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Homemade Sugar Cubes

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These Homemade Sugar Cubes make an easy, inexpensive gift. Make them for your friends and family, or make them for yourself! These only require two ingredients: sugar and water!

Homemade Sugar Cubes

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.

Homemade Sugar Cubes

I got this idea when I was walking through Harrod’s last month with 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 ALL and almost did until I saw the price tag of 30 pounds. Umm…yeah no.

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.

How to Make Homemade Sugar Cubes

  1. Simply, mix together sugar and a bit of water together (exact measurements are below) until it resembles wet sand.
  2. Then, pack the silicon mold very tightly.
  3. Allow the sugar cubes to dry overnight.
  4. And then pop them out of silicon mold.
  5. You’ll end up with super cute sugar cubes!

Homemade Sugar Cubes

 

Tips and Tricks

  • Adapt according to your molds! 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!
  • If you place the silicon mold about a foot or two away from the heat source in your house, then they’ll dry even quicker.

If you end up making these, let me know on Instagram! 

Homemade Sugar Cubes Recipe

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5 from 2 votes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Drying Time 6 hours
Total Time: 6 hours 10 minutes
Serving Size: 30 sugar cubes (this number will vary depending on the size of your mold)
Calories: 23kcal
This is a step-by-step DIY for Homemade Sugar Cubes. These two-ingredient sugar cubes could not be simpler to make!

Ingredients

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

Directions

  • 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.

Notes

Other Fun Sugar Cube Ideas: 
  1. If you want the sugar cubes to be a fun color, you can add a teeny drop of food coloring to the sugar/water mixture. Be sure to wear gloves when you mix it all together. 
  2. Add extracts to the sugar mixture such as almond extract, vanilla extract or lemon extract. 
  3. Get creative with the molds. I used a heart silicon mold but this would work in any mold. 
Equipment:
Stainless Steel Bowl | Heart Silicon Molds
CourseCondiment, Holiday
CuisineAmerican
Keywordbrown sugar cubes, heart mold, how much sugar is in a sugar cube, how to make heart shaped sugar cubes, how to make sugar cubes, sugar cubes
Calories: 23kcal
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Homemade Sugar Cubes

Looking for more DIYs? Here are some of my favorites: 

Breakfast In a Box: A Mother’s Day Idea

Breakfast, DIY, How-To

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My mama is one of the healthiest people I know. In fact, she’s the one who inspired me to start working out regularly and eating a wee bit healthier. She eats the cleanest diet known to man and works out almost everyday. She loves Zumba, which means she knows more Pitbull and Drake songs than I do!

I figured I’d skip the perfume this year (though this scent subscription box thingy sounds awesome!) and give her something that is half homemade, half purchased and super cute. Enter: Breakfast In a Box!

Mailing food can be tough so I opted to go with this grain-free granola. Right after I made my first batch, I freaked out because I loved it so much and called my mom. She loooves granola, so I made some to include in this basket.

The granola was enough to fill this Weck Jar. As for the label, I took a piece of an index card, painted on a messy circle with some watercolors, waited for it to dry and wrote “Grain-less Granola.” Couldn’t be easier. I swear watercolors are my jam.

To secure it I sprayed it with a spray adhesive (my favorite thing ever) but some double-stick scotch tape would do the trick too!

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I found this very local honey called Buzzed Honeys and included a jar so my mom can pour a little on top of her granola that she’ll probably eat with cold almond milk. (I know her well!)

I also figured she’d need a cute linen to wipe her mouth with. I picked this one up from Anthropologie.

Josh recently bought this bag of coffee from Bows and Arrows and I was stoked to see that it was from Peru. This was actually the first time I’ve tried Peruvian coffee. Since my mom is Peruvian, I thought it would be fitting to buy her a bag.

Mother's Day Gift Idea: Breakfast In a Box | www.acozykitchen.com

Another hobby my mom and I share is ceramics. She took it for years and when I’d call her with my gripes about not being able to center, trim properly, etc., she’d always give me a few tips and pointers that really helped. I buy her fancy ceramics sometimes because I know she loves it so.

I’ve been eyeing Ben Medansky’s ceramics for a very loooong time. I think this pink ceramic mug is pretty cute and perfect for Mother’s Day.

It’s actually so cute that I wish I could keep it for myself.

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And since my mom is the cutest (yours is too), I included a little card from Ashkan.

Mother's Day Gift Idea: Breakfast In a Box | www.acozykitchen.com

What I love about this basket is that you can make it your own. I splurged a bit but you can definitely find a super cute mug that costs less, coffee from your local coffee shop and good-quality honey from the grocery store. I say make it your own, think about what your mama loves to eat for breakfast. I hope she likes it. I think she will.

(And here’s last year’s Mother’s Day post. My mama really is the best.)

Shopping Resources:

Wooden crate (The one pictured was purchased from Michael’s)
Teak Spoon
Weck 26-ounce Jar
“You’re Cute” Cards
Ben Medansky Mug
Painted Napkin
Jar of Buzzed Honey
Pretty succulent in a pot I painted
Bows and Arrows Coffee
Basket stuffed with raffia (and then I lined with a piece of linen I had)

Mother's Day Gift Idea: Breakfast In a Box | www.acozykitchen.com

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