This week, Jews around the world will celebrate Tu B’Shevat, the New Year for the trees. Traditionally, we celebrate by eating fruit, specifically the seven fruits of Israel, including grapes, figs, pomegranates, olives and dates.
While plain fruit is delicious and healthy, here's an easy way to jazz up your grapes and make them a little more fun. Meet the Frozen Yogurt Grape—a quick, refreshing, naturally sweet treat.
You'll need large, firm grapes (whichever color you prefer), toothpicks, Greek yogurt (or other thick yogurt) and some sort of crunch (chopped nuts, coconut flakes, chia seeds, flax seed or nut crunch all work well).
Wash and dry the grapes, and push a toothpick into each one. Freeze the grapes until frozen solid (time will depend on the size of your grapes).
You need a thick yogurt for this recipe, so it doesn't drip down. Place the yogurt in a small bowl and the crunch in a second bowl. Remove the grapes from the freezer. Dip each grape into the yogurt and then into the crunch.
Place the dipped grapes onto a pan lined with parchment paper and return to the freezer for an hour or so. Once the yogurt has frozen, transfer the grapes to a Ziploc bag or airtight container and keep in the freezer until serving.
- 5 large red grapes
- 25 toothpicks
- 5 oz. Greek yogurt
- 1/2 cup ground nuts and/or toasted coconut (chia seed or flax seed also work)
- Wash and dry the grapes.
- Push one toothpick into each grape.
- Freeze the grapes until frozen solid (2-3 hours).
- Take the grapes out of the freezer. Dip each grape into the yogurt and immediately into the crunch.
- Place the dipped grapes gently onto a pan lined with a sheet of parchment paper and return to the freezer until serving.
Yields: 25 grape pops
How do you celebrate Tu B'Shevat?