How to Make Icing Sugar (Homemade Icing Sugar)

How to Make Icing Sugar( Homemade Icing Sugar)

How to Make Icing Sugar at Home

Icing sugar is a ”must-have” if you enjoy baking.

It is often used for cake decorations, biscuits, fondant, and also for dusting on donuts and others sweet desserts.

But just in case your ever run out of icing sugar, here’s how to make a batch in a jiffy. It is very easy and only requires 2- ingredients.

Icing sugar is also known as Powdered sugar or Confectioner’s sugar.
Here’s how to make it.

You’ll need:
– 1 cup Granulated Sugar
– 1 tablespoonful Corn starch(to prevent clumping and caking)


Combine the granulated sugar and corn starch together in a coffee blender or dry mill and blend until you get a fine powder.

How to Make Icing Sugar( Homemade Icing Sugar)

If you have some granules, you can pour the blended mix through a sieve to separate the powder from the grains.

How to Make Icing Sugar( Homemade Icing Sugar)

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  1. Ozodiobi emmanuella
    September 14, 2022 / 9:39 pm

    You are do a great job here

  2. Chinilov
    May 16, 2019 / 1:57 pm

    Thanks so much

  3. flakky
    August 11, 2018 / 12:37 pm

    Nky,u are doing a great job here.

    August 24, 2017 / 10:23 am

    thanks for the recipe, i always wondered d anti caking agent used, nd now i knw. u ar one in a million

  5. Anonymous
    August 11, 2017 / 11:46 am

    I want to make it ryt now but I only have margarine will it come out well?

  6. catherine AREIN
    July 26, 2017 / 7:02 pm

    Enter your comment…Thanks so much.i v really learnt alot frm u.God bless u

  7. Anonymous
    July 26, 2017 / 6:59 pm

    Enter your comment…Thanks alot,i v really learnt so much frm u.God bless u

  8. Anonymous
    September 12, 2016 / 8:58 pm

    You just made my day. Pls can I use the grounded maize that hausa use for tuwo as corn flour

    February 25, 2016 / 12:48 pm

    Nky thanks for all recipes generally i have really learn a lot from you. God bless you

    February 25, 2016 / 12:47 pm

    Nky i really love your site thanks for all

  11. Tina Ak
    November 30, 2015 / 12:31 pm

    Thanks for this recipe, God bless u

    • Nky Lily Lete
      December 30, 2015 / 9:13 am

      You're welcome Tina 🙂

  12. karen emmanuel
    November 10, 2015 / 11:33 am

    Nky you're too much jare….. just alternating everything. makes life easier. Hugs*

    • Nky Lily Lete
      December 30, 2015 / 9:09 am

      Yes it does , thanks for the hug 🙂

  13. Anonymous
    August 12, 2015 / 2:35 pm

    is there any difference between corn flour and corn starch?

  14. Juliet
    March 6, 2015 / 9:44 am

    can i blend corn to make corn starch

    • Nky Lily Lete
      March 9, 2015 / 3:28 pm

      yes, just as you do with akamu/ogi.

  15. Rapunzel
    February 25, 2015 / 7:37 am

    Please where can I get corn starch from in Nigeria and are there alternatives

    • Nky Lily Lete
      February 25, 2015 / 9:29 am

      Corn starch can be found at big markets and stores in Nigeria. It's the starch you use for ogi/akamu but in its powdered form.

  16. Anonymous
    November 7, 2014 / 12:00 pm

    what other method can be use aside 4rm coffee blender and dry mill

    • Nky Lily Lete
      November 12, 2014 / 10:06 am

      Use any blender that can give you a fine powder.

  17. chinonso enimola
    October 25, 2014 / 5:05 am

    Please is cornstarch dsame as cornflour

    • Nky Lily Lete
      October 27, 2014 / 9:43 am

      Hi dearie, it is called corn flour in some countries, read the label to make sure that the ingredient says ''cornstarch''.

  18. Sarah
    October 7, 2014 / 10:36 am

    Nky thanks, I needed this icing sugar recipe. Now I can make the shortbread recipe. I will update you thanks again.

    • Nky Lily Lete
      October 14, 2014 / 10:11 am

      Ok dear, I'll be expecting your feedback 🙂