Make a cool summer treat that is healthy to use as a snack or desert or to liven up a punch bowl or drink. Frozen grapes are not only good, they are good for you, and oh, so easy to make. Because grapes are almost 80 per cent water, they freeze well and are a good choice for dieters.
Things You'll Need
- Cookie sheet
- Paper towel
- Granulated sugar
- Plastic containers
Buy several bunches of grapes. Mix the kinds and colors, but try to get the seedless varieties, if possible.
Wash grapes by placing them in a strainer, and then spraying with cold water.
Separate grapes and remove stems.
Line a cookie sheet with paper towel and place grapes in a single layer on the towel.
Allow grapes to dry at room temperature, unless you are going to sugar them.
Place the sheet with the grapes on it in the freezer and allow the grapes to freeze for several hours, normally about four, depending on the temperature of your freezer.
Add a little eye appeal to your frozen grapes by dipping them in granulated sugar while they are still wet from washing, then freeze.
Tips & Warnings
- Once grapes are frozen, store them in airtight plastic containers.
- Use frozen grapes instead of ice cubes to cool fruity drinks, or add to yogurt, fruit salad, smoothies and ice cream. Serve as a gourmet desert by spooning into chilled desert dishes and adding a splash of fruity wine.
- Frozen grapes thaw quickly and will become soft, so only take as many out of the freezer as you can eat fairly soon.
- Don't give frozen grapes to small children or babies, as they are a choking hazard.