I ran out of regular sugar; I only had a cup. Can I use powdered sugar to finish my sweet tea?

I ran out of regular sugar; I only had a cup. Can I use powdered sugar to finish my sweet tea?

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  1. You can, but confectioners sugar has corn starch in it, so it might turn out a little strange. If it’s truly just powdered sugar with no additional ingredient, it’ll be fine.

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  3. I wouldn’t use powdered sugar to make sweet tea because it contains corn starch. In a pinch, you could use it to sweeten tea that you’re going to drink immediately, but a large batch could become cloudy from the starch.

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  4. You can but it has a totally different sweetness level than regular table sugar. Much sweeter and probably will make your tea look odd because of it’s texture which is also totally different than regular sugar.

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  5. Yes, but there are two concerns.
    The more important concern is that powdered, or confectioners sugar contains a small amount of corn starch. That starch will not dissolve and will settle out of your tea. It’s no big deal once you know what it is and you’re expecting it, but would look odd if you didn’t know what it was. If you let it settle and decant you’re tea off the sediment, problem solved.
    The other concern is bulk density. If you’re following a specific recipe, one cup of granulated sugar probably weighs more – contains more sugar – than a cup of powdered sugar. I don’t have those details handy but you can probably find the details right on the packages. If you sweeten to taste this won’t matter.

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  6. Tried this once, but since powdered sugar is mixed with cornstarch, it made my tea cloudy and it didn’t taste that great. Wouldn’t recommend it.

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  7. I don’t do the ‘sweet tea’ thing. Just never really liked it that much. I use that instant lemonade at half strength in the tea (one package to the gallon pitcher). It’s horrible as lemonade, but works well in the tea. Some call it ‘Arnold Palmer’ for some reason. I understand he was a sportsball player. Long skinny bat, small ball.

    Victor Allen’s

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  8. Regarding sugar, it’s not a healthy food, so what do you think about making a switch. Change white sugar to natural sugar, a sugar which is closer to the flavor and color of ‘canya’. the sugar cane which is N OT processed and bleached into white sugar. And do not confuse it with brown sugar..
    Natural sugar, sold in 2 or 3 pound bags, will help you make some excellent sweet tea when remembering to melt the sugar in a bit of hot water, turn it into a thin syrup and add it to the pitcher of tea. Remember, you can mix your teas for an extra punch of flavor.
    If you used powdered sugar, you might have to empty so much sugar into the tea, that the tea would not be the good Sweet Tea we drink in the South.

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