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Powdered Sugar Recipe
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Powdered Sugar

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"Powdered sugar for when you run out."

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Original recipe makes 4 cups Change Servings

Directions

  1. Place the sugar and cornstarch into the work bowl of a food processor, and process until the mixture is fine and powdery, 2 to 3 minutes.
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  • PREP 5 mins
  • READY IN 5 mins
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Oct 18, 2010

I used a Magic Bullet and did batches of 1 cup each. It took about a minute per batch and the consistency and taste is exactly that of store-bought confectioner's sugar. Absolutely brilliant - will use every time from now on! PS - Someone below asked why there is cornstarch in it. It is because that is how confectioner's sugar is made and it will affect the outcome/consistency of your icing, etc. if you leave out the cornstarch. It is a necessary ingredient.

 
Most Helpful Critical Review
Mar 22, 2010

I ran out of powder sugar, so I thought this is a good time to try this out. Well I am 30 min into this and I am not even close. I don't know of I should give up or continue just to see what happens. My machine and the sugar are both hot so for now its just going to sit.

 

14 Ratings

Nov 17, 2010

This saved my day! I did it in small batches in my blender as suggested by others and it came out perfect! I may never by Pwderd sugar again, this was so easy!

 
Jan 04, 2011

Used 1 cup of white sugar & 2 Tbsp. Potato Starch in a coffee grinder & was done in less than 30 seconds. Have used it many times. I cant have corn so I use the potato starch, thats what powdered sugar was originally made with anyways. Turns out perfect every time, makes great icing.

 
Aug 23, 2010

Yes you can make your own powdered sugar! I find it's easier to do in smaller batches in a smaller cup. I'm not sure why there is cornstarch added to this, though, it's not necessary.

 
Aug 04, 2010

Worked perfectly! I won't be buying powdered sugar again as this is too simple! Thanks!

 
Dec 13, 2010

Great! I made it in tiny batches in my coffee grinder, because its all i have... Great recipe, very accurate... Now to make some buckeyes!

 
Aug 25, 2010

Use a blender in small batches and will have much better results than a food processor. Almost undistinguishable from storebought.

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 17 kcal
  • < 1%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 4.5 g
  • 1%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 0 g
  • < 1%
  • Fiber
  • 0 g
  • < 1%
  • Protein
  • 0 g
  • < 1%
  • Sodium
  • < 1 mg
  • < 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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