4 Unique Recipes Using Root Beer Flavoring Oil to Add a Twist to Your Treats

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Root beer is a classic American soda that has been around for over a century. Its unique flavor comes from a combination of vanilla, wintergreen, licorice, and other herbs and spices. Root beer flavoring oil is a concentrated version of these flavors that can be used in a variety of recipes to add a touch of root beer flavor. In this blog, we will share four unique recipes that use root beer flavoring oil to create delicious treats.

Root Beer Flavoring

Recipe 1: Root Beer Float Cupcakes


  • 1 box white cake mix
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup root beer
  • 1/2 tsp root beer flavoring oil
  • 1 container vanilla frosting
  • 12 maraschino cherries


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F and line a muffin tin with paper liners.
  2. In a large bowl, mix cake mix, vegetable oil, eggs, root beer, and root beer flavoring oil until well combined.
  3. Pour batter into prepared muffin tin and bake for 18-20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  4. Let cupcakes cool completely before frosting with vanilla frosting.
  5. Top each cupcake with a maraschino cherry.

Recipe 2: Root Beer BBQ Sauce


  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1/2 cup root beer
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 tsp root beer flavoring oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. In a medium saucepan, whisk together ketchup, root beer, brown sugar, apple cider vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, root beer flavoring oil, salt, and pepper.
  2. Bring mixture to a boil over medium-high heat, then reduce heat and let simmer for 15-20 minutes, or until thickened.
  3. Use as a BBQ sauce for chicken, ribs, or burgers.

Recipe 3: Root Beer Fudge


  • 3 cups sugar
  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter
  • 2/3 cup evaporated milk
  • 1/2 cup root beer
  • 1/2 tsp root beer flavoring oil
  • 12 oz white chocolate chips
  • 7 oz marshmallow creme


  1. Line a 9-inch square baking dish with parchment paper.
  2. In a large saucepan, combine sugar, butter, evaporated milk, root beer, and root beer flavoring oil.
  3. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture comes to a boil.
  4. Reduce heat to low and let mixture simmer for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  5. Remove from heat and stir in white chocolate chips and marshmallow creme until smooth.
  6. Pour mixture into prepared baking dish and let cool completely before cutting into squares.

Recipe 4: Root Beer Glazed Donuts


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup root beer
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp root beer flavoring oil
For the glaze:
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup root beer
  • 1/4 tsp root beer flavoring oil


  1. Preheat oven to 375°F and grease a donut
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and granulated sugar.
  3. In a separate bowl, mix melted butter, buttermilk, root beer, egg, vanilla extract, and root beer flavoring oil.
  4. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir until just combined.
  5. Fill a piping bag with the batter and pipe into a greased donut pan.
  6. Bake for 12-15 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  7. Let donuts cool in the pan for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack.
  8. In a small bowl, whisk together powdered sugar, root beer, and root beer flavoring oil until smooth.
  9. Dip each donut into the glaze and let it set on a wire rack.
Root Beer Extract

Root beer flavoring oil is a versatile ingredient that can add a unique twist to traditional recipes. From cupcakes to BBQ sauce, fudge, and donuts, there are endless ways to incorporate root beer flavor into your favorite treats. We hope these four recipes inspire you to get creative in the kitchen and try something new. Don't be afraid to experiment and have fun with the flavors of root beer.

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