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Homemade Root Beer

Make Your Own Root Beer at Home


Make your own homemade root beer using McCormick® Root Beer Concentrate for an easy and delicious drink!


  • 2 Ounces McCormick® Root Beer Concentrate
  • 5 Pounds sugar
  • 5 gallons lukewarm spring water, (approximately 95°F)
  • 1 1/4 Ounce dry active yeast
  • 1 Cup boiled water, left to cool to 85° to 95°F



Clean and sanitize all bottling equipment according to information below.

Shake Root Beer Concentrate well. Mix with sugar in a large container. (DO NOT USE ALUMINUM).

Stir in spring water.

Dissolve yeast in 1 cup pre-boiled water.

Allow yeast to dissolve undisturbed 10 to 15 minutes. Add to sugar mixture and stir well.

Bottle immediately into plastic bottles, leaving 2-inch space at top of bottle.

Cap tightly. Store each bottle on its side in a warm place (70° to 80°F) for 1 to 2 days, then store upright in refrigerator at 40° to 45°F for additional 3 to 4 days.

Keep refrigerated and consume within 7 to 8 days.