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Homemade Root Beer

Posted by Bob Skilnik on December 3, 2008


Forget using yeast, bottling and then waiting 1-2 days for some carbonation to build up in bottles. Here’s a quick and easy way to enjoy homemade root beer almost instantly.


Makes 6 (1-cup) servings.                                                                 

McCormick extracts can be used for some great liqueur recipes too!

McCormick extracts can be used for some great liqueur recipes too!

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Refrigerate: 2 hours


1 1/2 cups tap water

3/4 cup sugar

1 1/2 teaspoons McCormick® Root Beer Concentrate

1 bottle (1 liter) cold soda water, seltzer or club soda, carbonated water, or whatever you call it in your neck of the woods 


1. Bring tap water to boil in medium saucepan. Add sugar; stir until dissolved. Add Root Beer Concentrate; stir until well mixed.

2. Refrigerate until ready to serve. Slowly pour cold soda water/seltzer or club soda/carbonated water/ into root beer mixture until well blended and serve.


 Root Beer Floats: Place scoops of ice cream in tall glasses. Slowly pour Easy Homemade Root Beer over ice cream and serve.


per serving

Calories: 96

Fat: 0 g

Carbohydrates: 24 g

Cholesterol: 0 mg

Sodium: 48 mg

Fiber: 0 g

Protein: 0 g


One Response to “Homemade Root Beer”

  1. Jim Socha said

    Jim Socha…

    I found your beer post today while searching for root beer home made. You really made some great points on your post Homemade Root Beer ” Beer (& More) In Food. I’m not sure I completely understand though….

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