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7Up Drop Biscuits

These easy 7Up Drop Biscuits should have their own fan club. They’re made with four simple ingredients and are guaranteed to thrill the biscuit loving eaters at your table. They’re slightly sweet, super fluffy and the low fuss preparation makes them perfectly suited for those days when you have a craving for the house bread of the South made with little effort.

7Up Drop Biscuits

Easy 7Up Drop Biscuits Recipe

This fun biscuit recipe has been floating around kitchens for some time. Not surprising, it’s featured on the 7Up Brand website. I pretty much make them just as the recipe directs but, prefer making them as drop biscuits to simplify preparation and skip the rolling and cutting. It’s particularly helpful on a busy day.

7Up Drop Biscuits step-by-step preparation

Do You Have To Have A Cast Iron Skillet To Make 7Up Drop Biscuits?

The short answer is no, you can bake this biscuits in any size similar pan. I’m particularly partial to baking these biscuits in a cast iron skillet for the crust that it gives to the biscuits plus, that’s literally how I learned to make biscuits as a little girl. My entire family bakes biscuits in cast iron as the preferred baking method. It’s not a problem if you don’t have a cast iron skillet they can, of course, be baked in any similar-size baking dish.

7Up Drop Biscuits

How to Make the BEST 7Up Drop Biscuits Recipe

  • Ingredients you’ll need to make homemade 7Up Drop Biscuits: Buttermilk biscuit mix i.e. Bisquick or similar, sour cream, 7UP and melted butter.
  • Kitchen tools you’ll need:  Mixing bowl, measuring cups and spoons, medium ice cream scoop, nonstick silicone spatula or spoon for stirring everything together, cast iron skillet or similar size baking pan.
  • You can use a well known brand of biscuit mix such as Bisquick or a private label store brand that you enjoy.
  • You can use full fat or light sour cream in these biscuits.
  • You could add shredded cheddar cheese to the biscuit mix prior to adding the wet ingredients and mixing together.
  • After arranging the biscuits in the skillet with the melted butter make a point to reserve some butter to brush the tops before baking.
  • Doing so, will give them that golden color that makes them so appealing. Fill them with ham, butter or jam and serve them fresh from the oven at any meal.
  • Other baked goodies you can make with 7Up include this  7Up Pound Cake and fun Cherry Limeade Pound Cake from Recipe Girl.

7Up Drop Biscuits

More Southern Biscuit Recipes to Make

You can enjoy biscuits as the complementary bread at any meal. More biscuit recipes you may also like to try:

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7Up Drop Biscuits

Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time25 minutes
Total Time35 minutes
Course: Bread, Breakfast, brunch
Cuisine: American
Keyword: 7Up-biscuits, drop-biscuits
Servings: 10 biscuits
Calories: 354kcal

Ingredients

  • 4 1/2 cups buttermilk biscuit mix i.e. Bisquick or similar
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup 7UP®
  • 1/2 cup butter melted

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 425°F. Pour 2/3 melted butter into the bottom of a 10-inch cast iron skillet or similar. Swirl to coat the sides or brush sides with a pastry brush. Set aside.
  • Pour the biscuit mix into a medium size mixing bowl. Using a fork or pastry blender cut the sour cream into the biscuit mix until it resembles peas.
  • Make a well in the center and add 7UP. Mix well into the biscuit mix until fully moistened. 
  • Usie a regular size ice cream scoop (4-oz) to divide the dough placing side by side in the buttered skillet. 
  • Brush the tops with reserved melted butter. Bake for 22-25 minutes or until golden. 
  • Serve hot with butter and jam, if desired.

Notes

Greek yogurt may be substituted for sour cream, if desired.
To roll and cut: Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface. (May use additional baking mix) Turn the dough a few times to coat. Use a floured rolling pin to roll to 1-inch thickness. Dip a 2 or 3-inch round biscuit cutter in flour. cut into rounds and place side by side in skillet. Brush tops with melted butter. 

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 354kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 34mg | Sodium: 789mg | Potassium: 140mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 361IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 132mg | Iron: 2mg
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37 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    I’ve made these for years. They work with 7-up, ginger ale, my few, soda water, etc. Sometimes I add a little cheese and garlic or sometimes cinnamon and nuts and put some white sugar frosting drizzled on top. Very versatile recipe.

      1. Yes, I do this all the time, like an SOS gravy or even great with pot roast and gravy poured over them tastes great too.

  2. We love these! Do you think they would freeze well? I got 16 biscuits and we are biscuited out at the moment but don’t want to waste them…

  3. We live in central Mexico and there is no Bisquick or other “mix” type stuff. Do you know how I could make this with non-mix items? The recipe looks so yummy!

  4. 5 stars
    Thank you so much for this recipe! Biscuit attempts have always been an epic fail for me but these came out perfect! I’ll never make them any other way again!

  5. Recipe stated 3 ingredients. You put 4, something from a little cup looking like water. What was it.

  6. 5 stars
    I made these tonight but substituted the 7up for gingerale as its what I had on hand. These were soooo good and so easy to make !! The sour cream makes them moist and the gingerale makes them light and fluffy best bisquits Ive made in quite a while ! Ty

    1. It will work in the same amount but, could affect the sweetness a bit as artificial sweeteners don’t generally hold up to heat very well. That said, it’s carbonated and will work.

      1. Hi Melissa, can I use soda water instead of 7up? I’d like to make them more on the savory side.

    2. yes it does work and I can not tell any difference I’m a diabetic you have to try so save carbs were you can they are delicious

  7. 5 stars
    Could Ginger Ale be used in place of the 7-Up or would it not be sweet enough? OR could I just add a little sugar? Thanks. Enjoy your recipes so much!

    1. Hi Carol, that’s interesting. I share your love of ginger ale, and it would work in the same amount, of course. Just be aware the ginger will change the flavor
      a bit but, it will work.

      1. 4 stars
        I was thinking the same thing.
        I can’t see how the ginger flavor would mess with it TOO much. It might actually ADD some flavor!
        I always have ginger ale on hand, but rarely buy 7UP (cocktail preferences).
        I’ll post if/when I try it.

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