How to Make Brown Sugar

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No need to purchase separate brown sugar at the store. Just make it yourself!

homemade brown sugar

I’ve been making my own brown sugar for years. I think it has a better flavor and works beautifully in recipes!

How to Make Brown Sugar

To make your own brown sugar you will need:

  • granulated sugar
  • molasses (blackstrap)
  • measuring cup
  • mixer & bowl

To make the brown sugar, you will measure your 2 simple ingredients with an 8:1 ratio – 8 parts granulated sugar + 1 part molasses. For example:

8 cups granulated sugar + 1 cup molasses

4 cups granulated sugar + 1/2 c molasses

Or any variation of the ratio of ingredients, depending upon how much you need.

Combine the sugar and molasses in your mixing bowl.

pouring molasses into sugar for homemade brown sugar

Mix until you have a thoroughly consistent color all throughout the sugar.

You’re done!

For a lighter version of brown sugar, increase the sugar in the ratio, such as a 9:1 or 10:1.

For a darker version, lower the sugar in the ratio, such as 6:1 or 7:1, according to taste and what you need.

The 8:1 ratio is my all-purpose version and I use it for all the recipes I make that need brown sugar, no matter what kind it calls for.

You can see me make brown sugar in the video below:

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