confectioners' sugar


: a refined finely powdered sugar

Examples of confectioners' sugar in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Skip the frosting entirely and serve with a drizzle of caramel, dusting of confectioners' sugar, or a scoop of ice cream. Southern Living Test Kitchen, Southern Living, 16 Oct. 2023 Gradually beat in confectioners' sugar and vanilla extract until light and fluffy. The Good Housekeeping Test Kitchen, Good Housekeeping, 13 July 2020 Arrange the strawberries around the top edge of the cake, fill the center with the rose petals, and then dust lightly with confectioners' sugar. Sophie Dweck,, 24 Apr. 2023 Place the 1/2 cup (65 grams) of confectioners' sugar in a small bowl and lightly dust your hands with some more. Washington Post, 2 Dec. 2020 In a bowl, whisk the confectioners' sugar and water until thoroughly combined., 1 June 2021 In a small bowl mix the confectioners' sugar, milk, and lemon extract until smooth. Breeanna Hare, CNN, 2 May 2022 Turn the mixer to low, gradually add the confectioners' sugar, then beat at medium speed, scraping down the bowl as necessary, until smooth and creamy. Ina Garten, Better Homes & Gardens, 9 Aug. 2022 Immediately, before ganache sets, pipe parallel lines of confectioners' sugar mixture about 1 inch apart on entire cake, stopping just short of edge. Susan Selasky, Detroit Free Press, 13 Feb. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1889, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of confectioners' sugar was circa 1889

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“Confectioners' sugar.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Dec. 2023.

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confectioners' sugar

: finely powdered sugar
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