Learn how to make powdered sugar at home! Also known as confectioner’s sugar, it’s the secret to making gooey brownies, luscious frosting, and more.
Who else has a bag of powdered sugar in their pantry that they’ve been working through for years? Powdered sugar isn’t something I use often, but every once in a while, I need a cup to make perfect gooey brownies or luscious cream cheese frosting. When I add it to the grocery list, I dread watching another bag sit in the cupboard as I make my way through it at an agonizing pace.
But all that’s about to change! I don’t know what took me so long, but I finally learned how to make powdered sugar at home. Seriously, this recipe’s a game changer. Gone are the days of hauling an ancient sack of confectioner’s sugar (yes, they’re the same!) out of the pantry every time I make carrot cake. Now, I can make the exactly the amount of powdered sugar I need for a given recipe. And the best part? It only requires 2 ingredients and 1 minute.
How to Make Powdered Sugar
This homemade powdered sugar recipe is SO easy – you’ll never get the store bought kind again! Use it in any recipe that calls for powdered sugar, icing sugar, or confectioner’s sugar. Find some of my favorites in the post above.
- 2 cups granulated sugar
- 2 tablespoons corn starch
- Place the sugar and cornstarch in a high-speed blender and blend for 30 seconds or until fluffy.
- Store in an airtight container. If the powdered sugar gets lumpy, sift before using.