Homemade Root Beer


It is hot. You’re thirsty. Your mug has been chillin’ in the freezer. Homemade root beer is brewing. Your world is about to get so much better . . . .


Important info:

  • Make root beer in well-ventilated area. Outside works well. In the shade.
  • Use leather gloves or towels when handling dry ice. It is so cold it will, ironically, burn.
  • Make root beer in open container. Don’t cover with a lid or the pressure from the sublimation of dry ice to carbon dioxide can cause the container to explode.


16 c cold water

2½ c sugar

2 T root beer extract

1 lb. dry ice


In large insulated container stir sugar and water until sugar is dissolved. Stir in root beer extract. Using gloves, add dry ice to container. Do not cover container. Stir frequently until dry ice is dissolved, 30-60 minutes. Serve immediately or store in refrigerator. Makes 1 gallon.


Source: Hires Big H

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2 Responses to Homemade Root Beer

  1. James Bergman says:

    I love homemade root beer. It used to be a big summer thing for my family. We would have our five-gallon water cooler full and smoking just about all day to make it. It is about time I did it with my kids and summer is starting to run out. Thanks for the recipe! http://www.unitedcityicecube.com/

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