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homemade brown sugar in a glass bowl with a spoon
How to Make Brown Sugar {Homemade Brown Sugar}
Prep Time
5 mins
Total Time
5 mins

Learn how to make brown sugar in under five minutes, with only two ingredients. Make it at home, and never run out of brown sugar again.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: how to make brown sugar
Servings: 4
Calories: 208 kcal
  1. Combine ingredients in a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment. Mix on low for two minutes, scrape the sides, and mix for another two minutes.
  2. Transfer to an air-tight container and store just as you would normal brown sugar.

Recipe Notes

Light brown sugar - 1 cup of sugar to 2 1/2 tsp of molasses

Dark brown sugar - 1 cup of sugar to 1 1/2 tbsp of molasses

You can also mix by hand with a fork, but be prepared for some amazing arm muscles by the end of it!


Store in an air-tight container at room temperature. I keep ours in the pantry.

Nutrition Facts
How to Make Brown Sugar {Homemade Brown Sugar}
Amount Per Serving
Calories 208
% Daily Value*
Fat 0g0%
Saturated Fat 0g0%
Cholesterol 0mg0%
Sodium 2mg0%
Potassium 73mg2%
Carbohydrates 53g18%
Sugar 53g59%
Protein 0g0%
Calcium 10mg1%
Iron 0.2mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.