How To Make Homemade Powdered Sugar
Don’t you just hate it when you’re about to start cooking or baking, and you all of a sudden realize that you’re missing one crucial ingredient?
It’s not such a big deal when that certain ingredient isn’t the star of the dish.
But when you can’t make the dish without it – nothing is more annoying.
In these cases, it’s good to have a few food substitution tricks up your sleeve.
One such trick I learned a few months ago was to make my own powdered sugar (confectioners sugar). This technique has come in handy several times, specifically when I’ve needed powdered sugar for frosting and cookie recipes.
What Do I Need To Make Powdered Sugar?
Three things: Granulated sugar, corn starch, and a blender (or a food processor or even a coffee grinder).
The next time you find yourself in need of powdered sugar but don’t feel like running to the store, give this a try.
A Note About Corn Starch
I have made this several times without corn starch, and it works just fine. The texture is slightly different with the corn starch, more like what you buy in the store.
But for all intents and purposes, you can make homemade powdered sugar with just granulated sugar.
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- 2 cups white granulated sugar
- 1 teaspoon corn starch
- Place sugar and corn starch into a blender or food processor. Process until sugar becomes powdery, approximately two minutes or more.
- This recipe makes slightly more than two cups.