My friend Marilee showed us how to make root beer this spring and we liked it so much, we had to do it again. This time we made strawberry and orange cream. It’s fun and easy to make! Just make sure you make it about 7 to 10 days before you want to serve it…
There are tons of flavor possibilities by mixing flavors or using honey instead of sugar! There also is no caffeine!!!
Supplies such as yeast, flavors, bottle caps and a capper are available anywhere that beer or wine making supplies are sold.
*Make sure you use water that has no chlorine in it. Well water or spring water are the best. You can also use distilled water. Refrigerate any leftover extracts or yeast.
1 Gallon of soda:
1/8-1/4 tsp champagne yeast (or less)
1 Tbsp soda extract
2 cups sugar or honey (or to taste)
Fill to 1 gallon of water
2 Gallons of soda:
1/4-1/8 tsp champagne yeast (or less)
1/2 bottle soda extract
4 cups sugar or honey (or to taste)
Fill to 2 gallons of water
4 Gallons of soda:
1/2-1 tsp champagne yeast (or less)
1 bottle soda extract
8 cups sugar or honey (or to taste)
Fill to 4 gallons of water
Step 1- Wash and run empty glass bottles through dishwasher and heated dry cycle. Keep warm in dishwasher until ready to use.
Step 10- Place bottles upright in fridge for another 6 to 10 days. Open bottles carefully over a sink, they might be rather volatile! Pour carefully into a glass in order to leave behind most of the yeast deposit. (it won’t hurt you, it just tastes funny)