How to Make Root Beer

Root beer is a delicious and refreshing treat. Make this tasty beverage at home with a few ingredients and a little patience.

You will need

  • A funnel
  • A plastic bottle or jug with a top
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • u00bc teaspoon baker's yeast
  • 1 tablespoon root beer extract
  • Water

Step 1 Place funnel in bottle Place the funnel in the top of the bottle.

Step 2 Pour sugar Pour the sugar through the funnel into the bottle.

Step 3 Add yeast Add the yeast to the sugar and shake the bottle to thoroughly mix the sugar and yeast together.

Step 4 Add root beer extract Add one tablespoon of root beer extract to the mixture.

Step 5 Add water Add cold water through the funnel until the bottle is half way full.

Step 6 Shake Swirl the mixture around until the sugar and yeast are dissolved.

Step 7 Add water Add more cold water, leaving 1 to 2 inches from the top of the bottle empty. Put the cap on tightly and gently swirl and tip the container until everything’s thoroughly mixed.

Step 8 Let sit Let the mixture sit at room temperature for 2 to 4 days. When the bottle hardens from the gas build-up inside, it is time to put it in the refrigerator.

Step 9 Open and enjoy Slowly unscrew the cap and enjoy. The root beer will have negligible alcohol content, but not enough to get anyone drunk.