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This is a fast, easy way to make homemade root beer. Rather than fermenting it yourself, you can take a shortcut using carbonated water (club soda).

Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
cook:
5 mins
additional:
45 mins
total:
55 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Mix the water and sugar together in a saucepan, and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to a simmer, and stir until the sugar has dissolved. Stir in the root beer extract, and allow to cool for about 15 minutes.

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  • Pour the root beer mixture into a 1-gallon pitcher or bottle, and slowly pour in the carbonated water. Refrigerate until cold; serve over ice.

Nutrition Facts

290 calories; carbohydrates 75g; sodium 8.9mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (6)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
08/14/2012
This was awesome! We made the syrup and then our soda stream. We liked this as much if not more than buying root beer from the store. Loved that we could adjust the carbonation by making our own. We also used this for root beer floats. Yum! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
08/12/2013
This did not work out for us...The title is accurate it IS quick and easy but everyone that tried it thought it was WAAY too sweet and sugary! The root beer flavor was lacking and left an off after taste. The entire batch was poured down the drain as no one could drink it. Sorry for the the poor rating but I did follow the recipe. Thanks for sharing Carla B.! Read More
(6)
8 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 6
  • 4 star values: 0
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
08/14/2012
This was awesome! We made the syrup and then our soda stream. We liked this as much if not more than buying root beer from the store. Loved that we could adjust the carbonation by making our own. We also used this for root beer floats. Yum! Read More
(8)
Rating: 5 stars
08/23/2011
This was really easy to make! Tastes nice and refreshing on this hot day! I cooled it quicker by dumping into a pitcher and adding two sandwich sized baggies full of ice and stirring till the ice melted... YUM YUM YUM!!!!!!! Read More
(8)
Rating: 2 stars
08/11/2013
This did not work out for us...The title is accurate it IS quick and easy but everyone that tried it thought it was WAAY too sweet and sugary! The root beer flavor was lacking and left an off after taste. The entire batch was poured down the drain as no one could drink it. Sorry for the the poor rating but I did follow the recipe. Thanks for sharing Carla B.! Read More
(6)
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Rating: 5 stars
12/27/2012
oh so good you need to try it. and its sooooo eaasy!! Read More
(1)
Rating: 3 stars
04/06/2016
The first time we made it it didn't work out. The second time we tried though it worked and tasted really good! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
11/17/2012
Very easy. Kids loved it. We added a scoop of vanilla ice cream to make floats. Thanks for sharing a very simple treat Carla B. Read More
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