The next time you are in the middle of a recipe and run out of powdered sugar, don't worry! If you know how to make powdered sugar, you can save yourself an emergency run to the store!
Leading up to Christmas, Wegmans had an amazing price on their store-brand sugar and I bought about 10 bags of it. Seeing as I had so much regular sugar, I saw no reason to also buy powdered sugar for my baking. I simply pulled out my Blendtec (although any good blender will do) and whipped up a few batches. I just store it in airtight canisters in my cupboards and it is ready for whenever I need it!
Powdered sugar is not simply granulated sugar that has been ground to a fine powder. Powdered sugar also also has cornstarch added to it. This helps to prevent caking during storage. If you have an allergy to cornstarch, you can omit the cornstarch, but you should use the homemade powdered sugar right away.
You will need:
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1 teaspoon corn starch
How To Make Powdered Sugar
- Place sugar and cornstarch in a blender
- Secure the lid tightly (place a towel over the top of your blender if you are worried about dust escaping) and blend until the sugar is a fine powder.
- Store in an airtight container or use immediately.
Have you ever made your own powdered sugar?