Because of our food allergies, we use a homemade powdered sugar icing when we make cakes. But oh my GOSH powdered sugar is expensive! There are usually decent sales that I can combine with a coupon to get regular sugar for far under $1/lb. I have never seen powdered sugar for less than $2/lb. That's almost TWICE as much!
It is so unbelievable easy to make homemade powdered sugar! You put the amount of sugar desired into a blender & blend until you have the desired consistency. If you are planning on storing it long-term, you would want to add 1tbs of corn starch per cup of sugar that you're blending.
Here's a marvelous example of this being done in an uber-awesome Vitamix blender!
For the record, you don't have to have a Vitamix to make powdered sugar from regular sugar. Any old blender will do. (However, that doesn't mean that I would turn away a donation or gift of a lovely Vitamix, new or used.) (Because while my blender will blend powdered sugar...it has issues with blending my spinach!) (Excuse me while I day dream for a minute about what it would be like to have a Vitamix blender...) (Sigh.) (I don't think I used enough parenthesis...eseses. Here's another.)
Okay. Back to reality!
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