The Best Way To Freeze Grapes

Sweet with sour skin, grapes are globular morsels of juicy goodness. Red or white, grapes can be enjoyed fresh, dried into raisins, or even fermented into wine. But that's not all: Grapes can even be frozen for a healthy chilled treat. However, that doesn't mean you can just toss a handful of the fruit into the freezer — there is a proper way to chill grapes, and here's how to do it. To clarify, not all grapes are the same. In comparison to wine grapes, Wine Folly notes that table grapes are larger with thinner skins and thicker, sweeter pulps. The grapes that make it onto our plates rather than inside of our glasses can also be seedless varieties, which makes for an enjoyable eating experience.

Making grapes all the more appealing are the fruit's amazing health benefits. A great source of vitamins B and K, Healthline reports that the juicy orbs also have a bunch of antioxidants like resveratrol, which can work to prevent inflammation, diabetes, and cancer. But instead of incorporating a crisp bunch of grapes into your diet as is, why not freeze them for a low-calorie snack?

Dry properly and freeze them flat

If you just bought a bunch of grapes in bulk and don't know what to do with them, freeze them. A great way to add a bit of panache to the succulent fruits, there are a few things you need to know so that grapes don't turn into one giant, congealed mess. According to Taste of Home, grapes should be blotted dry after washing to avoid icicles and then spread on a baking sheet to freeze overnight. Leaving space in between the grapes is important so that they don't clump together. Once frozen, they can be kept in a resealable bag in the freezer for up to a year, notes MyRecipes.

Aside from making a fantastic ready-to-eat treat, frozen grapes can also be used in a multitude of ways. For instance, MasterClass suggests blending them to make an impromptu sorbet or even coating the grapes in lemon juice and a pinch of salt or sugar for a punchy, frozen snack. Personally, we like swapping frozen grapes for ice cubes when serving up a cocktail.