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A weck canning jar filled with bright hot pink homemade strawberry sugar

Homemade Strawberry Sugar Recipe

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  • Author: Kelly
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 2 cups strawberry sugar 1x
  • Diet: Vegan


I’ve been making this strawberry sugar recipe for at least 10 years and it’s my favorite flavored sugar recipe to make because it adds color and sweet summer strawberry flavor to so many recipes like strawberry cupcakes, cakes, cheesecakes, Italian crostata, cannoli filling, you name it. Watch the video below to see just how easy strawberry sugar is to make!

If you try the recipe, please give it a rating and leave a comment below the recipe card! I love to hear how it worked out for you♡.


  • 1 cup white granulated sugar (200g)
  • 1 cup unsweetened freeze-dried strawberries (25g)

*For a light pink strawberry sugar, see recipe notes below for ingredient measurements.

** For vegan strawberry sugar, omit granulated sugar and substitute coconut sugar (see notes for more details). 



  1. Process the sugar and freeze-dried strawberries. Add the sugar and freeze-dried strawberries to the bowl of a food processor. Pulse for about 30 seconds, or until the strawberries have turned into a powder and have colored the sugar. Store the strawberry sugar in a glass jar and seal it tightly, and Enjoy!  


  • By processing the fruit and sugar together at the same time, it cuts down on the time it takes to make the flavored sugar because the sugar works to help cut the freeze-dried strawberries. This will produce a finer strawberry sugar.
  • If you process the freeze-dried strawberries to a powder first and then combine with sugar, this process will take longer, but leaves the sugar more visibly coarse.
  • For an even more intense strawberry flavor and deeper red color, increase the amount of freeze-dried strawberries to 1 1/2 cups (40g) per 1 cup (200g) of sugar.
  • For a less intense strawberry flavor and lighter pink color, decrease the freeze-dried strawberries to 1/4 cup (6g) or 1/2 cup (12g) total for every 1 cup (200g) of sugar.
  • If for some reason you have any larger pieces of strawberries that don’t turn to powder, you can use a fine mesh sieve to separate out these larger pieces before storing the flavored sugar. This will probably only happen if you’re manually crushing the freeze-dried strawberries.
  • Store strawberry sugar leftovers in an airtight container (I prefer a glass jar) for up to 1 year in a cool dark cupboard. Pro Tip: I like to add food-safe silica packets to the bottom of the jar to help keep the sugar dry. Stir the sugar with a fork if needed before using.

Make Vegan Strawberry Sugar

If you want to make vegan strawberry sugar, you’ll need to substitute the granulated sugar in this recipe with coconut sugar which has not been processed using bone char (as white sugar typically is). You can read more about this in the FAQ section in the main post.

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Category: Condiments + Sauces + Dips
  • Method: Food Processor
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1 teaspoon
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