Mountain Dew has a unique history. In fact, it was never intended to be a soft drink at all. In the 1940s, Mountain Dew, also a slang term for moonshine, was developed to be used as a mixer or base for a mixed alcoholic beverage. But, the beverage was so delicious on its own that it didn’t require any spirits to make it drinkable.
In a strange and ironic twist, Mountain Dew has once again become a mixer, but in an unusual way. In recent years, the iconic soda has become one of the most popular liquids to add to recipes. We’ve seen everything from Mountain Dew ice cream to Mountain Dew cupcakes. It makes sense that a sugary soda would make a great dessert add-in, but would you ever try it in a savory recipe?
We have taken the ever-popular 7-Up Biscuits recipe that has been a kitchen staple for years and swapped the 7-Up for Mountain Dew. It started out as an experiment simply because we didn’t have any 7-Up on hand, and the result was so much better than we could have ever imagined. In fact, we’re pretty sure Mountain Dew will be our go-to for soda biscuits from now on.
The recipe is simple and only requires four ingredients…baking mix (like Bisquick, but store brands work too), sour cream, Mountain Dew, and butter. That’s it! These biscuits are amazing if served while hot and slathered with butter. The Mountain Dew gives them a soft, fluffy texture that will leave you wondering why you haven’t been making them like this all along.
Give the recipe below a try and let us know what you think!
FLUFFY MOUNTAIN DEW BISCUITS
Makes approx. 9 biscuits
2 to 2 1/2 cups baking mix
1/2 cup sour cream
1/2 cup Mountain Dew
1/4 cup salted butter, melted
Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.
In a medium mixing bowl, stir together 2 cups of baking mix and the sour cream until well combined. Stir in the Mountain Dew, making sure that all of the baking mix has been moistened. Turn dough onto surface that has been dusted with additional baking mix. Knead gently until smooth. Pat dough to 1-inch thickness then cut into biscuits using a round cutter or drinking glass.
Pour butter in the bottom of a square baking pan. Place biscuits on top of the melted butter. Bake for 12-15 minutes or until lightly browned on top. Serve warm with butter. ENJOY!