Nothing tastes as sweet and satisfying as a warm, freshly-baked lemonade scones recipe! With just a few simple ingredients and a few minutes of your time, you can enjoy a delicious and warming treat that is sure to tantalize your taste buds.
Why You'll Love This Recipe
- Easy - anyone can make this recipe, even the kids can surprise mom for Mother's Day
- Fast - whip up this lemonade scones recipe in less than 30 minutes
- Pantry Ready - you already have all these ingredients at home, ready to make in a moments notice
- Budget Friendly - an economical dessert, but also a bit fancy
What are Lemonade Scones?
Lemonade Scones are an Australian scones recipe that's perfect to make for Afternoon Tea, brunch or as a snack with with a cup of tea. Light and fluffy, and not super sweet (even though you add fizzy lemonade).
Do Not Use American Lemonade
There are no lemons in this recipe! Australians call all fizzy lemon-lime soft drinks like 7-Up or Sprite as Lemonade. It's not fresh squeezed lemon juice, commonly known as American Lemonade. Use any clear, lemon-lime soda (like 7-UP) when making homemade scones!
Ingredients You'll Need
This recipe is known as easy scones for a reason, because all you need is these 3 ingredients!
- Self Rising Flour (easy to make, just add baking powder)
- Lemonade (7-Up or Sprite)
- Whipping Cream - or heavy cream
How to Make Self Raising Flour
Self raising flour is very commonly used in Australia, UK, and even in the southern states of the US. Any supermarket in Australia sells this type of flour. If you can't find self raising flour, you can easily make your own. Mix these ingredients together, it's that easy to make self raising flour!
- 1 cup all purpose flour
- 1½ teaspoons baking powder
How to make Lemonade Scones
The easy part of this lemonade scones recipe is that it only needs 3 ingredients. Self raising flour, whipping cream and Sprite or 7up, how easy it that? You just place the ingredients into a bowl and mix to combine. The dough should be soft and tacky.
- Prepare - mix all the ingredients together in a bowl, lightly. Carefully mixing until they are combined. The dough will be soft and tacky.
- Roll - on a lightly floured surface, roll out the dough to about 1" thick.
- Cut - using a 2" round cookie cutter, cut about 8 round pieces.
- Set - place scones on a lightly greased sheet or on baking paper. (Optional: brush scones lightly with milk.)
- Bake - place in for 15 minutes, until they're golden brown. Allow to cool on a wire rack.
Recipe Tips and FAQs
- Go Easy on the Dough - don't over mix the dough resulting in hard and tough scones. Try to handle the dough as little as possible.
- Be Gentle - the dough is delicate. Gently pat the dough when cutting the round scone circles to keep the shape, super soft dough.
- Full Fat Cream - don't use light whipping cream, the recipe needs the full fat whipping cream
- Too Sticky? if your dough is too sticky, add a bit of extra flour. The dough should be soft and tacky, but not sticky
- Brush with Milk - for a nicer looking scone, lightly brush with milk before baking
- Make it Lemony - substitute clear lemon-lime soda with a fizzy lemonade drink, like Minute Maid (Lemon Squash in Australia)
How to Serve Lemonade Scones
- Traditional - served with clotted cream and strawberry jam (but fresh whipped cream works as well)
- Warm or Cold - lightly warmed scones taste amazing, but they are also served cold
- Change the Jams - serve with your favorite jams like blackberry, raspberry, or blueberry
- Creamy Curds - elevate your scones by serving with homemade Passionfruit Curd or Lemon Curd
Storage and Reheating
- Fridge - place in airtight container and enjoy within a few day
- Freezer - place in a Ziploc bag, squeeze out the excess air and keep frozen for up to 3 months
- Reheating - place in microwave for 20-30 seconds until warm
Australian Recipes You'll Love
- Honey Joys (Cornflake Cupcakes)
- Sticky Date Pudding
- Pavlova Trifle
- Apricot Chicken (slow cooker recipe)
- Oysters Kilpatrick
- Beetroot Tarte Tatin
- Passionfruit Curd
An Easy Scone Recipe made with 7 Up or Sprite. Lemonade Scones are an Australian favorite, you won't believe how easy it is to make. The perfect recipe for your kids to learn to bake, part of a breakfast brunch, high tea, or for dad to bake on Mother's Day morning! Bon Appetit! Приятного аппетита!
- 3 cups self raising flour*
- 1 cup whipping cream not light
- 1 cup 7-UP
- Preheat oven to 350°F/180°C fan forced.
- Mix all the ingredients together in a bowl, lightly. Carefully mixing until they are combined. The dough will be soft and tacky.
- Roll out the dough on a lightly floured surface, to about 1" thick. Using a 2" round cookie cutter, cut about 8 round pieces.
- Place them on a lightly greased sheet or on baking paper. (Optional: brush scones lightly with milk.)
- Bake for 15 minutes, until they're golden brown. Allow to cool on a wire rack.
- Serve with jam and fresh whipped cream.
©PetersFoodAdventures.com *originally posted June 2018, updated May 2023