Refreshing, juicy and oh so sweet, grapes make the perfect healthy snack, are easy to eat on the go and are fantastic to pop in a lunchbox for a tasty snack. If these make a great treat fresh then what about when they are frozen?
Can You Freeze Grapes?
Yes, you can freeze grapes for up to 12 months. To freeze grapes, flash freeze seedless grapes then store them in airtight freezer bags for a delicious, frozen snack.
Do Grapes Freeze Well? Yes
Can You Refreeze Grapes? No
Although it’s doable and perfectly safe, no one wants to bite into a frozen seed, so I always advise sticking with seedless grapes here. The other option is to scoop the seeds out by cutting the grapes in half before freezing them.
You can, but this will make it a little harder to portion them out of the freezer. I always advise removing the stem (and seeds, if any) to make it easier to pop into your mouth to enjoy.
Yes! You can grapes of any variety in general. The only rule is that you should avoid freezing grapes that contain seeds.
How Long Can You Freeze Grapes?
Grapes are the perfect freezer snack food. They are easy, quick and don’t take too much effort, but one of the best things is how long they can keep in the freezer.
You can keep grapes for up to a year!
If you can, make them last that long. Everyone will be clamouring to eat these long before they go bad.
In the fridge, grapes will last for around 3 weeks. They do not need to be kept in an airtight container. If you keep them at room temperature, they will only last for a few days.
How Do You Defrost Grapes?
The best way to use frozen grapes is from frozen. Eat them as a frozen sweet snack or pop them into a glass of water like ice cubes and have a refreshing drink that’s cool and has a hint of sweetness.
Frozen grapes also work wonderfully in desserts. Blend them with your favourite fruit juices for a slushie juice drink or mixed with cream or ice cream – yum!
Don’t Defrost Grapes!
I’ve mentioned it already but I’m going to mention it again… Don’t do it! You’ll ruin the texture of the grapes. Instead, grab a few from the freezer and pop them in your mouth. Enjoy!
I wouldn’t freeze then defrost grapes, although it is technically possible if you pop them into a bowl and put them in the fridge. Unfortunately, they are likely to lose their texture and even some of their taste if thawed out.
Yes, frozen grapes will become mushy once they are thawed, unfortunately. But this is why eating them semi-frozen is the best way to enjoy them. The mushy texture also doesn’t matter if you’re going to toss them into a blender to make a smoothie.
Can You Refreeze Grapes?
Refreezing is not something you should do. It will draw water and flavour from the grapes, making them mushy and bland.
Instead, ensure you flash-freeze grapes initially on a baking tray to make it easier to defrost as many as you want at a time.
Do Grapes Freeze Well?
Grapes are perfect for freezing if you intend to eat or use them when frozen. Any loss in texture is hidden because they are used from frozen, and the way they freeze turns them into perfectly bitesize frozen popsicles.
If you did want to defrost your grapes, it wouldn’t take long, and you should expect them to lose their structure and become very mushy.
Freezing grapes makes them sweeter and turns the inside into a grape slushie. They become slushie balls that pack a punch of sweet grape flavour. You have to try them out!