Go Back

Homemade Cream Base Soup

Prep Time1 min
Cook Time5 mins
Course: Soup
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cream, soup


  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • milk
  • salt
  • pepper


  • add a half stick (4 tablespoons) of butter to a sauce pan
  • once the butter melts sprinkle in a tablespoon of while flour (use all purpose flour for best results)
  • quickly whisk the flour and butter together
  • once the flour and butter are blended it will look thick and clumpy
  • begin to pour in your milk in small quantities while continue to whisk rapidly
  • you must whisk constantly to break up the clumps - if it is too dry, add more milk
  • continue to add milk in small quantities until you have reached a thick creamy consistency
  • to properly thicken the cream base, you must bring it to a boil - reduce heat again to add final ingredients
  • once the cream base looks and tastes like cream soup, add in your desired salt and pepper to taste
  • drain your can(s) of mushrooms and stir them into the cream soup


This is the type of recipe I tend to "eyeball" while I am making it.