Strawberries and Cream Scones are tender, flaky, and bursting with fresh strawberries in every bite! Serve warm, with extra glaze or clotted cream on the side. This is the perfect scone recipe for occasions like Mother’s Day or Easter brunch!
Strawberry Scones Recipe
Spring is quickly approaching, and with it comes fun holidays like Easter and Mother’s Day! We always host brunch on those holidays. And one of my favorite ways to welcome guests to a brunch party is with fresh scones (and maybe a strawberry mimosa)! And a variety of tea and coffee options to enjoy them with, of course. It’s such a simple step. But it really makes guests feel extra special! And it allows you, the busy host, a little extra time in the kitchen to finish any other dishes you may be preparing.
I have a TON of scone recipes in the breakfast archives, but this gorgeous glazed strawberry scone recipe is one of my favorites! That’s because they’re so easy to make – and use simple ingredients I almost always have on hand. And unlike most scone recipes, they’re not dry or bland. Instead they’re buttery, flavorful, and bursting with berries. Plus, it doesn’t hurt that they’re absolutely gorgeous.
Everyone perks up when they see these beautiful strawberry cream scones on the table!
Sweet, fruity, buttery perfection in every bite. Warm from the oven, with a hearty drizzle of vanilla cream, and cup of coffee… there’s truly no better way to start a morning!!!
Alright. Enough of my gushing. Let’s chat recipe details, y’all.
Strawberry Scones Ingredients:
- baking powder
- baking soda
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter (COLD butter!)
- heavy cream
- vanilla extract
- and strawberries (chopped in quarters)
You’ll also need powdered sugar for the drippy and delicious vanilla glaze!
How to Assemble the Dough
The recipe assembly is pretty simple and straightforward. You’ll begin by combing the dry ingredients in one bowl. Then you’ll work in the cold butter (very cold, remember?) with a pastry cutter – or two forks – until it resembles a coarse meal. It should look something like this ↓
I know it’s not a very pretty picture… but hopefully it’s helpful one 😉
Once this is done you’re going to add in your milk, cream, and egg. You’ll gently fold these liquid ingredients into the dry ones, creating your scone dough.
Then it’s strawberry tiiiiiiime! As mentioned earlier, it’s best to chop your berries into quarters. I tested this recipe three times and found a larger strawberry cut to yield the most delicious results. If you have really large berries, feel free to cut them into small pieces. I also found this recipe works best with fresh strawberries, although frozen can work in a pinch.
How to Shape the Dough
When you dump the scone mixture out onto your lightly floured work surface, it’s going to be a loose and shaggy mess.
Not to worry, because just a few easy kneads and you’ll have a manageable dough at your fingertips.
Cut the dough into 8 triangles, place them on the prepared baking sheet, and pop them in the oven! You’ll bake them until they’re golden brown.
Get ready for your home to smell amazing! Because when these scones are in your oven, wafts of vanilla and swirls of strawberry will be dancing through your kitchen. It’s a luxury to be savored and enjoyed.
How to Store Scones
These Strawberries and Cream Scones are best eaten the same day they are baked! But if you’d like to make them last an extra day or so, try this trick:
- Line the bottom of a storage container with a paper towel.
- Place the fully cooled scones on top of the paper towel, in a single layer.
- Then add an airtight lid.
- When you’re ready to eat them, preheat the oven to 400 degrees and warm for a few minutes.
Can I freeze strawberry scones?
Yes! This strawberry scone recipe freezes great for up to 2 months! When you’re ready to enjoy, simply thaw overnight in the refrigerator then heat them up, cover with glaze, and enjoy!
For more Strawberry Recipes, Check Out:
- Fresh Strawberry Cupcakes
- Strawberry Crumb Muffins
- Strawberry Rolls with Vanilla Glaze
- Strawberries and Cream Cookies
- Strawberry Crisp
- Super Easy Strawberry Rhubarb Galette
Strawberries and Cream Scones
- 2 and 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/3 cup granulated sugar
- 1 stick (4 ounces) unsalted butter, VERY cold and cut into tiny pieces
- 1 large egg
- 1/2 cup whole milk
- 2 tablespoons heavy cream
- 1 cup fresh strawberries, hulled and quartered
For the egg wash:
- 1 large egg, beaten
- 1 teaspoon water
- 2 tablespoons sugar, for sprinkling
- 2 tablespoons heavy cream
- 3/4 cup confectioners' sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Tiny pinch of salt (1/8 teaspoon or less)
- Preheat oven to 400°(F). Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper; set aside.
- In a large bowl combine flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda, and sugar; mix well to combine.
- Cut the butter into small cubes then work it into the mixture (using your fingers, two forks, or a pastry cutter) until lit resembles a coarse meal.
- In a small bowl whisk together the egg milk, and cream. Add to flour/butter mixture and use a fork to stir everything together until just moistened.
- Add strawberries and using a rubber spatula gently fold them into the dough. Don’t worry if some of the berries break up a bit.
- Empty the loose dough out onto a clean, floured work surface, then shape the dough into an 8-inch circle. *You may need to knead the mixture a few times to get it to a workable texture.
- Cut the dough into 8 wedges and carefully transfer them to the prepared sheet, placing them 2" apart.
- Lightly brush each scone with the egg wash, then sprinkle the tops with sugar.
- Bake for 18 minutes, or until light golden brown.
- Allow scones to cool for 10 minutes on the baking sheet. In the meantime you can make your glaze.
