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Low Carb Powdered Sugar
This low carb powdered sugar is perfect for all of your baking, smoothies, shakes, and candies! This recipe is not only low carb, but it is also sugar free, keto friendly, and Trim Healthy Mama friendly!
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A couple of years ago the ladies at Trim Healthy Mama came out with Gentle Sweet, a low carb powdered sweetener that tastes A LOT like sugar, but without the health-damaging effects of sugar.
Their sweetener was an instant success, and I always recommend it as my favorite sweetener.
If you have followed my blog for any period of time, you will see that most all of my dessert recipes call for using this Low Carb Powdered Sugar, also known as Gentle Sweet.
A lot of non-THM people who follow my blog are constantly asking, “What is that?” So, I’m here to tell you, and give you an option for making your own low carb powdered sugar at home!
This powdered sweetener is a blend of xylitol, erythritol, and stevia.
All of these sweeteners are natural, and do not have a negative effect on your blood sugar.
You may be wondering if these sweeteners are low carb? And I’m pleased to tell you that YES, they are!
If you are wondering about erythritol in particular, be sure to check out this in-depth article – Is erythritol keto?
There is one caveat, though. Xylitol, while not harmful to humans, is extremely toxic to dogs. So if you have fur babies, you may want to find another option, such as this Xylitol-Free Gentle Sweet!
I have been using this sweetener for a couple of years, and it is my absolute favorite! It tastes SO much like sugar, but does not leave an aftertaste, like stevia alone.
When I was in Ohio over Christmas, my mother-in-law told me she just mixes Xylitol and Pyure together to make her own version of this sweetener. (Pyure can be found here on Amazon, but it is also sold at most Walmarts.)
That got me to thinking . . . Pyure measures like Super Sweet (for my own tastes), as it is a blend of erythritol and stevia.
Back in the beginnings of THM sweeteners, Pearl and Serene said to make your own Super Sweet you could mix 1 cup of erythritol and 1 teaspoon of stevia to make your own blend.
I have been mixing 2 parts xylitol to 1 part Pyure/similar sweetener. So this recipe was born! If you do not want to buy the erythritol and stevia separately, you can buy Pyure at most walmarts and use 1 cup of that in place of the erythritol and stevia. (Or you could use 1 cup of Super Sweet.)
Depending on how much baking I do, 2 batches of this Low Carb Powdered Sweetener last me a month or more!
I usually order my xylitol and erythritol from Lucky Vitamin. You can also order it on Amazon for a good price, but I find Lucky Vitamin is cheaper! You do want to make sure you are purchasing a GMO free brand.
And as for the stevia extract, I HIGHLY recommend the Trim Healthy Mama Pure Stevia Extract.
There is NO other stevia that I have found to compare to theirs. And I promise I am not just saying that. It is sweet, but not bitter, and it dissolves in hot drinks so easily. You hardly even have to stir it to make it dissolve. I love it!
You can order it in two sizes, and while it may seem expensive at first, I order the smaller bag and it lasts me for months!
Recipes using this Low Carb Powdered Sugar
If you are wondering how to use this Homemade Low Carb Powdered Sugar, check out some of my recipes below:
The conversion for using this sweetener in place of real sugar is just a little over half. To replace one cup of sugar, you would use a little over ½ a cup of this sweetener. Of course, everyone’s tastes vary, so be sure to taste as you go along until you are comfortable with your own measurements. Trim Healthy Mama has a helpful conversion chart for their sweeteners!
However, I use this low carb powdered sugar in place of Gentle Sweet in any recipes that call for it.
So what do you need for this Low Carb Powdered Sugar?
2 Cups Xylitol
1 Cup Erythritol
1 Teaspoon Stevia Extract
Simply put all the ingredients in a blender and blend until the mixture is a fine powder.
This recipe makes about 3 cups + 2 Tablespoons of sweetener.
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Low Carb Powdered Sugar
- Simply put all the ingredients in a blender and blend until the mixture is a fine powder.