Made with fresh grapes, champagne, and a coating of sugar, these Sugared Champagne grapes offer a burst of flavor and a touch of sparkle.
Sugared Champagne Grapes
Sugared Champagne Grapes are a delightful and elegant treat that is perfect for special occasions or as a whimsical snack.
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Made with fresh grapes, champagne or Prosecco, and a coating of sugar, these grapes offer a burst of flavor and a touch of sparkle.
They are not only visually appealing but also easy to make and highly customizable.
In this article, we will explore why people love sugared champagne grapes, different recipe variations, tips and tricks for making them, and ultimately, conclude with how to enjoy this delightful treat.
Why You Will Love This Recipe
One of the reasons why people love sugared champagne grapes is the delightful combination of flavors they offer.
- Sweetness of the sugar-coated grapes pairs perfectly with the tartness of the fresh grapes.
- Infusion of champagne or Prosecco adds a sophisticated and adult twist to the snack, making it a favorite among those who enjoy a touch of luxury.
- The light and bubbly nature of champagne or Prosecco also enhances the overall experience, creating a delightful explosion of flavors in every bite.
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Prep Time: 15 Minutes
Rest Time: 12 Hours
Freeze Time: 2 Hours
Yields: 2 cups
These Sugared Champagne Grapes are a perfect snack any time of the year. A cool snack for summer, a pretty snack for the holidays, and the perfect boozy treat for New Year. The tartness of the grapes pairs perfectly with the sugary exterior.
What You Need
- Green Grapes
- White Granulated Sugar
For exact measurements, please see the printable recipe card below.
How To Make Sugared Grapes
Make sure your grapes are washed well.
Place your grapes in a medium bowl and pour the champagne over them until they’re just covered.
Cover and place in the fridge for at least 12 hours.
Place half of the sugar in a small bowl.
Remove the grapes from the fridge and using a slotted spoon, scoop them out, let them drain and place them in the sugar.
I only do about 10 grapes at a time, or less, when I toss them in the sugar. Get the grapes nice and coated before placing them on a plate, making sure not to pile them on top of each other.
When your sugar starts to get clumpy and doesn’t coat the grapes well, toss it and replace it with the remaining sugar.
Place in the freezer, once finished coating in sugar, and let freeze for 2 hours, or until frozen through.
Remove, serve, and enjoy!
Sugared Champagne Grapes Recipe Variations
When it comes to sugared champagne grapes, there are numerous recipe variations that allow you to adapt this delightful treat to your preferences and dietary needs.
Not only can you make a non-alcoholic version, but you can also experiment with different types of fruits to create a unique and flavorful experience.
If you prefer not to use champagne or Prosecco, you can easily make a non-alcoholic version of sugared grapes.
Simply replace the alcoholic beverage with a clear soda or sparkling juice of your choice.
This way, even non-drinkers or those avoiding alcohol can still indulge in the deliciousness of sugared champagne grapes.
The result is a sweet and refreshing treat that everyone can enjoy.
Other Fruit Options
While grapes are the traditional fruit used in sugared champagne grapes, you can get creative and try different types of fruits for a twist on the classic recipe.
Strawberries, raspberries, or blackberries are excellent alternatives that can bring unique flavors and textures to the sugared fruit.
Whether you mix different fruits or stick to a single variety, these variations provide endless opportunities to explore and create a truly exceptional treat.
By experimenting with non-alcoholic versions and different fruit options, you can personalize your sugared champagne grapes recipe to suit your taste preferences or dietary requirements.
Whether you enjoy them with a glass of champagne or indulge in a non-alcoholic version, these sugared fruits are guaranteed to delight your senses.
Tips and Tricks for Sugared Champagne Grapes Recipe
Choosing the Right Grapes and Champagne
When making sugared champagne grapes, it’s crucial to choose the right type of grapes.
Opt for ripe and firm grapes that will hold up well during the soaking and coating process.
Consider using seedless grapes for a smoother eating experience.
Additionally, selecting a good-quality champagne or Prosecco that you enjoy drinking will enhance the overall flavor of the grapes.
The soaking time plays a vital role in infusing the grapes with the flavors of the champagne or Prosecco.
The ideal soaking time is around 1 to 2 hours but can be adjusted based on your personal preference.
Keep in mind that longer soaking times may result in more intense flavors while shorter times may offer a lighter touch of champagne.
You do not have to freeze these. Of course, they’re more fun frozen, but they can technically be served once they’re coated.
Again, this is a personal preference thing. Plus, frozen grapes last longer when sitting out for parties.
If you don’t want to waste the sugar, you can always use it in your baked goods, because it’s just champagne infused sugar. So, it’s perfectly usable, just with an adult twist.
- 2 Cups Green Grapes
- ½ Cup White Granulated Sugar
- Make sure your grapes are washed well.
- Place your grapes in a medium bowl and pour the champagne over them until they’re just covered.
- Cover and place in the fridge for at least 12 hours.
- Place half of the sugar in a small bowl.
- Remove the grapes from the fridge and using a slotted spoon, scoop them out, let them drain and place them in the sugar.
- I only do about 10 grapes at a time, or less, when I toss them in the sugar. Get the grapes nice and coated before placing them on a plate, making sure not to pile them on top of each other.
- When your sugar starts to get clumpy and doesn’t coat the grapes well, toss it and replace it with the remaining sugar.
- Place in the freezer, once finished coating in sugar, and let freeze for 2 hours, or until frozen through.
- Remove, serve, and enjoy!
Amount Per Serving Calories 179Total Fat 0gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 0mgSodium 4mgCarbohydrates 40gFiber 1gSugar 37gProtein 1g
Indulge in the exquisite flavors of sugared champagne grapes, a delightful and versatile treat that is perfect for any occasion.
These delectable bites are crafted by combining fresh, juicy grapes with the effervescence of champagne or Prosecco, and a luscious coating of sugar.
The result is a burst of flavors that is not only visually appealing but also incredibly delicious.
What makes sugared champagne grapes truly special is their adaptability.
With numerous recipe variations and customization options, you can tailor this treat to suit your preferences.
Whether you opt for the classic version with champagne or embrace a non-alcoholic alternative, these sugar-coated grapes will undoubtedly impress your taste buds.
Celebrate in style by serving sugared champagne grapes at your next special gathering or indulge in them as a whimsical snack.
The combination of sweet grapes, the sophistication of champagne, and the hint of sugary goodness is truly irresistible.
So go ahead, grab a handful of these sparkling delights and savor the blissful experience with every bite.
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