5 Ingredient Homemade Root Beer

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5 Ingredient Homemade Root Beer Recipe

5 Ingredient Homemade Root Beer Recipe. Welcome to the world of DIY with our kid-friendly root beer recipe. Get ready for a delightful adventure that will satisfy your taste buds and ignite your creativity.

With just a handful of simple ingredients, you can craft a refreshing and irresistibly delicious beverage right in your own kitchen.

Our step-by-step guide will walk you through the process, making it easy for both kids and adults to join in on the fun.

This DIY root beer project is a fantastic way to spend quality time with your family while learning the art of creating something special from scratch.

So, gather your ingredients, round up the family, and let the DIY adventure begin. Get ready to savor the taste of success as you take a sip of your very own homemade root beer masterpiece.

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How long does the root beer need to chill before serving?

It’s best to chill the root beer overnight before serving.

How long can I store the homemade root beer?

Homemade root beer is best consumed within a week for optimal taste.

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Easy Homemade Root Beer

Nesting Lane Indulge
DIY your own 5-ingredient homemade root beer effortlessly. Enjoy a refreshing and tasty beverage with this simple recipe. Try it out today!
4.67 from 3 votes
Prep Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours
Course Beverage
Cuisine American
Servings 8 Servings



  • In a small bowl, mix the yeast with half a cup of warm water until it dissolves.
  • In a another bowl, dissolve the sugar in a quart of hot water.
  • Take a gallon jar and pour the dissolved yeast mixture, sugar mixture, and root beer extract into it.
  • Fill the jar with warm water and stir everything together until it's well mixed.
  • Cover the jar and place it in a warm sunny spot for 4 hours.
  • Leave the jar overnight, and the root beer will be ready to drink the next day.
  • Chill before serving.


Yields: 1 Gallon 
(8) 16-Ounce Servings


Serving: 16ozCalories: 194kcalCarbohydrates: 50gProtein: 0.2gFat: 0.2gSaturated Fat: 0.004gSodium: 7mgPotassium: 5mgFiber: 0.8gSugar: 50gCalcium: 5mgIron: 0.03mg
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