Powdered Sugar Recipe

Powdered Sugar Recipe

When recipes usually require powdered sugar, they typically call for large quantities and quite honestly,  I don’t want to go out and purchase large bags every time I need powdered sugar. This is why I love this recipe so much; it only requires two simple ingredients to make your own powdered sugar from scratch. 

Makes 1 cup of powdered sugar


-1 cup granulated sugar 

-1 tablespoon cornstarch


1. In a food processor or high powdered blender, add the granulated sugar and cornstarch.

2. Cover firmly with a lid and blend for 4-5 minutes on high power. 

3. Carefully (and slowly) remove the lid from the blender. Use a spoon to push all of the ingredients to the bottom. Cover with a lid again and blend for an additional few minutes or until the sugar is powdery. 


Using corn starch

I’ve tried making powdered sugar with and without corn starch, and the best results come from the addition of corn starch. This ingredient ensures that the sugar won’t clump together and will remain dry.

The ideal consistency

Powdered sugar is supposed to have a super-fine, powdery consistency. After pulsing for 4-5 minutes, feel the texture with your fingers. If the sugar is still gritty, continue to blend until it reaches the desired consistency. 

Make sure the blender is dry

Before making the powdered sugar, make sure that the blender/ food processor is completely dry. If there are any wet spots, the sugar will dissolve and become sticky.

What to use powdered sugar for

Powdered sugar is used to make frosting, glazes, icing, and for dusting on top of baked goods.

Here are some of my recipes using powdered sugar:

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