Quick and Easy Root Beer


This is a fast, easy way to make homemade root beer without fermenting it yourself. This recipe uses carbonated water (club soda) and root beer extract as a shortcut. Serve over ice.

Cook Time:
10 mins
Additional Time:
45 mins
Total Time:
55 mins


  • 3 cups white sugar, or to taste

  • 2 cups water

  • 2 tablespoons root beer extract

  • 2 liters carbonated water


  1. Mix sugar and water together in a saucepan. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to a simmer and stir until sugar has dissolved.

  2. Remove from the heat, stir in root beer extract, and allow to cool for about 15 minutes.

  3. Pour root beer mixture into a 1-gallon pitcher or bottle, and slowly pour in carbonated water. Refrigerate until cold, at least 30 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

290 Calories
75g Carbs
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 290
% Daily Value *
Sodium 9mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 75g 27%
Total Sugars 75g
Calcium 10mg 1%
Potassium 5mg 0%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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