By Dib's on September 08, 2001
Photo by Bonnie G #2
Photo by Bonnie G #2
"One of those unique recipes from a 1935 cook book."
Serving Size: 1 (964 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 1
"I was making fruit jam when I came across this recipe. I just had to try it. It came out wonderful. I am planning to make several batches of this recipe, the candy apple jelly recipe and the banana marmilade recipe to give to friends for christmas with a half gallon of ice cream."
"As strange as this recipe may sound, my curiousity overcame me, and I had to try it. My whole family loves this jelly. It is great put on waffles, or on PBJ sandwiches. Try it! It's great!"
"This is a really great recipe. My batch only ended up making 1 1/2 pints on my first try, but I will definately try again."
"I am back to review this again. The first time I made this was in 2003 and had suchwonder ful success with it I am back again. What a wonderful recipe. The soft drink choices are endless!! I used Mello Yello and IBC cream soda this time around with wonderful results and taste!! I urge beginners and everyone to try this! Is very easy and very good!! You MUST use liquid pectin!!"
"where I live, liquid Certo is sold in a box of 2-85 ml packages. I found 1-85 ml pkg. work great with this recipe."
"The first time I made this exactly according to the recipe, and it wasn't quite strong enough for my taste, but I didn't have any rootbeer extract, so ever since I've just put in an entire 12oz bottle of pop (minus one sip for the cook) and left out the 1/2 cup of water. The color and flavor are stronger that way. I've made this recipe several times recently with different kinds of pop; rootbeer, orange cream, and grape. I think the grape is my favorite so far. Tip, use the liquid pectin as stated in the recipe. Once, I was out of liquid pectin, and tried to make a batch of orange cream jelly with this recipe and a package of powdered pectin. I got a very liquidy, very sweet syrup. Great for italian sodas, but if you want jelly, use liquid pectin."
"I was quite interested so, I made this and we LOVE it! I also added a teaspoon of root beer extract to "punch" up the root beer flavour, quite tasty! My next project is "orange cream"soda jelly."
"First off, this makes 3 and a half x 1/2 pint jars. No jelly with less than 5 cups of ingredients makes 6 cups of product. That being said, this turned out excellent. I used 12 oz of root beer, no water, a 3oz packet of liquid Certo and it jelled great. I don't care for root beer at all, but my family loves it. My SO tasted out of the half jar and declared "This is great!"."
"After processing in a hot water bath, you can turn upside down on a towel. This hurries the sealing process."
"Just made this Jelly for the third time. It so easy to make and will make a unique Christmas gift. This time i eliminated the water and used 12 oz of rootbeer and it turned out better with more rootbeer flavor."
"I admit it, I hate root beer. So, I substituted Coca-Cola for the root beer. My kids love it!"
"I love making jelly!! This is really good stuff. I added 1/2 cup of root beer schapps instead of the water for more root beer flavor. It turned out great. I cooked it a little longer just to be sure that the alcohol cooked out.DH wants me to try birch beer next!!"
"I love it. It is quite sweet though. I also added a teaspoon of root beer extract. I got 3 250-ml jars and a small dab as a taster. I will certainly make this again. I've made meat balls in grape jelly --just might have to try it in the root beer jelly!!"
"Okay, to be honest with you, I would not have chosen this recipe to make, but Dreamgoddess made me do it. Boy am I glad she did!!! I am the one that is always telling everyone how easy jelly is to make, and this recipe proves me correct. It has got to be the easiest jelly I have ever made. The taste is wonderful. Not at all what I expected (I am not a great big root beer fan). I will definately make this again. It will be wonderful to put into gift baskets. A 5 STAR recipe all the way."
"This is a great jelly. I was looking for several different unique kinds, and this was surely one of them! I have been giving them as gifts and rootbeer is definently the most intriguing and requested. I love rootbeer, so I wanted to bring out the taste some more and added about a teaspoon of rootbeer flavoring (found in market near extracts)."
"We loved this recipe. I too was canning jellies and jams and ran across this. I had never heard of root beer jelly so had to try. DS was in heaven that I used his favorite flavor of soda in a product he could use for breakfast!!! Needless to say this was a hit with everyone. Thank you for this recipe, too fun."
"I don't know what I love the most about this recipe - that it comes from 1935, that it's unusual and so differant, that it's so EASY to prepare or that it just plain taste good. I guess all of the above. Have to say I was pretty leary about it but figured why not try and so glad I did. I did add a teaspoon of root beer extract just to make sure it had enough flavor, other than that followed exactly. Next time I think I'll double the recipe so I can use the whole bottle of pectin. I was afraid it wouldn't set with just have but it was perfect. Thanks DiB's for a fun, interesting and yummy recipe."
"As crazy as this recipe sounds...it's Fabulous!! I made it along with cherry cola, and cola flavors for Christmas gifts for the neighbors last year. Everyone loves it! However, the recipe only makes 4 1/2 pint jars of jelly."
"I enjoyed making this. I tried it using Dr. Pepper. I used the whole can of soda and a pkg. of Certo instead of water and it gelled out nicely. My only problem was convincing my conservative friends to actually try it. Once I brought it out they all sampled it on a cracker and were fine with it, no oohs and ahhs though. Upon surveying them, they all seem willing to try the orange creme once I make that. I'd like to make a Blackberry Vernors also."
"I will not rate this since I did not have good results with this. I wanted to make this for Christmas gifts this year. Like another reviewer, my recipe only made 1 1/2 pints, not the 6 1/2 like recipe stated. I followed the recipe, only adding dram of rootbeer extract to add more of a rootbeer flavor, also like other reviewers suggested. The Certo liguid pectin was in two pouches, I added only one. The end result was a pretty colored jelly, but it was very thick. I had some on toast, and while the taste was not bad, it was not great either. I was so hoping to like this. I may give it another try, and if I do I will come back and rate this. I am glad so many had good success with this, but for me I will stick with your Candy Apple Jelly!"