Frozen grapes couldn’t be simpler to make. Store a stash in the freezer for a delicious and refreshing snack. Alternatively, add them to smoothies or puree them to make a tasty grape sorbet.
If you haven’t tried frozen grapes before then you are in for a treat! Reasons to love this tasty snack include…
- Easy to Make (5 mins of prep time and the freezer does the rest of the work for you);
- A Healthy Frozen Snack (Freezing intensifies the sweetness of the grapes and gives their insides a sorbet-like texture)
- Ice Cube Replacement (Need to cool down a drink and run out of ice? A few frozen grapes will do the trick!)
- Store Well (They will be eaten well before they deteriorate in quality)
Type of Grapes to Use..
- COLOUR: Green, red and black grapes all freeze well so go with your favourite.
- SEEDLESS: Use seedless grapes or make sure to cut out the seeds of seeded grapes before freezing.
How to Make Frozen Grapes
Freezing grapes couldn’t be easier, follow these 4 simple steps
- Remove grapes from the stem – Gently pull the grapes from the stem, removing any soft or bashed grapes.
- Wash Grapes – Place the grapes in a colander and rinse with cold water.
- Dry Grapes – Gently pat the grapes dry with a clean dishtowel.
- Freeze – Place the grapes in a freezable container or ziplock bag and store them in the freezer. (If making for young children the grapes should be quartered, lengthways, before freezing – see below for more info.)
Are Frozen Grapes Safe for Young Children?
Children under the age of four shouldn’t have whole grapes. Cut the grapes lengthways, in quarters, before freezing and allow them to soften slightly before serving. Even older kids sometimes eat too quickly, without chewing their food. (Parents need to make the call on this) Cutting the grapes, lengthways, is the safest option (or bending to make a sorbet).
Why not try…
- Freezing grapes on a stick – for a fun snack idea.
- Adding them to Smoothies
- Bending them to make a grape sorbet.
Freeze in an airtight container for up to 3 months (not that they will last that long!) Enjoy frozen, defrosted grapes have a funny texture.
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- 1 bag Grapes (or as many as you like!)
- Gently pull the grapes from the stem, removing any soft or decaying grapes.
- Place the grapes in a colander and rinse with cold water. Gently rub them as you rinse them.
- Gently pat the grapes dry with a clean dish towel.
- Store the grapes in a freezable container or ziplock bag and store in the freezer. (If making for young children the grapes should be quartered, lengthways, before freezing.)