Although our hot Summer weather is nearly over, the past two weeks have been up near 100F. Working from home has its advantages but when the heat kicks in … it can be less than ideal without air conditioning. To beat the heat, I drink plenty of ice-cold water and try to find low-calorie ways to keep cool. While raisins may be nature’s candy, frozen grapes are nature’s bite-sized popsicle treats.
I received a large sack of grapes last Friday and since I was the only person at home last week, it was a race to finish the grapes, pears and apples before something went bad. The grapes seemed the most fragile so I threw them into the freezer immediately.
Simply wash and pat dry the grapes, then place into a freezer bag. Allow them to freeze for a few hours. Normally, I pluck them all off the vine before freezing but this time decided to see what would happen if left on the stem. They froze perfectly and were easy to pull of the stems once frozen. Actually, it made it easier for me to grab a frozen bunch and run off to my home office to answer emails in the blistering heat.
Cool and so refreshing, the grapes don’t become rock solid as you might think. They are firm but easy to bite into, like a naturally flavored grape popsicle in a bite-sized shape. So when you can’t finish your grapes or when you find them on sale, freeze them for a delicious treat!