Homemade Powdered Sugar Tutorial

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Did you know you can make your own powdered sugar? It tastes much better than store bought sugar. Keep this powdered sugar tutorial in mind the next time you run out!

Question:

Did you know you can easily make homemade powdered sugar at home? No kidding. I didn’t know this until very recently. Actually, it’s one of the easiest things you can do!

O, how do I love making my own powdered sugar? Let me count the ways. . .

1. Sugar Selection

I can use whatever kind of sugar I want. For this tutorial, I will be using Sucanat, my favorite sugar. (You can find Sucanat hereir?t=itsaloloth 20&l=as2&o=1&a=B000OSSV8G, but I find it is much cheaper from the bulk bins at our local health food store.) It is packed with the minerals your body is aching for, and it offers a beautiful, almost caramel-like flavor to dishes and goodies. Thumbs up. (I also use it to sub for brown sugar.) But you can also use white sugar, evaporated cane juice, turbinado sugar. . . just plug in your fave.

2. Superior Flavor

The taste is out of this world! Have you ever tasted commercial powdered sugar, just by itself? Yuck. Your homemade powdered sugar will knock any pre-made, processed powdered sugar right out of the competition. It’s just that good.

3. Simple and Quick

It’s also nice to know that if you run out, you can simply make more homemade powdered sugar right then and there. It takes less than five minutes. That’s a lot less time than getting into the car and driving to the nearest grocer for an inferior product!

Here’s how:

Pour a cup of your chosen sugar into your blender. (Here’s the high-speed blender I use and love.)

How to make homemade powdered sugar

Start off slowly, and work your way up to full speed. Let the sugar blend until it’s a fine powder.

Now, WAIT. This is why:

How to make homemade powdered sugar

Tiny sugar particles want to float around all groovy-like for a few minutes. If you interrupt their dance, sneezing ensues. Experience speaking here. So just wait a few minutes.

How to make homemade powdered sugar.

There you have it! Your own homemade powdered sugar. Sweet! πŸ˜€ Now how easy was that?

Use it any way you’d use powdered sugar.

Also, I love whisking it into recipes like dips and sauces because it blends in so well, instead of having large sugar particles that take a while to dissolve. Instant bonus!

Much love,

Danielle

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Did you know you can make your own powdered sugar at home? Next time you run out, try this powdered sugar tutorial!

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9 thoughts on “Homemade Powdered Sugar Tutorial”

  1. Always finding myself wanting to make a recipe, but not having the required powdered sugar on hand…. this is great. I didn't realize it would work with other sugars too, this is certainly a plus. Thanks

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  2. I have heard that you need to add some cornstarch or arrowroot powder to prevent clumping, unless of course you are using it right away. Do you find that blending one cup of sugar makes one cup of powdered sugar so you can make only as much as you need without adding any “de-clumping” agent? Thank you for posting – it’s funny how the most simple things are the least obvious! πŸ™‚

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    • Yes, thank you, Niv! I completely forgot to add that into the post. You know, to be honest, I have always made a bunch at a time to have some on hand and have never measured the final product. You’re full of good suggestions! πŸ˜€ I will have to do that next time. Thanks for stopping by!!

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  3. I have NO idea why I’ve never thought about doing this before!! So much better than having to keep different types of sugar on hand. Can’t wait to try it out!!

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