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Wondering if you can freeze grapes? This fruit is perfect for freezing for snacks and smoothies: here’s how to do it!

Can you freeze grapes?
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Got extra grapes and not sure what to do with them? Here’s an idea: toss them in the freezer! Turns out, frozen grapes are a refreshing snack that tastes like a miniature popsicle: a fun way to make this fruit seem novel! They also are perfect for blending into a sweet tart Grape Smoothie, or as a substitute for frozen fruit in other smoothie recipes. Here’s how to do it!

Can you freeze grapes?

Grapes freeze well for 10 to 12 months. Frozen grapes don’t work well thawed since they become soft and watery. But they’re ideal for adding to blended recipes like smoothies. They also taste great as a snack right from the freezer: they taste almost like a grape popsicle! You can place a bunch of grapes in the freezer for snacking for a week, or prepare them for longer term storage.

How long are grapes good for?

Stored in the produce drawer of the refrigerator, grapes last for about 2 weeks. If you’d like to preserve them beyond that point, the freezer is a great option. Keep in mind frozen grapes work as a snack or in smoothies: but don’t plan to eat them thawed.

How to freeze grapes

Grapes are easy to freeze, especially if you’re planning to eat them for snacking right away. You can also preserve them for longer term storage. Here’s what to do:

  • To freeze grapes for snacking: Wash the grapes on the stem and pat them dry. Place them in the freezer for 2 hours, then enjoy.
  • To freeze grapes for long term storage: Remove the fruit from the stems, wash and pat dry. Place them on a baking sheet in a single layer and flash freeze for 1 hour. Transfer to an airtight container or freezer-safe plastic or silicon bag. Mark a “Use By” date that is 10 months in the future and place in the freezer.
How to freeze grapes

Tips for how to use frozen grapes

Got them in the freezer? Here’s how to use this frozen fruit:

  • Frozen grapes are great as a snack right from the freezer: like a popsicle! They are a fun way to make a healthy snack, especially for kids.
  • Frozen grapes add an icy texture and sweetness to smoothies. They’re a bit sweeter than frozen blueberries and strawberries, which makes them great for adding to smoothie flavors of all kinds.
  • Use them in a grape smoothie or as a substitute in smoothie recipes. Try this Easy Grape Smoothie. Or use them as a substitute for frozen fruit in a blueberry smoothie or strawberry smoothie to mix it up!

More freezing methods

And that’s it! Let us know if you try freezing grapes in the comments below. All ingredients hold up differently in the freezer. Here are a few more methods to try:

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Can you freeze grapes?

Can You Freeze Grapes?


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  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 2 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 2 minutes
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Wondering if you can freeze grapes? This fruit is perfect for freezing for snacks and smoothies: here’s how to do it!


Ingredients

  • Grapes

Instructions

  1. To freeze grapes for snacking: Wash the grapes on the stem and pat them dry. Place them in the freezer for 2 hours, then enjoy.
  2. To freeze grapes for longer term storage: Remove the grapes from the stems, wash them and pat them dry. Place them on a baking sheet in a single layer and flash freeze for 1 hour. Transfer to an airtight container or freezer-safe plastic or silicon bag. Mark a “Use By” date that is 10 months in the future and place in the freezer. You can use frozen grapes directly in smoothies; no need to thaw.
  • Category: Frozen
  • Method: Frozen
  • Cuisine: Frozen
  • Diet: Vegan

About the authors

Sonja & Alex

Hi, we’re Alex and Sonja Overhiser, married cookbook authors, food bloggers, and recipe developers. We founded A Couple Cooks to share fresh, seasonal recipes and the joy of cooking! Our recipes are made by two real people and work every time.

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  1. Sonja Overhiser says:

    Let us know if you have any questions!