How To Make Grits With Heavy Cream

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Grits are a southern staple, often enjoyed for breakfast or as a side dish. While traditionally made with water or milk, adding heavy cream can take them to a whole new level of richness and flavor. In this article, we will walk you through the steps of making grits with heavy cream.


To make grits with heavy cream, you will need the following ingredients:

  • 1 cup of stone-ground grits
  • 3 cups of water
  • 1 cup of heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 4 tablespoons of unsalted butter


Step 1: Boil the Water

In a medium-sized saucepan, bring 3 cups of water to a boil over high heat. Add 1 teaspoon of salt to the water.

Step 2: Add the Grits

Once the water is boiling, add 1 cup of stone-ground grits to the saucepan. Stir the grits with a wooden spoon until they are well combined with the water.

Step 3: Cook the Grits

Reduce the heat to low and cover the saucepan with a lid. Let the grits simmer for 20-25 minutes, stirring occasionally to prevent them from sticking to the bottom of the saucepan.

Step 4: Add the Heavy Cream

After 20-25 minutes of cooking, add 1 cup of heavy cream to the grits. Stir well to combine the cream with the grits.

Step 5: Add the Butter

Next, add 4 tablespoons of unsalted butter to the grits. Stir until the butter is melted and well combined with the grits and cream.

Step 6: Serve

Once the butter is melted, your grits with heavy cream are ready to be served. Scoop them into bowls or onto plates and enjoy!


  • For extra flavor, try adding shredded cheese or crumbled bacon to your grits with heavy cream.
  • If your grits are too thick, add more heavy cream or water until they reach your desired consistency.
  • Use a wooden spoon to stir your grits, as it will prevent them from sticking to the bottom of the saucepan.


Making grits with heavy cream is a simple way to elevate this classic Southern dish. With just a few ingredients and some patience, you can create a creamy and delicious bowl of grits that is sure to please. So next time you’re in the mood for some comfort food, give this recipe a try and enjoy the rich and comforting flavors of grits with heavy cream.