Homemade Powdered Sugar - 2 Ingredients

Wednesday, October 22, 2014
homemade powdered sugar

The other day I was making cupcakes for a friend's birthday. I started to make the buttercream and realized that I didn't have enough powdered sugar. I had already sent Chicken Legs to the store to get some cake mix, so I didn't want to hear him complain about going back so soon. I decided to whip up my own powdered sugar. I pulled out my Blendtec blender, and, in about 15 seconds, I had powdered sugar! 

You only need two ingredients to make homemade powdered sugar - sugar and cornstarch. It helps to have a powerful blender, but any blender or food processor should work. One tip - make sure you wait a minute or two before opening the top on the blender. There is a lot of powdered sugar dust inside the blender. You don't want that all over your kitchen - trust me! :)

homemade powdered sugar



Homemade Powdered Sugar 
approximately 2 cups
(Printable Recipe)



  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 Tbsp corn starch


Place ingredients in blender. Blend on high speed for 15-30 seconds, until sugar has turned into powder. Wait a minute or two for the dust to settle before opening lid.


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11 comments

  1. I love seeing DIY recipes like this! Perfect for those times you're half way into a recipe and realize you're out of a key ingredient. Thanks for sharing! :)

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  2. Genius, just like your homemade brown sugar tip.

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  3. This is a great tip!!! I will definitely try this and thank you for the other tip to wait a bit to take the top off the blender. lol Catherine

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  4. I had no idea....oh my. I guess I never questioned what powdered sugar was before. Thank you so much. I feel much more enlightened now. lol.

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  5. Wow! This is crazy easy!!! I can't tell you how many times I've run to the store for powdered sugar... when I could have just made it myself??? Get out of here!!! This is fantastic - thank you!

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  6. I had no idea you could make powdered sugar (I guess I never really thought there was a powdered sugar plant either, but...!). Thanks so much for this awesome tip!

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  7. Would arrowroot starch or tapioca starch work in the place of corn starch?

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    1. What a great idea! But unfortunately, without further recipe testing, I cannot answer with certainty. As always, please use your best judgment regarding substitutions and modifications.

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