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Easy Lemonade Scones

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!
4.86 from 7 votes
Prep Time 12 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Afternoon Tea, Baking, Dessert
Cuisine British
Servings 10 scones
Calories 298 kcal


  • 4 ½ cups self-raising flour note 1
  • 1 ¼ cups heavy whipping cream cold, (note 2)
  • 1 ½ cups sprite/lemonade note 3
  • 1 tablespoon 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!