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Homemade Root Beer

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When I was a kid, we had a neighbor that would always make Homemade Root Beer for the 4th of July and for Halloween (if it wasn’t too cold)!  It was my favorite and I still think back to those childhood memories with a smile on my face!

A few weeks ago I got thinking about the deliciousness of this Homemade Root Beer and my mouth began to water and I realized I had never attempted to make it on my own!  I honestly don’t know why I waited so long, it is SO easy!  And… SOOO GOOD!


Homemade Root Beer

A yummy and easy 4 ingredient Homemade Root Beer!


  • 5 gallons of Water
  • 5 lbs. of Sugar
  • 5 lbs. of Dry Ice in pieces or chunks
  • 2 fl oz of Root Beer Concentrate 1 bottle


  • Combine the sugar, Root Beer Concentrate, 2 1/2 gallons of water. Add the dry ice. Enjoy the show for a bit and then slowly add the additional water. Start taste testing at the 4 gallon mark. Some people like it stronger or weaker - so add water until it tastes like you want it to!


Be careful handling the Dry Ice - it can burn you! Also, do not use a metal spoon to stir the mixture together, it can make the Root Beer taste like metal.
Best if made about an hour before serving!
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The kids loved it!  They literally watched it for like an hour!  They loved it when it was boiling!



Feel free to adjust the recipe – this makes A LOT! I cut the recipe in 1/2 this particular night and we still enjoyed several glasses each and shared with a few neighbor families!




This will make the PERFECT “Witches Brew” at your upcoming Halloween parties too!


Pam Dana

Pam is a stay at home working mama that enjoys all phases of life! Between her 3 kids, fur baby (a beyond cute Goldendoodle), wonderful husband, friends and working, she stays pretty busy! But, she is loving every aspect of her life! Here on Over the Big Moon, she loves to share DIY's, recipes, printables, organization tips and more!

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