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Powdered sugar is a versatile ingredient, but it can be expensive to buy.
One way to save money and have powdered sugar on hand at all times is to make your own!
In this blog post, we will show you how easy it is with just a blender.
Can You Make Your Own Powdered Sugar?
Yes, you can! With just a blender, you can make your own powdered sugar.
What You Need:
- Powdered Sugar (or granulated white cane or beet)
- Spoon to Stir the Mixture in Blending Container and Scoop Out Powdered Sugar
- Measuring Cup for Measured Amounts of Powdered White Cane or Beet
- Optional: A Fine-Mesh Strainer to Filter the Mixture in Blending Container (optional)
Benefits Of Making Your Own Powdered Sugar
1. It’s cheaper than buying it pre-made.
2. You can control the amount of sugar you want in your recipe.
3. You can use healthier sweeteners like coconut sugar or stevia.
What Sugar To Use?
You can use any type of sugar to make powdered, but we recommend using a finer grain like caster or superfine.
This will give you the best results and is easier on your blender blades than granulated sugars are!
We also suggest that if possible try not adding cornstarch as it may clog up some blenders (though this is not an issue with all blenders).
Powdered Sugar Vs Confectioners Sugar Vs Icing Sugar
Confectioner’s sugar is fine-grained, semi-refined cane sugar.
It has a mild flavor and dissolves quickly in water or other liquids.
It can be used to sweeten drinks like coffee or tea, desserts such as ice cream, pies or cakes, frosting for cakes and pastries, and many other foods.
Icing sugar is a type of granulated white sugar that is widely used in baking.
Unlike table salt, which matches the taste and texture of kosher salt but has a much finer grain, there are many types of icing sugars available for cooking and baking purposes.
Powdered Sugar: Powdered sugar is different than confectioners or icing sugars because it has been ground to a finer grain which makes the texture more powdery in nature (hence its name).
How To Make Powdered Sugar In 30 Seconds
Making powdered sugar in a blender can be messy, especially if you’re making it on the countertop at home.
Here’s one way to make a fine white powder: Use any granulated sugar, and follow these steps.
This first is the basic white sugar you’ll find in cans, buckets, or your pantry. Now I don’t use this type of sugar anymore, but it does produce the purest white powder.
Next on the list of options for powdered sugar is organic cane, raw turbinado, maple syrup, and coconut sugar.
I probably use coconut sugar in my baking more than most because I like how it makes almond cookies extra smooth.
Powdered sugar is easy to make! All you need are two cups of granulated white cane or beet sugars and one tablespoon’s worth of starch, which prevents clumping.
Next, you can choose from tapioca, arrowroot powder, cornstarch; any will work just fine – they’re all the same thing for this recipe though so it doesn’t matter too much what you pick really.
Just dump everything into your blender and blend on high until there are no lumps left (30 seconds should do).
You can use any one of these blender for making powder.
If there’s a white powder coming out of the top of your blender, feel free to cover it with a paper towel so that it doesn’t impregnate the air.
Let it sit for a few minutes before beginning to mix, then use a storage container with a lid to store the mixture.
What Can I Use It For?
1. To make a glaze for donuts.
2. To dust the top of cakes and pies.
3. For making popcorn balls.
4. As an ingredient in frosting, whipped cream, or chocolate sauce.
Can I Use Brown Sugar Instead Of Powdered Sugar?
Yes, you can use brown sugar instead of powdered white cane or beet.
You will need to adjust the amount used in your recipe accordingly as it is a much denser product than granulated sugars are and so needs less volume for the equal weight (ie: if using a light-brown caster then only add half an ounce per cup).
If using dark brown superfine sugar, then you will need to use the same amount as granulated sugar.
The most important thing to keep in mind is that your brown sugars are not too old and have been stored in an airtight container, otherwise they may be hard or impossible for even blenders with strong blades (such as Vitamix) to grind into powder.
We saw how easy it is to make powdered sugar in a blender.
We saw how to use brown sugars instead of white cane or beet, and that the most important thing is not using old products with hard grains which are difficult for blenders blades (such as Vitamix)to grind into powder.