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Frozen Grapes Marinated in Wine

 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.

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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


wine marinated grapes - the perfect summer dessert

Frozen Wine Grapes Recipe:

Frozen Grapes Marinated in Wine

Prep Time 5 mins Inactive Time 2 hrs Cook Time Total Time 2 hrs 5 mins
Serves 6

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


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


  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.
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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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36 comments on “Frozen Grapes Marinated in Wine”

  1. What a wonderful idea. We love frozen grapes and my mamma and papà would enjoy summer fruit in winer but not frozen. I’ll have to do this with my white seedless grapes. A pinot noir would be wonderful with the red. Stay cool and happy with frozen treats 🙂

  2. So what do u do with the wine from the bowl after you marinate the grapes?

  3. Hi, Do you just sprinkle the sugar on top of the grapes or roll the grapes in the sugar? I want to make sure it ends up looking crystallized like in the pic 🙂

  4. Could I use white wine or champagne with green grapes instead?

  5. So how long do you marinate? Do you free AFTER marinating?
    How long? When do you sugar, after they are drained?

  6. How far in advance can you make these? Thanks so much!

  7. I tried this for a Christmas gatherin, it was a hit thank you for sharing this.

  8. Does the achohal soak out are they safe for children

  9. I wanted to bring this or something like this to a Super bowl party. Can you do this without freezing them? I just don’t know how to keep them frozen going to a party then getting people to eat them before they unthaw?

  10. Kept scrolling and there was no recipe for the frozen grapes.

  11. I’m with Edward, no recipe. You say it’s there but, nope, can’t find it.

  12. Yum! Love this idea- if you are going to freeze them… might as well marinate them first! I wonder if these would be fun in some sort of sangria recipe?

  13. I originally saved this recipe for summer, but it was 75 degrees outside this morning. Two hours later my grapes are already marinating in the fridge!

    Thanks for saving me from these California “winters.”

  14. Hi, can u freeze them until serve or you only freeze them for two hours then transfer them to fridge?

  15. So 3 cups of grapes to 12 cups of wine?

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  17. I made these with port and couldn’t keep my hands off them.

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