Summertime Flavor: Sassafras

Root beer has always been one of those quintessential hot-weather pleasures for us. So much so that we equate the taste to summertime. It's the sassafras root that gives root beer that characteristic zing. Here are some other treats that use the root for that same great summertime taste:

Once you've gone to the trouble to obtain some sassafras root (find it online at herb shops or forage for it in the wild) you can make plentiful use of it! It can be frozen and reused to add its flavor to all of the above and then some!

Have you had sassafras root in anything besides root beer? Please do share in the comments below!

Related: Surprisingly Quick Root Beer Chocolate Bundt Cake

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