Homemade powdered sugar seriously takes like 30 seconds. I didn’t just create that title to get your attention.
But first, let’s talk about why I needed homemade powdered sugar in the first place. If you’re a parent or an absentminded baker, you can probably relate to the story below.
I was making sugar cookies with my kids on Thanksgiving, and they wanted to frost them. I opened the pantry and groaned. OF COURSE I WAS OUT OF POWDERED SUGAR.
Yeah, some stores are open on Thanksgiving…but I didn’t want to battle crowds of people for a small bag of powdered sugar. Actually, I don’t want to battle crowds for anything, but that’s a story for another day.
My kids were getting impatient, so I knew I had to whip up a quick batch of homemade powdered sugar before they started arguing. My house is an argument-free zone on holidays. Okay, I made that up, but I wish it was true.
I realized I had plenty of regular sugar (organic dried cane juice, if we’re being fancy), so I grabbed my Magic Bullet and went to town.
I started with this:
And ended up with this:
As an added bonus, a whirring Magic Bullet or blender drowns out cries of “My brother just kicked me!” and “He’s touching my toys again!” nicely. You’re welcome.
To recap: Homemade powdered sugar is one of the easiest recipes you’ll ever make. You need 1 cup of white sugar and a blender. That’s it.
Add 1 tablespoon of tapioca starch or cornstarch to the mixture if you’re worried it will clump or stick together. I usually skip this step, but that’s because I use my powdered sugar immediately. Like within 5 minutes.
It’s like magic, guys! At least that’s what I tell my kids.
Whatever you do, don’t store your homemade powdered sugar in plastic baggies. It’s really awkward when someone else finds your sugar stash and assumes it’s something else.
Ready to make your own homemade powdered sugar? Here’s my printable, Pinnable recipe: