Frozen grapes are a staple in our home during the summer. My son loves Popsicles, and I hate the sugar. The grapes provide us with a happy in between snack. I have to admit… I feel a little sneaky with this one. My son calls the grapes baby pops, and is none the wiser to the great substitute I have provided. I’m sure one day he will put two and two together and realize I’m the worlds most manipulative mom when it comes to sugar food, and refuse to eat them… but…. until that day I will continue our tradition of long summer afternoons filled with munching frozen grapes and coloring massive works of art with sidewalk chalk in the driveway.
My friend Vanessa, from Our Thrifty Ideas, took on the challenge of driving all the way down to Sandy with me. and all of our crazy kids. Our goal? To get to Ikea, make it through the entire store for crafting supplies, and out in one piece. Luckily, we made it out without spending too much, and during one of our conversations I was reminded of their St. Patrick’s day treats. Grapes rolled in jello powder.
I was a skeptic. But she insisted that they taste a lot like sour patch kids. Which happen to be one of my favorite candies. How could I pass up the opportunity to make a slightly healthier, and frozen, version?
Here is what you’ll need to make your own frosted grapes:
Start by washing your grapes. Pull them off of the stem, and toss them into a colander. Rinse them well. Don’t worry about getting them too dry. The water helps the jello to stick.
Shake them like crazy! Place them in an air tight container and put them into the freezer for a few hours. We did ours over night.
And there you have it. I wouldn’t say these taste exactly like sour patch kids. But it does give them an interesting flavor. I can’t wait to experiment with different types of jello, and maybe next time I’ll get a little crazy and change the type of grape. The possibilities are almost endless with the flavor combo’s you can come up with! I love how you only need two ingredients to make such a fun treat. This will definitely be a recipe we keep around!