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This biscuit recipe uses just two ingredients to produce tender, flaky, and delicious biscuits every time. A cream biscuit recipe definitely is a cook’s treasure!

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This incredible cream biscuit recipe comes together in a snap with just two simple ingredients, self-rising flour and cream. That’s it. No buttermilk, no shortening, no butter. Just two ingredients for the most tender, fluffiest biscuits!

Since this recipe does not require cutting in of shortening, butter, or any other ingredients, it really is one of the easiest recipes and must by why it was one of the first biscuit recipes my mother taught me to make. And the first biscuit recipe I taught my son Sam to make when he was a little boy.

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Two Ingredient Cream Biscuit Recipe

Light and delicious, they are a favorite if you are looking for a no fail biscuit recipe perfect for beginners and experts alike! I do recommend using White Lily® self-rising flour in this biscuit recipe, as I do with all of my biscuits. Since it is made with soft, winter wheat, it produces a much lighter biscuit that has out of this world texture and flavor, too.

Served with a drizzle of honey, a bit of butter or jam and you have a delectable dish your family will devour! At least mine sure does! I think you’ll love them!

How to Freeze

  1. Cool. Once cooked, allow to cool completely.
  2. Place in Containers. Portion into an airtight, freezer-safe container(s), label, and freeze for up to 3 months.
  3. Thaw. Allow to thaw overnight.
  4. Reheat and Serve. Reheat in oven or microwave until warm and serve.
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Here’s our two ingredient cream biscuit recipe. Make them soon and let me know how you like them!

4.98 from 43 votes

Two Ingredient Cream Biscuit Recipe

Bread 15 mins

Prep Time 3 mins
Cook Time 12 mins
Servings 6
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Author Robyn Stone | Add a Pinch
This biscuit recipe uses just two ingredients to produce tender, flaky, and delicious biscuits every time. A cream biscuit recipe definitely is a cook’s treasure!



  • Preheat oven to 475º F. Lightly coat rimmed baking sheet or cast iron skillet with vegetable shortening. Set aside.
  • Add flour to a large mixing bowl. Slowly pour in heavy whipping cream and stir gently until just combined. Do not over mix.
  • Pour biscuit dough onto a floured countertop or dough board. Gently pat or roll to about 1/2-inch thick. Cut out biscuits using about a 2-inch biscuit cutter. Place biscuits into skillet or on baking sheet pan, leaving about an inch between biscuits to allow them to rise and cook fully. Place in preheated oven and bake about 10-12 minutes. Remove from oven and serve.


Make-Ahead and Freezer Instructions:
Prepare biscuits as directed in instructions except for baking. Once you have biscuits cut and on baking sheet, wrap tightly to make freezer safe and place in the freezer for up to two months. When ready to bake, preheat oven as directed in recipe, place sheet pan directly from the freezer to the oven and bake a few additional minutes over the standard baking time.
For individual biscuits: Once biscuits have frozen, remove from sheet pan and place in a zip top freezer bag up to two months. Remove the number of biscuits you plan to use and place onto a baking sheet and directly into the oven or toaster. Bake as included above.
I recommend using White Lily® self-rising flour in this cream biscuit recipe. It produces a lighter biscuit with a great texture and flavor.

Nutritional Information

Serving: 2biscuits | Calories: 353kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 67mg | Sodium: 513mg | Potassium: 98mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 875IU | Vitamin C: 0.4mg | Calcium: 46mg | Iron: 0.4mg

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From the Add a Pinch recipe archives. Originally published 2012.

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  1. Wow these look good, they look like what we would call scones in Australia!
    I love scones with jam and cream so I will definitely be trying this recipe out soon!

  2. Robyn, I was one of your readers who emailed you about these wonderful biscuits. I saw your note following the recipe about using White Lily self-rising flour. The flour isn’t mentioned anywhere in the actual recipe. I would urge everyone to use White Lily for the best results. The texture of the biscuits will be so much better. Thanks for all your delicious recipes.

