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!

a bowl of sugar cubes

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.

They are extremely easy to make and are great to have on hand as a single serve sweetener for guests when serving cold brew coffee, Moroccan style coffee, mint tea, or your favorite beverage.

2 Simple Ingredients

Here’s all you need to make your own sugar cubes:

  • white granulated sugar
  • water

See recipe card for quantities.

a container of sugar with a measuring cup

Instructions

Tip: make sure to cover the molds before storing for 8+ hours to keep them clean and dry.

Variations

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.

Storage

a bag of sugar cubes

These sugar cubes keep great in an air tight jar or bag for up to 1 month in your pantry or fridge.

Equipment

The only tool you’ll need to make this recipe is a mold of some kind.

I used my ice cube trays because they have that perfect cube shape, but feel free to use silicone molds or whatever you have available in your kitchen.

a teacup with sugar cubes

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:

Enjoy,

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a bowl of sugar cubes

How to Make 2-Ingredient Homemade Sugar Cubes

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  • Author: Salima Benkhalti
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 8 hours
  • Yield: 12 sugar cubes 1x
  • Category: side dish, dessert
  • Method: raw
  • Cuisine: american, Moroccan, Puerto Rican
  • Diet: Gluten Free

Description

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!


Ingredients

Units Scale
  • 1/2 cup white granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp water

Instructions

  1. Mix the sugar and water. Use clean hands and mix until the texture resembles sand.
  2. Mold the cubes. Pack the mixture into your molds (you can use silicone molds or ice cube trays) tightly, cover and let sit on the counter for 8+ hours. Gently remove from molds and use as needed!