Powder Sugar (home-made)

finished powdered sugar with an airy and light consistency
finished powdered sugar with an airy and light consistency

“Be the change that you want to see in the world” M. Gandhi

Making your own powder sugar doesn’t seem like a giant step for man-kind. But when you really think about it, it’s the first step in the right direction. The direction to reducing waste, and cutting the ties of dependence to corporations. It was only by accident when I discovered that you can make your own powder sugar. And even more, I realized how simple minded I was for not realizing this sooner.

This simple recipe was taken from my “Vitamix” cookbook. I’ve been living in Europe for a few years now. There’s no Trader Joe’s in town here, so I’ve been forced into buying small little boxes of powder sugar. Fortunately or not, the packages of this finished product are always quite small and quite pricey. Not only does this new discovery save me a trip to the store, but it saves on my pocket book too.  

If you’re at all like me, you’re in constant search of how to find ways to conserve. Every bit of conserving is a win for the environment. When you learn how to make more and more of the common every day items, we naturally reduce our waste. It’s a huge feeling of independence. When you DON’T have to go to the market to pick up items that you can in turn, make on your own. This post is about thinking out of the box. This finished powder sugar stores very simply in the pantry-use a glass jar, a sugar canister, or a plastic container. I urge you to try this, you’ll never go back to buying the stuff!

Recipe:
3 cups Sugar (I use raw, organic sugar)3 TBS Corn Starch

Simply, blend up your 3 cups of sugar in the vitamix or food processor with blade.  Once desired powdery-ness is achieved, spoon in your cornstarch (which prevents it from clumping), mix quickly again, and voila…done!

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