Making homemade icing sugar or powdered sugar with regular sugar
Icing sugar is one of the most popular products in the area of confectionery items. You can buy it in any supermarket and its price is usually triple the price of standard sugar. However, did you know that you can make your own powdered sugar and save money? It's very easy! If you are a fan of baking and pastries and want to know how to make homemade icing sugar, in this OneHowTo article we give you all the instructions so you can make an economic powdered sugar that rivals the professional product.
Preparing homemade icing sugar is very simple. You just need regular sugar and 3 grams of corn flower. The amount of starch should be very little so as not to end up with powdered sugar. The role of the corn flower is simply to keep the icing sugar in top condition without it hardening over time.
Add into a container the amount of sugar which you need for your recipe and the corn flower. If you do not have a stipulated amount, you can start with 97 grams of powdered sugar, which added to the 3 of corn flower will make 100 grams.
Then blend it all at maximum speed for a few minutes, until you are left with very fine powdered sugar.
You can grind the sugar with any food processor, Thermomix, grinder, coffee grinder, blender, etc. The only thing you should know is that if you grind it with a hand held blender, the sugar will jump out of the container splashing around. So we recommend using a closed, covered blending device.
For optimal results and to get an even thinner icing sugar, sift the sugar with a sieve to get rid of sugar grains that have not been crushed well.
Once your homemade icing sugar is ready, you can use it in your baking recipes, make your own homemade marshmallows and fondant or save it in a jar to use another time.
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