What happens when you accidentally over pulse your lemon-flavored sugar in your Vitamix?! You get the BEST kitchen mistake ever!!
I’ve been dreaming of all the ways that I can use this Meyer lemon powdered sugar. Wouldn’t it be amazing sprinkled over some blueberry pancakes or mixed into some whipped cream?! OMG, yes! Or, maybe I’ll make a lemon-flavored cream cheese frosting for my lemon ricotta cookies that I am making later this week. The possibilities are endless, but that last idea is my favorite one so far…stay tuned, y’all.
Let’s talk about what I did…it started off with a totally normal process:
I placed one cup of granulated sugar into a rimmed baking sheet, and then I zested two Meyer lemons over the sugar. That way the extract made its way directly into the sugar. So, so good!!
Then, I baked it at 200 degrees Fahrenheit for 25 minutes (it was supposed to dry out the sugar and prevent clumps, but it didn’t).
Once it came out of the oven, there were some hard-little bits of lemon zest, and I didn’t want to sift them out, so I put it all into my Vitamix, instead. Genuis, right?!
I only meant to pulse it enough to remove the clumps, but I kind of pulsed it into a powder. Oops! I went with it and what came out was this delicately flavored powdered sugar.
Isn’t it pretty?! It makes me happy.
Here are the tools and special ingredients I used for this recipe:
- Vitamix: I can’t say enough about this blender! It was one of the best purchases I have ever made. I use it for everything from making soup to smoothies to powdered sugar (oops!)! This was one of those things that made me think, but ultimately, I took the plunge because it came with a seven year warranty and everyone raved about them. They weren’t wrong. Seedless smoothies are a thing of beauty. 🙂
- Rimmed Baking Sheet: I use my rimmed baking sheets for EVERYTHING!
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 2 Meyer lemons - zest only
- Preheat the oven to 200 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Place the sugar on a rimmed baking sheet and zest the Meyer lemons directly over the sugar and then mix well.
- Bake for 20 minutes. Once done place the sugar mixture into a blender (preferably a Vitamix, since it will grind it into a powder) and place it on high until the mixture resembles powdered sugar and is clump free.