How to Make Your Own Powdered Sugar
Picture this: You’re relaxing at home, when you’re suddenly hit by an irresistible urge to bake cookies. But not just any cookies—you want to make these beautiful, powdered sugar-coated Chocolate Crinkle Cookies.
As you gather your ingredients, you make a horrifying discovery: You’re out of powdered sugar.
After you’ve recovered from the shock, you have one of two options:
- You can change out of your pajamas, get in your car, and drive to the store.
- You can DIY powdered sugar in the comfort of your own kitchen.
I don’t know about you, but I’m choosing option 2.
Making your own powdered sugar in a pinch is way easier than you think. In fact, all you need is granulated sugar, cornstarch (to prevent caking), and a food processor. If you don’t have a food processor, a blender will work just fine.
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To DIY your own powdered sugar: Blend one cup of granulated sugar with one teaspoon of cornstarch until it’s very fine—or, you know, the consistency of powdered sugar. That’s it!
You’re only out a few minutes and your recipe is saved.
You can use your homemade sugar just as you would a bag from the store—making frostings and glazes, rolling chocolate truffles, and dusting any number of treats are all fair game.
Store your leftovers in an airtight container.