Easy Homemade Root Beer

Easy Homemade Root Beer

No soda fountain necessary! Brew this DIY root beer for a sweet sip of summer.


2 quarts root beer


  • 1 1/2 cups C&H® Granulated Sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons root beer concentrate
  • 1 to 2 liters unflavored seltzer, cold
  • ice cubes (optional)


Place sugar and water into a medium saucepan. Bring to boil over medium heat, stirring until sugar dissolves.

Remove from heat; add root beer concentrate. Stir and let cool completely before refrigerating.

Store root beer syrup in an airtight container in fridge until ready to use.

To serve, place syrup in a 2-quart pitcher. Slowly add seltzer until desired taste. Add ice and serve.


Root beer concentrate may be purchased online.