- Food: Powdered Sugar
- Writer: Nicolas Wilson
- Content-Type: Food Blog
Today, I’m going to show you how to create powdered sugar from scratch in only a few minutes.
In just a few minutes, you’ll have powdered sugar! All you’ll need is a good blender or food processor.
This sugar is sometimes known as confectioner’s sugar or icing sugar, but I referred to it as “powdered sugar” as a kid. With that, my grandmother creates the finest frosting.
Powdered sugar has a bad connotation because it’s often prepared from refined sugar that’s then blended with corn starch to keep it from caking. You can skip the corn starch if you prepare it at home because we make it fresh.
The fluffiest homemade powdered sugar is created with plain white sugar. You can also use coconut sugar, which is more natural and less processed.
Regular sugar lacks trace elements like iron and zinc, which are present in coconut sugar. Let’s get started!
Powdered Sugar’s Applications
Life is too short to go without a glazed treat now and then. Here are a few delectable alternatives:
- Classic Cream Cheese Frosting, which is wonderful on Banana Cake, Carrot Cake, and Gingerbread Cake
- Blueberry Maple Tea Cake
- Citrus Olive Oil Cake
- Gingerbread Cookies with More Nutrients
- Maple Glazed Pumpkin Pecan Scones
- Vegan Banana Nut Scones made with powdered sugar made from scratch
|3-minute prep time
Time to cook: 0 minutes
3 minutes in total
It’s so simple to manufacture your own powdered sugar! In this basic guide, you’ll learn how to do it.
Use whatever sugar you have on hand (healthier options such as coconut sugar and turbinado sugar work well!). One cup of sugar yields approximately two cups of powdered sugar.
- Approximately half as much granulated sugar as you need powdered sugar (I’ve had the best results with cane sugar, turbinado sugar, and coconut sugar but even brown sugar and sucanat work!)
- Fill a blender or food processor halfway with granulated sugar. Blend the sugar until it is a fine powdered sugar with a frothy texture. The fluffiest powdered sugars are made from more refined, white sugars.
- Powdered sugar can be used right away or saved for later. If you want clump-free, very fluffy sugar, sift the sugar before using it.
- TO MAKE IT VEGAN: Use sugar that hasn’t been filtered through bone char and is certified as vegan.