Low Carb Root Beer

(by Mike M)

3 Tbsp. sarsaparilla root (about 1/2 ounce)
1 Tbsp. licorice root
1 qt. purified water
2-3 tsp. dried Stevia leaf -OR-
3-4 Stevia teabags2 qts. carbonated water

Simmer the sarsaparilla and licorice root in the quart of water for about 45
minutes. DO NOT BOIL — it brings out bitter principles. Add the Stevia
leaf or teabags and simmer for 15 minutes longer.

Strain the plant material and return the pan to the burner. Simmer on very
low until liquid is reduced to half. Remove from heat and strain through a
cheesecloth. Will be left with about 12 ounces of concentrate. Chill in

Add two ounces of concentrate to 10-12 ounces carbonated water. Add Stevia
extract to taste, if more sweetener is desired.

Yield: About 6 large glasses
Suggestion: May use 2 tbsp. of sarsaparilla and 2 tbsp. licorice root OR add
any other barks or herbs of your choice.


Please note that in different parts of the world, different brands of available food have more carbs than other brands.  It is important to read the labels carefully where you shop for food.  If you have difficulty locating low carb supplies, please visit our low carb supplier page for some items that can be mail ordered.