Frozen Grapes Marinated in Wine

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  •  Easy recipe to make frozen grapes marinated in wine, for a perfectly poppable, light and healthy snack.

    Sitting at the pool one hot afternoon, I had a flashback of something I had seen from my friend Mitzi. It was a “recipe” for wine marinated grapes. YES! Grapes marinated in wine, tossed in sugar and frozen for a special treat! Now if Mitzi, the nutrition expert, endorses them, I’m in!

    wine marinated grapes - the perfect summer dessert

    Frozen grapes marinated in wine are the perfect way to chill out pool side, while you’re boating or as an appetizer for any summer get together. So thank you, Mitzi, for changing my life!

    frozen grapes marinated in wine - the perfect summer snack

    This recipe is unbelievably simple –  it requires just a few ingredients: grapes, wine and sugar. I like to make a large batch to snack on throughout the week. When not coated in sugar, they make the perfect “ice cubes” to keep your wine chilled on a hot summer day.

    a light and refreshing summer dessert - wine marinated grapes

    Last night as I was sitting at The Muny with the girls watching the Wizard of Oz, I couldn’t help but dream to have a few frozen grapes to keep my wine cool. I was merely halfway through my glass before my chardonnay was too warm to drink. Maybe I’m just not consuming it fast enough? It seemed I always had a girl on my lap each time the Wicked Witch made her appearance, but don’t worry, I made up for it when I got home by enjoying a few frozen grapes marinated in wine just before bed.

    How to make Frozen Grapes Marinated in Wine:

    a light and refreshing summer dessert - wine marinated grapes

    Fill a bowl with grapes…

    how to make wine marinated frozen grapes

    marinate them in wine…

    frozen grapes marinated in wine - the perfect summer snack

    toss with sugar, freeze and enjoy!

    What Kind of Wine Should I Use for Frozen Grapes?

    The wine you choose will greatly vary the flavor of your marinated grapes. You can use your favorite red wine, but if you want a sweet flavor, use a sweet red wine or Port.

    How Long Should I Marinate Grapes?

    The longer you marinate them, the more flavor they will have. I recommend 12-24 hours for the best results.

    {Keep reading for the full recipe for Frozen Grapes Marinated in Wine and printable recipe card below.}

    Readers on Pinterest said:

    “Love, love, love.” – Kate

    “So yummy.” – Candace

    “Great hit at my party!” – Carolyn

    “Had it without sugar! So good!” – Sarah

    “The key to this recipe is a fruity wine.” – Esmeralda

    “Amazing and refreshing.” – Susan


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    wine marinated grapes - the perfect summer dessert

    Frozen Wine Grapes Recipe:

    Frozen Grapes Marinated in Wine

    Easy recipe to make frozen grapes marinated in wine, for a perfectly poppable, light and healthy snack.

    Course Dessert
    Cuisine American
    Keyword 4th of July, breakfast, brunch, easy recipe, make ahead, memorial day, party, snack, summer
    Prep Time 5 minutes
    Marinate/Freeze 14 hours
    Total Time 5 minutes
    Servings 6
    Author Julie Blanner

    Ingredients

    • 3 c red grapes removed from stems
    • 1 - 2 c red wine
    • 3 Tbsp sugar

    Instructions

    1. Place grapes in a bowl and cover with wine. Allow to marinate refrigerated for 12+ hours.
    2. Drain grapes, toss in sugar and freeze 2 hours.

    Recipe Notes

    The wine you choose will greatly vary the flavor of your marinated grapes. You can use your favorite red wine, but if you want a sweet flavor, use a sweet red wine or Port.

     

    The longer you marinate them, the more flavor they will have. I recommend 12-24 hours for the best results.

     

    When not coated in sugar, they make the perfect “ice cubes” to keep your wine chilled on a hot summer day.


    See? Now you have have your wine and eat it too. Or maybe have your grapes and drink them too? Either way, enjoy and try my Drunken Strawberries and Sugared Champagne Grapes, too!

    I hope you enjoy these frozen wine grapes as much as I do! If you try this recipe, please come back to share using my 5 star rating in the comments below! Not only do I appreciate it, but I know readers do, too!

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