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How to Make Powdered Sugar

Learn how to make powdered sugar at home with the sugar of your choice. Homemade powdered sugar is really easy - watch my video above to see how I do it!
Prep Time: 2 mins
Total Time: 2 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: homemade powdered sugar, how to make powdered sugar, powdered sugar
Servings: 1 cup powdered sugar (approx)
Calories: 802kcal
Author: Lisa Bryan


  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tbsp arrowroot powder or other starch


  • Place the sugar and arrowroot powder in a high-powered blender. Add the lid and blend on high for 30 seconds. You may also want to use a towel to cover the top of the blender, to prevent any powder from escaping.
  • Turn the blender off and let the powdered sugar settle for at least 2 minutes. Transfer the powdered sugar to an airtight storage container.



Calories: 802kcal | Carbohydrates: 207g | Sodium: 2mg | Sugar: 199g