Homemade Root Beer {recipe}

Making Homemade Root Beer only requires a few ingredients, and is a super fun recipe to make for a large gathering.  My sister makes it every year for our family reunion and it’s always a hit.  The kids LOVE the root beer and they love watching her make it.  It’s like the best science experiment ever because it yields enough sweet beverage for a few days.  Most of the kids think it’s magic!   {{smiling}}
homemade rootbeer

Homemade Root Beer Ingredients:

Homemade rootbeer

  • 5 gallons of water
  • 5 lbs. of sugar
  • 5 lbs. of dry ice in pieces or chunks (not one giant chunk)
  • 2 fl oz of Root Beer Concentrate (you’ll use the whole bottle)

CAUTION:  dry ice can burn, so take precautions when handling!!!

homemade rootbeer

How to Make Homemade Root Beer:

Mix up the sugar, Root Beer Concentrate/extract, 2 gallons of water and add the dry ice.  Add extra water as needed for taste.  Some people like it stronger or weaker.  Also, with less water to begin with, it’s easier to stir without getting all sticky and you get a better “show” with the dry ice.  {{smiling}}

HINT:  Do not use a metal spoon to stir the ingredients together, it will make the Root Beer taste like metal.

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  1. Sounds great but is it fizzy?

    I do love all the steam that you get from the dry ice! So much fun.

  2. How many people do you think this recipe will serve? 30??

  3. we are making a science project! for our school we were wondering why does the dryice act up? what makes it act up? can you help us? please!(: