Frozen Tajin Grapes

April 24, 2022

Introducing my latest snack obsession. My Frozen Tajin Grapes are a sweet and tangy snack that is perfect for the warmer months! Plus, this recipe uses only four simple ingredients, and comes together in the freezer in just a few hours, making it the perfect, pre-ahead snack to keep you cool, all summer long!

A bowl of the frozen Tajin grapes, sitting on a countertop. A cutting board with juiced lemons can be seen in the background.

Friends, if you’ve spent any time scrolling through Food TikTok lately, then you might have noticed that grapes are all the rage. From frozen grapes to candy-coated grapes, grapes are definitely having their moment lately, and I am here for it!

Grapes are one of my favorite fruits, and are highly underrated, in my opinion. For starters, they are super sweet and delicious, and the perfect snack to take with you on-the-go and pop in your mouth, any time.

Second, grapes are loaded with antioxidants, and some studies show that they may help to improve our heart health and our eyesight. Now, I don’t know if that’s 100% true, however I’ll take any excuse to eat more grapes!

And, when they’re frozen and mixed with Tajin, a popular Mexican chili-lime seasoning… well, they are too good to be true. Trust me when I say that this is a mind-blowing recipe. Hey, it may as well even be life-changing!

But Nicole, What is Tajin?!

If you’ve never tried Tajin, then my friends, you are missing out. Tajin is a chili-lime seasoning that is more flavorful than it is spicy. Yet, it adds the perfect amount of spice to kick up any dish.

Tajin is a dried seasoning that consists of a blend of Mexican chili peppers (árbol, guajillo and pasilla chilies, to be exact), along with dried lime and sea salt. It originated in Jalisco, Mexico, but has quickly rose in popularity here in the USA because of how good it tastes on everything!

Traditionally, you can find Tajin used on dishes like Elote (aka grilled corn on the cob that is slathered with mayo, Tajin, and cotija cheese) or on fresh mango slices, aka Mango con Chile or Mangonada.

But really, Tajin is great on anything, from frozen grapes and fruit, to more savory dishes like chicken or steak tacos!

And if you’re looking for some extra ways to use up your bottle of Tajin, I highly recommend sprinkling it on my Mayo-Free Mexican Street Corn Tostadas, my Buffalo Corn Ribs, or even my Better Than Taco Bell Mexican Pizza for an extra added kick!

A close-up image of the frozen Tajin grapes

What You Need to Make These Sweet and Spicy Grapes

To make these grapes, all you need are four simple and easy ingredients!

  • Grapes: Of course, the grapes are the star of this recipe! You can use any type of grapes that you prefer, in this recipe. I like using traditional green grapes, but pick your favorites and roll with them!
  • Lemon Juice: I recommend using fresh lemon juice, for the best flavor. This recipe calls for the juice of approximately one whole lemon.
  • Tajin: And, of course, you need Tajin to make this recipe! You can find Tajin at your local grocery story (I always find it at Safeway, here in California!) or you can get it on Amazon.
  • Monk Fruit Sweetener: Instead of using white sugar, we’ll be using monk fruit sweetener, in this recipe. And if you’re wondering why we’re adding sugar to already-sweet grapes, it’s because it will help balance out the flavors with the saltiness of the Tajin and the tanginess of the lemon. Trust me 😉
All of the ingredients needed to make the frozen tajin grapes, laid out into individual bowls

How to Make These Delicious, Frozen Grapes

Now this is the easiest part. To make these grapes, simply start by washing and drying your grapes, then add them to a large bowl.

Squeeze the fresh lemon juice over the grapes, then add your monk fruit sweetener and your Tajin! Toss to fully combine, then cover the bowl and place it in the freezer for two hours, or overnight.

Then, when you’re ready to eat them, simply remove them from the freezer and dig in! Store any remainders in the freezer – they’ll stay good for up to one month!

If you make this recipe, please be sure to leave a review and rating below! And, since I practically live on Instagram, be sure to tag me in your creations so that I can repost them! xx

A bowl of the frozen Tajin grapes, sitting on a countertop. A cutting board with juiced lemons can be seen in the background.
Dairy Free/gluten-free/Grain Free/Nut Free/Paleo/Refined Sugar Free/snacks/Vegan

Frozen Tajin Grapes

5 from 1 vote
Nicole Modic
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 2 hrs
Total Time 2 hrs 5 mins
SERVES 2 Servings
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Introducing my latest snack obsession. My Frozen Tajin Grapes are a sweet and tangy snack that is perfect for the warmer months! Plus, this recipe uses only four simple ingredients, and comes together in the freezer in just a few hours, making it the perfect, pre-ahead snack to keep you cool, all summer long!

Ingredients

  • 1 Large Bunch Grapes you can use any variety of grapes in this recipe, but I especially love green grapes!
  • 1 Lemon juiced
  • 2 Tablespoons Monk Fruit Sweetener
  • 2 Tablespoons Tajin

Instructions

  • Start by washing and drying your grapes, and placing them in a large bowl.
  • Next, add the juice of one lemon to the bowl, along with the monk fruit sweetener and Tajin.
  • Toss to fully combine, adjusting the sweetener and Tajin as desired.
  • Place your bowl in the freezer for a minimum of two hours, or overnight.
  • Once they're frozen, eat and enjoy! Store any remainders back in the freezer.

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