Strawberry Lemonade Scones

These fluffy strawberry lemonade scones are bursting with fresh berries and lemon zest and drizzled with the most decadent strawberry lemonade glaze! We’re a huge fan of serving these sassy berry scones up with breakfast or brunch, but they also make an awesome Spring dessert!

Strawberry Lemonade Scones

New Recipe!  Let’s do this!

Before we dive in, I want those of you that are even mildly type-A, OCD, or are simply opposed to big stinkin’ messes, to take a deep breath and picture your happy place.  I imagine that involves watching the sun rise on a tropical island astride a a sparkly white unicorn with Ryan Gosling at your side.

If he’s a bird; I’m a bird.

Oh fine.  I suppose that wouldn’t be everyone’s idea of perfection.

You could be really into sunsets.

Now take your happy place, smother it in the most delicious strawberry lemonade glaze ever, and get ready to lick anything and everything that comes into contact with this decadent confection.

This is quite possibly most delicious mess I’ve ever made.  These fluffy buttermilk scones are bursting with fresh berries and lemon zest and sweetened to perfection with an addictive strawberry lemonade glaze.

Helloooooo Spring!

Strawberry Lemonade Scones

Don’t worry about making a mess while drizzling the glaze.  Licking every surface it comes into contact with is not only a totally acceptable method of cleaning, it’s basically a rule. Enjoy!

Strawberry Lemon Scones
5 from 4 votes

Strawberry Lemonade Scones

These fluffy strawberry lemonade scones are bursting with fresh berries and lemon zest and sweetened to perfection with an decadent strawberry lemonade glaze.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Strawberry Lemonade Scones
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 359 kcal
Author Jenn Laughlin – Peas and Crayons


strawberry lemonade glaze:

  • 3-4 TBSP ripe strawberries minced
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 tsp milk
  • a pinch of salt
  • Love lemon? Add a bit of zest to the glaze for extra flavor!


  1. Preheat oven to 400F. Remove tops/hull from strawberries, chop into blueberry-sized bites and set aside.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together dry ingredients: flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt. Cut in the butter and add the lemon zest. I typically use a box/cheese grater to coarsely grate the cold stick of butter and then mash it into the flour with a fork. In a separate bowl, whisk together egg, buttermilk and vanilla. Pour about half of the egg mixture into the flour and mix. Add the remainder and stir until just moistened. The dough will be fairly dry. Knead a few strokes and gently fold in the strawberry. Some of the berries, if super ripe like mine, will smush into the dough when kneaded. Just go with it; they’ll be sweet strawberry flavor in every bite!Lightly sprinkle a clean, flat surface with flour [the dough will be sticky] and gently knead your dough until smooth. Aim for about 12-15 total strokes, max. Shape into a 7 inch circle on your baking sheet and cut into 6-8 wedges.
  3. Bake at 400F for 15-20 minutes, until golden, using a toothpick to test the center. Move to a wire rack and allow to cool.Typical scone protocol is to steal one hot and fluffy scone straight from the oven and then wait for the second to cool enough to glaze. It’s truly the best of both worlds!
  4. While you wait, whisk together the glaze. Combine strawberries with powdered sugar, lemon juice, milk, and a pinch of salt. Use a hand mixer [or a whisk and your soon-to-be-toned forearms] to whisk the ingredients into a pretty pink glaze. You can manipulate the thickness by adding a little extra powdered sugar or thin with a bit more milk/juice as desired. It’s deliciously foolproof! Pour glaze onto cooled scones and snag one quickly before they disappear!

Recipe Notes

Nutrition Facts below are estimated using an online recipe nutrition calculator. Adjust as needed and enjoy!

Nutrition Facts
Strawberry Lemonade Scones
Amount Per Serving
Calories 359 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 48mg16%
Sodium 464mg20%
Potassium 320mg9%
Carbohydrates 62g21%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 30g33%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin A 285IU6%
Vitamin C 14mg17%
Calcium 125mg13%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

If you get a chance to try these Strawberry Lemonade Scones, let me know! You can leave me a comment here (LOVE checking those daily!) or tag @PEASandCRAYONS on Instagram so I can happy dance over your creations. I can’t wait to see what you whip up!

Strawberry Lemon Scones

To be fair, Paul insists his happy place lacks any sort of cameo by Ryan Gosling.

He prefers George Clooney.

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  • Juli D.

    This sounds so good! And I’m happy to hear you’re also a member of the licking -the-surfaces-clean club. So I reckon I can stop hiding guiltily if I do so 😉 I think that’s something that should become socially acceptable!

  • How beautiful! I’ve never made scones before but your photos make me desperately want to start! I think I’ll have to 😉 pinning for later! Yummmmm!

  • Whitney

    5 stars
    Wow these look fabulous! I’d call this a successful comeback 🙂

  • I love anything with citrus and strawberries so my type A loving, OCD ways will 100% forgive a mess if it involves these sones, Ryan Gosling and a unicorn. Preferably in that order.

  • Linz @ Itz Linz

    DROOL! Holy goodness!

  • Amber H F

    5 stars
    These look simply amazeballs! Yuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuum.

  • Looks like a work of art! I love sunsets more so than sunrises. For some reason the only thing I enjoy doing early in the morning is working out. I love relaxing and enjoying my drink while watching the sunset! Aaahhh I’m in my happy place! Lol

  • jillconyers

    Looks amazing! Now to decide which gf flour would work best. Happily pinning 🙂

  • Arman @ thebigmansworld

    The fact that it’s a mess means it’s criminal NOT to lick the sidelined batter….

    I once tried a lemon scone at this random cafe here and loved it…it would only be enhanced by the strawberry. Genius. I would probably faceplant the glaze before dousing the scones…no shame.

  • Ari

    You know I love anything pink!! Looks great girl, my girls would LOVE these!

  • These look so good!! Saving for later 🙂

  • Shashi Charles

    I sure do love scones! In fact I made some too – which are a tad on the “weird” combo side 🙂 Love your strawberry lemonade glaze – I would have a hard time not guzzling it down!

  • So delicious! Pinned 🙂

  • Jan @ Sprouts n Squats

    Wow these look absolutely incredible! Love the idea of having a glaze like this and the photos look so pretty 🙂

  • Katie Arnold

    I’m not one for messes, but those do look incredible! Maybe just send me one? 😉

  • Ahhh, this is so springy and wonderful I can hardly handle it!! Strawberry + lemonade + scones + RYAN GOSLING (haha love this part) = my perfection. Definitely pinning the crap out of your pictures to some of my Pinterest boards right now!



  • yum! sounds delicious ! xo jillian – cornflake dreams

  • Maryea {Happy Healthy Mama}

    These are just so pretty! Meghan would go wild for these. 🙂

  • Looks delish… may have to try these over spring break!

  • Katherine

    The scones look absolutely yummy!! BUT, it’s so nice to see your smiling face on the other side of the camera. You have a beautiful family! Beautiful!! All of you!!

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