How To Freeze Grapes
Grapes freeze exceptionally well, and frozen grapes are the perfect refreshing, cool-you-down, good-for-you summertime snack. Here's how to freeze grapes!
Servings: 4 (1 cup each)
- 4 cups seedless grapes, red or green, removed from stems (or as many as you would like to freeze)
Place the grapes in a colander and rinse well; gently shake and allow the excess water to drain off.
Line a large baking pan or rimmed tray with paper towels or a clean kitchen towel. Spread the grapes out on the pan and pat dry with additional paper towels or another clean kitchen towel. It is okay if you don't get them completely dry. Just remove as much of the moisture as you can. The drier they are, the less chunks of ice you will get on your frozen grapes and the less likely they will be to stick together.
Place the grapes back in the colander or a bowl while you remove the wet paper towels from the pan and dry the pan.
Line the pan with parchment paper or wax paper (I don't recommend putting them directly on the pan, as they can get stuck to the pan and get damaged when you try to remove them). Place the grapes on the pan in one layer and spread them out as much as possible to keep them from sticking together.
Place the pan in the freezer and freeze for 4 to 5 hours or until the grapes are frozen solid.
Remove the grapes from the pan and place in a freezer bag, remove as much air as possible from the bag, and store in the freezer.
- Try to get as much air out of the bag as possible when freezing. If you have a vacuum sealer, that's the way to go. If not, put a straw in one end of the bag, seal the bag as tightly as you can around the straw, suck out the air, and then quickly remove the straw and seal the bag.
- Frozen grapes will last for many months in the freezer, but I recommend enjoying them sooner rather than later for the best quality.