Lemonade Scones

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Recipe: #29433

April 27, 2018

"Found at deliciousdotcomdotau, these easy-fix scones got my attention because 1 of the suggested finishing touches was the use of lemon curd -- 1 of my favorite ingredients as stated in my Zazz member profile. They were described as light, airy & perfect for afternoon coffee or tea. The only real problem confessed was trying to limit yourself to just 1, but why would you even consider such a silly thing? ENJOY!"

Original is 9 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (61.2 g)
  • Calories 158.3
  • Total Fat - 3.7 g
  • Saturated Fat - 1.9 g
  • Cholesterol - 10.7 mg
  • Sodium - 153.1 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 29.5 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 3.6 g
  • Sugars - 6.9 g
  • Protein - 4.4 g
  • Calcium - 23.1 mg
  • Iron - 1.2 mg
  • Vitamin C - 7.1 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.2 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Preheat the oven to 425F. Lightly grease a baking tray.

Step 2

Place the flour, sugar & 1/2 tsp salt in a lrg bowl. Add the whipping cream & lemonade & mix to form a soft dough.

Step 3

Turn out the dough onto a lightly floured surface & knead lightly until combined. Press the dough w/your hands to a thickness of about 3/4 inch. Use a 2.5 inch round cutter to cut 8 scones. Place them on the baking tray & brush the tops w/some milk. Re-shape scraps to make extra scones until the dough has been used.

Step 4

Bake for 10-15 min until lightly browned. Serve warm w/a dollop of lemon curd or your favorite jam.


  • No special items are required.

Editorial Notes

The ingredient tips, suggestions, variations, facts, questions and answers below are not edits to the original author's recipe. They are not meant to imply any change would improve the recipe. They're offered for convenience, alternative ideas, and points of interest. If you have any comments about them, please post in the Help & Ideas forum.

  • For the best results, use fresh lemons for the lemonade.
  • For a sweeter scone, increase the amount of sugar to 1/3 cup.

  • Substitute coconut milk for heavy whipping cream: The benefit of this substitution is that it adds a subtle sweetness and tropical flavor to the scones, making them even more enjoyable. Additionally, it is a healthier alternative to heavy cream, making the scones a better option for those looking for a lighter treat.
  • Substitute orange juice for lemonade: The benefit of this substitution is that it adds a citrusy, tangy flavor to the scones that is slightly different from the tartness of lemonade. Additionally, it is a healthier alternative to lemonade, making the scones a better option for those looking for a lighter treat.

Orange Scones Replace the lemonade with orange juice and use orange marmalade instead of lemon curd or jam.

Cream Cheese Tea Sandwiches - These delicious tea sandwiches are the perfect accompaniment to the Lemonade Scones. The creamy cheese and light, buttery bread are a perfect complement to the sweet and tart scones. The freshness of the cream cheese helps to balance out the richness of the scones, making them a great snack or dessert for any occasion.

Fresh Fruit Salad - This fresh fruit salad is the perfect accompaniment to the Cream Cheese Tea Sandwiches. The sweetness of the fruit helps to balance out the richness of the cream cheese and buttery bread, while also adding a refreshing flavor to the dish. The combination of flavors is a great way to end a meal or snack on a hot summer day.


Q: How long should I bake the scones?

A: Bake the scones for 10-15 minutes, or until lightly browned.

Q: What kind of flour should I use for the scones?

A: Use all-purpose flour for the scones. If you want a lighter texture, you can use cake flour instead.

1 Reviews


We loved these lightly lemon flavored scones. They were very quick and easy to make, and were perfect to have with our morning coffee. We are lemon lovers, so I added 1/2 tsp. lemon extract to the dough to intensify the lemon flavor. Also, I didn't have any lemon curd, so I whipped up a quick lemon glaze and drizzled it over the top...yummy! I baked these on parchment paper for about 12 minutes and got 12 scones. Thank you for sharing this delicious recipe. It is definitely a keeper! Made for "For Your Consideration" tag game.


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(30 May 2018)

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Fun facts:

Fun Fact 1: Lemonade scones were made popular by the Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton. She was photographed enjoying a lemonade scone while on a visit to the town of Poundbury in England.

Fun Fact 2: Lemonade scones have a long history, with references to them dating back to the 19th century. They were originally served with a lemonade-flavored syrup, hence the name "lemonade scones".