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Frozen Grapes

Updated on April 10, 2013

Frozen Grapes are the perfect summertime treat!

If you've never had frozen grapes before, you are missing out on a healthy, delicious and refreshing summertime treat! As a sweet snack or low calorie dessert, frozen grapes are a perfect compliment to your summer menus. Easy to make and store, why not have some on hand for your next BBQ, or just for your own treats? They are also great in place of ice cubs in drinks!

Read on for directions on how to make frozen grapes and more tips...


How To Choose Great Grapes

First, look at the surroundings. Are the grapes refrigerated? Are they wrapped? Those are two good indicators for grapes that have been well taken care of between the farmer and your local grocery store.

Next, examine the texture. You want grapes that are firmly attached to the stem and have smooth skin. Avoid grapes that are smooshy or discolored.

Finally, look at the color of the grapes. (You can use any variety of grape to make frozen grapes.) Green grapes should have a yellowy-green color. Red grapes should be reddish-purple. Blue grapes should have a very dark blue-purple color.

Once you've picked out your grapes, you're ready for the next step!


How To Make Frozen Grapes

1. Wash your grapes thoroughly.

2. Pick the grapes off the stems and lay them on a cookie sheet lined with wax paper. Make sure the grapes are not touching.

3. Let the grapes dry completely. Be patient!

4. Carefully move the grapes to your freezer and allow them to freeze. This should only take a couple of hours. After they are frozen, I find it is easiest to move them to a plastic freezer bag for storage.

5. Enjoy!

Try these cookie sheets for your frozen grapes in process

Nordic Ware Natural Aluminum Commercial Baker's Quarter Sheet
Nordic Ware Natural Aluminum Commercial Baker's Quarter Sheet

Chicago Metallic makes the best cookie sheets around. Although you can use any cookie sheet to make your frozen grapes, know that these are high quality and will hold up for many years of baking.


Variation: Sugar Dusted Frozen Grapes

To make sugar dusted frozen grapes, roll the grapes in sugar after washing and before they dry. This is a great dessert choice, especially served in martini glasses!

Mini Martini Glasses for Fancy Frozen Grapes

This set of mini martini glasses is the perfect size for a handful of frozen grapes. Just prepare them ahead of time in your freezer and at the end of your dinner party or during your bridal shower, bring them out for a fancy looking yet easy as pie treat! With 12 of them in the set, why not buy a few sets to cover everyone at your next party? They also make great take-home favors for baby showers or weddings!

Libbey 12-Piece Martini Party Set
Libbey 12-Piece Martini Party Set

It's party time with this set of 12 martini glasses. Each set comes in a convenient reusable storage box. Use the bonus recipe card to create different kinds of martinis and cocktails. Not just for drinks, these glasses can also be used for desserts, appetizers, snacks or drink garnishes like olives or lemon twists. Each glass has a 7-1/2 ounce capacity and are dishwasher safe.


Yum, yum, who's ready for some frozen grapes?

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      Tony Bonura 5 years ago from Tickfaw, Louisiana

      I love frozen grapes. I thought it was just a wierd thing I accidentally discovered because of a too cold refrigerator. I have been secretly eating them for years and years.


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      Clivetalks LM 5 years ago

      What a great idea.

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      Mamabyrd 5 years ago

      Hmmm I have never tried frozen grapes

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      A very sophisticated dessert. I'll have to give these a try.

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      Marie 6 years ago

      I love frozen grapes, they are super yummy and healthy too.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Great lens, never tried frozen grapes.

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      JesPiddlin 6 years ago

      I have never liked frozen fruits, so I was hesitant to even check out this page. However, I may try freezing some plump grapes, as this sounds very good. I don't think I'll add any sugar, though. Grapes have more than enough natural sugar. Thanks for the idea!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      I have my hand up! I first had frozen grapes back in the 60's when, for some odd reason we had an unusually large amount of them, so Mom decided to experiment and freeze them. You are so right, they a a delicious summer treat,

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      javr 7 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      What a great idea. I'll definitely try it in the summer.

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      resabi 7 years ago

      Love this concept. Going to try it next summer. Bet they'd be nice in my iced tea. Blessed.

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      howtocurecancer 7 years ago

      I did not know the receipt. It is a delicious meal also for my mom, who gained the battle with the breast cancer, but now she is fighting the thyroid cancer and she still does not eat sugar, meat or any kind of alcohol...Thanks.

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      marsha32 7 years ago

      one of the treats at the canteen at camp are frozen grapes

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Hey, I thought I was the only one who knew about this, yes they are absolutely delicious, we've eaten them for years. Fantastic idea for a lens!

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      RickBasset 7 years ago

      What a fabulous idea! I can't wait to try some! Thanks for the great info!

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      Virginia Allain 7 years ago from Central Florida

      Sounds delightful and healthy too.

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Congrats on winning the Summer Sunshine Award!

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      WindyWintersHubs 7 years ago from Vancouver Island, BC

      Congratulations on your Summer Sunshine Award! Hope you had a wonderful summer! :)

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      burgessvillian 7 years ago

      Great idea. I never thought of this. Fresh grapes will be in season soon. So I'll try out freezing them.

      Congrats on the sunshine award.

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      Michelle Lacroix Toro 7 years ago from United States

      Never thought of freezing grapes before, but I will now! Next time I hit the grocery store, I'll be picking some up to try. Thanks for sharing and congrats on winning the award!

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      Susan Deppner 7 years ago from Arkansas USA

      Mmmmm! Congratulations on your Sunshine award!

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 7 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      Congratulations to you and Grameen

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      Christene-S 7 years ago

      I love frozen grapes! I was craving some today actually.

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Well my goodness, this does sound like a wonderful summer treat. Frozen Grapes, who would have thought. Congrats on your Sunshine Award!

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      CannyGranny 7 years ago

      I've never considered frozen grapes before, how could I have overlooked such a simple, sweet treat?

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      Indigo Janson 7 years ago from UK

      Came back to leave an ~*~* Angel Blessing *~*~ for these delicious frozen grapes. :)

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      Vicki Green 7 years ago from Wandering the Pacific Northwest USA

      Thanks for sharing such a great idea!

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      puzzlerpaige 7 years ago

      What a neat idea. I have never tried frozen grapes, or heard of it. I've been missing out. Will try this as soon as I get more grapes.

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      myraggededge 7 years ago

      My little girl will love these. Such a simple idea! Angel blessed :-)

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      justholidays 7 years ago

      Never thought of doing so but will give a try to frozen grapes this summer!

      Wish you the best of luck for SSA!

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      norma-holt 7 years ago

      What a fabulous idea. Pity we are now in winter here. *-*Blessed*-* and featured on Sprinkled with Stardust and also listed on charity-lenses-for-summer-sunshine-giveaway

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 7 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      lol You must have been visiting my lens at the same time I was visiting this one. I will get it posted right now. Thanks

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 7 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      Oh Me! We used to eat Frozen Grapes all the time in the summer by the pool. I had forgotten about them so will definitely start that tradition over again for our grandson. He loves grapes so I am sure he will love frozen grapes. I saw where this lens is in the Summer Sunshine Award Contest for Charity and I would love to feature it on Summer Sunshine Award Nominees with your charity, Grameen Foundation.

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      WindyWintersHubs 7 years ago from Vancouver Island, BC

      Tasty! I love fruit recipes and great ideas for fruit. I will have to try freezing grapes. I'm featuring on my red fruit lens! Best Wishes in the Summer Sunshine Charity! :)

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      Indigo Janson 7 years ago from UK

      I've never tried frozen grapes but I love the idea!