You only need 4 ingredients to make perfect buttery, flaky biscuits—and one of those ingredients is 7UP! (Who knew, right?!) These 7UP Biscuits might just be the easiest biscuits you’ll ever make.

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It may seem a little odd to use soda in your baking recipes, but it’s actually a genius idea. In fact, it’s the secret ingredient in my 7UP Cake Recipe, 3-Ingredient Bisquick Biscuits made with Sprite, and Coca-Cola Cake.

The carbonation of the soda—in this case, 7UP—helps the biscuits rise for a texture that’s fluffy and light. No one can resist those beautiful biscuit layers—especially when slathered with jam or a smear of honey butter!

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Easy 7UP Biscuit Recipe

There are actually a few other unique ingredients in this 7-up biscuit recipe. It uses sour cream, which helps make the biscuits extra soft and gives them a slightly tangy flavor. I also use self-rising flour since it makes the recipe easy to assemble quickly. No need to measure baking soda or baking powder here!

If you’re looking for a quick, tasty biscuit recipe, this is definitely the one you need to try. 7UP biscuits are the easiest biscuits I have ever made and they go well with so many meals. 7UP biscuits and fried chicken is always a family favorite, but you also can’t go wrong with a simple, warm biscuit and butter. And don’t forget about biscuits and sausage gravy!

ingredients to make 7up biscuits

Ingredients for 7UP Biscuits

See recipe card below this post for ingredient quantities and full instructions. 

  • Self-rising flour – Self-rising flour is flour with baking powder and salt already blended into the bag, so there is no need for an additional leavening agent. Bakers love self-rising flour since it is so easy to use. Two fewer ingredients to measure and mix! 
  • Unsalted butter
  • Sour cream – Be sure to use full-fat sour cream rather than light. You need the extra fat to make the biscuits flaky and tender. 
  • 7UP – One can of 7UP is plenty. You’ll even have a little extra to drink! 

Variations

Here are a few ingredient substitutions and variations that work well. 

  • Make your own self-rising flour. Mix two cups of all-purpose flour, 1 tablespoon of baking powder, and 1 teaspoon of salt together in a large bowl. Use this homemade self-rising flour for the 7UP biscuits. 
  • Replace the sour cream with plain whole milk Greek yogurt. This is a great way to make a good biscuit that is a little less rich. 
  • Brush the tops of the biscuits with a little heavy cream instead of butter. This will still make the tops of the biscuits golden brown, but it gives them a slightly different flavor.
  • Replace the 7UP with ginger ale to give the biscuits a unique, slightly spicy taste. Mountain Dew is also a good substitute for 7-up soda.
  • Sprinkle a little sugar on top of the melted butter before baking the biscuits. This will give the easy biscuits a hint of sweetness that is especially good if you will be using them to make a dessert. 

How to Make 7UP Biscuits

  1. Prepare: Preheat the oven to 450ºF.
  2. Blend the butter: Add the flour to a large bowl and blend in the cold butter. Use your hands or a pastry cutter to rub the butter into the flour until it creates a crumbly-looking mixture. Mix the sour cream into the buttery flour. 
  3. Add the 7UP: Pour the 7UP into the bowl while stirring. Once the dough comes together, stop stirring immediately so as not to over-mix. It will be a very soft dough thanks to that secret ingredient. 
  4. Knead: Place the dough on a floured work surface and knead it until it’s smooth. 
  5. Roll and cut: Roll the biscuit dough until it’s about ½-inch thick. Cut the dough into circles using a cookie cutter and place the biscuits on a baking sheet tray. You can also use a baking dish, just make sure the biscuits are spaced at least an inch apart so they bake evenly. 
  6. Brush: Use a pastry brush to brush the tops of each biscuit with melted butter.
  7. Bake: Bake the biscuits for about 10 minutes. The tops will be golden brown and the biscuits will have puffed up, making them tall and fluffy. 
  8. Cool: Let the biscuits cool for about 5 minutes before enjoying true biscuit perfection! 
7up biscuit cut in half and spread with butter sitting on a white round plate

Quick Tip

Try to get as many biscuits out of the dough the first time you roll it. The more times you need to roll the biscuit dough, the tougher the dough gets. The fluffiest biscuits will come from that first batch of rolled dough. You can also just pat the dough with your hands rather than rolling it which helps keep the dough tender. 