    1. I can’t thank you enough for emailing me about them, Betty Anne! They are so simple and so delicious, aren’t they? I completely agree about urging people to use White Lily for the best results in these biscuits, too!!! Thank you!!!

    2. I have to agree with you about the White Lily Self Rising flour. What’s even better and makes much softer breads is White Lily self rising UNBLEACHED flour. The medallion on the front is RED instead of green like the regular self rising. There is a world of difference in the two. You can’t always find the unbleached in the stores. Just have to search in different stores. I’m in northeast TN. Can’t wait to try these biscuits!

  3. 5 stars
    Wow. How simple! I’m impressed. Love how these pull together so simply. And their gorgeous too!
    Have a beautiful Monday Robyn!

    1. Hi Mrs. Lou,
      You sure can! Just cut them and place onto a baking sheet pan, wrap tightly and freeze up to about two months (if they last that long!). I even like to flash freeze biscuits like this and then pop them into a zip top freezer bag.

  4. 5 stars
    You give us such useful and delicious recipes. I am definitely going to try making these. Hate to confess I am a Bisqyuck biscuit maker. These seem just as easy !!

  5. I read the title and thought there is absolutely no way these can be made with just two ingredients. Self Rising Flour. I should have guessed it. Nice!

  6. 5 stars
    Made the biscuits and froze them. I popped them in the oven the morning of breakfast, and they turned out great. Delicious with butter and jelly! I will probably make a batch to keep in the freezer.

    1. I made these today and they were the lightest, fluffiest biscuits ever. The only problem was they fell apart when we ate them. My flour had been in the freezer awhile so I added a teaspoon of baking powder. Is that why they fell apart?

    2. Beverly, the added baking powder would cause the biscuit to rise too much and then fall apart. Just let your flour from the freezer warm to room temperature and use as normal in recipes without adding anything else. Hope this helps.

    1. 5 stars
      Robyn , the biscuits came out great very easy use what I had on hand self-rising flour from the store will look for the lily-white later heavy cream and topped it off with a little melted butter before baking delicious thank you Marc

  7. 5 stars
    I have been using a traditional buttermilk biscuit recipe but thought I’d give these a try. Wow! I have a new biscuit recipe and will never go back to my old recipe. So easy, light and delicious! Thank you.

    1. the reason I don’t use self rising flour…I FORGET IT IS SELF RISING and wind up adding leavening anyway….

  8. These sound yummy! Should I sift the flour first? or Just scoop it into the measuring cup. Thanks!

    1. HI Sue Ann,
      I don’t add any sugar to these for cream biscuits, but if you do they are excellent to use for shortcake!

  9. 5 stars
    YOU HAVE GOT TO TRY THIS RECIPE. I have been making biscuits with my Granny since I was 15. I saw this recipe and I thought no way, it will be like those 5 ingredient recipes.It just wont have enough flavor. THIS ONE IS NOTLIKE THAT! 1 pet peeve I have is how people try to change the recipe before trying it the way it was written, and then they complain about it, which I would never do, just uncouth. however I was 2 tablespoons short for having a cup of whipping cream, so i thought well i will melt 2T butter to make 1cup. The whole time, Iam thinking I dont know why Iam wasting almost a full cup of cream, why didnt I 1/2 the recipe not waste the butter as well for I was sure this would be a flop. You guys, you will BE BLOWN AWAY by this recipe. All these years and 80 years of my Grannys life making biscuits with all that trouble, butter, buttermilk. WONDERFUL RECIPE

  10. What would you recommend to make these vegan friendly? I have looked up coconut milk as the alternative to heavy cream, what are your recommendations?

  11. 5 stars
    love,love,love this recipe. Can you bake these at a lower temp. for a longer time. I found mine burned a little on the bottom at this high temp.

