So you want to make a recipe that calls for powdered sugar. You would like to use a healthful sweetener such as coconut sugar or xylitol. But there’s one major problem: they don’t really sell powdered versions of these sweeteners. Or maybe the powdered sugar or sweetener that you do typically use happens to be out of stock in your home. Either way, you’re wondering: now what?
Enter: DIY powdered sugar. Believe it or not, making your OWN powdered sugar is remarkably easy. And all you really need is two things–granulated sugar or sweetener of any kind and a coffee grinder.
Now, for this technique to work, you will need a GRANULATED sugar or sweetener. Liquid simply can’t be used. And the type of sweetener that you choose will still abide by its own sweetening rules. For example, stevia will still be super duper sweet, so you don’t want to just swap it for regular powdered sugar in say a frosting recipe. However, if you use something like coconut sugar or xylitol, it can be swapped pretty much equally with powdered sugar in most recipes.
If could could offer me any advice I would appreciate it. I am trying to make powdered xylitol in a Vitamix but it clumps together and still some of the free grains (that are not clumped together) still are large. I need it all to be the consistency of flour. Please let me know if you have any advice.