Many health geeks want to use different sugar types, such as raw sugar, turbinado sugar, evaporated cane sugar, Florida crystals, coconut sugar, etc., that are supposed to be healthier than traditional table sugar. However, most of these sugars are sold as small crystals, and sometimes you simply need powdered sugar, be it for frosting, cookies, cakes, etc.
Here is a quick and easy way to transform those crystals into white clouds of powder. And, of course, it works with traditional sugar too! It is a lifesaver if you run out of the commercial powdered stuff.
NOTE: This method will not work with a sticky sugar, such as brown sugar. The sugar must be dry and pour easily. Also, the color of the finished product will be somewhat affected by the color of the crystals, as you can see in the pictures.
Put desired amount of sugar crystals in a blender, food processor, dry mill, etc. – anything that can grind. 1 c. sugar will make about 1 c. powdered sugar.
Close the lid tightly and turn on! You might want to cover the machine with a towel, as sticky clouds of sugar WILL emerge from any cracks. However, this is mostly the case with food processors, as blenders tend to have tighter-fitting lids.
When the sugar is all powdered and white, turn off the machine and wait till the cloud inside has settled.
Ready to use!
Please comment if you find this tutorial useful. I always like to hear how you like it.