Frozen grapes are fabulous in so many ways. Kids love grapes, and freezing them makes a cool, nutritious alternative to popsicles. Summer gatherings always need a refreshing appetizer; frozen grapes are perfect. If you’re tired of serving jello shots at your party you can follow the “adult” frozen grape recipe and your guests will love it.
The ingredient list is fairly short for these recipes. Of course you’ll need grapes; seedless are best and choose red or black grapes (I believe green will freeze solid). Depending on which recipe you pick, you will need any one of the following: sugar, jello powder, or vodka. Now simply choose one of the following recipes and enjoy.
Frozen Grapes for Kids. Pick a grape variety of red or black seedless and remove from the stems and wash. Have your children choose their favorite flavor of jello. Pour the jello powder in a large resealable bag and add the grapes. Shake the bag until the grapes are coated with the powder. You should see a fair amount of powder sticking to the grapes; you can add more powder if need be. Lay the grapes on a cookie sheet lined with waxed paper. Put in your freezer for at least 2 hours. This is a great recipe you can do with your children; they will love choosing a jello flavor and shaking the bag.
Frozen Grapes for Anytime. For this recipe you can choose a seeded grape if you want and you can leave them on the stem for a more decorative display. Wash the grapes and dust with sugar or shake in bag of sugar. Place the grapes on a cookie sheet lined with waxed paper and freeze for at least 2 hours. You can use different types of sugar for this recipe. Try a few kinds to get the look and texture you want. You can use granulated sugar, coarse sugar or bakers sugar. Obviously these will all have the same taste but can look very different if you are one to pay attention to details. I like the coarse sugar because it has a very crystallized look.
Frozen Grapes for Adults. here you can choose any type of grape, even green, because they will be soaked in alcohol and will not freeze completely. This is the same concept as the other recipes except first you soak the grapes for at least 12 hours in vodka. Shake the grapes in sugar; lay on a cookie sheet lined with waxed paper and freeze. I prefer vodka but any alcohol can be used. Some people like white wine spritzer or gin soaked grapes; you also choose a flavored vodka. You will be surprised how the alcohol brings out the flavor of the grapes. Just be sure not to mix these in with the kid grapes.
All of these recipes are so simple and so delicious that you’ll wonder why you’ve never done it before. You can tweak these recipes until you find one that suits you best. I hope you enjoy.