Craving moist, melt-in-your-mouth scones but missing cream? Look no further! This unique recipe uses refreshing lemonade as a secret weapon, creating tender, flavourful lemonade scones with no cream.

Surprised? You won’t be after one bite! This simple yet ingenious swap delivers all the richness you love with a subtle hint of sweetness.
Perfect for breakfast, brunch, or satisfying afternoon cravings, these cream-free lemonade scones are guaranteed to become your new favorite treat. Ready to experience the magic? Let’s bake!

Yield: 8-10 scones

Quick and Simple Lemonade Scones without Cream

Plated Lemonade Scones without Cream

Looking for a quick and simple recipe for lemonade scones without cream?
Look no further!
These fluffy and delicious scones are made with just a few common ingredients and are perfect for a quick snack or afternoon tea.
Try this easy recipe today!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes


  • 500g (3 1/3 cups) self-raising flour
  • 250ml (1 cup) chilled lemonade
  • 125ml (1/2 cup) milk (full-fat or skim, depending on your preference)


  1. Preheat your oven to 220°C (428°F) and line a baking tray with baking paper.
  2. Place the flour in a large bowl and make a well in the centre. Pour in the chilled lemonade and milk.
  3. Use a flat blade knife to gently stir the wet and dry ingredients together until a soft, sticky dough forms. Avoid overmixing, as this can make the scones tough.
  4. Lightly flour a surface and gently knead the dough for 30 seconds or until just smooth.
    Don't overwork it!
  5. Press the dough into a 3cm-thick disc. Use a 5cm pastry cutter or glass to cut out scones from the dough, re-rolling scraps if necessary.
  6. Place the scones close together on the prepared baking tray.
  7. Bake for 16-18 minutes, or until golden brown and risen. They should sound hollow when tapped on top.
  8. Transfer the scones to a wire rack to cool slightly before serving warm.



  • You can substitute the milk with buttermilk or yoghurt for a tangier flavour.
  • For extra buttery goodness, add a pat of softened butter to the top of each scone before baking.
  • Feeling adventurous? Add a handful of chopped dried fruit or grated lemon zest to the dough.
  • Leftover scones can be stored in an airtight container for up to 2 days. Reheat in the oven for a few minutes to revive them.


These fluffy scones are a testament to the magic of simple ingredients and creative baking.
Forget complicated recipes and expensive cream - all you need is a can of bubbly and a dash of butter to whip up these scrumptious delights.
So go forth, fizz your way to scone glory, and savour every bite of this bubbly-infused bliss!

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving:Calories: 55Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 1mgCarbohydrates: 12gFibre: 0gSugar: 3gProtein: 1g

"These values are automatically calculated and offered for guidance only. Their accuracy is not guaranteed."

Shane Lowry

Shane Lowry is the author of Good Food To Eat, a website that provides recipes and cooking help.He is a home cook who enjoys sharing his passion for food with others. Lowry’s mother is a chef, and she taught him the basics of cooking and baking when he was young.He also has experience running a catering business with his wife, specializing in finger foods and full meals for people with dietary restrictions such as gluten-free, vegan, and low-carb.Through his various cooking experiences, Lowry has learned what makes a great recipe: simple to follow, yet delicious and satisfying. That’s why he focuses on creating step-by-step recipes that are easy for anyone to make, regardless of their cooking skills.

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