Homemade Root Beer

This quick and easy homemade root beer is a fun, festive drink that is perfect for the spooky season.


  •  4 quarts cold water
  •  2-3 cups Food Club granulated sugar
  •  3 tablespoons root beer extract
  •  1-2 pounds food-grade dry ice, broken into pieces


  1. In large pitcher, stir water, sugar, and root beer extract until the sugar is mostly dissolved.
  2. Add more sugar or extract to preferred taste.
  3. Carefully add dry ice to pitcher using tongs and stir with a long-handled spoon so that the dry ice doesn’t stick to the bottom and sides of the container.
  4. Continue stirring until it is mostly melted, around 10-15 minutes.
  5. Ladle into cups and serve. Be sure to avoid any unmelted dry ice.