icing sugar

What is Icing Sugar? Glossary | Uses+ Recipes with Icing Sugar, Confectioner's Sugar | Viewed 59510 times

Also Known as
Confectioner's sugar

What is icing sugar?


Icing sugar is made by grinding white sugar into a fine powder. Sometimes a little corn flour is added to ensure a fine texture. Icing sugar is a very versatile ingredient used often in making cakes and other bakery products; it is used for icings and frostings or dusted over desserts. Since it dissolves quickly in cold water, some people also keep it on hand to add to juices, milk shakes and other cold beverages.

How to Select icing sugar, Confectioner's Sugar
• Icing sugar is readily available in the market, in various pack sizes.
• Packages may or may not specify the grind, but they usually contain either very fine or ultra fine grade sugar.
• Choose a good brand, and select a pack size as required. It is always better to buy smaller packs as icing sugar tends to clump up when stored for long after opening.
• Check the packaging date and ensure that the sugar is dry and has no moisture. Free movement and dry granules speak about its quality and freshness.
• It is always better to powder sugar to make icing sugar at home, as commercial brands are generally mixed with cornstarch, wheat flour or calcium phosphate to improve its flowing ability.
• Always sieve the icing sugar before use to avoid lumps.

Culinary uses of icing sugar, Confectioner's Sugar


Simple desserts and eggless desserts using icing sugar. 

1.      Eggless Chocolate Fudge Cake  special place in the minds of kids—and elders too. We have made this chocolate fudge cake good for vegetarians as its an eggless chocolate fudge cake recipe.

2.      Rum Centered Chocolates an elite gathering of adults. These exquisite Rum-Centered Chocolates have a melt-in-the-mouth texture and an intense flavour, resulting from the fusion of dark chocolate and rum.

3.      Chocolate Truffles petit balls that are rich, soft and grainy. They are made of a mouth-watering combination of chocolate, butter, icing sugar.

4.      White Chocolate Fudge unique texture are not only irresistible but quite addictive too! While you might have tried the usual milk chocolate and dark chocolate fudges.

5.      Layered Fruit Sandesh an eye-catching dessert in which layers of sweetened and spiced paneer alternate between layers of fruits like pomegranate, kiwi, apple and pineapple.




• Icing sugar, as the name suggests, is used in icings, confections, drinks etc.
• Its fine texture makes icing sugar ideal for dusting over cakes, pies and pastries to sweeten as well as to add an attractive decorative touch.
• It is also used to make icings and fondants for cakes and sweets such as peppermint creams.
• Powdered sugar is often used in uncooked dishes such as frostings and coatings because it doesn't produce a grainy texture.

How to Store icing sugar, Confectioner's Sugar
• Icing sugar should be kept tightly capped in a cool and dry place.
• Humidity and moisture will cause it to clump and stick together.