Do you remember how I was really sad when we first came to Thailand because I couldn’t find icing sugar? Before I realized I had to be creative to be creative?
Turns out there was no reason to be sad as I eventually got lucky and found icing sugar.
If you find yourself in a similar situation with no icing sugar available, or you simply ran out and have no time to go to the store, you don’t have to despair – not even be sad or cry.
You can make icing sugar at home!
All you need is:
– granulated sugar
– a blender, grinder, or food processor
This will make pure icing sugar, but if you are looking for the commercial quality that you know from the store, you can also add one teaspoon of corn starch per cup of sugar.
Here is how you make powdery goodness from regular granulated sugar:
Add a cup or two of granulated sugar to the blender and turn it on until the sugar gets a powdery texture. You can stop to feel the quality, if it still seems a bit grainy continue blending it a bit longer.
Not too long, however. If your device starts getting too warm it might melt the sugar and it will get stuck to the blades. I would say no longer than two minutes.
Another thing to consider, the sugar crystals might scratch a plastic blender/processor. I you are afraid of that, use a grinder or blender with glass jar.