Homemade Dark Brown Sugar


1 cup


2 min

Many recipes call for brown sugar, especially cookies. But in Switzerland, you can’t easily get soft packed brown sugar in grocery stores…and even if they have it, it’s pricy. Since brown sugar is just regular white sugar with molasses, why not make it at home? The other part was finding molasses! In the regular stores, the only have Tafelmelasse which is a molasses spread for bread. It’s very thick and syrupy, almost like a different grade of maple syrup. I tried that one out but the robust taste of molasses was greatly missing. So I went to Alnatura which is a Bio Shop (Organic) near me and found Zuckerrohr Melasse (Blackstrap Molasses). So all you need is plain white sugar and molasses, blitz it up in a food processor and you are all set!

Blackstrap Molasses


  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Molasses

Directions :

  1. Add ingredients to food processor.
  2. Blend until combine.
  3. Store in an air tight container.


  • For light brown sugar, reduce blackstrap molasses to half.
  • Blackstrap molasses is also known as treacle.
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  1. Peter 2 years ago

    This was beautiful, I used Cane sugar which worked well though didn’t alter the colour much and simple to put together, is this suitable to make in advance? Hiw long and where do we store this? 🙂

    • Hi Peter. Thanks for trying the recipe out. You can make this in advance, but just note that it hardens the longer it’s stored. There are a few tips on how to store brown sugar online, but I have never personally tried it out. Hope this helps.

  2. Kathi 2 years ago

    I live in US which definitely has packaged brown sugar but I have done this for years. It’s more economical and I can control the depth of molasses flavor.

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