When you’re enjoying a healthful eating lifestyle like Trim Healthy Mama or keto, there may be an occasion where you want to make something that requires a powdered sugar alternative. You can buy something like powdered Swerve, but sometimes it’s easier or more budget friendly to simply make your own powdered sweetener.
Uses for Powdered Sweetener
- Dusting desserts or plates for desserts to make it look pretty or fancy or like it has a snow effect (think Christmas).
- Making icing (might I recommend my Sugar Free No Cook Swiss Meringue Buttercream icing recipe).
- Creating recipes where you don’t want grittiness (think Skinny Chocolate).
- Adding to beverages or other liquids (powdered sweetener more readily dissolves).
- Making other desserts or sweet things that just need a powdered sweetener.
- Shaking it onto people’s heads when they’re not looking so it looks like they have major dandruff issues.
- Whatever else you want. It’s your powdered sweetener.
How to Make Powdered Sweetener
What You Need
- low carb sweetener (some ideas: stevia, erythritol, xylitol, Gentle Sweet, Super Sweet, Swerve, monk fruit, kabocha)
- quality food processor, blender, or coffee grinder
What You Do
- Measure out about HALF the amount of granulated sweetener as you’ll need powdered (it fluffs up and expands a bit).
- Pour into a powderful, quality food processor, blender, or coffee grinder (some machines may not work as well as others).
- Pulse until a poofy, powdered, legal substance results.
- Wait for the poofy-ness to settle before removing the lid.
- Re-measure to ensure there’s enough then use as you must.
- 1/2 the amount needed of your choice low carb granulated sweetener
- Add the low carb granulated sweetener to the jar of a quality, high powder blender, food processor, or coffee grinder. Put on lid.
- Pulse until poofy, powdery, legal substance results.
- Allow to settle before removing lid.
- Re-measure to ensure there's enough for the recipe at hand then use.