    1. Hi Carol,
      That’s a great question! You want to bake biscuits at this high of a temperature so that they have the best rise possible. Lower temperatures result in shorter, more dense tasting biscuits. What I would recommend is testing these in your oven for a shorter baking period. Using a lighter colored baking pan or lining your baking pan with a silicone baking mat will also reduce the amount of heat on the bottom of your biscuits and therefore make them not as brown (or burned, in this case!). I hope that helps, Carol. xo

  12. I do this, too, but I just add buttermilk instead of cream. Your biscuits are probably lighter because of the added fat in the cream. I will have to try this some time.

  13. I made these biscuits this morning using my mama’s big yellow bowl that is around 70 years old. They were the best tasting biscuits I have ever had. My mama would have been proud! Thank you for such a delicious and easy recipe!

  14. Could the biscuits be made in a muffin pan also? Since the recipe only makes 6 biscuits I would think that this would be much easier!

    1. Hi Dottie – I’ve never made biscuits in a muffin pan, so not sure how they would turn out. I think they are very easy to make like described in the recipe. I hope you enjoy them! Thanks so much!

  15. 5 stars
    i just finished making them for the first time, i really love them, safeway didnt have white lily so i had to use a a different brand, still was amazing though

  16. Hello,
    I tried to make these using the proportions listed, but they are like soup! What am I doing wrong?!

    1. Hi Chelsea,
      I am sorry that happened when you made them. I’ve made this recipe multiple times for many years and have never had that happen. Thanks!

  17. Used new flour. Barely mixed dough. Religiously did NOT twist cutter. Biscuits STILL flat. Why do I struggle with something every southern teen can do with their eyes closed? Should I add EXTRA baking powder?

    1. Hi Tracy,
      I’m so sorry they aren’t rising for you! What self-rising flour are you using? How thick/ thin are you rolling the biscuit dough? I will tell you that my son made them this past weekend and instead of rolling them, he just used a large cookie scoop for drop biscuits. Maybe try that method instead of rolling?

    2. 5 stars
      That was the original purpose, as drop biscuits. But it makes great rolled biscuits as well. Only, use 2 cups to 1 pint whipping cream, easier to plan since whipping cream doesn’t come in pint and a half cartons. Much easier to remember, too.

  18. I live in Central Oregon….no White Lily here. Any substitute suggestions? I use Bob’s Red Mill flours for all my baking but they have no self-rise flour. Also, does altitude affect the rise of the biscuit?

    Thanks for your help.

  19. 5 stars
    I only had half pint of regular whipping cream so i thought 1 1/4 cups of flour would be ok but I ended up using about 1 3/4 instead. Lol They were outstanding! My dad is 70 years old from Alabama and he told me he couldn’t believe they came out so good with just 2 ingredients. Thank you!!

  20. Do you have adjustments for high altitude as I live at 8200 ft elevation and they didn’t rise as they should have. I used to make biscuits all the time at home in Florida, which is as flat and at sea level as you can get. But up here in the mountains in South America, where I retired, my biscuits just aren’t cooperating. It is killing me because being born and raised in the south I grew up with biscuits at least 4-5 times a week. I’ve been here for four years and can’t get a descent biscuit no matter how hard I try.

    1. I can imagine you are craving a good biscuit since you were raised in the south eating them every week, Paula! I am not sure what adjustments you’d make to bake them at a high altitude. I hope you find high altitude baking tips to help you! xo

  21. 5 stars
    I just made these biscuits and let me tell you, they are the best biscuits in the world‼️ I have tried so many times to make biscuits and they never turn out, these were perfect‼️ And so simple, how great is that? I finally feel like a true Southerner, sad, I was born and raised in the South and couldn’t make a biscuit. No more shame on me after these wonderful gems. They will now be a regular part of my menu. Thank you so much for sharing this FABULOUS work of art‼️

    1. This makes my day, Peggy! So glad you enjoyed baking them – and eating them! We love these in our house too! Thanks for sharing your success with them! xo

    1. Hi Nita,
      I’ve not tried making with evaporated milk and am not sure how that would turn out since this is a Cream Biscuit. Hope that helps. Thanks!

