Homemade Root Beer Recipe

Voted BEST ROOT BEER by Salt Lake Magazine (pg 55) - as seen on KSL 5.

Homemade Root Beer
Carbonated with dry ice and ready to enjoy in just 15 minutes.

Making delicious homemade root beer with The Big H Root Beer Extract is as easy as ABC

  1. Add sugar and The Big H Root Beer Extract to cold water and mix thoroughly in an open food-safe container. Do not cover the container with a lid while preparing root beer since pressure created may cause the container to explode.
  2. Add dry ice to the mixture in a well-ventilated area and stir frequently to prevent dry ice from clumping to the bottom of the container. Continue to stir until all of the dry ice has dissolved. For root beer slushes add slightly more dry ice. (Dry ice is available at most grocery stores.) Preparation time: 15 minutes. Making the root beer is half the fun!
  3. Enjoy!

 

To make one gallon: To make two gallons: To make four gallons:
  • 4 quarts (16 cups) cold water
  • 2 1/2 cups (1 1/4 pounds) sugar
  • 2 tablespoons (1/4 bottle) The Big H Root Beer Extract
  • 1 pound broken dry ice
  • 8 quarts (32 cups) cold water
  • 5 cups (2 1/2 pounds) sugar
  • 1/4 cup (1/2 bottle) The Big H Root Beer Extract
  • 2 pounds broken dry ice
  • 16 quarts (64 cups) cold water
  • 10 cups ( 5 pounds) sugar
  • 1/2 cup (one bottle) The Big H Root Beer Extract
  • 4 pounds broken dry ice

 

Homemade Root Beer
Carbonated with yeast.

Mix together 5 lbs. sugar and one teaspoon baker’s yeast. Add one 4 oz. bottle of The Big H Root Beer Extract and 4 gallons of cold water and mix thoroughly until the sugar and yeast have dissolved. Pour the root beer into clean bottles leaving about an inch of head space. Cap the bottles and let them sit at room temperature for 3 or 4 days. (If using plastic bottles, the bottles will feel hard when squeezed.) Store the fermented root beer in a refrigerator or other cool location. Bottles left in a warm environment will explode.

Quantity: 4 gallons.

 

Homemade Root Beer Ice Cream

  • 4 cups cream
  • 4 cups whole milk
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons The Big H Root Beer Extract

Combine and mix the above ingredients and then pour into your homemade ice cream maker and turn until the mixture becomes ice cream. Enjoy!

 

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