Several years ago, a new sweetener came out called Sun Crystals. Sun Crystals sweetener was a blend of stevia and pure cane sugar. I loved Sun Crystals! Sun Crystals tasted great in my morning coffee, but didn’t give me that spikey-blood-sugar feeling or make me feel guilty about using a chemical sweetener. Sun Crystals changed my life!
So naturally, they stopped making Sun Crystals.
For a while, I bought bags of Sun Crystals on eBay, even though they were advertised as “rare” and thus, worthy of increasingly bigger bids. A bag that was once $7 started at $30 and went up from there. But soon even the contraband Sun Crystals were gone, really gone, like my favorite perfect pink lip gloss that was discontinued or the thin, undimpled thighs of my youth.
Then the proverbial light bulb (an LED, of course) went off. Why couldn’t I make my own Sun Crystals? And so I set out on a quest to somehow recreate the magical formula of Sun Crystals. I purchased powdered organic stevia and organic cane sugar and began tinkering. After moments and moments of painstaking trial and error, I cracked the secret code and was once again able to enjoy guilt-free morning coffee and afternoon tea.
During the process I learned that my beloved Sun Crystals probably hadn’t been all that healthy after all, since the mixture contained maltodextrin—an additive that is usually derived chemically from GMO feed corn. I guess the word “natural” on the bag should have tipped me off!
Since many of my friends have commented on the jar of white powder I keep on the counter, I’m going to share my Top Secret recipe. Are you ready?
Happy Simple Homemade Sun Crystalz Recipe
- 1 cup organic cane sugar
- 1 cup organic stevia powder
Directions: Combine cane sugar and stevia in a jar:
Shake well to combine. Makes 2 cups.
P.S. What’s your favorite sweetener? I’d love to hear…