Total Time
1hr 5mins
Prep 5 mins
Cook 1 hr

Home-made root beer...It's better than the stuff you buy at the store. My dad always made this for family get togethers and it was always a favorite and still is. This recipe is for 5 gallons--so be really thirsty before you make this..

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 4 lbs sugar
  • 3 -4 lbs dry ice
  • 2 ounces root beer extract
  • 4 -4 12 gallons cold water


  1. In a 5 gallon container, pour extract.
  2. Add water and sugar and stir until sugar is completely dissolved.
  3. Add dry ice and allow to bubble for about 1 hour before drinking.
  4. This gives the drink the "fizz" factor.
  5. Drink!
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We made a double recipe of this for our Halloween party tonight and we nearly finished all of it! It was great. Thanks for the recipe!