Easy Grape Dessert

This impressive yet simple, easy green grape dessert is irresistible and is sure to wow your friends and family. It has a sweet spicy topping that just adds that touch of magic to the fresh fruit and creamy yogurt middle.


easy grape dessert in a bowl

This grape dessert brings back lots of fond memories for me and I wish I could claim it as my own recipe. But alas, this is a variation of a dessert first served by my godmother and then often by my mum when I was growing up. Nevertheless, it has now become a recipe that my own family regularly requests for me to make.

However, I have made a couple of tweaks to reduce the overall carb count to make it slightly friendlier on blood glucose levels, which helps support overall diabetes management.


Why we all love this easy grape dessert

So, I know this dessert doesn’t have the wow factor to look at and the simple ingredients wouldn’t be one you would naturally think of combining. But trust me when I say it works!

This grape dessert is so easy to make (however it does need to be made in advance), it doesn’t require any cooking and in under 15 minutes, you can have a brilliant dessert to enjoy with friends, take to a BBQ or simply just enjoy at home.

The ingredients in this dessert are so simple and pretty inexpensive too. Ok so the brown sugar alternative is more expensive than regular brown sugar but it’s a worthwhile investment to reduce the overall carb count and wild blood sugar rises.

easy grape dessert topping

Using Sweeteners in this recipe

In this recipe, I use a brown sugar replacement which is mostly erythritol based. This sweetener is a 1:1 substitute for sugar and works brilliantly in cakes and desserts.

The brown sugar alternatives work really well with the spices in this grape dessert thanks to its slightly more mellow flavour.

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Recipe variations

blueberries in a bowl

The grapes along with the blueberries really make this dessert for me. But if you are looking to reduce the overall carb count even further or simply prefer another flavour combo then you could switch out the grapes for any of the following fruits:

  • Strawberries
  • Raspberries
  • Blackberries
  • Pineapple
  • Mango

What you will need for the Easy Grape Dessert

grape dessert ingredients
  • White grapes
    • Has a slightly higher GI than most fruits
    • But grapes contain many important vitamins, minerals and antioxidants such as copper, vitamins B and K.
  • Blueberries
    • low in calories and incredibly healthy
    • Are an excellent source of several vitamins, beneficial plant compounds, and antioxidants
  • Greek yoghurt
    • fermented yogurt
    • high in nutrients like vitamin B12 as well as being a good source of protein, fat, and carbs
  • Double cream
    • So not the healthiest of ingredients as it is high in saturated fat but it’s all about balance right!
    • You could switch to a plant-based alternative like Oatly Whippable if you are looking to reduce the sat fat content
  • Brown sugar alternative
    • I use Sukrin gold or NKD living Erythritol Gold
    • A no-carb count sweetener
  • Mixed spice, ground cinnamon and ground ginger
    • A combination of deliciously ground spices adds a wonderful warmth to this dessert

How to make the Grape Dessert

This grape desert really couldn’t be easier to make! But it does need to be made in advance so it has plenty of time to chill and the spicy-sweet topping plenty of time to sit on the yogurty middle

First cut the grapes in half and place them in your serving bowl. Next, add your layer of blueberries.

Using a stand mixer or hand whisk, whisk your cream, being careful not to overwhip. Next, add the greek yoghurt and fold it into the whipped cream.

Now add your layer of creamy yoghurt deliciousness on top of your fruit.

Finally, combine the brown sugar alternative with the spices and mix well. Sprinkle your sweet spice mix over the dessert.

Cover and place in the fridge preferably overnight or at least for a few hours.

layers of easy grape dessert

How to store your dessert

This dessert needs to be kept in the fridge because of the dairy content. It will happily keep for 3-4 days covered in the fridge.

If you love this recipe then why not try these other fruity desserts:


Diabetes Note

This dessert is not only delicious but pretty low on the carb count front. Per serving it is around 13g of carbs!

We have found desserts with cream or yoghurt are in fact usually pretty good on blood glucose levels. and as they require less insulin usually it also helps to reduce the error rate.

Carb Counting

The overall carb count for this easy grape dessert based on the ingredients we would count for is:

  • Grapes= 500g – 76g of carbs
  • Blueberries = 300g – 27.3g of carbs
  • Double Cream = 600ml – 9.6g of carbs
  • Greek Yogurt = 500g – 15g of carbs

Now add all the carbs together – 76+27.3+9.6+15= 127.9g of carbs

Finally divide this by the serving size, 10 – 130/10 = 13g of carb per portion

Please note this carb count amount per portion is based on the standard ingredients listed above and may differ depending on what you use and how much you choose to eat.


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Easy Grape Dessert

Easy Grape Dessert

This impressive yet Easy Grape Dessert is irresistible with its layers of fresh fruit, creamy yogurty middle and a sweet-spicy topping.

Recipe by Michelle
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Course: DessertsCuisine: BritishDifficulty: Very Easy
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Servings

10

servings
Prep time

15

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Chilling Time

4

minutes

Ingredients

  • 500 g white grapes

  • 300 g blueberries

  • 600 ml double cream

  • 500 g greek yoghurt

  • 75 g brown sugar alternative

  • 2.5 tsp mixed spice

  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon

  • 0.5 tsp ground ginger

Directions

  • Cut the grapes in half and place them in your serving bowl. Next, add your layer of blueberries.
  • Using a stand mixer or hand whisk, whisk your cream, being careful not to overwhip. Next, add the greek yoghurt and fold it into the whipped cream.
  • Now add your layer of creamy yoghurt deliciousness on top of your fruit
  • Combine the brown sugar alternative with the spices and mix well. Sprinkle your sweet spice mix over the dessert.
  • Cover and place in the fridge preferably overnight or at least for a few hours.

Equipment

  • Stand or Hand Mixer
  • Large Serving Bowl

Tips and Notes

  • This Grape Dessert needs to be made in advance. It should only take 15 minutes but just remember to do it in the morning or even better the night before!
  • Diabetes Note – This dessert is not only delicious but pretty low on the carb count front. Per serving it is around 13g of carbs!

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