Homemade Sugar Cubes

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Homemade Sugar Cubes (Great Gift!)

For me, a homemade gift needs to be chill to make. If it’s not, then I’ll just buy something, you know?

These homemade sugar cubes couldn’t be simpler because they require two ingredients: sugar AND water (which comes out of the tap). So really, they only require one and you most likely have sugar in your pantry right this very second.

I got this idea when I was walking through Harrod’s last month with Stephanie and saw the most adorable sugar cubes evrrrr. There were heart sugar cubes and sphere sugar cubes and sugar cubes shaped like snowflakes. I wanted to buy them and almost did until I saw the price tag of 30 pounds. Umm…yeah no.

Homemade Sugar Cubes (Great Gift!)

Turns out sugar cubes are the simplest thing to make in the world; I’m so glad I decided to DIY this sucker instead of fall for that Harrod’s trap (seriously tho that person is very smart to sell sugar and water for $30—respect!).

The only think you do need to buy is a silicon candy mold. You may have one already, if you don’t, don’t worry because they’re not expensive.

I used this candy mold but you can find others if you like.

Homemade Sugar Cubes (Great Gift!)

Homemade Sugar Cubes (Great Gift!)

The trick with this is to mix in water until the sugar feels like damp sand. Not soaking wet sand but just damp. And then you need to pack the sugar in the molds pretty tightly. My molds were sort of deep and they ended up yielding pretty big sugar cubes (perhaps too much for a cup of coffee or tea) so I ended up just filing them about half way and they were perfect!

I dried them overnight but if you place them a foot or two away from the heat in your house, then they’ll dry even quicker.

After that, just pop ‘em out! And you’re all done. Sweet holiday cuteness and not for 40 pounds/dollars.

Homemade Sugar Cubes (Great Gift!)

Homemade Sugar Cubes

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes

Yield: 30 sugar cubes (this number will vary depending on the size of your mold)

Homemade Sugar Cubes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup pure cane sugar or white granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon water

Directions

  1. In a medium bowl, add the sugar. Pour in the water and and mix vigorously until the water is evenly distributed throughout the sugar. It should feel similar to damp sand. Transfer the sugar to the candy molds and press the granules down until very packed. Air-dry ideally overnight or at least 6 hours. Pop them out of the molds and transfer to an airtight container.
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Amy December 4, 2015 at 12:52 am

Oh, this is such a sweet idea, I love it!

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Adrianna Adarme December 4, 2015 at 9:25 am

Thanks, Amy!

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Bella December 4, 2015 at 8:17 am

What great idea, They turned out so cute I will have to try this out!

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Adrianna Adarme December 4, 2015 at 9:25 am

Let me know how it goes!

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DessertForTwo December 4, 2015 at 8:20 am

Ok, I have this super chic friend who has this awesome design blog. She just invited me over to her house (her freaking perfect all white house!), and I’ve been racking my brain for cool hostess gift ideas. This is it! Yay! Thank you! Off to buy cute silicone baking molds!

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Adrianna Adarme December 4, 2015 at 9:25 am

YAS Do it. My dream used to be to have an all white house but like I like chocolate and have a dog and enjoy not being a psycho. So now it’s all heather grey. :)

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Laura (Blogging Over Thyme) December 4, 2015 at 8:27 am

OMG so cute!!!! You should make these with your fruit sugars!!! Also, I cannot believe someone would sell that for 30 pounds. Only at Harrod’s..

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Adrianna Adarme December 4, 2015 at 9:24 am

I know! I thought about doing that! I’ve seen pink sugar cubes and have thought to make fruit-flavored ones. SO CUTE!

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Lydia December 4, 2015 at 10:00 am

Hi Adrianna!

A few questions: What are your thoughts on using brown sugar? Or adding a drop or two to the white sugar to make pastel sugar cubes? And you mixed by hand, right?

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Adrianna Adarme December 4, 2015 at 10:02 am

I think brown will totally work. It may just take longer to dry out. You can always make your own brown sugar, too, with a drop of molasses. And yes, feel free to make them colored with a bit of food coloring. (I’d maybe wear gloves since the dye might get onto your hands.)

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Ashley@blondegirlcravings December 4, 2015 at 10:23 am

What a fun idea. I think I might make these for teacher gifts with some fun tea bags!

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stephanie @ iamafoodblog December 4, 2015 at 11:52 am

ahh!! you made them :) too CUTE!!
i’ve gotta get my hands on some tiny cute molds now!!

xoxo

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Allison from Baking: a Love Story December 4, 2015 at 1:06 pm

Suuuuper cute.