  22. 5 stars
    These are AMAZING!!! Best biscuits I’ve ever made!! I’ve been trying to find a great biscuit recipe for a long time and a friend told me about this recipe. Soooo good and sooooo easy!! Definitely is my ‘go to’ biscuit recipe now! Thank you, thank you, thank you for sharing this recipe with us!!! ❤️❤️❤️

  23. I followed the recipe and these biscuits were light and delicious. The only problem when I split them to add butter the tops fell apart. What did I do wrong?

  24. Thank you so much for sharing this recipe, I made these biscuits this morning, they were the best biscuits I ever made

  25. 5 stars
    I had the idea that post-Thanksgiving turkey, gravy and cranberry sauce would be great served on a cream biscuit. I only had A/P King Arthur flour on hand so I added 3 tsp of baking powder and 1 tsp of kosher salt. They looked great. My Husband’s assessment said it all…”This is the best biscuit I’ve ever had!” Yay! They really did come out perfectly.

  26. 4 stars
    The biscuits had a great taste  but they were very crumbly.  Any suggestions. Some recipes for these call for whipping the cream. . Have you tried this. 

    1. Hi Jean,
      I’m glad you enjoyed the taste. I have tried whipping the cream but I prefer them this way. I’m not sure why they were crumbly – I’ve not had that happen. Thanks!

  27. 5 stars
    I modified the amounts to make a Biscuit Kit for camping. Trader Joe’s sells shelf stable whipping cream in an 8 oz/1 cup box. That and 1 1/3 cups self rising flour in a small container makes a one batch biscuit kit which can be kept in the cupboard in our motorhome and is just big enough for 2 people for a couple of meals.

  28. 5 stars
    So easy and better than I’ve ever eaten anywhere. I’m 63 and can cook pretty much anything, but never made biscuits. Now I have to try the three ingredient recipe. I did brush melted unsalted butter after letting them cool a few minutes. Thank you for the recipe and the White Lily tip.

    1. Yay, Michael! I’m so glad you tried making biscuits and enjoyed them! I am excited for you to try my Three Ingredient Biscuits too. Thanks so much!

  29. 5 stars
    I am almost 70 years old and have never been able to make biscuits that weren’t like hockey pucks. Just tried this simple recipe and they were delicious. Very flakey and tender. I may never buy ready made biscuits again. Next time I may add just a bit of sugar. I like my biscuits with a touch of sweetness. Thanks so much. I love your website.

  30. 5 stars
    My family is obsessed with these things I got a whole bread maker so I can continue to make tje crack biscuits as they say

  31. I love baking and will try this recipe but alas, we don’t have the flour you mentioned available in our supermarkets.
    I’ll use good old Edmonds 🙂
    Will let you know how they go

  32. Made a batch of biscuit today. They turned out to be the fluffiest biscuits I have ever made by far. Highly recommended for new bakers!! Thank you for sharing.

  33. I just tried this recipe and my biscuit came out perfect. Thank you for helping this country boy dream come true. I added cheese as well because my spouse and daughter loved my late mother cheese biscuits.

    1. Thank you for letting me know how well your biscuits turned out, Gary. I’m so glad you can now make biscuits like your mother did.

  34. Taste great, but mine were “flat” compared to the fluffy, round ones in the pic. I halved the recipe to try it out. I did use an off brand self-rising flour though. Any thoughts?

    1. Kym, to make sure your biscuits are fluffy and tender, stir the ingredients just until combined. Lightly pat the dough into a flat disc and do not twist the biscuit cutter when cutting the dough. That will cause the biscuits to not rise as well. Also, the flour could make a difference. I hope this helps!

  35. Made these and love them. I use the same temperature for the oven but cook them 12 minutes because they don’t get done in the middle at 10 minutes. Family members love them too. I will never make biscuits the other way ever again. Thanks!!!!!!!

