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How to Make Powdered Sugar

4.37 from 108 votes
I'll show you how to make powdered sugar, aka confectioner's sugar, so you'll never run out when making any of my baking recipes!
How to Make Powdered Sugar - 2 ingredients and just 1 blender and you have instant Homemade Powdered Sugar

Hi Bold Bakers!

Did you know that powdered sugar, also known as confectioner’s sugar or icing sugar, is just blended sugar? It’s true and it’s that easy. You know those times when you want to make buttercream frosting and halfway through you realize you have no powdered sugar? Well, worry no more because my recipe for How to Make Powdered Sugar is coming to the rescue.

How to Make Powdered Sugar

  • First, you need a small powerful blender, like a spice grinder, nutri bullet, vitamix or food processor. I had the best success in a blender. You might have to try a few different appliances to see what works best.
  • Then add in the granulated sugar and cornflour (cornstarch). The cornstarch is important as it keeps the sugar dry.
  • Next, blend it all together until fine, around 4-5 minutes. Stop, and stir with a spatula to make sure to mix it around so that it is all getting blended.  
  • After a few minutes run it through your fingers and if it feels gritty then keep blending. You might still feel a little texture at the end but that’s ok. If you can’t seem to get it really fine you might need to try a smaller, stronger blender.
  • Store your Homemade Powdered sugar in an airtight container and it will keep indefinitely. 

Uses for Powdered Sugar

You can use your homemade powdered sugar in or with so many recipes including my:

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How to Make Powdered Sugar

4.37 from 108 votes
I'll show you how to make powdered sugar, aka confectioner's sugar, so you'll never run out when making any of my baking recipes!
Author: Gemma Stafford
Servings: 2 cups
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
I'll show you how to make powdered sugar, aka confectioner's sugar, so you'll never run out when making any of my baking recipes!
Author: Gemma Stafford
Servings: 2 cups

Ingredients

  • 2 cups (16oz/450g) white sugar
  • 2 tablespoon cornflour (cornstarch)

Instructions

  • First, you need a small powerful blender, like a spice grinder, nutri bullet, vitamix or food processor. I had the best success in a blender. You might have to try a few different appliances to see what works best.
  • Add in the sugar and cornflour/cornstarch. The cornflour is important as it keeps the sugar dry.
  • Blend it all together until fine, around 4-5 minutes. Stop, and stir with a spatula to make sure it gets mixed all around so that it is all getting blended.
  • After a few minutes run it through your fingers and if it feels gritty then keep blending. You might still feel a little texture at the end but that’s ok. If you can’t seem to get it really fine you might need to try a smaller, stronger blender.
  • Store your Homemade Powdered sugar in an airtight container and it will keep indefinitely.

 

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Cari Sue
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Cari Sue
3 months ago

Now searching for “how to make cornstarch”…. never fully prepared!

Alexis
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Alexis
1 month ago

I used a coffee grinder and it worked great! First I tried it with my blender and it didn’t do anything at all but the coffee grinder only took about 30 seconds

Patricia Dyess
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Patricia Dyess
2 months ago

Can I use granulated Swerve & Arrow root powder to make Powder sugar? For my Keto Dite.

sistaramey
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sistaramey
2 months ago

Wow! Who Knew? This is awesome, thank you!!

Rae Marie Aaland
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Rae Marie Aaland
6 days ago

We just had to try this. Unfortunately, we did not have any cornstarch on hand. We decided to try just 1 cup of sugar in the “Bullet.” It definitely put a tug on the motor so we dumped it all out and used batches of 1/3 cup sugar. I was concerned that if we worked the Bullet too hard, it would generate too much heat and we’d either end up with cotton candy or just a mess! Well, it worked great. I plan to use it in whipping cream today and vacuum seal the remaining sugar. Since there’s no starch,… Read more »

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Patricia Clarke
10 days ago

Why can’t I share picture?

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Patricia Clarke
10 days ago

Made in Vitamix, That worked way better than my processor. It’s like magic. Thank You Gemma.

Karen Macalintal
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Karen Macalintal
2 months ago

Hi Gemma!

I love love watching your videos! I love baking (Just a home baker☺️). Anyway, question, can you replace the granulated sugar with monk fruit sugar? My sister love her desserts but then she diagnosed as pre-diabetic, I just want this journey of her a little bit easy…

Thanks much and more power!
Karen

Isabella Geason
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Isabella Geason
2 months ago

it was still quite rough did not look like the photo

Kerri Paul
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Kerri Paul
3 months ago

I could listen to you talk all day. I never thought to do this, I feel dumb lol. Thanks

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