Homemade Powdered Sugar

"This is easy to make--just make sure you use 1 tablespoon of cornstarch per 1 cup of sugar."
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Ready In:
1 cup




  • Combine the two and process in blender until powder forms.

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  1. I skipped the corn starch. Ground the sugar in a coffee grinder, and it worked perfectly :)
  2. Great recipe! Saved me from having to go to the store....DO NOT DOUBLE! It didn't work as well with two cups of sugar.
  3. I do this in my coffee grinder-not-used-for-coffee. Works great, makes a cloud of dust when you open though if you aren't careful. In many recipes, you can leave out the cornstarch.
  4. Oh thank you for posting this! I was in the middle of making the filling for homemade Oreos and looked in my pantry and what didn't I see? Yuppers you guessed it powdered sugar. I thought there was some majical way they made it honestly lol been a baker for more than two decades and always bought my own... Well that stops today! Easy fast and I always have on hand both ingredients. Thanks Southern!
  5. I have a food processor that is really sharp, but it didn’t work for this. So I used coffee grinder as recommended. It worked within seconds.


  1. Turned out great for a recipe I ran short of powdered sugar in! I used flour instead of cornstarch due to the cornstarch likelihood of GMOs...made no difference! Thanks southern chef!
  2. Thank you for this recipe. I actually can't have corn starch (newly developed food allergies) and was going to give up "powdered sugar" but your recipe gave me the information I needed to make substitutes. Now I can make my own using Arrowroot instead of corn starch. My recipes taste just as good as before! Thanks!
  3. This turned out great. I even substituted sugar with splenda and added a little bit of vanilla extract and it made a great icing for cinnamon rolls.


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