Healthy Frozen Cherries — A Snack that Beats Summer’s Heat

Simple. Easy. Healthy. A snack that will cool you off on a hot summer’s day. Your kids will love these, and so will you!

The cherries are frozen, icy cold and covered with frost. Just right for dipping in coconut milk, which will freeze onto the cherry. Then enjoy! Just watch out for the stones. They raise havoc with the dental work!

The cherries are frozen, icy cold and covered with frost. Just right for dipping in coconut milk, which will freeze onto the cherry. Then enjoy! Just watch out for the stones. They raise havoc with the dental work!

These delightful frozen cherries are just waiting to be coated in coconut milk and enjoyed one by one! Once they’re frozen, just hold one by its stem and dip it in some coconut milk. Hold it up for a few seconds while the coconut milk freezes on, then eat it right off the stem — just beware of the cherry stone: don’t bite it (ouchie wah-wah!) or swallow it (you’ll thank me later)!!!

Add a pinch of cinnamon to the coconut milk and you’ve got yourself a snazzy treat.

The more water you leave on the cherries when you freeze them, the icier or frostier they’ll be. I happen to like them icy, so I make sure they’re not totally dry when I put them in the freezer.

The Ingredients

Sweet cherries, black or red, as many as you want to fix. Keep as many of  the stems attached as possible.
A little coconut milk (optional).
A pinch of cinnamon (optional).

The Process

  1. Sort the cherries to get rid of the bad ones.
  2. Wash them for 30 seconds under running water, or soak in water and a little veggie wash of some type and rinse well.
  3. Drain in a colander or on paper towel.
    frozen sweet cherries washed
  4. Place in a resealable plastic freezer bag or freezer-ready container.
    frozen sweet cherries bag
  5. Place in freezer until frozen.
  6. Enjoy!
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Sweetly Refreshing Paleo and Whole30 Summer Snack — Frozen Grapes

These sweet bites of frozen sugar on a hot summer day are (nearly) as refreshing as ice cream! Seedless. Scrumptious. But not sinful.

These sweet bites of frozen sugar on a hot summer day are (nearly) as refreshing as ice cream! Seedless. Scrumptious. But not sinful.

This refreshing and simple summer snack is a great choice on a hot summer day instead of ice cream. It only takes a handful of these frozen baubles of bliss and your yen for sugar will be satisfied. If you’re concerned about the glycemic spike, enjoy five or six of these sweet gems along with a handful of almonds or cashews to balance the sugar with protein and fat.

The sugar content in the grapes prevents them from freezing solid. They’ll be pretty hard, depending on the type of grape you use, but probably soft enough to bite. I like to hold one in my mouth until it softens slightly before biting it.

You can control how much frost or ice forms by controlling how much water is left on the grapes when you place them in the deep freeze. The more water, the icier or frostier they’ll be.

Definitely delish!

The Ingredients

Red or green seedless grapes — as many as you want to prepare.

The Process

  1. Remove and discard any spoiled or “bad” grapes.
  2. Wash the grapes in plain water for 30 seconds or in water with some kind of veggie wash.frozen grapes bowl
  3. Rinse well.
  4. Drain in colander or on paper towel.
  5. Place grapes in a resealable freezer bag or in a freezer-safe container.
    Frozen grapes bag
  6. Place in freezer until frozen.
  7. Enjoy!