  36. My biscuits tasted ok, but they didn’t rise? Not as pretty as my old fashioned lard and bacon grease biscuits

    1. 5 stars
      These were amazing and took the stress out of my last minute biscuits and gravy!!! So light and so tender.. I didn’t have self-rising flour, but it was easy to sub with AP flour and some baking powder and salt. My son loved these more than my traditional baking powder biscuits. This will now be my go-to recipe! Thank you so much for sharing 🙂

  37. 5 stars
    What a delicious biscuit! This step by step clear and detailed recipe is so easy. Follow it exactly as written and you will be amazed! I am amazed! I feel so proud and tickled right now! I made homemade biscuits after we got home from the store within 30 minutes!! Two ingredients! I did use unsalted butter for the pan because we didn’t have vegetable shortening on hand. I look forward to doing this again soon! Thank you so much!

  38. 5 stars
    I’ve made these 3 times so far. I love them with honey for breakfast. I’m going to freeze some the next time. They’ve turned out perfect every time. I used Washington brand self rising flour and baked them for 12 minutes.

  39. 5 stars
    Thanks for the wonderful recipe. I added a little powdered sugar to mine. Came out fabulous! You have offered a great foundation to build upon.

  40. Never failed. I added my touch and ingredients and no matter what I did or added, they never failed. Just got better.

  41. 5 stars
    I have tried recipe after recipe with little success! These biscuits are fool proof! Just remember, don’t twist your biscuit cutter, so the edges will be free to rise!

  42. 5 stars
    Thank you for this recipe! The biscuits were awesome once I used the right flour! I accidentally used plain flour on my first batch!

    1. Just made these tonight. They took way longer to cook and didn’t rise! I used self rising flour and organic heavy whipping cream. I do live at about 7,000 feet elevation. What do you think I can do to fix the recipe? I don’t feel like I did anything wrong with the recipe. Any suggestions????

  43. I LOVE this recipe! My son eats all of them except three everytime I make them! I still can’t believe only 2 ingredients! Yes they are ready in a Pinch and go with every dish you may make! Thanks for given us a even warmer feeling at dinner!!😃

  44. This was my first time making homemade biscuits and it was so easy and they taste amazing! I wondered if you think spelt flour could work if I add the ingredients necessary for the rising of flour? I love experimenting with spelt!

  45. 5 stars
    I made this with diy gluten free self-rising flour and these are the easiest, tastiest biscuits! I think I’ll try them dropped into chicken-n-dumplings.
    *To make my diy gluten free self rising flour I used King Arthur Flour’s recipe:
    1.5 tsp baking powder
    .25 tsp salt
    1 cup gluten free flour blend (I used great value)

    The biscuits turned out so well and I highly recommend trying this recipe, even if you can’t have gluten!

  46. 5 stars
    I had a recipe for Cream Biscuits and lost the page it was on. Saw these and oh boy!! My husband loved them! I love them! There is no flour for biscuits like White Lily. None. Hurray! I found my favorite recipe again!! These are fantastic!
    Recommended above all others!

    1. If you don’t have White Lily flour in your area, it can be ordered through several online stores such as Amazon and Walmart, Sharon.

  47. Does anyone know what I’m doing wrong? Each time my biscuits are good, only they crumble so much you can’t even pick them up. Please help! I’ve watched videos and can’t see where I’ve gone wrong.

    1. Joan, I’m not sure what is going wrong. It could be too much flour or not mixing the flour and heavy cream thoroughly.

    2. I used to have this problem also. Then, one day I noticed something on the side of the bag of White Lily Self Rising flour: for every one cup of flour a recipe calls for, if using White Lily, add an additional 2 TBSP of flour per cup of flour. So for this recipe, 2 cups of flour plus 4 TBSP of flour. I tried that and it made all the difference. Biscuits no longer crumble.

    1. Suzie, this recipe makes about 12 biscuits with serving size 2 biscuits. Nutrition information is for 2 biscuits.

  48. 5 stars
    Great recipe! Perfect for camping! If you don’t have self rising flour, it’s still easy to make by throwing in 4 tsp baking powder and 1/2 tsp of salt.

