Marge: Lisa I made you some homemade Pepsi for the dance. It’s a little thick, but the price is right.
– Lard of the Dance (The Simpsons Season 10 – Episode 1)
Oh Marge, always thinking of your children and always being frugal. But really what kid in their right mind would bring thick, homemade Pepsi to a school dance? Is Marge so out of touch…no, it’s the children who are wrong.
- 1 cup of Sugar
- 1/8 teaspoon Champagne Yeast
- 1/2 tablespoon Cola Extract
- 2 liters Water
Note: The rarely mentioned “El Boyfriendo” did all the actual brewing here since it’s his area of expertise.
Sterilize everything before you begin, in this case your milk jug. It should be noted that the recipe that comes with the Cola Extract recommends using a proper 2L bottle. I would strong recommend using those bottles and not the milk jug.
Combine all ingredients in the jug and mix until well combined. Set aside in a warm, dark area for approximately 3-4 days or until the jug expands so much that you’re a little worried about it.
So yes, after a few days the jug started to get very distended, so I figured this was as good a time as ever to start drinking. It tasted like Cola and was also carbonated, success! And it turns out that making Pepsi from home is actually quite affordable:
Sugar = $0.20
Champagne Yeast = $ 0.20
Cola Extract = $0.60
2 liters water = free (I mean not really, but I have no idea how to quantify this)
Total = $1.00
So yes, while it a little thick, the price was right!
Cromulence: 5 DMY out of 10
Marge’s Homemade Pepsi Recipe From: Lard of the Dance (The Simpsons Season 10 – Episode 1)
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