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How to Freeze Grapes for Snacks and Smoothies

Can you freeze grapes? Absolutely! Frozen grapes make for great snacks on hot days, and they can be thrown into smoothies. Here’s how to freeze grapes the easy way!

bowl of green grapes

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Grapes were recently on sale crazy cheap at the grocery store. One of my friends knows how much Madeline and I love our green smoothies. She mentioned that green grapes were great in green smoothies.

Since I’m trying to cut my grocery bill down a little, I decided to buy a couple bags of green grapes to freeze for smoothies (green grapes are a lot cheaper than the frozen pineapple we usually like to throw in).

Freezing grapes is super simple.

The first time around, I didn’t want to deal with any prep so I just stuck the grapes, stems and all, in a gallon-sized freezer bag. Then, I shoved the whole thing in the freezer.

It wasn’t too bad, but there was the extra step in the morning of pulling the grapes off the stem and washing them before putting them in our smoothies (we like a combo of green grapes, frozen peaches or mangos, fresh spinach, and orange juice).

Grapes on a pan

The next week, green grapes were on sale again for the same price. I bought a couple more bags and followed the instructions I’ve shard below. This method for freezing grapes is super easy, time saving for morning smoothies, and tasty!

BONUS: Frozen grapes make a great, cold snack on a hot day. Kids love them!

How to Freeze Grapes

I’m almost embarrassed to tell you how to freeze grapes, because it’s so easy! Frozen grapes take some time to harden in the freezer, but otherwise the process is painless. Here’s how to freeze grapes:

1. Remove the grapes from their stems. Discard stems.

2. Place grapes in a colander. Rinse well.

3. Line a large baking tray with an absorbent towel.

4. Lay the grapes on top of the towel and allow to dry.

5. When the grapes are completely dry, transfer to another baking sheet.

6. Place the entire baking sheet in the freezer and freeze until the grapes are solid.

7. Transfer the frozen grapes to a large gallon sized freezer bag.

washed red grapes on a towel

Can I Use Any Type of Grape?

Yep! You can freeze any type of grape. Green grapes are a little more tart, whereas red are slightly sweeter. You can also freeze grapes a few at a time whenever you have some in your fridge that are about to go bad.

Can I Freeze Grapes with Seeds?

Seedless grapes are best for freezing since you don’t want to crunch down on a frozen seed. But if you only have grapes with seeds in them, you can always cut the seeds out before placing them in the freezer.

With that said, you don’t need to remove the seeds if you’ll be adding the frozen grapes to smoothies or another treat you’ll be blending up. Just note that grape seeds are sometimes quite bitter, so they may affect the flavor slightly!

Frozen Grapes Uses

Besides smoothies, a few of my favorite ways to use frozen grapes include:

  • As ice cubes (so they don’t water down your beverage of choice)
  • In a slushie (blend frozen grapes with a little juice or water)
  • Straight from the freezer bag
  • Atop frozen yogurt
Overhead shot of grapes

More How to Freeze Tutorials:

Now that you know everything there is to know about freezing grapes, here are some more helpful freezer tutorials to check out:

Next time you make a batch pancakes or waffles, make some extra and follow this quick and easy tutorial for How to Freeze Pancakes and Waffles. I’ve also given instructions on how to reheat them!

Freezing raspberries is a wonderful way to enjoy summer’s harvest year-round! This guide explains how to freeze raspberries, plus it answers the most commonly asked questions about thawing frozen raspberries and using them in recipes. 

Did you know that you can also freeze kale? Here’s How to Freeze Kale 4 different ways, depending on how you want to use it!

No matter what season it is, you need to know How to Freeze Cookie Dough. Spoiler: it’s super easy to do!

Did you know that smoothies can easily be prepped in advance and frozen. So easy and delicious! Check out How to Make Freezer Smoothies.

Yep, you can freeze spinach too. Here’s How to Freeze Spinach, plus a yummy smoothie you can make with it.

Who doesn’t love a good kitchen tip? Looking for more kitchen tutorials? Check out the entire Kitchen Tips and Tricks archive for lots of great ideas!

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washed red grapes on a towel

How to Freeze Grapes for Snacks and Smoothies

Yield: 2 pounds
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Freezing Time: 6 hours
Total Time: 6 hours 5 minutes

Can you freeze grape might not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think about grapes. But, the good news is that you can! Frozen grapes make a great addition to smoothies as well as a healthy, cold snack during summer.

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds Grapes

Instructions


  1. Remove the grapes from their stems. Discard stems.
  2. Place grapes in a colander. Rinse well.
  3. Line a large baking tray with an absorbent towel.
  4. Lay the grapes on top of the towel and allow to dry.
  5. When the grapes are completely dry, transfer to another baking sheet.
  6. Place the entire baking sheet in the freezer and freeze until the grapes are solid.
  7. Transfer the frozen grapes to a large gallon sized freezer bag.

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Nutrition Information
Yield 8 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 78Total Fat 0gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 0mgSodium 2mgCarbohydrates 21gFiber 1gSugar 18gProtein 1g

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