Man, I'm still thinking of more condiments to share with you. Hope you don't mind just one more! This next recipe came about because I bought a different kind of organic cane sugar instead of my usual one. It's bigger in size than normal organic evaporated cane sugar and so sometimes it does not dissolve fully in certain recipes (like cookies). So one day (when I was annoyed with it) (and without knowing that you even could make powdered sugar!) I stuck this into my blendtec and walla! Powdered Sugar! After that experience I have since googled it and TONS of results come up so I guess I wasn't as original as I thought... But if you haven't tried this you should! You'll feel pretty domestic. ;)
The best part about this recipe: CORN FREE. You may not even know it but Confectioner's Sugar typically has Genetically Modified Corn Starch in it! (See this article for the dangers of GMO Corn.)
(Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Can be Corn-Free, Soy-Free among others)
Created by jalene
- 1 cup sugar or organic evaporated cane juice sugar
- 1 Tbsp non-GMO cornstarch (see tip)
- Place the cup of sugar into a blender. (Food processor will not work.) Blend the sugar until a powder is formed. EASY! Done.
Tips from jalene:
- If you don't have a blender, you can also do this in a coffee grinder, simply do 1/4 cup or less at a time.
- If your blender is not thorough enough, your powdered sugar may not be the best in recipes such as frosting.
- The sugar crystals can scratch plastic blenders, so proceed with caution. My blender is already worked over so I figured it couldn't get any worse!
- If you need this to be corn-free you can add 1 Tbsp tapioca starch instead of the cornstarch.
- Cornstarch in confectioner's sugar is used to prevent clumping. You can leave it out if you are going to use the sugar within a day or two.