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Frozen Grapes & Sunshine Fruit Dip

Frozen Grapes & Sunshine Fruit Dip

From the Strive for Five at School! Resources

Adapted from Connecticut Cooks for Kids, Ellen L. Shanley, Colleen A. Thompson, and Susan S. Fiore

Cookie sheet
Yield: 8
Portion: 1/2 cup (125 mL)
Cost per serving: $0.83

11/2 lbs (700 g) green or red grapes

1 Rinse and wash the grapes well. Drain and pat dry. The grapes should be fairly dry before freezing.
2 Place on a cookie sheet in 1/2-cup (125-mL) clusters (1 serving)or as loose grapes.
3 Place the cookie sheet in the freezer. Freeze.
4 Serve the frozen grapes alone or with Sunshine Fruit Dip (see below).

Sunshine Fruit Dip

Yield: 8
Portion: 1/4 cup (50 mL)

1 1/2 cups (375 mL) 2% vanilla yogourt 375 mL
1/4 cup (50 mL) frozen orange juice concentrate (thawed)
1/2 tsp (2 mL) cinnamon, ground
1 tbsp (15 mL) honey, liquid

1 Mix all the ingredients in a bowl until well blended.
2 Chill and serve as a dip with frozen grapes or with any fruit of your choice.

Tip: Frozen grapes are a great healthy treat to replace sugary Popsicles and ice cream treats. They have a wonderful, almost candy-like texture. Even picky kids enjoy them. The darker grapes are very sweet.


Did You Know?

  • Grapes come in many varieties, but there are two main types: wine grapes, used for juice and wine production, and table grapes, intended for consumption while they are fresh. All table grapes are picked by hand.
  • Fresh table grapes come in three basic colours: green (sometimes called white), red, and blue-black. Black grapes are dried to make raisins, and white grapes are dried to make sultanas.
  • Table grapes are a good source of potassium, vitamin C, and phytochemicals. Phytochemicals and antioxidants play an important role in reducing the risk of many cancers and heart disease.