Making icing sugar from white sugar is super easy in the Thermomix, and is more economical than store-bought. Plus it's handy to have stocked in the pantry, so you never run out.
What is Icing Sugar?
Icing sugar is just white sugar that has been blended into a fine powder. It takes a mere 20 seconds to transform 250g of white sugar into icing sugar in the Themomix. I always buy the Woolworths 3kg bag of white sugar for $2.70, which goes a long way.
Depending on where you live in the world, icing sugar is also known as confectioners sugar and powdered sugar.
Store-bought icing sugar is mixed with cornstarch which acts as an anticaking agent. Because we're making it at home, you can skip the cornstarch.
White sugar produces lovely fluffy icing, but you can blend any sugar into icing sugar. Some examples are coconut sugar, Rapadura sugar and brown sugar.
Tips For Success
- Ensure that the mixing bowl and blades are completely dry before blending.
- Wait for a few seconds after mixing for the icing sugar dust to settle. (Otherwise, it looks like your making Heston Blumenthals liquid nitrogen ice cream - which does look pretty cool!).
- Blend up to 250g sugar at a time for best results.