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Easy recipe for canning rootbeer jelly. Learn how to make jelly like a pro!

Canning Rootbeer Jelly

Easy recipe for canning Rootbeer Jelly

Course Side Dish
Servings 2 pints


  • 4 1/4 cups rootbeer soda
  • 4 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 pkg. or 6 tbsp. powdered pectin
  • 2 tbsp. bottled lemon juice
  • 1/4 tsp. butter


  1. Combine the root beer soda and lemon juice in a large stock pot. Sprinkle the powdered pectin on top of the juice mixture and use a whisk to mix it together. Stirring constantly, heat until boiling. Boil for one minute.
  2. Add the butter and return to a boil. Add the sugar to the pot all at one time (measure it and have it ready ahead of time). Stir until sugar is dissolved. Return to a boil and boil for one minute.
  3. Remove the pan from the heat. Remove any foam with a metal spoon. Ladle the jelly into hot sterilized canning jars, leaving 1/4 inch head space, and process in boiling water canner for 10 minutes.
  4. Remove jars from canner and set the jars on the counter on a kitchen towel to cool.