Homemade Powdered Sugar

Introduction: Homemade Powdered Sugar

About: Hello and Welcome to In the Kitchen With Matt. I am your host Matt Taylor. My goal for the show is to teach you how to cook really good food at home for cheap. Eating out everyday can get expensive, but it doe…

In this Instructable, I will show you how to make powdered sugar at home. This homemade powdered sugar, also known as icing or confectioners sugar, recipe is super duper easy to make using just 2 ingredients. If you run out of powdered sugar, never fear you can make it home with granulated sugar and cornstarch. It is a great copy cat version and works perfectly in frosting, glazes, baking, etc. If I can do it, you can do it. Let's get started!

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Follow the easy steps below or watch the short video tutorial or do both! :)

Step 1: Ingredients and Tools

Print the recipe here if you like.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup granulated sugar (200g)
  • 1 Tbsp cornstarch (8g)

Tools:

  • Food processor or powerful blender

Step 2: Blend It!

Begin with the 1 cup of white granulated sugar and pour it in your food processor or powerful blender. Then add the cornstarch with it. Technically you can make powdered sugar with just the granulated sugar, but the cornstarch helps keep the powdered sugar dry after it is made. Put the lid on and blend for a few minutes.

Step 3: Check, Tap, and Blend Some More

Now open up the lid and check the sugar. At this point, it will be really fine granulated sugar, like caster sugar. And will still be slightly gritty to the touch. Replace the lid and blend away. I switch between medium and fast speed on the food processor. 30 seconds to a minute on one speed, then 30 seconds to a minute on a higher speed. But that really doesn't matter. Keep doing this until the sugar because powdery. It will be about 5 minutes in total. And there you go, you make homemade powdered sugar! Super easy right? Use it just like you would storebought powdered sugar.

Step 4: Video Tutorial

Now watch those steps in action with this video tutorial. :)

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14 Comments

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Laral
Laral

1 year ago

I grind salt the same way. It comes out just as fine and clings to popcorn and home roasted nuts. I recently made a dried mushroom powder that is sold in Asian markets for a lot of money. It is used to flavor gravies, soups, and sauces.

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Laral
Laral

Reply 1 year ago

Yes, I found it online when I was tired of the salt sinking to the bottom and not coating the popped kernels.

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MaryT89
MaryT89

1 year ago on Introduction

Matt-- I miss the little music background you used to have at the beginning...just seems to start too abruptly...love your videos!

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In The Kitchen With Matt
In The Kitchen With Matt

Reply 1 year ago

Yeah I may start adding music again. People were complaining about the music, so I stopped putting it on for awhile. And thank you!

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aennie
aennie

Reply 1 year ago

cut the muzak

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mf70
mf70

1 year ago

I've done brown sugar (same proportions, mix not blend) for ages, but I never thought of powdered sugar. Good idea!

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PhillipH2
PhillipH2

Question 1 year ago on Step 4

Will it work with coconut sugar?

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In The Kitchen With Matt
In The Kitchen With Matt

Answer 1 year ago

Hello! I am not certain, I haven't tried it with coconut sugar. Give it a try and find out. :)

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knowall18mom
knowall18mom

1 year ago

Love this, thank you!! I have never bought a bag of powdered sugar I could stand the tase of. I will surely be trying this!!:)

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lorenkinzel
lorenkinzel

1 year ago

Electric coffee grinder does small amounts in a few seconds. 3 or 4 quick zings.

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In The Kitchen With Matt
In The Kitchen With Matt

Reply 1 year ago

Yep if you have one and need a small amount that works great!