Paleo Powdered Sugar (2-Ingredient Powdered Sugar Substitute)

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This powdered sugar substitute is made with 2 ingredients in 2 minutes. It’s a confectioner’s sugar substitute that is paleo & gluten-free.

overhead view of a bowl of paleo powdered sugar

This homemade Paleo Powdered Sugar is a great 2-ingredient powdered sugar substitute! If you’re looking for a healthier swap for confectioners sugar in your favorite recipes (like puppy chow and frosting) then you’ll love this easy kitchen hack.

In less than 5 minutes with two ingredients you can make your own powdered sugar that has no refined sugar, no artificial ingredients and no fillers!

This powdered sugar substitute is made with 2 ingredients in 2 minutes. It's a confectioner's sugar substitute that is paleo & gluten-free.

Paleo Powdered Sugar Substitute: Ingredients and Substitutions

Here are some possible substitutions in this paleo powdered sugar substitute recipe. Remember, the color and texture will vary depending on the sugar you choose. Coconut sugar is my favorite unrefined granulated option, but maple sugar and organic cane sugar are great too.

  • Coconut sugar. Any other granulated sugar can be used in place of coconut sugar (e.g. date sugar,  organic cane sugar, raw sugar, maple sugar, etc). Just be sure to choose a variety that complies with your dietary needs.
  • Tapioca flour. Cornstarch or arrowroot powder can be used in place of tapioca flour.
the ingredients in this paleo powdered sugar recipe

How to Make Homemade Powdered Sugar Substitute!

You only need three things to make this Paleo Powdered Sugar recipe. It’s so easy too! Don’t forget to watch the video.

Begin by putting the ingredients in the container of a Vitamix. Another high-powered blender would work, but I don’t recommend a food processor or a low-quality blender, because they don’t have enough power to make this Powdered Sugar Substitute recipe.

photo showing How to Make Paleo Powdered Sugar in a vitamix blender

Next, blend on high speed for 30-60 seconds, or until your mixture is fluffy and has the consistency of powdered sugar. Let it settle for at least 30 seconds before removing the top, otherwise you run the risk of inhaling a cloud of powdered sugary fumes.

photo showing How to Make Paleo Powdered Sugar - in the blender after blending

Serve

Remove from your Vitamix and use in your favorite recipes or sprinkle it on top of brownies (or brownies).

Store

This powdered sugar substitute lasts for up to 1 month in an glass jar at room temperature.

photo showing paleo powdered sugar being sifted onto a bowl of puppy chow

FAQs About Paleo Powdered Sugar

Is powdered sugar the same as confectioners sugar?

They are very similar, but technically they are different. Powdered sugar is granulated sugar that has been ground to a very fine powder. Confectioners sugar is powdered sugar with starch added to it to prevent caking.

Why is my powdered sugar brown?

If you use coconut sugar or another dark sugar substitute this recipe will be light brown.

Do you have to sift powdered sugar for frosting?

Sifting avoids clumping.

powdered sugar substitute on top of a bowl of puppy chow

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Homemade Paleo Powdered Sugar (2 Ingredient Powdered Sugar Substitute)

Laura
Homemade 2-Ingredient Paleo Powdered Sugar Recipe! Make your own healthy powdered sugar in 5 minutes! It’s a great powdered sugar substitute! Gluten-free, dairy-free, refined sugar free, paleo & vegan!
5 from 8 votes
Course condiment, Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 1 cup powdered sugar
Calories 46
Prep Time2 minutes
Total Time2 minutes

Ingredients 
 

Instructions 

  • Add coconut sugar and tapioca flour to your Vitamix.
  • Start blending on low speed and gradually increase to high.
  • Blend for 30-60 seconds, or until your mixture obtains a fluffy, powdery consistency (like powdered sugar), and is light brown in color.
  • Let the mixture settle in your Vitamix for at least 30 seconds before removing the top!
  • Remove from blender and use in your favorite dessert!
  • Store in an airtight container at room temperature.

Video

Notes

This recipe produces a 1:1 yield of coconut sugar: powdered sugar.

Ingredients Substitutions

  • Coconut sugar. Any other granulated sugar can be used in place of coconut sugar (e.g. date sugar, sucanant,  organic cane sugar, raw sugar, maple sugar, etc). Just be sure to choose a variety that complies with your dietary needs.
  • Tapioca flour. Cornstarch or arrowroot powder can be used in place of tapioca flour.

Storage

Keep in an air-tight container at room temperature. 

Nutrition

Serving: 1TBS | Calories: 46kcal | Carbohydrates: 12.3g | Sugar: 12g

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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  1. 5 stars
    Best recipe ever! I was trying to find a healthy powdered sugar at the store that didn’t have any weird ingredients or wasn’t too expensive and I couldn’t find anything. I’m so glad I looked here! So excited to try it in frostings!