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Homemade Root Beer Recipe

This is the best homemade root beer recipe. I grew up in rural Wisconsin, and when we craved root beer we just went to the local A&W and ordered a gallon.

Cold root beer on a hot day is hard to beat; adding it with homemade vanilla ice cream as a root beer float...pure heaven.

Homemade Root Beer Recipe #HomemadeRootBeer


3 cups white sugar
3 cups brown sugar, packed
2-1/3 gallons of water
1 gallon of club soda, chilled
3 oz McCormick root beer extract
5 pounds of dry ice, no substitutes

Boil 1 gallon of water with the sugars; cool and stir in the root beer extract. Pour into a large cooler.

When ready to serve, add the gallon of chilled club soda and 1-1/3 gallons of cold water. Next slowly add the dry ice and cover loosely with the lid. Let the mixture brew for about 1 hour. Leftover root beer can be stored in gallon jugs. This free drink recipe will save you some money.


Just put two scoops of vanilla ice cream in a tall glass and fill with root beer.


1/2 cup milk
6 oz root beer
1/4 cup frozen vanilla yogurt
3/4 cup ice cubes
1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract

Place all ingredients in a blender and process until smooth.

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