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According to Splenda's advertising, "Anywhere you can use sugar, you can use Splenda." I, personally, think Splenda is sweeter than most sweeteners, so I use less of it in my recipes, instead of equaling the amounts of sugar the recipe calls for.
By Terri H.
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Splenda for Baking is made from sugar and sucralose (those are the only 2 ingredients on the package). Would it be okay to use it to make homemade lemonade (or any non-baking use for that matter)? Thanks.
Maryeileen from Brooklyn, OH
Splenda is fine for sweetening drinks. It is not interchangeable with sugar for other uses. There are Splenda cookbooks.
You can definitely use it for lemonade, coffee, tea, etc.
I also us it on cereal and fruit.
I know that it can be used for baking, but there are some limitations. Check out http://www.splenda.com - FREE recipes with customer reviews!
I guess I wasn't clear enough. I have a bag and it's called SPLENDA FOR BAKING. My question is: can SPLENDA FOR BAKING be used in beverages?
I went through thirty pages of links looking for bad news about Splenda, and there was nothing of any scientific merit. So I use it freely, and I just adjust to taste. WalMart has a house brand of sucralose that is cheaper.
I went to the Splenda site and this is what I found:
SPLENDA® Sugar Blend for Baking is a mix of SPLENDA® Brand Sweetener and pure sugar and provides only 1/2 the calories and carbohydrates of pure sugar. It helps you reduce the sugar in your home baking, while keeping the great sugar taste your family loves!
Sounds like it's partly sugar and partly Splenda. I'd say you could use it in beverages.
I had gotten some free samples of Splenda for baking and I used it to make Koolaid. It tasted just fine.
I use it in place of sugar when I make applesauce.
As everyone else has already said, it's fine to use Splenda for Baking to sweeten drinks. You will have to stir more, or dilute it in some hot water first, because of the sugar. I love dusting fresh strawberries with it and baking with it -- I made some shortbread cookies with it a few weeks ago. I usually use regular Splenda for drinks. Enjoy & experiment!
You can use this for everything basically. But there is a product called Splenda Blend, which is half splenda and have sugar.
When I bake chocolate chip or any other kind of cookies they never spread out. So when I use a cookie scoop they stay round unless I press the dough down before I bake them. I am a diabetic so I use Splenda white and brown would that make a difference? I've tried leaving the ingredients out all night like the butter and eggs. I've used margarine, butter, butter flavored shortening, and I still can't figure out what I am doing wrong. Hope you can help.
By Nancy MGowen from Spalding, NE
I searched on Google and read this comment under the link to a website:
I was raised with a diabetic mother and her cookies never spread out either. And she has used it all equal, Splenda , etc. It's because of the sugar substitute. So because it was a treat for my mom anyways she uses now Splenda except for the brown sugar she uses the real deal. And her cookies spread out more. It took years for her to figure this out and she just limits her cookie eating like everything else.
Sugar is considered a liquid ingredient when it's baked. If you substitute an artificial sweetener for sugar it changes the chemistry and results in a drier product when baked, therefore, the spread on baked items is diminished.
Use less flour. I like my choc chip cookies thin and crisp and they will spread nicely by deducting the amount of flour in the recipe. Experiment with the amount used; sometimes it is about 1/4 cup less per batch. My sister's choco chip cookies are always round and heavy, but she likes them that way.
Do not try using equal. Splenda, Equal & the like are poison for your body, there's Z-sweet & xylitol, much better & add more butter or less flour to make them spread, but Splenda is bad for your body, actually worse than sugar.
Making a sweet baking mix for someone who needs to avoid sugar can be done by substituting Splenda for the sugar in the recipe. This is a page about gift mixes using Splenda.