We do not use a lot of sugar here, it’s mostly honey or maple syrup, however we do keep some on hand for certain recipes. At Christmas time my husband wanted to make some fudge that called for powdered sugar (which we never buy) so we decided to make our own.
One pound of granulated sugar (about 2 ¼ cups) will yield about 3 cups of powdered sugar.
We found it best to process the sugar in about ½ cup batches in the blender. Start at slow speed for a few seconds, and then go to high speed for about 20 seconds. Stop the blender, scrape down the sides and blend on high for an additional 20 seconds.
This gave us a nice powdered sugar. We noticed that after a few batches the blender started to feel hot, so we let it rest for a bit to cool down.
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