Get your cauldrons ready: Kendra Smoot's home made root beer is the perfect libation for your Halloween festivities.
Ceramic or metal bowl to fit inside cauldron with an inch of room on all sides
10 pounds dry ice (Please note: Dry ice can be very dangerous. Please follow all package directions when handling.)
Thick rubber dish washing gloves or oven mitts
8 cups water
2 cups sugar
1 tablespoon Root Beer Extract (usually found in the baking aisle)
Mix 1 cup water with 2 cups sugar and the root beer extract in a pitcher. Once sugar is dissolved stir in the remaining water.
Place the bowl inside the witches cauldron.
Now you are ready to put the dry ice in. A few notes on dry ice: Be careful that it doesn't touch skin, lips, mouths, etc. It's freezing temperatures can cause burns. Never serve small pieces in individual glasses. If you are making this at a party with small children, have an adult supervise the serving of the root beer to avoid any accidents.
Place a large chunk in the bowl, and smaller chunks around the edges. To cut chunks, place dry ice in a plastic cooler. Wear gloves and use a large knife or scissors to break off chunks.
Add root beer to dry ice. The smoking effect happens when the dry ice is mixed with a liquid and usually only lasts for 5-10 minutes. Once the smoke is starting to diminish, pour a small stream of water over the ice around the edges of the bowl. Add fresh ice and water as needed.
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