Lemonade Scones recipe

A quick and easy lemonade scones recipe

I have been making this recipe for about 20 years, simply because the first time I heard about it I thought it was just too bonkers to be serious.  And then once I had done it a few times and realised it did actually work it became my “go to” scone recipe.

It is also a great way of getting children involved in cooking because they can do all the work, and then eat the spoils of their efforts!  With three small children I found I needed super simple recipes that they could all make together so I would give them a set of ingredients each with a pile of “mixings” to personalise their own scones.   When you are 4, 7 and 8 is there any great way to spend an afternoon?!  It is also a really versatile recipe, you can swap the double cream for flavoured yogurt if you want a sweet variety, or add chopped jalapeños and cheese for a savoury treat.

Whenever anybody says “what can I cook with my kids this afternoon” I always suggest this because a) it is one of the easiest things ever, b) it is just odd and makes children smile, and c) they are always edible!

How do you make scones with lemonade?

Lemonade scones
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A really easy scone recipe that uses lemonade!
Recipe type: Super Easy
Cuisine: Teatime
Serves: 10
  • 4 cups of Self Raising Flour
  • 300ml of double cream or strawberry yogurt if you want fruit flavoured scones
  • 1 can of lemonade, Sprite or 7-Up (not diet varieties)
  • Optional: currants / cheese / cherries, you can put any extras in that takes your fancy.
  1. Preheat oven to 220 degrees or gas mark 7
  2. Sieve the flour Into a bowl
  3. Add other ingredients
  4. Stir until combined
  5. Add any optional items you fancy putting in, or sprinkle cheese on top
  6. It should resemble a wet bread dough
  7. Dollop spoonfulls onto a baking tray lined with baking paper
  8. Bake until a skewer inserted comes out clean


These are my mixed fruit and nut scones

And here is a suggestion of cheese scones with some chilli jam on top.  Honestly the possibility are endless!

Let me know what you come up with it


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