plate of lemonade scones in front of jam jar

Easy Lemonade Scones

4.45 from 9 votes
COURSE: Afternoon Tea, Baking, Dessert
CUISINE: British
PREP TIME: 12 minutes
COOK TIME: 35 minutes
TOTAL TIME: 45 minutes
SERVINGS: 10 scones
CALORIES: 298kcal
AUTHOR: The Home Cook's Kitchen
These easy lemonade scones contain only three ingredients and are so, so good! Light and fluffy, these are the perfect treat for afternoon entertaining!


  • 4 1/2 cups self-raising flour, note 1
  • 1 1/4 cups heavy whipping cream, cold, (note 2)
  • 1 1/2 cups sprite/lemonade, note 3
  • 1 tbsp milk, to brush on top before baking


  • Preheat oven to 400F/200C.
  • Sift flour into a large bowl.
  • Add cream and lemonade.
  • With a knife, gently 'mix' or 'cut' the dough until it has been combined (note 4)
  • Generously flour a surface, and with floured hands, turn out the dough onto your floured surface.
  • Shape into a rectangle, about 4cm/1.5 inches thick.
  • Dip a wine glass in flour.
  • Cut out rounds and place on a lined baking tray.
  • Reshape the extra dough, and keep cutting until the dough runs out. (note 5)
  • Brush the tops of the scones with a little milk (note 6)
  • Place in oven for 25-35 minutes until golden brown on top (note 7).
  • Serve with whipped cream and fresh raspberry jam.


Note 1 - as mentioned, use only self-raising flour. Plain flour won't make them rise
Note 2 - I just use regular, heavy whipping cream (not whipped)
Note 3 - I use just a small bottle of Sprite, in Australia, we get Schweppes lemonade, in the US Sprite, works a treat!
Note 4 - the dough WILL be sticky, that is why I recommend having a generously floured surface and hands when you roll it out. If you find it is too sticky to work with, place the dough back into the bowl and add a little bit of extra flour until it is workable. The dough should be sticky, but not so sticky you can't actually work with it.
Note 5 - My last scone is usually the 'hack job' scone I make roughly with my hands you know, the one you eat first before anybody sees it - it won't look pretty but you don't want to waste your dough!
Note 6 - the milk will help them brown. You just want to lightly brush them, don't drown the poor things!
*Nutrition information does not include toppings and is per scones. 10 scones will serve around 5 people (2 each!)
Note 7 - the scones should be lightly browned on top, and light and fluffy in the middle. A good test is to knock the top, if it sounds a little hollow or makes a tap, it should be good!


Calories: 298kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 40mg | Sodium: 16mg | Potassium: 72mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 435IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 29mg | Iron: 0.5mg
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