Learn how to make sugar cubes with only two simple ingredients you probably already have in your home. Made with a mixture of white granulated sugar and water, this recipe means you'll always have sugar cubes to serve with tea and coffee!
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Whether you're a tea or coffee drinker, chances are you've had a sugar cube before. Surprisingly enough, they aren't always easy to find.
Here's all you need to make your own sugar cubes:
- white granulated sugar
See recipe card for quantities.
Mix the sugar and water. Use clean hands and mix until the texture resembles sand.
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!
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 extremely customizable. 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. 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 to you.
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
- in iced beverages like this Piña Colada on the Rocks for added sweetness
- as an exfoliant to use in body scrubs