Small Soda Factory

Mike and the boys started a small root beer soda factory in our kitchen yesterday! 

He's been collecting these returnables from a customer for about a month now ~ aren't they the greatest bottles ever!  The reusable snap lids remind me of steamy summers at the lake, drinking tall glass bottles of ice cold Orange Sunkist until my brother and I were sick!

The ingredients were super easy::  a bottle of root beer extract from the homemade soda companysome honey, molasses, brown sugar, cane sugar, and yeast from the market, along with a 5 gallon bucket and spigot from the hardware store.  Sorry, I can't share the recipe.  Apparently, it's so top secret that I was asked to leave the room while the guys measured and mixed.  I'm told that in about 24 hours the yeast will ferment with the sugars, creating carbon dioxide {aka. carbonation} and we can pour it over ice cream for root beer floats!  mmmm... I can't wait!

What fun treats have you made recently?


  1. Looks like fun! I'm sure it will be delicious!

  2. We checked it after 24 hours and it has bubbles!! Now to let it sit in the fridge for a few days and on Tuesday we'll be having root beer floats:)

  3. Haven't tried making root beer yet. We have a refrigerator full of beer though. That was fun . But now we need to drink it so we can use the bottles again.

  4. You should use your feminine wiles to get that recipe, I haven't had root beer like that since I was a kid!
    I made creme brulee the other day. Cream, eggs, vanilla, sugar...can't get much easier, and my daughter loves using the torch to make the caramelized sugar crust.

  5. LOL! I've never had creme brulee, I may have to try that one and then bribe them for the recipe;)