Concord Grape Frozen Yogurt

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Concord grapes have such a unique flavor and they’re only around for a short time, so grab them when you see them for this healthy 3-ingredient Concord Grape Frozen Yogurt!

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The first time I tasted a Concord grape I was smitten.  The flavor is unlike any other grape, or any other fruit, for that matter.  It’s deeper, richer, more sensual, there’s something extra special about Concord grapes.

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Concord grapes were developed in Concord Massachusetts in the 1800s, and they’ve become the classic American juice and jelly grape, as well as the most common grape flavor for candy, etc.  One bite will most likely take you back to your childhood.  I picked up a seedless variety at my farmers market, but the seeded grapes are larger and even more intensely flavored and colored.  They have a beautiful characteristic ‘bloom’ on their skin that the farmer told me is from pollen.  I love these grapes and I get excited every year when they show up.

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This delicious Concord grape frozen yogurt is made with a healthy one to one ratio of fruit to yogurt, with just a dribble of honey thrown in for good measure.

TIP: Because Concord grapes have relatively thick skins, I strain the fruit after I puree it.  This way I can extract the color and flavor from the skins, without leaving too much ‘texture’ in my frozen yogurt.

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When you get frozen yogurt out, or buy it in stores, it’s usually full of added sugar — but when you make it yourself at home you can control all that.  This is an extremely refreshing, guilt free treat, you can even call it breakfast or lunch if you like.

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I’m really pleased with this recipe, it’s unusual and distinctive, and like all of the fruit ice creams, yogurts, and popsicles I’ve done, the fresh fruit flavor is pronounced.  This one even has a slight ‘wine-y’ flavor, without the alcohol, of course.

Some other fruity frozen yogurt recipes on the blog:

Concord Grape Frozen Yogurt

Ingredients

  • 1 pound concord grapes, seeded or seedless, it doesn't matter
  • 1 pound plain yogurt (any kind, I used full fat Greek)
  • 2 Tbsp honey

Instructions

  1. Remove the grapes from the stems and put them in the bowl of a food processor fitted with the blade attachment. Puree the grapes until smooth, scrape down the bowl as necessary.
  2. Push the puree through a mesh strainer, cheesecloth, or a nut milk bag. Try to get as much of the puree liquid through, leaving just the skins and any seeds behind.
  3. Blend the yogurt with the strained puree and the honey until smooth. It might help to put it back into the (rinsed) food processor to do this.
  4. For best results chill this mixture before proceeding.
  5. Pour the chilled mixture into your ice cream machine and process according to directions.
  6. Spread the frozen yogurt into a loaf pan, cover, and put in the freezer for several hours or until firm enough to scoop.
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notes:

  • You can, of course, use other types of grapes for this recipe but I suggest going by taste — if the grapes aren’t super flavorful to begin with, your frozen yogurt won’t be either.

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32 Comments

  • Reply
    Cassandra
    September 9, 2016 at 4:23 pm

    I have plenty of grapes – we have both seeded and seedless purple concord grapes in the yard, can’t use them fast enough – but no milk bag, no food processor, and no ice cream maker! How would I be able to do this without the suggested equipment?

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    Laura | Tutti Dolci
    July 18, 2016 at 12:06 pm

    That color is just stunning! I’ll take 2 scoops, please!

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    grace
    July 18, 2016 at 8:52 am

    i, too, am swooning over the color, and i’d undoubtedly be swooning over the flavor too, if i had some to try! :)

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    Katherine | Omnivore's Cookbook
    July 18, 2016 at 6:46 am

    I am mesmerized by this gorgeous color I can’t wait to try this froyo flavor!

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    Feestzaal
    July 18, 2016 at 3:54 am

    This dish has awesome flavour and eye-catching color. It has a perfect combination taste. Thanks Sue for this recipe.

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    monique
    July 17, 2016 at 6:51 pm

    Gorgeous!
    Concord Grape Lover:)

    • Reply
      Sue
      July 17, 2016 at 8:01 pm

      I’m looking forward to the rest of the season :)

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    Sara
    July 16, 2016 at 9:27 pm

    I was actually just eyeing some concord grapes at the market today, this is the perfect way to use them!

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    Angie@Angie's Recipes
    July 16, 2016 at 9:14 am

    So happy to see just 3 ingredients frozen treats..and the colour and flavour are amazing.

