If you're on a sugar-free or reduced sugar diet, then you know how important it can be to find the right sugar replacer for each recipe. Not all sugar replacements are created equal!
Although there are a wide variety of sugar substitutes available, most of them are in granulated or brown sugar form, and intended for use in coffee or tea—not baking or candy making!
When recipes call for powdered sugar, granulated sugar just won’t do.
Fortunately, it’s easy, fast, and cheap to create your own sugar-free powdered sugar at home, in just a few minutes. All you need are a few ingredients and a mixer or food processor.
Sugar-Free Powdered Sugar Ingredients:
- 1 cup granulated Splenda (not the coffee packets or the brown sugar varieties)
- 1 tsp cornstarch
Sugar-Free Powdered Sugar Procedure:
Place the Splenda and the cornstarch in a mixer or food processor. Blend on high speed for approximately 1 minute, until the texture is similar to powdered sugar. You may need to scrape down the mixer or processor bowl several times in the process. If you find a lot of dust is flying out of the food processor, cover the feed tube with a kitchen towel to keep the area clean.
Sugar-Free Powdered Sugar can be stored in an airtight container for up to a month. Try dusting it on candies, tarts, or lemon bars.
Like with any sugar replacer, this is best used when you need the flavor of sugar but not necessarily the baking properties.
Don't try to use Splenda-based granulated or powdered sugar in recipes where sugar is the main ingredient, or where the recipe depends on sugar to give it structure or caramelizing properties, unless it is a recipe specifically designed to be used with Splenda.
Make More Sugar At Home:
- Homemade Brown Sugar
- Homemade Superfine Sugar