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.
Try these cookie sheets for your frozen grapes in process
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!
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.