When I was first married my husband asked me to make frozen grapes. So I did. I had never heard of frozen grapes before and made them the best I thought how. I proudly put a bowl of frozen grapes in front of him, vines and all, and he said not green grapes, red grapes and after trying to eat a few I knew why. Green grapes freeze solid and are practically impossible to consume. Oh and not on the vines either, said Himself. Now red grapes on the other hand freeze beautifully, like little frosted candies. My children are home from school and feed about every two hours so keeping up is very difficult especially in the healthy food department. But Frozen Red Grapes is my answer to the dilemma. The kids love them and Himself can eat a whole bowl of these and considering that it could have been chips then it is fine with me, I’ll keep making them.
Frozen Red Grapes
Place grapes in a large bowl and fill with water to cover. Add a veggie cleaner if you have it. Soak grapes at least 20 minutes to remove any dirt, pesticide, and grime. Rinse well. Spread on towels to let dry. Remove grapes from their vines and place on a large cookie sheet. Freeze a few hours until frozen solid. Move to a zip top freezer bag. To serve, take out what you need as you do not want the whole batch to defrost. Delicious!
The following is an occasional “treat” version of the above. I serve Dusty Grapes when my kids haven’t had sugar in what, a whole hour. A great way to ruin a perfectly healthy snack, but man are they tasty.
Place frozen grapes in a quart sized zip top bag, add Jell-O powder, zip bag and shake well. Be sure that your frozen grapes are right from the freezer because any condensation will cause clumping. I place a small amount in ramekins as treats for the kiddies (well all right I confess, me too!) and quickly return leftovers to the freezer.
Note- I have not tried this with sugar-free Jell-O but imagine it would work fine.