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Dec 17 2015
2 years ago
7:34 PM MST

DIY Powdered Sugar (Genius Baking Tip)

Dec 17, 2015 @ 7:34 PM MST
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DIY Powdered Sugar - Baking Tip Hip2Save

Have you ever wanted to bake something that required powdered sugar and then noticed you were all out of this pantry staple? Instead of making a trip to the store, you can easily make your own powdered sugar at home using just two ingredients and a blender or food processor! This is one of those genius baking tips/secrets that I did not discover until recently so I am excited to share it with you!

DIY Powdered Sugar


1 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon cornstarch* (optional but recommended)
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Place granulated sugar and cornstarch in a food processor. Blend at a high speed for several minutes and watch it turn into a fine powder! Let it settle for a few seconds before you open lid to avoid a mess. That’s it! EASY PEASY!

Notes: I did try this without the cornstarch – it did turn out OK but adding a little cornstarch keeps it from sticking and gives it that super fine powdery texture. Although I have not personally tried it, rumor has it that you can use this same method with other types of granulated sugar and sweeteners such as coconut sugar.

Written by Lina for Hip2Save. Lina is a proud mom of 2 small kids who loves photography, all holidays, cooking, thrift store makeovers, bargain shopping, and DIY makeovers. Her goal is to create a beautiful life and stylish home on a dime! To see all of Lina’s recipes created just for Hip2Save, click here.

Have you tried any amazing baking substitutes lately? Please share with us in the comments.

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