This sweet, bubbly root beer is perfect for topping a big frosty mug of ice cream or sipping on its own. We use dry ice for a spooky effect, and it adds a little effervescence. If you want to capture the bubbles, be sure to bottle it quickly while the brew is still bubbling!
1 gallon water
1 Tbl Root Beer Extract
2 tsp Pure Vanilla Extract
2 1/4 cups granulated sugar or simple syrup
2 lbs dry ice
Dry ice can be dangerous if not handled properly. Please familiarize yourself with these precautions.
In a large insulted beverage dispenser or heavy glass punch bowl, combine the water, Root Beer Extract, Pure Vanilla Extract and sugar. Stir until the sugar is dissolved. You can also use simple syrup in place of the sugar.
Slowly add in scoops of dry ice - be sure to wear gloves! Allow the dry ice to dissolve completely - this could take anywhere from 10-30 minutes depending on the temp in the room/outdoors. Bottle or serve the root beer just as the dry ice dissolves so that you can capture the bubbles. We like to make a small batch and serve it with ice cream for root beer floats!