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
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.
The cornstarch also helps in recipes as a thickener.
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!
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!
Yep add cornstarch, some recipes rely on that cornstarch that powdered sugar has in it!
I have even used the coffee grinder to make powdered sugar, it's works great!
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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