These super easy 3 ingredient Prosecco scones are really just posh lemonade scones and they taste amazing! Ready in just 20 minutes start to finish lemonade scones/prosecco scones are a quick and easy treat any day.
It’s my daughter Idgy’s 22nd birthday today and of course we’ll be having a cake this evening. But this afternoon it’ll be these amazing prosecco scones with whipped cream and my quick and easy strawberry jam.
Come on, what could be better than actually making the scones with some prosecco. It means I get to drink some whilst I’m taking the photos for this post, now that’s a result. But seriously you can make these as lemonade scones and they are just as good.
Only 3 ingredients!
Yes, you read that right. These super easy lemonade scones (or prosecco scones) have only 3 ingredients. Now, come on, how easy is that.
It’s as easy as pie. Especially when one of those ingredients is Prosecco. Would almost be rude not to make these tasty wee scones. Never knowingly rude and all that….
The complete list of ingredients and full instructions for making this recipe can be found on the printable recipe card at the bottom of this post.
You’ll no doubt have heard of lemonade scones. How they only have 3 ingredients and come together so easily. Well, that got me to thinking. Why not use something a little bit more special than good old lemonade to make my scones. Why not use bubbles. Prosecco bubbles!
So the idea for Prosecco Scones was hatched and I was determined to make them as soon as possible.
Scones are such a standard tea time treat here in Scotland. No self respecting afternoon tea (or cookie shine as was the old Scot’s term) would be complete without a good scone on the table. I’ve made loads of scones over the years. Especially when I was writing my Scottish baking book Simply Scottish Cakes & Bakes.
I’ve made scones with everything from treacle to tea, fruit to cheese. But I had yet to make lemonade scones using prosecco instead.
What are the 3 ingredients?
- Prosecco (of course!) or lemonade
- Double cream (that’s heavy cream to all those in the States)
- Self raising flour
That’s all folks!
Why do lemonade scones work?
It is the bubbles in the fizzy lemonade that help give these deliciously light and fluffy scones the wonderful rise that they have.
The sweetless of the fizzy lemonade eliminates the need for sugar in this super easy scone recipe.
How to make lemonade scones
When I say super easy I am not in any way, shape or form exaggerating. All you are going to do here in bring together your self raising flour, the double cream and the Prosecco (or lemonade) in a bowl with a wooden spoon.
This dough comes together so easily and it is like silk to work with.
Simply bring your lemonade scone mixture together into a dough and place on to your floured work surface and gently roll out to about 2.5cm/1″ thick. I used a small cutter as I wanted to make lots of little scones.
How many scones does this recipe make?
I got 12 small lemonade scones. If you were going for a standard sized scone you’d get 6 from this recipe. Want more scones? Then just double up on the recipe. Remember, there will be less Prosecco for you to drink though. Consider your priorities here…..
How long do these scones take to make?
From start to finish I’d say 20 minutes. I had my dough all brought together, rolled out and on to a lined baking tray in 5 minutes and then popped them into a preheated oven for 15 minutes. Of course this depends on your oven. You want your lemonade scones to be just turning golden.
How long do they keep for?
If you don’t eat them all in one sitting these light and fluffy lemonade scones will keep in an airtight box or tin for up to 3 days. However, like all scones they are best on the day they are baked.
Can you freeze these scones?
Yes of course you can. Just wrap well in cling film and pop them into a freezer bag and your lemonade/prosecco scones will keep for up to 3 months. Defrost thoroughly.
Sweet Scone Perfection
These delicious little lemonade scones come out so well that they have the perfect scone break in the middle. By that I mean that you don’t even need a knife to half them to put in your cream and jam. They just naturally pull apart in the right place. Now that’s what I call a good scone.
What to serve with these prosecco scones
Well it has to be your very best jam and a dollop of cream of course. We are in the premier cream tea league here. Strawberry jam is the most traditional in a scone.
While I was making Prosecco scones I normally use this as my lemonade scones recipe and just use standard lemonade.
So Happy Birthday to my gorgeous girl. I know she loves these super easy 3 ingredient prosecco scones because I try all my recipes out on her while she is home from uni.
If you fancy going scone crazy, then here are some I’ve made earlier for you;
Quick and easy fruit and nut scones
Drop scones (aka Scotch pancakes)
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Super Easy 3 Ingredient Prosecco Scones
- 400 g self raising flour
- 175 ml double cream
- 175 ml prosecco or lemonade
- Preheat oven to 180C and line a baking tray with baking paper
- Mix together all ingredients in a bowl with a wooden spoon, the dough will come together very quickly and be silky smooth
- lightly roll out on a floured surface till 2.5cm/1" thick and cut out either 12 small scones or 6 standard sized scones
- bake for approximately 15 minutes till just lightly golden
- cool on a wire rack
Hi, can you add sultanas eg to this recipe?
Karon Grieve says
I would imagine so, I’ve never added any to this recipe myself.
Trudie Greenhow says
I am looking for the recipe for fruit tarts which I buy in Scotland…a pastry case with fruit with a lovely cream filling and covered completely in icing Can you possibly help me please?
Karon Grieve says
Sorry I don’t have a recipe like that here.