"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." — LUVNGRAMS
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3 1/3 gallons
1 (2 ounce) bottle
root beer extract
4 pounds dry ice
This was a big hit at our 4th of July party. Kids and adults alike could not get enough. We made 4 gallons using about 1.75 bottles (2 oz.) of McCormick root beer extract, 6-2 liter bottles of club soda for half of the sugar we used dark brown sugar. It had a very rich, yummy flavor. We also used 10 pounds of dry ice, started off with 5 and it all melted away in an hour. Got 5 more and it stayed icy until the last drop was drained. Made it in one of those gatorade 6 gallon beverage coolers. Excellent!
I rated this 2 stars for 2 reasons, 1 is that the mesurement of the extract is subject to the brand used, some extracts like the brand HOMEBREW only use 4 tablespoons for 4 to 5 gallons water, and the 2nd is for the personal reason that extract = cheat, no knocks intended there just a personal thing, but you may want to tell us want brand to use.
We have updated this recipe to include the correct amount of rootbeer extract.
MADE THIS FOR 4TH OF JULY. IT WAS A HIT. THE KIDS LOVES WATCHING THE DRY ICE SMOKE AND BUBBLE. THE ADULTS LOVED THE TASTE. I USED McCORMICK FLAVORING BUT INCREASED THE AMOUNT, FROM 2 OUNCES TO ABOUT 3 OUNCES. I BOILED 1 GALLON OF WATER, 6 CUPS OF SUGAR, COOLED,WHEN READY TO SERVE ADDED 1 GALLON CHILLED SELTZER WATER, 1 1/3 GALLON WATER, AND 5 POUNDS DRY ICE--NO SUBSTITUTE-- THE DRY ICE GIVES IT THE FIZZ AND THAT ICY TASTE-- WILL MAKE MORE NEXT TIME WE RAN OUT
Hi this is Lesa the submitter of this recipe. There was a typo on the amount of extract to use. I use 1 bottle (I think 2 ounces) of schilling rootbeer extract. I can only imagine how awful this is with a full cup. Sry all!
I loved this recipe. It tasted just like the kind my father makes at Halloween. I made it for a party and served it with ice cream for root beer floats :) yummy, delicious, outstanding, superb!!!
really good, I have made this twice and I found that you need to mix everything together first then add the dry ice
It was ok, we made only 1 GAL of root beer. We cut back the amount of root beer recipe called for still a bit strong. We served it with homemade ice cream and was very good, but remember root beer will not be carbonated.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Homemade Root Beer
Serving Size: 1/64 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 64
Amount Per Serving
** Calories: 73
** Calories from Fat: 0
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