JOIN THE EATMAIL for exclusive recipes & meal ideas

logo logo

5 Minute Grape Sorbet

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!

Scooping green grape sorbet into a glass on a blue background

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!

Scoops of green grape sorbet on a white plate on a blue background

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!

Frozen green grapes on a blue background

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! 

Frozen green grapes in a food processor

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!

Grape sorbet in a food processor

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.

Close up of grape sorbet

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.

Scoops of green grape sorbet into a glass on a blue background

MORE CRAVING-APPROVED 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)!

Scoops of green grape sorbet into a glass on a blue background

5 Minute Grape Sorbet

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!
Print Pin Rate
Course: Desserts, Snacks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easy sorpet, frozen grapes, fruit sorpet, grape sorbet
Diet: Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, Paleo, Raw, Vegan, Vegetarian
Occasion: 4th of July, Birthdays, St. Patrick’s Day
Time: 15 minutes or less, 30 minutes or less, 45 minutes or less
Prep: 5 mins
Total: 5 mins
Servings: 2 cups
Calories: 138kcal
Author: Sarah Bond
4.66 from 32 votes

INGREDIENTS

  • 3 cups green grapes
  • 2 Tbsp sugar or honey
  • 1 tsp lemon zest finely grated
  • 1 tsp lemon juice

INSTRUCTIONS

  • 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.

NOTES

  • 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!

NUTRITION

Serving: 0.5cups | Calories: 138kcal | Carbohydrates: 35.8g | Protein: 0.9g | Fat: 0.5g | Sodium: 3mg | Fiber: 1.3g
Hungry for more?
Join our Eatmail newsletter for weekly new recipes and a complimentary copy of our vegetarian dinners cookbook!
This post may contain affiliate links to Amazon or other partners; your purchases via these links may benefit Live Eat Learn. Read more about our affiliate linking.

Hi, I’m Sarah!

Showing you how to make easy vegetarian recipes, one ingredient at a time.  Read more

Read more

Dinner Opt-in

Comments (24)

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Recipe Rating




  1. Mama says:

    Remember when Scout tried to eat the frozen grape but it got stuck on her nose? Hahaha

    1. Sarah says:

      Hahaha I don’t remember but imagining it is hilarious 🙂

  2. Angela says:

    Can this be made with grapes that have seeds?

    1. Sarah says:

      Great question, Angela! I would use seedless if at all possible, otherwise you should use a strong blender that will be able to pulverize them.

  3. Doug says:

    So easy and so good. I was surprised at how smooth and sweet it was. Thanks for a great dessert.5 stars

    1. Sarah says:

      So happy to hear, Doug!! 😀

  4. KP says:

    Can you make it and freeze it for later

    1. Sarah says:

      Great question! You can, it might just need to sit at room temp for a few minutes to become scoop-able 😀

  5. Bea says:

    This is so easy and tastes amazing! Thanks heaps5 stars

    1. Sarah says:

      So happy to hear it, enjoy! 😀

  6. Nix says:

    Use Cotton Candy grapes. Heaven. They are in season now! I bought TWO 3 pound clamshells. 1 to freeze 1 to eat 🙂5 stars

    1. Sarah says:

      SUCH A GOOD IDEA! Thanks for the tip! 😀

  7. Sania says:

    i am really happy to get emails from u getting really good recipes but can we add ice to the grape sorbet or honey if it sour ??

    1. Sarah says:

      Happy to hear it, Sania! You can definitely add honey or sugar to sweeten it if sour, but I wouldn’t advise ice. That might change the texture too much.

  8. Chris says:

    Tastes fine, but it’s basically a grape smoothie. I would have to freeze it again after processing before it would have the texture of sorbet.1 star

    1. Sarah says:

      Hmm is it pretty warm where you are? Or were your grapes not fully frozen? This hasn’t happened in our testing before so I’m not sure what could be going wrong. But you can definitely refreeze if needed!

  9. Colette says:

    It is delicious! I was not expecting it to be this good. I had to freeze the grapes for much longer than 4 hours, though. Overnight, in fact. Will DEFINITELY be making this again!5 stars

    1. Sarah says:

      YAY! Happy to hear it, Colette! 😀

  10. CAYDENCE CHANDLER says:

    what if you don´t have lemon zest

    1. Sarah says:

      You can simply omit it. The lemon zest just adds a bit of lemon flavor (whereas the juice mostly adds sourness).

  11. Greg says:

    I called frozen grapes grapesicles. Loved them, still do.

  12. Bailey says:

    Would this be just as good with red grapes? I’m partial to a certain brand of sweet red seedless grapes. I’m excited to try it for a healthy dessert.

    1. Sarah says:

      Yep it would work the same! The flavor will just be a bit sweeter 😀

DINNER THIS WEEK

shares