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Save money with Thermomix: Icing sugar

Save money with Thermomix. It’s what we as owners and users say all the time. But finally, I’m able to share some of the cost savings with specific recipes like this icing sugar but also one that is a wow, demonstration recipe.

Why is it a wow recipe?  Well simply put it shows off the milling function beautifully.  Speeds 7 – 10 and Turbo: Grinding or miling ingredients such as sugar, wheat and coffee beans, blending to a completely smooth texture for creamy soups, smoothies, and ice-cream and chopping tough ingredients such as cured ham and hard cheeses.

Powdered sugar, also called confectioners’ sugar, or icing sugar, is a finely ground sugar produced by milling granulated sugar into a powdered state. Powdered Sugar is made by grinding granulated sugar with cornstarch to the desired grain size. White in color, powdered sugar has a sucrose content of approximately 97.0% and a cornstarch content of approximately 3.0% to prevent caking and increase shelf life. However, making your own in your Thermomix can your money on buying ready-milled icing sugar and you can do it instantly, hence not needing any corn starch too, so 100% pure.

But we’re here to talk about cost savings, so I’ve done a quick search for some tomato soups in an online supermarket. I’ve chosen Tesco today, but I will be comparing all of them in this series of articles to be fair.

Compare this with the cost of their granulated sugar, which you can mill into icing sugar

The cost savings would be £1.15 on the Silver Spoon and only 70p on the Billingtons. 

That kind of makes sense, as Golden Caster Sugar is more expensive so you would see a saving but not as much. But image how much you could save on a weekly, monthly, or even yearly basis. These pennies can add up to pounds very quickly especially if you bake a lot which I do.

*What Is Golden Caster Sugar? Most commonly found in the UK, golden caster sugar is made from unrefined sugar cane and sometimes beets. It has a subtle buttery flavor and gives baked goods a lovely shade of brown.


  • 200 g sugar


  1. Place sugar in mixing bowl and grind 20 sec/speed 10. Use icing sugar as needed.

Hints & Tips

  • Icing sugar can be stored for long periods of time in an airtight container.
  • For best results, grind sugar in 100-200 g batches.
  • If more icing sugar is needed, repeat the process.

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Thermomix Cost Saving: Sugar

How do you save money with your Thermomix? There are so many ways that owning a Thermomix can help you save you a little or a lot off your weekly grocery bill that I thought I’d share some of my Top Tips!

In this series of blog posts, I will share Thermomix Cost Saving tips, starting with Sugar…

Sugar! How Many Different Types Of Sugar Do You Have In The Cupboard?

Do you buy granulated sugar, caster sugar, and icing sugar? Purchasing different types of sugar is not only not economical but it’s also taking space in your cupboard. I live in London, with small kitchens and even smaller cupboards. Sugar sitting in the cupboard waiting to be used is not very economical. Plus, these sugars take up valuable pantry space.

How do you make caster sugar in the Thermomix?

Add regular granulated sugar to the TM bowl. Mill 2 -3 seconds on Speed 8.

How do you make icing sugar in the Thermomix?

Add regular sugar to the TM bowl. Mill 1 minute on Speed 8. If you want the icing to be even finer. wait until the TM bowl cools (it will get hot from friction) then mill again for 1 minute on Speed 8.

Top tip

To ensure that your sugar grinds perfectly, use a maximum of 100g in the TM bowl and repeat if a larger quantity is needed.

The cost saving is incredible.

As you can see you can save at least £1 each time you stop buying caster or icing sugar.

Notes: Prices and links to Waitrose Website are correct as of May 2020. Please do drop me a note if the links have changed or been deleted.