How To Make Root Beer
If you've ever wondered how to make root beer, the process is surprisingly simple. A tall draft of frosty root beer often hits the spot on a warm summer day. Instead of purchasing this beverage ready-made, consider making your own root beer for a delicious treat. When you taste this delicious drink, making your own root beer might become a new family tradition.
To Make Root Beer, You Will Need:
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1 tbsp. root beer extract
- 1/4 tsp. active yeast
- Cool water
- 2 liter plastic soda bottle
- Measuring cups and spoons
- Place the funnel into the opening of the soda bottle. Add the sugar to the bottle through the funnel. Add the active yeast to the bottle through the funnel.
- Place the cap on the soda bottle and shake it gently to mix the dry ingredients. Rotate the soda bottle in a circle so the dry ingredients form a concave swirl in the bottle.
- Open the soda bottle again and replace the funnel. Measure 1 tbsp. of root beer extract and pour it over the dry ingredients.
- Add cool water through the funnel into the bottle until the bottle is half full. As you add the water, rinse off any remaining root beer extract from the funnel and the tablespoon measuring spoon.
- Place the cap back on the bottle and shake the ingredients carefully to dissolve the sugar and the yeast.
- Open the bottle again and replace the funnel. Fill the bottle to within 1 inch of the top with more cool water.
- Remove the funnel and place the cap onto the soda bottle tightly. Gently swirl and shake the bottle to fully incorporate the ingredients and dissolve the sugar.
- Store the beverage at room temperature for approximately four days without disturbing the contents. After this time elapses, the bottle should feel hard to the touch. Move the drink to the refrigerator and chill for at least eight hours before serving.
- Open the cap slowly because the contents will be under pressure.
- Serve the root beer over ice. Chill any remaining beverage in the refrigerator.
Never leave the root beer in a warm place for an extended time after it sits for the four days because the contents will build up extreme pressure and could explode.