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Frozen Yogurt Grapes

Frozen Yogurt Grapes

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Soon, 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.


Ingredients

  • 25 large red grapes
  • 25 toothpicks
  • 5 oz. Greek yogurt
  • ½ cup ground nuts and/or toasted coconut (chia seed or flax seed also work)

Directions

  1. Wash and dry the grapes.
  2. Push one toothpick into each grape.
  3. Freeze the grapes until frozen solid (2–3 hours).
  4. Take the grapes out of the freezer. Dip each grape into the yogurt and immediately into the crunch.
  5. 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?

Miriam Szokovski is the author of the historical novel Exiled Down Under, and a member of the Chabad.org editorial team. She shares her love of cooking, baking and food photography on Chabad.org’s food blog, Cook It Kosher.
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Merle Myriam Winokur Bedford Hills, New York10507 February 11, 2017

Yom Tov Fruit Treats I freeze large firm bananas(not too ripe)(peel first)
Remove them from freezer. cut into thick slices & put toothpick into
each thick slice.Melt chocolate in one bowl, have another bowl with crushed nuts(your choice)Now dip each banana slice into melted chocolate, and then into crushed nuts. Place all slices on cookie sheet lined with waxed paper . Return to freezer for about one hour, and enjoy. Good Yom Tov! Merle Myriam Reply

Miriam Szokovski February 9, 2017

non-dairy options there are some non-dairy yogurts you could use instead.

Or you could whip up some coconut cream (add a small amount of sweetener if desired) and use that. Reply

k February 9, 2017

This is exquisite. Any suggestion for a non-dairy substitute? Reply

jim dallas February 7, 2017

no cooking required! now that is a good one for me, i'll be at the grocers later and will check it out!
thanks for that! Reply

M. Diane Flushing, NY January 9, 2017

Nice! I just love frozen grapes. I eat them almost every Shabbos. I like the way you have prepared these. They look great! My favorite way is to get the grapes with seeds in them (cause they're usually the biggest). i wash them and let them dry very well. Then cut them open but not all the way in half. I take out the seeds and put a dab of nut butter inside (i like smooth peanut butter) then close the grape together and toss it in a plastic baggie. I keep doing that until i have all of them done. (i can eat 25 by myself in no time) Then i put them in the coldest part of the freezer until they're hard as rocks. I love them. Frozen PBJ without the bread carbs! Yaaaay! i like the crunch on yours though, Miriam! Thanks for another great idea. Reply

Esther Basha Miami, FL January 22, 2016

Dairy and fruit creating digestion problems Dear Vishal,

Thank you for your question! If a milkshake has fruits in it - yes, it's a problem. If a milkshake is vegan - non-dairy, then it's not a concern.
You come from a rich tradition of Ayurveda - if you look into this ancient knowledge, it explains why dairy and fruit do not go well together.

Again, thank you for your question!

With My Warmest Regards,

Esther :) Reply

Chana Ben David Mitspe Yericho January 21, 2016

previous post Shalom, did you post a pomegranite/yogurt/honey in a cup dish for Tu B'Shvat in the past? It mentioned peeling the pomegranite under water. Reply

Marie Bowker South Africa January 21, 2016

I add frozen grapes to my jelly when I make it, or pop them into a drink. Reply

Vishal Nair Kandivali, Mumbai, Maharashtra January 21, 2016

dairy and fruit creating digestion problems I just wanted to ask Esther, does milkshake also cause impede digestion? I mean there are so many people I know who like drinking milkshakes on a regular basis. Reply

Esther Basha Miami,Florida January 20, 2016

Dairy and fruit combo Hi, Miriam! Although the recipe looks delicious, a word of warning for your health: You should never mix dairy and fruit. It creates digestion problems.
I am certified nutrition consultant and my clients digestion would often significantly improve once they abandoned this troublesome combo.
You can also google it. There are plenty of articles on this topic.
What you could do instead is to use a vegan replacement: coconut based, for example. Reply

mk September 9, 2015

can there be a substitute for the greek yogurt? thanks! Reply

Miriam Szokovski April 13, 2015

freezing the grapes Freezing the grapes first prevents the yogurt from dripping down. Reply

Anonymous April 11, 2015

Why do you freeze the grapes first? Reply

Miriam Szokovski February 4, 2015

Yes! Hi Chana,

Yes, it should have been 25 grapes. Thank you for catching that. I've corrected it. Reply

Chana BD Mitspe Yericho February 4, 2015

5 grapes
Shalom, was it an error to say 5 grapes needed to make 25 grape pops? I guess it's 25 grapes needed...? Such a cute idea, and the ziploc bags idea is helpful. Just wish there were grapes available at this season in Israel. Will hold onto the idea for grape season! Reply

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