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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


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


  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!