a colander and rinse them with cold water for about 30 seconds. Gently rub them as you rinse them. Grapes belong to the "dirty dozen" (products that have the highest concentration of pesticides), so this helps to remove bacteria and pesticides on the grapes.
- Check for any broken or decaying grapes and remove them. Gently pull the rest of the grapes from the stem.
- Fill the washed and pulled grapes in a ziploc bag.
- Freeze the grapes overnight or for at least 8 hours.
I have been freezing grapes when they start going bad : I slice them in 2, discard the rotten / contaminated part and get rid of the seeds. I salvage lots of grapes this way. I’m going to freeze them before now, as I found the frozen one more pleasant and refreshing… I am curious about why you don’t discard the seeds, do you eat them frozen?
I am definitely going to try the suggestions commented (lemon juice, citric acid and sugar) sounds terrific, thank you for sharing!
My favorite summer snack is a sorbet made from frozen cubed watermelon and a dash of oat milk… yum!
They probably just got the seedless variety.
I also love love love frozen grapes for all sorts!!
If as an adult (or even healthy alternative for the kids) you fancy some sweets as a treat here is 2 tricks;
Anytime I have been cooking using a lime/lemon and have a 1/4 or 1/2 left over and unsure how to use I like to squeeze over any frozen grapes left to add abit of a sour note.
As a REAL treat get yourself some citric acid powder on Amazon mix with either your fave powder sweeter or sugar (I prefer sweetener keep it low cal and sugar free) and you have your own homemade sour grapes!
I don’t even bother removing from the stems. I cut into mini clusters (about 10 grapes per) and freeze. Makes for a quick healthy snack
Am 68 years old and tried frozen grapes for the first time. They are awesome! There will always be some frozen grapes in my freezer from now on!
Obsessed! Frozen grapes are such an great, healthy snack for when the cravings hit. For a sour kick, try adding a bit of lime or lemon juice on them, after the grapes have been frozen. The juice will freeze onto the outsides, and be crunchy and delicious! Definitely try that combo. Thanks for the easy snack idea! :)
Kids, husband and I love them in summer! The taste like popsicles.Will def make this again!!! :)
this article is written with such a lively tone and the author seems so happy. I love it. Frozen grapes 100% 10/10 would recommend
They are great I love them so much my mom showed them to me and Now I cant stop eating them!
As a dialysis patient you are limited to fluid. So freezing grapes gives you that cold treat with the fluid intake
It’s even better freezing cotton candy grapes! Like a healthy popsicle.
Frozen grapes are the BEST and I have frozen them for my children, all the neighbor children who came visiting and to this day. I find them especially great for using up all your grapes before they go bad. And a cold sweet snack late at night when sometimes your sweet tooth kicks in.
Got a couple pounds of concord grapes from a friend this summer, still on their stems and with leaves. I washed them. Laid them out on a baking sheet and sprinkled with a little sugar. Froze them and then put into freezer bags. Had enough for 2 gallon size bags. I eat them as a bedtime snack. Tonight, January 1, 2019 I have only a handful left. Gotta go out and get some replacements … like red or green grapes. Concords are the best
Did they have seeds
I need to freeze some that have seeds
I just tried frozen grapes for the first because I was looking for healthy ways to satisfy my sugar cravings and OMG, they are delicious and definitely did the trick. We are coming into summer in Australia and it’s going to be hot so I think that frozen grapes will be a staple in our home now. I don’t think I’ll eat grapes any other way now
I’ve been freezing grapes (mainly green) ones for over five decades. My mother use to freeze them when I was a child and then put them in my lunch bucket for school / recess … they were so good and refreshing.
To this day, and I am 66 now with grown children, grandchildren and great grandchildren and I always have frozen grapes for them when they come to visit … especially in the summer. There so good and refreshing.
And; this summer I gave some to a neighbor that has never had them before … guess what? She has them in her freezer now for her son! Go Frozen Grapes!!!
Love this idea, My favorite are red globe grapes,but I often don’t buy them for concern they will not be consumed before they go ‘bad’. Best idea ,, thanks so much!!!