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    Robyn @ Simply Fresh Dinners
    July 16, 2016 at 6:02 am

    I’m a huge fan of concord grapes but you have to keep an eye open for them up here because they go fast! Love this healthy snack, Sue, and the colour is so inviting!

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      Sue
      July 16, 2016 at 7:24 am

      They come and go fast here, too!

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    Adina
    July 16, 2016 at 2:32 am

    Amazing color! I have to try this as soon as I get the grapes, so easy yet so impressive!

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    Louise
    July 15, 2016 at 2:54 pm

    Sue, if you’ve fallen in love with concord grapes, try the recipe for Naples (as in Naples, New York) concord grape pie. It’s similar to blueberry, but oh-so fabulous: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/naples-grape-pie-recipe.html. I always add the tiniest pinch of ground cloves to my filling.

    I just love the idea of making frozen yogurt with this wondrous fruit. Can’t wait to try it!

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      Sue
      July 15, 2016 at 4:11 pm

      I can’t wait to check that out Louise, and the idea of adding cloves is brilliant!!

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    SallyBR
    July 15, 2016 at 10:37 am

    Beautiful! I’ve made frozen yogurt a couple of times, once with mango and bananas, but one thing that bothered me was the harsh texture after staying in the freezer for a few days… I guess there’s no way around it, I wonder if the grapes make it slightly more creamy?

    I need to keep an eye for Concord grapes, I know they have it in our stores often

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      Sue
      July 15, 2016 at 11:56 am

      I find with almost all homemade ice creams, sorbets, and frozen yogurts that they’re best eaten the same day. I’ve also found that when it gets hard, transferring it to the refrigerator for a couple of hours before serving works wonders.

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        SallyBR
        July 15, 2016 at 1:40 pm

        Hubby sometimes puts in the microwave for 5 seconds… I find that dangerous but he likes the emotion ;-)

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    Jennifer @ Seasons and Suppers
    July 15, 2016 at 9:45 am

    That colour is stunning and love concord grapes! Perfect made into frozen yogurt :)

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    Chris Scheuer
    July 15, 2016 at 7:17 am

    Love the gorgeous color of this yogurt and yes, just looking at it brings me back in time! I would definitely eat this for breakfast! Pinning and sharing!

    • Reply
      Sue
      July 15, 2016 at 7:40 am

      Remember the grape jelly in the Flintstone’s jars?

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    Diana
    July 15, 2016 at 6:53 am

    This grape frozen yoghurt looks gorgeous! Love the colour and the texture looks perfect!

    • Reply
      Sue
      July 15, 2016 at 7:42 am

      I was surprised, Dina, because the grape puree is quite thin since grapes have such a high water content, and I was afraid the whole thing would be too icy, but it wasn’t!

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    Tricia @ Saving room for dessert
    July 15, 2016 at 6:22 am

    Oh my goodness – look at that gorgeous, perfect scoop! Your photos are fantastic and the color of this frozen treat is wonderful. Your recipes never cease to amazing me – truly perfect. Have a wonderful weekend!

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    Mary
    July 15, 2016 at 6:09 am

    I love the fragrance that concord grapes have! This frozen yogurt sounds lovely!

    • Reply
      Sue
      July 15, 2016 at 6:36 am

      I agree, they’re so…’grapey’ ;)

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    Jolina - The Unlikely Baker
    July 15, 2016 at 6:09 am

    Who can resist purple?? I love this! I’ve been going all frozen yogurt and pops and ice cream crazy this summer so I will definitely put this on my to-do list. Looks so delicious.

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      Sue
      July 15, 2016 at 6:37 am

      Me too, Mary, I think I was inspired by our awful record breaking heatwave earlier in the summer to focus on all things frozen.

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    Dahn
    July 15, 2016 at 6:06 am

    I do love concord grapes. This frozen yogurt looks and sounds amazing. Great idea to strain the grape skins after they are pureed. It wouldn’t be the same if it didn’t have that beautiful color from the grape skins.

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      Sue
      July 15, 2016 at 6:38 am

      I usually leave skins and peels on my fruit when I use them in recipes, but those Concord skins are pretty thick.

  • Reply
    Liz @ I heart vegetables
    July 15, 2016 at 5:31 am

    I love that color of that ice cream! What a perfect summer treat!

    • Reply
      Sue
      July 15, 2016 at 5:36 am

      The color is half the fun, I agree! Thanks for stopping by Liz :)

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