How to Store 7UP Biscuits

Biscuits are best when stored at room temperature. Place them in an airtight container and keep them on your kitchen counter for 3-4 days. These biscuits also freeze well for up to 3 months. Freeze the biscuits in an airtight container, then thaw them at room temperature when you are ready to eat.

Reheat your 7UP biscuits in the microwave, heating for about 30 seconds until they feel warm to the touch. You can also put the biscuits back in a 350ºF oven for about 2-3 minutes to reheat. 

Serving Suggestions

Top your 7UP biscuits with Strawberry Rhubarb Jam or Crockpot Strawberry Raspberry Jam, or serve them alongside breakfast favorites like bacon and scrambled eggs.

FAQs

What is the secret to making biscuits rise?

Baking biscuits at high temperatures help them rise quickly. The 7UP in this recipe also helps them rise, as the carbonation expands in the dough, making it airy. The self-rising flour helps too! 

What are hillbilly biscuits?

Hillbilly biscuits are biscuits made with just two simple ingredients: self rising flour and heavy cream. This biscuit recipe is very similar, but it uses a few more ingredients to make the easy biscuit recipe a little more flavorful. The lemon-lime soda makes these buttery biscuits especially tasty! 

Is butter or shortening better for biscuits?

Butter is better for making biscuits. It is much more moist and has a better taste. Since there are so few ingredients in these biscuits, the flavor of the butter really shines through. 

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7UP Biscuits

You only need 4 ingredients to make perfect buttery, flaky biscuits—and one of those ingredients is 7UP! (Who knew, right?!) These 7UP Biscuits might just be the easiest biscuits you'll ever make.
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Course: Bread
Cuisine: American
Author: Kasey Schwartz
Servings: 10 Biscuits
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Ingredients  

  • 2 cups self-rising flour
  • ½ cup unsalted butter, cold
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • ½ cup 7UP soda
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter (for brushing)

Instructions 

  • Preheat your oven to 450°F (230°C).
  • In a large mixing bowl, add the self-rising flour.
    2 cups self-rising flour
  • Cut the cold unsalted butter into small cubes and add it to the flour. Use a pastry cutter or your fingertips to cut the butter into the flour until it resembles coarse crumbs.
    ½ cup unsalted butter, cold
  • Add the sour cream to the bowl and mix it into the flour and butter mixture.
    ½ cup sour cream
  • Gradually pour in the 7UP soda while stirring the mixture. Stir just until the dough comes together. Be careful not to overmix.
    ½ cup 7UP soda
  • Transfer the dough onto a lightly floured surface. Gently knead the dough a few times until it becomes smooth.
  • Roll out the dough to about 1/2-inch thickness. You can use a rolling pin or simply pat it down with your hands.
  • Using a biscuit cutter or a round cookie cutter, cut out biscuits from the dough. Place the biscuits on a baking sheet, leaving a little space between each biscuit.
  • Brush the tops of the biscuits with melted butter.
    2 tablespoons melted butter (for brushing)
  • Bake the biscuits in the preheated oven for about 10-12 minutes, or until they turn golden brown on top.
  • Once baked, remove the biscuits from the oven and let them cool for a few minutes.
  • Serve the 7UP biscuits warm and enjoy them as a delicious side dish for breakfast, brunch, or any meal.

Nutrition

Calories: 219kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 0.5g | Cholesterol: 37mg | Sodium: 24mg | Potassium: 43mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 426IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 19mg | Iron: 0.2mg
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