3 Ingredient Scones

Lemonade scones recipe | Lemonade scones 3 ingredients | Easy lemonade scones

3 lemonade scone recipes that require only three ingredients.
Make from scratch 3 ingredient scones that are incredibly fluffy, moist and have a touch of pleasant sweetness.

Our 3 ingredient lemonade scones recipes are foolproof.
Using lemonade in scones creates the perfect light fluffy scone every time.

These easy lemonade scones are wicked straight out of the oven with a slathering of butter (yum!).

Bake a batch of these easy lemonade scones to serve for afternoon tea.
Pair them with plenty of whipped cream and jam for a classic NZ and Aussie treat.

This 3 ingredient scones recipe using lemonade shows you how to make;
Lemonade scones with cream, Lemonade scones without cream and Lemonade scones with milk.

So let’s get started!
I’ll do all three recipes at once because the process is the same, it’s just the ingredients are a little different.

Lemonade scones recipe | Lemonade scones 3 ingredients | Easy lemonade scones
Yield: Yield: 12 Lemonade Scones

Easy Scone Recipe With Lemonade

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

If you like Scones, you are going to LOVE this easy 3 Ingredient lemonade scones recipe!
These light and fluffy scones are made using just lemonade, your choice of liquid and self-raising flour.

It takes less than 10 minutes to prepare this recipe and have your scones ready to go into the oven.


Lemonade scones with cream

  • 1 cup lemonade (fizzy)
  • 1 cup thickened cream
  • 3½ cups self-raising flour

Lemonade scones with milk

  • 1 cup of lemonade (fizzy)
  • ½ cup of full cream milk
  • 3½ cups self-raising flour

Lemonade scones without cream

  • 1 cup of lemonade (fizzy)
  • 1 cup of natural yoghurt
  • 3½ cups self-raising flour


  1. Preheat oven to 220°C/425℉.
  2. Add flour and wet ingredients to a bowl and mix with your hands until well combined and a thick dough has formed.
    Mixture will be soft.
  3. Place on a lightly floured board. Pat down the dough until it is 2½cm thick. Do not roll.
  4. Use a round cookie cutter or a glass to cut scones.
  5. Place them on a lined baking tray approximately 1cm apart.
  6. Brush tops with milk or a lightly beaten egg.
  7. Bake for about 10 minutes, or until tops are golden.


When making these easy lemonade scones (along with any other scone recipe) it’s really important to make sure you don’t mix the ingredients too much.

If you wish, you can brush a little milk over the top of the scones before baking, however this isn’t essential.

You can freeze your cooked scones for up to three months.
Defrost and re-heat in the microwave in a brown paper bag.

Recipe Variations

Sugar Free Lemonade Scones

For a sugar free version you can use a sugar free lemonade.
The result will not end up tasting quite as sweet as using full sugar, but still works well.

Scones With Soda Water

For an unsweetened Lemonade scone that don't taste sweet, but are still light and fluffy, substitute the lemonade with soda water.

You can also use soda water if you want to make a savoury batch of scones with cheese.

Lemonade Fruit Scones

Create lemonade fruit scones by using the lemonade scones without cream ingredients, then

  1. Substitute the natural yoghurt for vanilla yoghurt.
  2. Add ½ cup of dried fruit and 2 tbsp sugar to the dry ingredients.
    Here's some suggestions;
  3. Then brush with lightly beaten egg and sprinkle with a little extra sugar before baking.

Other Scone Recipes

Although these aren't really variations you could try these traditional NZ/Aussie scones or these tasty cheese scones are well worth a try.

Lemonade Scones Serving suggestions

  1. These scones are best served warm but MUST be served with copious amounts of cream and jam.
    There’s just really no getting around that part. It’s like having a grilled cheese sandwich without cheese.
  2. Serve warm halved and buttered, alongside a cup of tea or coffee

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per ServingCalories 186Total Fat 7gSaturated Fat 5gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 2gCholesterol 22mgSodium 379mgCarbohydrates 26gFibre 1gSugar 3gProtein 4g

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

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