Root Beer Jelly

  • Prep Time: 3 mins
  • Total Time: 13 mins
  • Yield: 6.5pints
  • About This Recipe

    “One of those unique recipes from a 1935 cook book.”

    Ingredients

  • 1cuproot beer
  • 3cupssugar
  • 1/2 cupwater
  • 1/2 bottleliquid pectin
  • Directions

  • Combine all ingredients except pectin.
  • Heat to boiling stirring to dissolve sugar.
  • Add pectin.
  • Stir constantly to bring to a boil and boil hard for 30 seconds.
  • Ladle into clean hot jars and process for 5 minutes in a boiling water bath canner.
  • *Note-this came out of a 1935 cookbook and there was no processing time-just seal.
  • Go with the 5 minutes folks.
  • Also, you can use cola or cream soda if you like-they work best. Maybe even Dr. Pepper!
  • Reviews

  • “I was making fruit jam when I came across this recipe.I just had to try it.It came out wonderful.I am planning to make several batches of this recipe, the candy apple jelly recipe and the banana marmilade recipe to give to friends for christmas with a half gallon of ice cream.”

  • “As strange as this recipe may sound, my curiousity overcame me, and I had to try it. My whole family loves this jelly. It is great put on waffles, or on PBJ sandwiches. Try it! It’s great!”

  • “This is a really great recipe. My batch only ended up making 1 1/2 pints on my first try, but I will definately try again.”

  • “I am back to review this again. The first time I made this was in 2003 and had suchwonder ful success with it I am back again. What a wonderful recipe. The soft drink choices are endless!! I used Mello Yello and IBC cream soda this time around with wonderful results and taste!! I urge beginners and everyone to try this! Is very easy and very good!! You MUST use liquid pectin!!”

  • “where I live, liquid Certo is sold in a box of 2-85 ml packages. I found 1-85 ml pkg. work great with this recipe.”

  • “The first time I made this exactly according to the recipe, and it wasn’t quite strong enough for my taste, but I didn’t have any rootbeerextract, so ever since I’ve just put in an entire 12oz bottle of pop (minus one sip for the cook) and left out the 1/2 cup of water.The color and flavor are stronger that way.I’ve made this recipe several times recently with different kinds of pop; rootbeer, orange cream, and grape.I think the grape is my favorite so far.Tip, use the liquid pectin as stated in the recipe.Once, I was out of liquid pectin, and tried to make a batch of orange cream jelly with this recipe and a package of powdered pectin.I got a very liquidy, very sweet syrup.Great for italian sodas, but if you want jelly, use liquid pectin.”

  • “I was quite interested so, I made this and we LOVE it!I also added a teaspoon of root beer extract to “punch” up the root beer flavour, quite tasty! My next project is “orange cream”soda jelly.”

  • “First off, this makes 3 and a half x 1/2 pint jars. No jelly with less than 5 cups of ingredients makes 6 cups of product. That being said, this turned out excellent. I used 12 oz of root beer, no water, a 3oz packet of liquid Certo and it jelled great. I don’t care for root beer at all, but my family loves it. My SO tasted out of the half jar and declared “This is great!”.”

  • “After processing in a hot water bath, you can turn upside down on a towel. This hurries the sealing process.”

  • “Just made this Jelly for the third time. It so easy to make and will make a unique Christmas gift. This time i eliminated the water and used 12 oz of rootbeer and it turned out better with more rootbeer flavor.”

  • “I admit it, I hate root beer.So, I substituted Coca-Cola for the root beer.My kids love it!”

  • “I love making jelly!! This is really good stuff. I added 1/2 cup of root beer schapps instead of the water for more root beer flavor. It turned out great. I cooked it a little longer just to be sure that the alcohol cooked out.DH wants me to try birch beer next!!”

  • “I love it.It is quite sweet though.I also added a teaspoon of root beer extract.I got 3 250-ml jars and a small dab as a taster.I will certainly make this again.I’ve made meat balls in grape jelly –just might have to try it in the root beer jelly!!”

  • “Okay, to be honest with you, I would not have chosen this recipe to make, but Dreamgoddess made me do it.Boy am I glad she did!!!I am the one that is always telling everyone how easy jelly is to make, and this recipe proves me correct.It has got to be the easiest jelly I have ever made.The taste is wonderful.Not at all what I expected (I am not a great big root beer fan).I will definately make this again.It will be wonderful to put into gift baskets.A 5 STAR recipe all the way.”

  • “This is a great jelly.I was looking for several different unique kinds, and this was surely one of them! I have been giving them as gifts and rootbeer is definently the most intriguing and requested. I love rootbeer, so I wanted to bring out the taste some more and added about a teaspoon of rootbeer flavoring (found in market near extracts).”

  • “I made this twice, once with orange soda that my co-workers went crazy for and once with diet rootbeer and splenda.Some said the splenda wouldn’t work but just get the sugar free pectin.I want to try some cream soda next!”

  • “just found this I have to give it a try maybe make it for Christmas gifts this year.”

  • “Great root beer taste. DH loves it with peanut butter. I did not use any water to give stonger taste. Will be making again soon for gifts.Thanks”

  • “I don’t know what I love the most about this recipe – that it comes from 1935, that it’s unusual and so differant, that it’s so EASY to prepare or that it just plain taste good.I guess all of the above.Have to say I was pretty leary about it but figured why not try and so glad I did.I did add a teaspoon of root beer extract just to make sure it had enough flavor, other than that followed exactly.Next time I think I’ll double the recipe so I can use the whole bottle of pectin.I was afraid it wouldn’t set with just have but it was perfect.Thanks DiB’s for a fun, interesting and yummy recipe.”

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