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How To Make Powdered Sugar

  • Author: Iosune
  • Prep: 2 mins
  • Total: 2 mins
  • 7 oz or 200 g (about 1 and ⅔ cups) 1x
  • How to, Gluten-Free
  • American
  • Vegan

Servings 7 oz or 200 g (about 1 and ⅔ cups) 1x

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Learn how to make powdered sugar in 1 easy step. It’s so sweet, light, and fluffy, and it’s made with only 2 ingredients in just 2 minutes!


  • 1 cup granulated sugar (200 g)
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch (optional)


  1. Add the granulated sugar and cornstarch to a blender or food processor.
  2. Pulse until the mixture has the powdery consistency of powdered or confectioners’ sugar. Stir with a spatula to make sure it is all getting blended.
  3. Use it for decoration in baking recipes or to make icings or frostings.
  4. Keep your homemade powdered sugar in an airtight container in a dark, dry, and cool place and it will keep in good condition indefinitely.


  • Remember to use sugar that is labeled vegan and hasn’t been filtered through bone char.
  • Although cornstarch is optional, it will keep the sugar dry, so I really suggest you use it.
  • You could also make this recipe with other types of sugar.
  • If you’d like to make recipes like applesauce, chia pudding, banana milk, or vegan donuts, I suggest you use regular sugar, as the cornstarch might change their consistency.


  • Serving Size: 1/5 of the recipe
  • Calories: 156
  • Sugar: 40 g
  • Carbohydrates: 41.5 g