Learn how to make sugar cubes at home by mixing 2 simple ingredients white granulated sugar and water! This DIY recipe is easier than you think. For best results, let the sugar cubes rest on a counter at room temperature for at least 8 hours. Simply drop a cube into your tea or coffee, and enjoy!
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Whether you're a tea or coffee drinker, chances are you've had a sugar cube before. Surprisingly enough, these crystallized sugar blocks aren't always easy to find at the store.
While you can buy them online, I recommend making your own with two simple ingredients.
2 Simple Ingredients
Here's all you need to make your own sugar cubes:
- white granulated sugar
See recipe card for quantities.
Hint: make sure to cover the molds before storing for 8+ hours to keep them clean and dry.
Because this recipe is so simple, it's very easy to adapt to your liking. Here are some ideas to take your sugar cubes to the next level:
- Add color - add a few drops of your favorite food coloring and watch these turn into whatever color you like!
- Add flavor - use a drop of your favorite edible extract (like almond or coconut) and enjoy sugar with a twist.
- Fun shapes - shape these into whatever shape you can find of silicone molds and surprise your guests with the most creative sweetener ever.
These sugar cubes keep great in an air tight jar or bag for up to 1 month in your pantry or fridge.
The only tool you'll need to make this recipe is a mold of some kind.
How to Use Sugar Cubes
If you're making this recipe, I'm assuming you already have a use in mind for your cubes. That said, you'll likely end up with leftovers.
Here are some ideas for how to use your leftover sugar cubes:
- as a single serve sweetener in teas like this Moroccan mint tea
- in coffee drinks, like this Moroccan coffee or cafe con leche
- in iced beverages like this Piña Colada on the Rocks for added sweetness
- as an exfoliant to add to homemade body scrubs