These frozen grapes marinated in wine are the most refreshing adult treat you’re going to love! Light on calories and bursting with fresh flavor, this is a decadent dessert without the guilt.

wine marinated grapes - the perfect summer dessert
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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!

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

Why You’ll Love this Recipe

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.

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.

A bowl of sugared grapes next to frozen grapes and a bottle of wine.

Shopping List

  • Red Wine
  • Red Grapes
  • White Granulated Sugar
a light and refreshing summer dessert - wine marinated grapes

How to Make

  1. Fill a bowl with grapes…
  2. marinate them in wine…
  3. toss with sugar, freeze and enjoy!
how to make wine marinated frozen grapes
frozen grapes marinated in wine - the perfect summer snack
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Tips

  • 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.
wine marinated grapes - the perfect summer dessert


See? Now you 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!

A bowl of sugared grapes with a bunch of fresh, frozen grapes to the side.
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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.
Prep: 5 minutes
Marinate/Freeze: 14 hours
Total: 5 minutes
Servings: 6
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Ingredients  

  • 3 cups red grapes removed from stems
  • 2 cups red wine
  • 3 tablespoons white granulated sugar

Instructions 

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

Julie’s Tips

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.

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Calories: 177kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 6mg | Potassium: 297mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 50IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 17mg | Iron: 1mg

Estimated nutrition information is provided as a courtesy and is not guaranteed.

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48 Comments

  1. 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 🙂
    Thanks!!

  2. 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 🙂