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Wow! You’ve Got to Try This—Flavored Sugars

Photo: Randy Mayor

Make quick work of flavorful, colorful sugars with these simple recipes. Then, find fun ways to incorporate them into your entertaining, desserts, and more.

We have a fun idea to share for making fruit-flavored sugars, which are both beautiful and pretty darn tasty. The flavor is concentrated, so you only need to use a little to pack quite a punch. These sugars are great for rimming cocktail glasses (think of this as a way to fun-up mocktails at a baby shower, too), sprinkling over oatmeal or yogurt, or decorating cookies and quick breads. Check out the how-to video to see how they’re made.

Wow! How to Make Flavored Sugars

Basil-Lime Sugar is a delicious rimmer for our Rhubarb-Basil Shrub Cocktails.

Cookies sprinkled with our Orange Sugar make for a zippy treat. Try this sugar on our Iced Whole-Wheat Sugar Cookies.

A rim of Lemon-Mint Sugar is a natural on any of our Cold-Brewed Iced Teas.

If nothing else, a sprinkle of Peach Sugar on fresh summer fruit is a sweet way to add a little pizzazz to a simple dessert.

When fresh berries are in season, add a spoonful of Blueberry Sugar on fruit cobblers.

Add a hint of fruity sweetness to cottage cheese, yogurt, or ricotta cheese with the Strawberry Sugar.

Roasted apples are an easy fall-time dessert. Top the apples with Apple-Cinnamon Sugar for a hint of additional sweetness. We also love this sugar in our morning bowl of oatmeal or atop a multigrain hot cereal.