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!


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.!

Thoughts of THAT mom 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


Thoughts of THAT mom said...


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.)