    1. Thanks, Mary Lee. These biscuits are great for making when camping. So glad you like them.

  49. 5 stars
    Absolutely the easiest and best I’ve tried!!! No fail. A must try. I did have to add a little more HWC but they came out flaky and delicious.

  50. 5 stars
    These have been my go-to Thanksgiving biscuit for years. I always make a 2 cup recipe into 12 mini biscuits, since there’s so much other food to eat. But I do one batch plain, one with chopped chives, and one with shredded sharp cheddar and black pepper. De-li-cious!

  51. 5 stars
    I LOVE this biscuit recipe! I put them in my cast iron baking pan and they are absolutely perfect! Thank you so much for sharing your recipe. Less is more. 🙂

  52. 5 stars
    I have always used my grandmothers home made biscuit recipe… Until I found this one. I love it and so does my family. My husband has never been a biscuit eater, but will eat these anytime I fix them. Thank you so much for sharing!

  53. 5 stars
    Just made these this morning. Best biscuits I’ve ever made! Light and sweet. Delicious. Thank you Robyn

    1. I’m glad you loved the biscuits, Lanette, and found the recipe easy. Thanks!

    1. LeAnn, I have made these in an air fryer and they were delicious. I used the same preheated temperature as for the oven and baked til golden brown, about 10 minutes.

  54. 5 stars
    My family and I just loved this recipe! I made a double batch, because we had a lot of almost expired heavy whipping cream, and they were all gone! We had them as a meal and everyone was full.

    1. Meredith, thanks so much. I’m thrilled that this recipe works so well for you. This is a favorite biscuit at my house.

  55. I love the biscuits, I like to freeze the biscuit unbaked. They don’t seem to rise as high when thawed and baked later. Do I need to add a little more baking powder? Or will that give them an off taste?

    1. Mellibean, I’m not sure why your biscuits are not rising. I would not add more baking powder but here are some things that might help. Make sure you use a sharp cutter and do not twist the cutter as you cut the dough into the biscuits before freezing. Place the frozen biscuits on a greased pan and place one inch apart into the pre-heated oven to bake. It will take the frozen biscuits a little longer bake. I hope this helps.

    1. I wouldn’t use bread flour for these biscuits, Phil. The biscuits would not be as tender and flaky.

  56. We make these practically weekly. We love the simplicity and the biscuits are always perfect! I use the entire pint container and 3 and 1/2 cups Lily S/R flour.

    1. Don’t you just love how tender and flaky the White Lily makes the biscuits, Janie? I love that your family likes these biscuits so much.

  57. So light, fluffy and uncomplicated. I stay in the kitchen cooking all day sometimes. I love to cook and it’s one of my hobbies and favorite past times. So when I say I can make some biscuits, believe me, I can. But this recipe I just had to try. I was thinking no way is this going to turn out right! Shut my mouth and throw away the key! Go ahead and make these biscuits with this recipe. It’s worth the no time or effort. They’re perfect.

    1. Don’t you just love how easy these biscuits are to make, Kimberly! I love to hear that you were surprised and loved how well these biscuits turned out. Thanks for letting me know how well you liked them.

    1. Oh, I love this, Flo, especially from someone who has been baking biscuits for so long. Thank you!

  58. Absolutely wonderful. This was the first time I have ever made biscuits (I’m 68) my family was amazed

  59. 5 stars
    This recipe has become my go-to for biscuits; in our southern home, we have to double the recipe, though. They are perfect! My sons love them with jam, my husband loves them as a breakfast sandwich, and I love them covered in gravy. Seriously, this recipe is easy; the texture is perfect with warm softness inside and crispy outside.

    1. Thanks, Jackie. I love that your family has different ways they want their biscuits and that his recipe works for them all.

    1. You can use the same cream you use to make the clotted cream, such as whipping cream. Hope you enjoy, Wade.

    1. Kim, you can use butter, coconut oil, vegetable oil, olive oil, canola oil, or nonstick cooking spray to grease the pan. Hope you enjoy the biscuits.

  60. So Delicious! Have you tried making chocolate bisquits by reducing the flour and adding powdered baking cocoa?