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How to Make your Own Powdered Sugar

Powdered Sugar

How to Make Powdered Sugar right at home for those moments when you just need some in a pinch! Takes less than 5 minutes and can be done ahead of time. Be sure to watch the step-by-step video below with my pro tips before you make your own.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Yields: 1 Recipe will make as much as you need!
Recipe by Tessa Arias


  • 1/2 as much granulated sugar as you need powdered sugar


  1. Pour the granulated sugar into the bowl of a powerful blender or food processor. You don’t want to do this in a cheap or old appliance because it probably just won’t get fine enough. Blend until the sugar is fine, fluffy, and powdered. Keep the lid on until the powder has completely settled.
  2. If using right away, sift before adding to a recipe. If storing for later, add in 1 teaspoon of cornstarch or arrowroot then sift the sugar into a storage container. This helps prevent the sugar from caking and clumping.