Gluten-Free, Vegan Wine-Marinated Frozen Grapes

Frozen grapes are the perfect treat for those hot summer days, each bite delivering a refreshing burst of sweetness.

But hold up! They’re a twist to this classic tale—the grapes are marinated in wine! Yes, you heard me right!

Since the grapes and sugar bring the sweetness, a dry white wine works best to balances out the flavors. I recommend a Sauvignon Blanc. It’s one of the driest and crispest wines with very clean fruit and acidity balance.

A great addition to a charcuterie and cheese board for a party, porch-sitting afternoon or ladies’ night in!

Obviously they won’t stay frozen long if they are sitting outside so I usually bring them out towards the end as a little sweet ending to a gathering.

The hardest part of this recipe is actually waiting for the grapes to freeze. I keep wanting to sneak them before they’re ready. But hey, wine not?



  • 2 1/2 cups red grapes
  • 1 bottle (750 ml) of dry white wine
  • 1/4 cup + 3 tbsp sugar


  1. In large bowl, combine wine and 1/4 cup of sugar. Set aside until sugar dissolves.
  2. Add grapes to mixture.
  3. Store in fridge and allow grapes to marinate overnight.
  4. Strain liquid from the grapes. Make sure to save the liquid to enjoy later! :)
  5. Gently pat grapes with clean towel to dry slightly then roll in remaining 3 tbsp of sugar to coat.
  6. Place in freezer 2-4 hours until frozen. Enjoy!