How to Make Sugar Free Powdered Sugar
If you have a sweet tooth you best know how hard it can be to resist those mouthwatering chocolate doughnuts, chocolate cake or cookies covered with a sugar icing. The white sweet-looking sugar icing simply lures you to take one piece after another. On the other hand, every baker would say, that it is the powdered sugar that adds the final touch to the overall appeal of many sweet masterpieces.
Truth be told, the sugar powder adds magic to the pastries but adds calories as well. The more sugar you add to your pastries, the more calories you add to their nutritional value. However, this doesn’t mean that you should forget your favourite recipes which call for sugar icing, nor reduce to a minimum the amount of the magical white powder you sprinkle over your desserts. You think that there’s no other solution to the matter? If so, you were absolutely wrong. What you need to know is that you can make a sugar-free substitution for the sugar powder.
Although it may seem impossible, you can make sugar-free sugar powder which has significantly lower calories content. To do this, you don’t need a nutritional expertise nor a lot of time. The method of preparation is quite simple and requires a minimum amount of time. If you watch your calories or have a diabetic in your family, here’s the recipe you should include in your recipe book.
- 1 ½ cups powdered natural sweetener ( I usually choose to add powdered Xylitol);
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch (You can also use arrowroot);
Method of preparation
- Step One: In your blender or food processor add powdered Xylitol combined with one tablespoon cornstarch.
Note: If you want the end product to resemble a processed sugar powder, instead of cornstarch, add arrowroot)
- Step Two: Blend the mixture of two ingredients until you receive a consistent, homogeneous mixture.
- Step Three: Turn off the blender and wait until your sugar free sugar powder settles.
In summary, Few words on Xylitol
Xylitol is a natural sugar alternative. It is, in fact, a carbohydrate, which is found in certain fruits and vegetables and is also categorized as a sugar alcohol. Although being a sugar-like sweet carbohydrate, Xylitol doesn’t share the negative effects with sugar. On the contrary, nutritionists recommend consumers to add powdered Xylitol in the diet as a natural sugar substitute that is good for their health. It has been linked to several health benefits including reduced risk of tooth decay and cavities, diabetes type II, metabolic syndrome and more.