Powdered Sugar


Fine ground cane sugar that melts more easily. You can make powdered sugar by putting dry granulated sugar in a blender and blending until it reaches the desired consistency.


Other names: Confectioners Sugar, Icing Sugar, xx Sugar, Confectioner Sugar, Confectioners' Sugar
Translations: Pulverveida cukurs, Miltinio cukraus, Zahăr praf, Šećera u prahu, Bột đường, Cukier puder, Poedersuiker, पीसा हुआ चीनी, Açúcar em pó, Сахарная пудра, Άχνη ζάχαρη, مسحوق السكر, 가루 설탕, Moučkového cukru, Gula bubuk, Sugar pulbos, 糖粉, Sucre en pols, Sladkor v prahu, Práškového cukru, Zucchero a velo, אבקת סוכר, Strösocker, Шећера у праху, 粉砂糖, Sucre en poudre, Puderzucker, Pulver Sugar, Melis, Azúcar en polvo, Цукрова пудра, Hienosokeri, Пудра захар

Physical Description

As the name suggest, it is sugar in powder form.

Powdered sugar dissolves at room temperature for instant icing when added to butter and milk. It is also the ideal “dusting powder.”

Colors: white

Tasting Notes

Flavors: sweet
Mouthfeel: Powder like, Cloying
Food complements: Deserts, Donuts, Icing, Cakes, Funnel cake
Beverage complements: Milk, Orange juice, Tea, Gin
Substitutes: 1 3/4 cup powdered sugar = 1 cup granulated sugar or 1 cup granulated sugar + 1 tsp. cornstarch processed in a blender (not a food processor) = 1 cup powdered sugar

Selecting and Buying

Seasonality: january, february, march, april, may, june, july, august, september, opctober, november, december
Choosing: Powdered sugar doesn't have any expiration date but watch out for those with broken containers and exposed in unsuitable environment.
Buying: You can buy Powdered Sugar at any supermarkets or some shop that sells baking recipes.

Preparation and Use

• If a recipe calls for whipping, use a finer sugar, such as 10X.

• Powdered sugar works best in recipes that do not require heating.

• If moisture does cause clumping, do not use for icing.

• Sprinkle between cooked desserts, particularly pastries. The icing creates a “barrier” that will prevent soggy crusts.

• Powdered sugar cannot be used as a replacement for other sugars.

Conserving and Storing

Transfer the powdered sugar from its original packaging into a zip top freezer bag and seal, pushing out excess air.

Place the sealed bag of powdered sugar into an air tight container.

Set the container into a cool, dry portion of the pantry, not the refrigerator, which has too much humidity.

Keep your powdered sugar in the pantry indefinitely as long as it does not pick up odors or develops lumps. Discard if this occurs.

Opt for freezer zip top bags which have a thicker construction to keep freezer odors at bay.


History: It has been suggested that as soon as powdered sugar found its way into Europe, icing was discovered.



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