Recipe and content provided by Tara Wright, Whole Body Living
A low carb root beer recipe that lets you indulge a little and stay faithful to your ketogenic diet! The secret behind this low carb root beer recipe is choosing a root beer extract that doesn't contain added sugars. Some of my favorite flavoring extracts I've used in the past actually contain some form of sugar in the ingredients list. It's so surprising all the places that sugar is hiding, isn't it? We've really got to become avid ingredient list readers.
So, after some research, I've chosen to use Cook's Root Beer Extract because it's all-natural, gluten-free and has no added sugars. Furthermore, it tastes clean and natural and has a full, delicious flavor. Also, I love that it's made with their pure bourbon vanilla extract!
Now that we've found a great low carb root beer extract we need to find an alternative sweetener that will provide a substitute for real sugar preferably without a metallic mouth feel. To solve this problem I've used a combination of my favorite super food sugar substitute BochaSweet and liquid stevia. If you make the recipe and find it not quite sweet enough, increase the amount of BochaSweet and stevia in your syrup until you hit just the right level of sweetness.
As you remain keto, you'll notice your taste buds changing. Things that didn't taste sweet before, all of a sudden do!
Keto Friendly Root Beer
This fizzy, sweet, satisfying low carb rootbeer is a great way to reward yourself after a long day!Start to Finish: 5 minutes
Warm your water and stir in 1 cup of BochaSweet until the sugar substitute is completely dissolved. Then add liquid stevia and rootbeer extract and stir to combine.
Chill in the fridge for a few hours to allow to cool or use immediately, pouring over ice to chill quickly.
Once chilled, add 2-6 tablespoons of your keto rootbeer syrup to the bottom of a 16 ounce glass, then pour in 12 ounces of sparkling water and stir to combine. The more syrup you add, the sweeter and bolder the flavor. You'll find your perfect balance with a little experimenting.