Frozen Grapes Marinated in Wine

LAST UPDATED: Apr 08, 2020 | PUBLISHED: Jun 16, 2016 | By: Julie Blanner

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.

a light and refreshing summer dessert - wine marinated grapes

How to make Frozen Grapes Marinated in Wine

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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wine marinated grapes - the perfect summer dessert

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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!

frozen grapes marinated in wine - the perfect summer snack

Frozen Grapes Marinated in Wine

Julie Blanner
Easy recipe to make frozen grapes marinated in wine, for a perfectly poppable, light and healthy snack.
4.81 from 26 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Marinate/Freeze 14 hrs
Total Time 5 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 6
Calories 177 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 3 cups red grapes removed from stems
  • 1 – 2 cups red wine
  • 3 tablespoons 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.

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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.

Nutrition

Calories:177kcalCarbohydrates:23gProtein:1gFat:1gSaturated Fat:1gSodium:6mgPotassium:297mgFiber:1gSugar:18gVitamin A:50IUVitamin C:2mgCalcium:17mgIron:1mg
Keywords drunken grapes, frozen grapes
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