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Suz December 4, 2015 at 1:17 pm

I’ve done this with flavored sugars. Adding a bit of bourbon instead of water is amazing. Or lemon or lime zest.

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Elizabeth Cooper December 4, 2015 at 2:14 pm

This is such a genius idea! My husband loves sugar cubes in his coffee (it’s so much easier than dipping in with a teaspoon). I think I’ll slip these in his stocking stuffer this year. :) Thanks for the awesome gift idea!

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Kari December 4, 2015 at 4:07 pm

What a great idea!
Kari
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Kathleen December 4, 2015 at 5:57 pm

Perhaps infuse with some angostura bitters and gift them with a bottle of bubbly for Champagne cocktails

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Adrianna Adarme December 5, 2015 at 2:47 pm

That sounds awesome!

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Chirag Dua December 4, 2015 at 10:18 pm

When I came on your this Post, I surprised How can I Make Sugar cube with Water :) but Now Its easy to make SUgar Cube for me.. Have a blast day for you..

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Nicole @ Young, Broke and Hungry December 5, 2015 at 10:31 am

Now these sugar cubes are downright adorable! They would be great in a gift package with some fancy ass tea, a sugar jar and a tiny spoon.

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Adrianna Adarme December 9, 2015 at 9:45 am

YAS That would be so cute!

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ffi December 8, 2015 at 7:56 am

I am so doing these tonight :) thank you !

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Adrianna Adarme December 9, 2015 at 9:44 am

YAY! Let me know how it goes!

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ffi December 14, 2015 at 6:33 am

Ok I didn’t do them that night but I did do them… I mixed a little vanilla extract and pink food colouring and used a flower shaped ice cube tray. Very easy and very pleased – they will be put into a recycled decorated jar and given as a gift to my friend who I know will love them big style…

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Adrianna Adarme December 14, 2015 at 4:41 pm

Oh that sounds beautiful!

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rachel s December 8, 2015 at 11:52 am

I am going to make these for xmas gifts, to go along with homemade vanilla extract! super excited!

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Adrianna Adarme December 9, 2015 at 9:44 am

Awesome. Love that!

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PSH December 12, 2015 at 8:42 am

What a great idea! I did this only I used vanilla extract instead of the water! Perfect vanilla sugar cubes. Thanks for the idea!

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Adrianna Adarme December 13, 2015 at 4:16 pm

Oh I love that idea!

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Antigoni | A Pinch of Lemon December 20, 2015 at 7:52 am

This time of year comes around and I WANT to make homemade gifts but the time and my ability to produce attractive looking gifties slows me down. These are darling and I can absolutely do this! Thanks for the great idea, I love it!!

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Erin January 6, 2016 at 10:54 am

Love this idea! Wish I had seen this before the holidays (not sure how I missed it!) but I’ll be sending them to all my girlfriends for Valentine’s Day instead. Thanks for the great idea.

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Adrianna Adarme January 7, 2016 at 6:17 pm

Oh that sounds like a good idea!

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Marissa January 8, 2016 at 8:01 am

I finally made these and they turned out so well! Thanks for sharing these!

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Adrianna Adarme January 8, 2016 at 12:32 pm

Awesome!

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Kathy Biddle January 24, 2016 at 9:27 am

What kind of sugar did you use In the picture of the sugar hearts? One looks like regular sugar but the other looks darker. Is it raw sugar?

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Adrianna Adarme January 24, 2016 at 9:44 am

I used pure cane sugar and regular white sugar.

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Kathy Biddle January 30, 2016 at 6:59 pm

I bought the mold likes yours. But over half of mine want to crumble on the tops when I pop them out. I packed them about half full and as tight as i could. I left them over night. I made them twice. They did the same both times. Any advice of what I am doing wrong?

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Adrianna Adarme February 3, 2016 at 11:18 am

Hi Kathy, Sorry for my delayed response. I recommend trying it again and adding a teeny bit more water. I found that if it was too dry, it’d come out crumbly.

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Mah November 23, 2016 at 4:27 am

Hello dear, what a sweet idea!!! I’ll try it but i didn’t understand the latest step, shoud i leave the mold to dry sugars completely and then remove them from mold?
Please guide me
And excuse me for bad english

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Adrianna Adarme November 23, 2016 at 9:44 am

Yes, you let them completely dry in the molds before removing them. This way they’ll come out whole and intact!

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