How to make sugar cubes

Learn how to make sugar cubes and some ideas to make them uniquely your own! We added our dried edible flower confetti for gorgeous floral flavor and flair. Here are some ways to make sugar cubes for your afternoon tea absolutely splendid. You can add spices, extracts, herbs or anything else you'd like to make them special.

Little touches are what make entertaining and celebrating so special in my opinion. With Mother's Day coming up, I wanted to plan a high tea at home and include all of the little touches. These sugar cubes make the most perfect gift, especially when you pair them with some homemade tea blends. Use our guide to craft floral teas with intention or our edible gift guide for inspiration this year. And if mom really likes adding flowers to her day like I do, you'll want to visit our Homemade diy flower pepper grinder.

Why you'll love this recipe:

  • It's just so simple. Two ingredients every household always has.
  • Ability to get completely creative. Use different silicone molds for cute shapes, or keep it traditional with cubes like we did.
  • Use any type of sugar you want or need.
  • Add any flavors to enhance the taste and make your tea or coffee truly special.
  • A perfect affordable and unique gift.

Variation inspiration:

I truly adore the taste of edible flowers, like chamomile, jasmine and lavender, which I added in our sugar cubes. But here are some other ideas of what you can add to yours:

  • Cinnamon, cardamom, any spice you desire.
  • Ginger
  • Vanilla bean
  • Vanilla extract
  • Rose water
  • Orange blossom water
  • Dried herbs
  • Lemon zest

Let me know what you'll make !

Ingredients:

The best part about this recipe is that it's simple. All you really need is water and sugar.

  • Granulated sugar, brown sugar, coconut sugar, monk fruit - any sugar your heart desires will work here.
  • Water - and like I mentioned, you can use an extract in place - like lemon extract, vanilla extract, or even rose water to change the flavor up. So fun!

How to make them:

With so few steps and ingredients, each step is crucial for success.

  • Get a medium size mixing bowl and add your sugar and any mix ins your heart desire. We used chamomile, rose, lavender and jasmine for a beautiful floral sugar cube. Mix it up well.
  • Slowly add in your water and mix until sugar is damp and evenly incorporated.
  • Using a spoon, densely pack your sugar into your mold. Use the spoon or your hands to firmly pack them as tight as possible. It will not hold shape unless it's packed very well.
  • Use a clean brush to brush off the excess sugar from the top of the mold.
  • Let them sit for six hours - overnight to let the sugar harden.

Frequently asked questions:

How long will sugar cubes last:

Sugar cubes can be kept indefinitely in an airtight container at room temperature. They are fairly sturdy but do be careful if you're packaging them to gift, as they are also brittle and can be scuffed or broken.

How long do the sugar cubes need to set before I can use them?

The sugar cubes should be allowed to completely set before being removed from their mold. The time will depend on the humidity and the size of the mold used. To be on the safe side, and for best results - let them set overnight.

floral sugar cubes on a pink concrete background with flowers scattered around

DIY sugar cubes

Yield: 40 small cubes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Additional Time: 6 hours
Total Time: 6 hours 20 minutes

Learn how to make sugar cubes and some ideas to make them uniquely your own! We added our dried edible flower confetti for gorgeous floral flavor and flair. Here are some ways to make sugar cubes for your afternoon tea absolutely splendid. You can add spices, extracts, herbs or anything else you'd like to make them special.

Ingredients

  • 7 ounces (1 cup) granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon water, more if needed
  • 1/8 teaspoon flavoring of choice such an extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon any dry ingredients you choose, like lemon zest, edible flowers, spices

Instructions

    Get a medium size mixing bowl and add your sugar and any mix ins your heart desire. We used chamomile, rose, lavender and jasmine for a beautiful floral sugar cube. Mix it up well.
    Slowly add in your water and mix until sugar is damp and evenly incorporated.
    Using a spoon, densely pack your sugar into your mold. Use the spoon or your hands to firmly pack them as tight as possible. It will not hold shape unless it's packed very well.
    Use a clean brush to brush off the excess sugar from the top of the mold.
    Let them sit for six hours - overnight to let the sugar harden.

Notes

Sugar cubes can be kept indefinitely in an airtight container at room temperature.

The sugar cubes should be allowed to completely set before being removed from their mold. The time will depend on the humidity and the size of the mold used. To be on the safe side, and for best results - let them set overnight.

Nutrition Information
Yield 40 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 23Total Fat 0gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 0mgSodium 0mgCarbohydrates 1gFiber 0gSugar 23gProtein 0g

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Wonderful to meet you here! I’m Sarah, the woman behind the apron and camera at frolic and fare. I love to add herbs and edible flowers to everything imaginable, and weave my magic into our meals with intention and purpose. I treasure using whole food ingredients to develop gourmet, garden inspired recipes that you will cherish for years to come. We celebrate traditions in a modern world, making our recipes approachable and enchanting. Thank you for being here, I hope you find what you're looking for.

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