• Serves 6
  • 30 minutes
  • Difficulty Easy
  • 4 Ingredients


Lemonade Scones are about to become your all time favourite go-to recipe for scones!

Who knew that traditional butter based scones had a true contender? Gone are the days when you need to stand at the bench crumbling the butter through the flour to get the perfect texture before adding the milk.  That’s always been tricky when the butter is too hard or too soft.

The fun thing about most recipes – especially this Lemonade Scones recipe – is that there is often a work around if you’re missing a ‘vital’ ingredient.  So in the case of this recipe, it’s perfect if you’ve run out of butter.

Lemonade Scones have been around for years and years (probably as long as lemonade) but if you’ve never heard of them before, be prepared to have your mind blown with this recipe.

What we love most about this Lemonade Scones recipe is the lack of ingredients.  That’s right, this recipe calls for just 4 basic ingredients.

The Lemonade Scones magic happens when the ingredients unite – a chemical reaction that creates a little batch of yum!

Our advice is to learn this recipe off by heart.  Then anytime you have a friend drop in or the family say they are on their way, you can whip up a batch of Lemonade Scones in just minutes and have everyone complimenting you on your skills as a pastry chef.

No one needs to know just how easy they are to whip up ;)

A couple of tips:

When selecting your lemonade for this recipe, go for something traditional that is more lemony than sugary.  Something like Bundaberg Traditional Lemonade is perfect and if you buy the 4 pack you’ll have lemonade on hand for a few more batches later on.

If you really want to dial up the lemony flavour, whip up a homemade Lemon Butter.  Divinely creamy and the perfect friend for your Lemonade Scones. This Recipe from MoM Member Leonie is quick and easy.

So there you have it! The perfect excuse for scones and tea.  Quick, phone a friend and tell them to pop round.  Before they get here you’ll have the Lemonade Scones in the oven!

Ingredients (serves 6)

  • 2 1/2 cups Self raising Flour
  • 2 tablespoons Icing Sugar
  • 3/4 cup Lemonade
  • 3/4 cup Thickened Cream


  1. In a large bowl, sift 2 1/2 cups of Self raising flour with 2 tablespoons of icing sugar.
  2. Make a well in the centre and add 3/4 cup of lemonade and 3/4 cup thickened cream into the centre. Mix to form the dough.
  3. Put the dough onto a floured bench and lightly knead. Press to about 3cm thick. Cut into 5cm round shapes.
  4. Place on a lined baking tray and brush with milk. Bake in 220C or 200 fanforced oven for 10 mins until golden brown.


You could add sultanas for a sweet fruity taste.

  • Thanx for sharing your recipe. I prefer to make scones without sugar.


  • I love lemonade scones. They are a quick and easy afternoon tea.


  • I’ll have to give these a go because they sound so easy.


  • I just love scones with jam and cream. You can’t taste the lemonade, but they’re very fluffy.


  • Ooh yummy, I will have to have a go at these (-:


  • How easy – I will make a batch of these on the weekend for Mother’ Day. Who doesn’t love scones, especially when they are this easy to make!


  • Looks perfect for a high tea


  • Yummy thank you for sharing


  • I have made these often and they are great to freeze and thaw out for a morning tea later on. Thanks for reminding me if the recipe.


  • I’ve made these before. Easy and taste great.


  • I love scones but mine always turn out hard. I am going to try this recipe.


  • My Grandmother used to make scones all the time and they were so light and fluffy. I’m going to have to try this recipe and see how they compare to hers


  • Scones can be so easy !
    I make ours with Gf flour, coconut yogurt, diary free butter, maple or coconut palm syrup instead of sugar and instead of sultana’s – fresh blue berries


  • Wow! So simple and easy!


  • I’ve heard of this- replaces the need for self raising or bi-carb.


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