Tuesday

SOS Mom Saver: Homemade Powdered Sugar

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! 

A friendly reminder:  Don't forget about the SOS Radio school-supply drive!  You can drop off school supplies at the SOS studios from 9-5 Monday-Friday.  You can find the deals for the week on my blog each Sunday.  Check out this week's deals!

4 comments:

Theresa C said...

Ahh, yes, I make my own powdered sugar as well. Only I use my Sucanat, unrefined sugar, instead. Ugly in color, but WAY healthier!!
PS-While prego w/my first baby I sold my quad (can't really ride it prego or w/new babies!) and bought my Vitamix w/the $$$ I made!!!! Not to rib it in, really, I just LOVE it!!!!!!!!!!!!! Hopefully you can have one someday :)

Anonymous said...

I have never heard of this, I'm going to have to try it! I don't have a Vitamix...but my little blender does chop the spinach up to my liking :-)

Oh my word. I've forgotten my Google account password so I am posting anonymously...but it's me! April C.!

Amy/ThoughtsofTHATmom said...

Thanks for the tip, Theresa! We actually use Sucanat as well as raw dehydrated sugar cane juice.

We don't use refined sugar on a regular basis.

Thanks for the confirmation that a Vitamix is what I "need". I need all the help I can get! LOL

Amy

Amy/ThoughtsofTHATmom said...

April,

I forgive you for forgetting your log-in. I know where to find you if you try to start any trouble. :-)

Which blender do you have? Don't you have the same Cuisinart that I now have? (The Cuisinart is MUCH better than the cheap Hamilton Beach blender I was using when I posted this.)

Amy

 
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