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Old 01-29-2018, 11:32 AM   #1
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WHAT MIX TO USE TO EQUAL 1 CUP SUGAR???

What sweetener blends are y'all using to equate 1 cup sugar in most recipes?

I have found quite a few blends using Sweet One or other sweeteners I can't locate to purchase or y'all have found them to have major problems/issues.

I would like something I could mix up and only have to get 1 container out to use. I'm disabled/wheelchair and getting 8 or more items out and replacing them is a workout I don't want to do AND THEN have to make the recipe too.

I know someone with MUCH more experience than I has already found something that works MOST OF THE TIME and I'd appreciate any help.

I really can't afford a bunch of different expensive things that just sit on the shelf for 1 or 2 recipes...like these: I have...sucralose powder, diabetia-sweet, sukrin stuff, poly-d, Nunaturals - Nustevia White Stevia Powder, xylitol...I think that's all.

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Old 01-29-2018, 11:49 AM   #2
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I have "E", too.
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Old 01-29-2018, 01:17 PM   #3
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It honestly depends on what recipe I'm making.

If it's something that needs the bulk of sugar, I generally go for about 1/2 cup polyd and liquid sucralose to equal 1 cup of sweetness.

If it's something that doesn't need the bulk (or the melting/caramelizing properties), and just needs straight-up sweetener, I'll just use liquid sucralose.

If it's something like chocolate that is bitter with just sucralose, I'll add in small amounts of some other sweeteners like stevia, ace-k, monk fruit...

I'd use xylitol or erythritol more, but they have limitations (xylitol has that minty thing that goes on), and erythritol doesn't agree with me (I can tolerate malitol/maltitol/sorbital better!). So, it's polyd for me where I need that sugar-like texture.

It's something that you kind of have to figure out for yourself, as to what you're willing to spend, to eat, and can tolerate.
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Old 01-29-2018, 08:15 PM   #4
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If it's something like chocolate that is bitter with just sucralose, I'll add in small amounts of some other sweeteners like stevia, ace-k, monk fruit...
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WHAT IS "ACE-K"? Can't find it anywhere.......

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Old 01-30-2018, 07:56 AM   #5
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Acesulfame potassium. Not sure you can buy it anymore. It was labeled as Sweet One when I bought it, I believe. Sub another sweetener for it if you're mixing - I would just add a packet or two at a time, just for the synergistic properties as far as taste and sweetness.
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Old 01-30-2018, 09:00 AM   #6
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Elaine, is your sucralose powder something like Splenda, where you know what the sweetening power is? For example, 1 cup of regular old yellow package Splenda powder = 1 cup sugar in sweetening power.

Maybe I can help you based on what you have, once I know what form your Sucralose is!
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Old 01-30-2018, 01:21 PM   #7
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Charski, i have the sucalose powder and EZ SWEETZ drops
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I don't know what the sweetening power of "sucralose powder" is - do you have a conversion for it?

The sucralose I bought ages ago was a liquid and you diluted it - a few drops plus water = 1 cup sugar. That's what I'd need to know, how much of it = 1 cup of sugar?
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I make up my powder with water to where it is 1/4 t equals 1 cup sweetness.
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Old 02-07-2018, 05:31 PM   #10
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I make up my powder with water to where it is 1/4 teaspoon equals 1 cup sweetness.
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