Homemade Root Beer


This Root beer is bound to be a hit at any gathering. It is very easy, ice cold and yummy. Use a large insulated drink cooler to brew it in, and everyone can help themselves using the spigot. This is best to do outdoors or place the cooler in the kitchen sink as it brews. Dry ice can be dangerous. Be sure to use gloves when handling. Do not allow children to handle the dry ice.

Prep Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
5 mins
4 gallons


  • 6 cups white sugar

  • 3 ⅓ gallons cold water

  • 1 (2 ounce) bottle root beer extract

  • 4 pounds dry ice


  1. In a large cooler, mix together the sugar and water, stirring to dissolve sugar completely. Stir in the root beer extract. Carefully place the dry ice into the cooler, and cover loosely with the lid. Do not secure the lid, as pressure may build up.

  2. Let the mixture brew for about an hour before serving. Leftover root beer can be stored in one gallon milk jugs.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

73 Calories
19g Carbs
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 64
Calories 73
% Daily Value *
Sodium 6mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 19g 7%
Total Sugars 19g
Calcium 6mg 0%
Potassium 2mg 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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