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How To Make Your Own Confectioner's Sugar (Powdered Sugar)

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Whether you run out, or just need a cup or two, making confectioner's sugar is a simple matter in the blender. This method can be used to make larger quantities, but it is a real time-saver for last-minute needs. Confectioner's sugar is also known as "powdered sugar" and "icing sugar."

Difficulty: Easy
Time Required: 15 minutes

Here's How:

  1. For each cup of confectioner's sugar: Add one cup of regular granulated sugar to the blender.
  2. Blend (pulse) until it turns to powder.

Tips:

  1. A coffee grinder, spice grinder or small mini-processor works as well, for small amounts.
  2. The sugar crystals can scratch plastic, so consider carefully before making in a plastic blender or processor.
  3. Corn starch or other additives are used in commercial products, and if you're getting a taste that doesn't match what you need, try adding 1 to 1 1/4 tablespoons of corn starch for each cup of sugar.
  4. This method works best in small quantities - 1-2 cups at a time.

What You Need

  • Blender
  • Sugar
  • Measuring cup
  • Corn starch (optional)
  • Measuring spoon (optional)
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