How To Make Lemonade Scones Without Cream

Lemonade Scones Without Cream

lemonade scones without cream

UPDATE: Click here if you’re looking for a Dairy Free Lemonade Scone recipe.

These recipes come with a bit of a back story. A couple of years ago I attempted to make lemonade scones without cream. Actually without self raising flour as well. Quick tip – if you want to make a three ingredient recipe, and you’re missing two of those ingredients, you probably shouldn’t do it! Anyway, I wrote about this kitchen disaster. I thought it was just a bit of a laugh and that was all there was to it.

Google Search Traffic

Now, years later, Google continues to send people to that page looking for an actual recipe for lemonade scones without cream. You know how I know that? I feel weird revealing some of the magic and mystery behind the screen here! But there’s a tool I use called “Google Search Console”, that shows me what searches people are putting into Google to get to certain pages.

This is what it looks like to the page about my lemonade scone disaster!

lemonade scones without cream

… I have to admit I’m curious about giving “coke scones” a go next. And dairy free lemonade scones has piqued my interest as well. I would have a go with coconut cream or possibly soy milk. I’ll get to that later. But for now I’ve addressed two of these queries.

Both of which are lemonade scones with no cream.

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

“Lemonade scones with milk instead of cream”


  • 3.5 cups of Self Raising Flour
  • 1 cup of lemonade
  • ½ cup of milk

“Scones With Yoghurt And Lemonade”


  • 3.5 cups of self raising flour
  • 1 cup of lemonade
  • 1 cup of yoghurt


Pre-heat oven to 220 degrees.

Sift flour into a large bowl. Add the milk/yoghurt, followed by the lemonade. Mix in the bowl until the dough just starts to come together and then plop it out onto a well floured bench so it doesn’t stick. Knead lightly so the dough comes together smoothly and then roll out to about 2cm thick with a rolling pin. Try not to knead the dough too much because this will make the scones harder and tougher.

lemonade scones without cream

Use a small cookie cutter – approximately 5-7cms across to cut out the scones. (I used a little container from my Nude Food Movers Envirobox. So feel free to use whatever works!) Then re-roll out the extra bits of dough until all the dough has been used!

Place the scones onto a baking tray lined with a greased sheet of baking paper. Space the scones out with at least 2cms space between them, because they do expand. Bake in the oven for approximately 10-15. Until firm and very lightly browned.

Milk Vs Yoghurt

I was surprised by the outcome. I thought the yoghurt was a more logical substitute for cream in this recipe, but the lemonade scones with milk instead of cream actually turned out lighter and fluffier than lemonade scones with yoghurt. That said the yoghurt scones were absolutely lovely as well, and the difference between them really was minimal.

If you use either of these substitutes nobody would ever have guessed you’d ran out of cream.

The only irony in all this is that I think these scones are best served with jam and CREAM! So perhaps it’s still worth popping out to the shops and getting some cream anyway. (But I guess you can serve them with butter instead!)

lemonade scones without cream


Also does anyone want to come over for morning tea, because I have a kitchen full of scones and I’m on a low-carb diet! Whoops! 

Rachel Stewart

Rachel is the founder of Parenting Central. She is raising two children, boy and girl, with her partner. Rachel is obsessed prams, car seats, carriers and all things baby. She has worked in the baby industry for several years, for both suppliers and also in a retail setting and has developed a passion for connecting parents with the right products to make their lives easier. When Rachel isn't playing with prams she's enjoys crocheting, drinking coffee (sometimes wine) and spending a little too much time on Facebook.


  1. Just made scones with lemonade and milk for my grandchildren they wete a hit thank you

  2. I make them with ! cup Lemonade 1cup cream & 3.5 cups SR Flour only light massage(kneading) but almnd milk is NOT a milknor is soy a milk, Brian Ex baker with USA @ Exmouth

    1. That’s more or less how I’d make them typically as well (funnily enough I have some leftover lemonade right now, so I’m planning to make a batch with my kids tonight – with cream and self raising flour). I haven’t tried them with soy or almond myself, when I made a dairy free version I went with coconut cream and that worked out fine. I am tempted to just see what happened with soy or almond milk, but they’re not things I typically buy.

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