You can easily make your own Splenda® icing sugar (also known as confectioner’s sugar).
It’s the powdery-type of white sugar that is used to ice cakes with.
This helps to keep calorie count lower on desserts, and to make desserts more accessible for diabetics.
This mix when made up will make an icing, as in a glaze, rather than a thick frosting.
Instead of brand-name Splenda®, you can use a generic brand of sucralose. You might even wish to try another sweetener such as a powdered stevia product which by volume measures one-to-one with the Splenda® measurements mentioned below.
(There’s a zillion recipes already on the web on how to do this with regular white sugar, so the world doesn’t need us repeating them here. Here’s a Google search link for them: make your own confectioners sugar.)
See also: DIY Brownie Mix
Yield: Makes 2 cups / 150 g plain icing sugar. This is enough mix for 4 batches of icing.
This mix recipe is easily doubled or tripled.
Splenda® Icing Sugar Mix DIY
How to make a large batch of Splenda® icing sugar ready for use
Wash hands with soap and water. Ensure worksurface is clean.
In an electric blender, blend 1 cup (25 g) of the Splenda® with 3 tablespoons of cornstarch until very finely powdered.
Empty into a bowl.
Repeat process until all is mixed (yes, at the final step there will only be 2 tbsp cornstarch).
Stir gently to mix all the batches into each other.
Store in a tightly sealed jar or container.
Blend 1 to 2 cups (25 to 50 g) of Splenda® at a time for best results. This is the reason for not just whacking it all at once into the blender jug, though you are welcome to try that the first time out if you wish and see if you get results you are happy with.
The mix recipe is easily doubled or tripled, but still it's best to blend only a cup or two at a time.
To use the mix to make icing
Icing for cakes, cupcakes, brownies, etc, from Splenda
Mix the margarine (or butter), vanilla and water with a fork in a bowl.
Blend in the Splenda® Icing Sugar Mix.
Use as desired.
To make chocolate icing, blend 1 teaspoon of unsweetened cocoa powder in which the margarine, vanilla and water.
You may wish to try other extract flavours such as lemon, butterscotch, almond, etc., and perhaps also some colouring.
You may need / wish to add up to another teaspoon of water (or milk), depending on how thin you want it, etc.
There's not really any advantage to using electric beaters with this: a simple fork gets the same results.
The batch mix originated with a recipe for single-batch icing on the Splenda site. Accessed June 2021 at https://www.splenda.com/recipe/powdered-sugar/.
There are 35 calories for one the entire batch made-up using a low-fat margarine such as “I can’t believe it’s not butter, light”. Using butter, there are 102 calories per batch.
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