DIY powdered sugar

Straight to the point:

You can REALLY REALLY REALLY easily make your own homemade powdered sugar! Like, in 10 seconds. It’s perfect for if you run out of powdered sugar, or if you like to make things homemade yourself and know what goes in them, or if you’re just cool. I know I am.

Are you ready for it? Get out a spiral and a pen (and some back up pens and a highlighter for doodling) because this gets real crazy intense.

DIY Powdered Sugar

Step one: Grind regular sugar in a coffee grinder/blender for 20 seconds. 

And that’s it. Confectioner’s sugar. In the palm of your hand/coffee grinder.

Some suggest to put in some cornstarch if you need it to be a little thicker/prevent caking (supposedly you need this for icing). So do that if you think it’s not the right consistency! 1-2 tablespoons for 1 cup of sugar. But we loved it with just granulated sugar – ground up.

Remember this for when you’re cooking and realize you have NO MORE powdered sugar for that icing/french toast/whatever else you find on pinterest to bake.

(and if you run outta brown sugar, we’ve got a recipe for that too! homemade brown sugar)

And when you get that nice homemade powdered sugar, then make your own POWDERED SUGAR SHAKER! Man. We’re just full of great ideas. Ha. No, we’re just dorks who do everything ourselves.



  1. Denise Gardner October 11, 2012 at 7:47 pm

    That was to funny. I laughed so hard. The powdered sugar diy was great also. Love your humor.

  2. Sairah October 12, 2012 at 1:10 am

    That was a cute write up! :) Those insane Magic Bullet infomercials were the first to tell me of this handy little trick, though I’ve yet to use it. Still, good one to have in the back pocket. Cheers!

  3. jamie @ green beans & grapefruit October 14, 2012 at 1:43 pm

    Too funny!

  4. Mary Weems December 8, 2012 at 4:49 pm

    Love it!

  5. cristina August 2, 2013 at 2:12 pm

    LOL, thanks for this!

  6. Mykell October 1, 2013 at 11:45 am

    No worries…I’m a dork too! We lead such fun and fulfilling lives though! :oD

    **sprints off to make her own ground cinnamon and powdered sugar for the cinnamon roll dough that is almost done rising**

  7. Dianna July 16, 2014 at 9:57 am

    Omg! Don’t know who the writer is of this. But my hats off to you.. This was crazy insane reading, every page. I love it and it kept me reading and digging for more. Thank you

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