This 5 Minute Grape Sorbet comes together in just minutes and tastes like any other decadent sorbet. And the best part? You only need three ingredients!
Although I’ve studied nutrition for years and have a degree in it and all… I have an enormous sweet tooth. Try as I might, if there is cake in front of me, I’ll eat it. Nutella in the house, I’ll find it. So I have to find ways to satisfy that sweet tooth while staying true to my profession in which there’s little tolerance for the empty calories that come with sugar.
And that’s where fruit comes in, nature’s little nutrient sugar bombs. I’ve found that if I substitute a piece of fruit when I’m really craving a sweet snack, the cravings go away! So needless to say, my world flipped when I discovered frozen grapes.
Have you ever snacked on frozen grapes? They. Are. Amazing. Let them freeze solid, pull them out of the freezer, and let them warm up just enough that they get a thin layer of frost on their skin. I pop these things like they’re M&Ms on hot summer days!
This grape sorbet takes everything good about frozen grapes…and simply purees it. The result is a naturally sweet, frosty treat that you’ll love!
Here’s what you’ll need
You’ll only need three ingredients to bring this sorbet to life. If that doesn’t make this recipe that much more enticing, I don’t know what will! So, gather your grapes, sweetener, a lemon, and let’s get to it!
- Green Grapes: The grapes are the base of this recipe, so you’ll need about 3 cups. I used green because their flavor is perfect for this recipe, not too sweet and perfect with lemon.
- Sugar or Honey: To add a dash of sweetness, you can use either sugar or honey.
- Lemon Zest: We’ll use 1 teaspoon of finely grated lemon zest to add a bit of lemon flavor to the sorbet (without having to add a lot of juice, which would make your sorbet sour).
- Lemon Juice: Save that lemon! You’ll need 1 teaspoon of juice.
As far as kitchen items concerned, you’ll want to make sure your food processor (or blender) is ready for action!
How to make sorbet with green grapes
Put all of your past dessert making experience and assumptions aside, and get ready for the easiest recipe you’ll ever make. It’s (roughly) one million times less complicated than making ice cream, and it only requires two steps.
After freezing the grapes, this recipe will take less than 5 minutes to make. It’ll be ready to enjoy faster than you can say “grape sorbet” 10 times fast!
Step 1: Freeze the grapes
Remove the grapes from the stems and arrange them on a plate or baking sheet in a single layer. Freeze until they’re solid, which should take at least 4 hours. Don’t forget to wash them first!
Step 2: Blend the ingredients
In a food processor, puree the frozen grapes, scraping down the sides of the processor as needed. Add the remaining ingredients, and continue to puree until everything is smooth. Once everything is blended, it’s ready to enjoy!
Sorbet Recipe Variations
This sorbet is an extremely versatile dessert that can be made however you’d like.
Using purple grapes
I love the flavor of green grapes and have always preferred them over purple or black. But that’s just my preference! If yours is different, feel free to use those grapes in this recipe.
Using different fruits
If you’re wondering if you can use different fruits in this recipe, the answer is a big YES! You can essentially turn any fruit into a delicious ice cream-esq sorbet by following the same method as used in this recipe.
And, for a quick and easy hack, use pre-frozen fruit! You can grab a bag of frozen mangoes, strawberries, pineapple, blueberries, peaches, etc. from your local grocery store to make sorbet as soon as you get home.
Storing Grape Sorbet
Green grape sorbet is a great batch-making recipe because it holds its texture and flavor for quite a long time. Whip a large batch together and keep it in your freezer to enjoy whenever cravings strike. Be sure to use an airtight container to keep it fresh! I recommend enjoying within 1-2 months.
More Summer Dessert Ideas
Dessert cravers and fruity snack lovers, unite! If you tend to go for fruit-based sweet treats, you’re going to love all of these recipes (especially the blueberry pie)!
- 3 cups green grapes
- 2 Tbsp sugar or honey
- 1 tsp lemon zest finely grated
- 1 tsp lemon juice
- Freeze: Remove grapes from stem and arrange onto a plate or baking sheet in a single layer. Freeze until solid, at least 4 hours.
- Blend: In a food processor, puree frozen grapes, scraping down the sides as needed. Add remaining ingredients and puree until smooth.
Tips & Tricks
- Store grape sorbet in a freezer-safe container for 1 to 2 months.
- Variations: Change it up by adding other frozen fruit, like strawberries, cherries, or pineapple!