Homemade Powdered Sugar

I make my own powdered (confectioner's) sugar. I whirl it in small amounts (1/2 cup or less) for a few seconds, maybe a minute, in the blender or food processor. I think it's cheaper than buying it. Since I always have sugar, I don't have an "extra box" sitting around, either.

By thriftyvicki from Dallas, TX

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December 15, 20100 found this helpful

I've been making my own powdered sugar for many years now. I add a small amount of cornstarch to keep the powdered sugar from clumping up.

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December 16, 20100 found this helpful

The cornstarch also helps in recipes as a thickener.

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December 16, 20100 found this helpful

Do you mean to use regular granulated sugar and just place it in the food processor or blender, huh, I would not have thought that would work! I will try it! Thanks!

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December 16, 20100 found this helpful

Well, you learn something new every day! I've been cooking for 40 years and, duh, this never crossed my mind. Thanks for the great tip!

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December 16, 20100 found this helpful

Yep add cornstarch, some recipes rely on that cornstarch that powdered sugar has in it!

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January 1, 20110 found this helpful

I have even used the coffee grinder to make powdered sugar, it's works great!

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April 26, 20130 found this helpful

I would have never thought to grind it up in a blender, but I will try that, that really got my curiosity stirred LOL thanks for the tip!

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November 3, 20160 found this helpful

I tryed it did not work

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September 28, 20130 found this helpful

I used this method to make homemade powdered sugar for my grandson and left out the cornstarch due to him having food allergies to corn!

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