For the glaze:
- In a small bowl whisk together the heavy cream, confectioners' sugar, vanilla, and salt. Drizzle over semi-warm scones and serve at once.
Yummy! Perfect breakfast!
With a cup of coffee, these scones are breakfast perfection 😉 Thank you, Medeja!
Jessica @ A Kitchen Addiction says
I can’t resist a good scone! These look amazing!
Debby Cerra says
I made these! My 1st attempt at Scones EVER…great instructions and helpful hints..I’m so pleased at how they taste and look!!
Thank you for an awesome recipe!
Kathy Patages says
I am goinge to try these! I would love to know what the name of these plates are and how I can purchase them. I would love to buy them from you if I can. You are amazing!
Hi Kathy. The plates are from random stores, including Homegoods, TJ Maxx, and Anthropologie. I hope you enjoy the scones!
My name is Angela. I run the blog, foodiebliss, on Tumblr and I was wondering if I would be able to use your current and future photos to post on my blog?
I do not take credit for anything I post on my blog except my own creations. I never publish any recipes. There is always links back to the homepage and also the link of the post.
I have included my blog’s website address so you can see examples of how it will look.
I look forward to hearing from you.
Hi Angela. I allow up to one photo from a post to be shared on outside sites as long as there is clear photo credit and no printed recipe.
omg yum! xO!
Thank you 🙂
I made these last week for my co-workers and they were delicious! I always make your cupcake recipes and love how clearly they are written! This was my fist time making scones and they were definitely easier than cupcakes 🙂 I made the scopes the night before and then iced them fresh in the morning. Thank you again for such an awesome and yummy recipe!
Hi Erika. I’m so happy to hear you’ve enjoyed making my cupcake recipes and have now ventured into making scones 🙂 What lucky co-workers you have. Thank you for letting me know everyone enjoyed this recipe!
Roseanna Berrios says
Can I just use regular milk, no cream.
Why is heavy cream listed as an ingredient for the batter but not as part of the instructions? Perhaps a typo? Please clarify.
Hi Julie. The cream gets mixed together with the egg and milk. Hope you enjoy this recipe 🙂
donna giblin says
So I substituted Splenda for the sugar and did not glaze….these are fantastic. I make all different kinds of scones but these are an absolute favorite. Question though. Right now strawberries are in season so I can get them cheap. Can I make with frozen/thawed strawberries? Thanks, Donna. ps, I found a way to make powdered sugar from splenda but chose not to glaze them because my husband doesn’t like stuff really sweet. But I will give them a shot with the new glaze when I make for work. Thanks again!
These turned out so insanely delicious. Perfect scone texture- almost crumbles, and perfectly sweet but not over-sweet. Thank you so much for posting this!
Wow! I just made these and I can definitely say, they taste just like strawberries and cream! These scones are so flaky and buttery, and every time I get a strawberry it leaves me wanting more! Great recipe, will definitely be making again!
I agree! I made these for Easter a couple weeks ago and prepared and baked them the night before. We just popped them in the microwave for twenty seconds after sitting at room temp overnight. The glaze had the perfect amount of sweetness and the vanilla extract really brought out the cream flavor. Everyone in my family agreed it tasted exactly like strawberries and cream, and I would have to make it again soon. This is my second attempt at scones but my first time without adult supervision. The instructions were super easy to follow, and the pictures of the combining of the dough were helpful for achieving that flaky texture and not over mixing the dough. Definitely make these delicious scones next time you have strawberries in your house!
Ashley Greene says
How do you get them to keep their shape? They turn to triangular blobs the several times I’ve made them (taste is amazing! They just don’t look as pretty as yours do).
Try chilling the dough first (or chill it in the fridge, carefully sealed, prior to shaping). This happens with some cookie doughs too, which is why a lot of peanut butter cookie recipes have you chill the dough for a bit before baking.
Exactly what I was going to suggest! Thanks for chiming in, Kris 🙂
Possibly add less milk, or hold back some, then add if needed. It should be a craggy mess as in the photos, but maybe your flour is “holding” more moisture than some of ours. My batter was slghtly damp but it held up beautifully. Also check your baking powder.. old? fresh?
I patted the dough into an 8 inch straight sided cake pan then flipped it out onto the counter. Used a bench scraper to cut it into eighths.
Can you use a scone pan? Excited to try!
Hi Tamara! I’ve never baked with a scone pan, but I think it should work 🙂 I can’t wait to hear how they turn out for you!
These are amazing! I finally made them today and they’re delicious! They didn’t rise very high but I mostly blame that on my old and untrustworthy oven as I did chill the butter and dough before baking. It doesn’t matter, as they still baked up beautifully flaky and soft. The vanilla glaze pairs wonderfully with the strawberries, too. I reckon I’ll be making this for a lovely summer treat a lot this year! Thanks for the recipe!
These are so fabulous! I have made them 3 times! Once as scones and twice as strawberry shortcakes, where I substituted raspberries, so yummy. I also tried a batch with my gluten free flour mix – great as well!! Thanks for posting :o)
That’s awesome, Debi! I’m going to try them with raspberries soon – sounds delicious.
Debbie Johnson says
Can I substitute blueberries, and, if so, do I use the same amount? Should I change the recipe in any other ways if I use blueberries?
Thank you for this recipe! I have made scones before without much success so I didn’t have a lot of confidence in my ability this time either. They were kind of a hot mess before I put them in the oven but I have to say they came out great and were delicious! A big hit with my husband, daughter and her boyfriend. My strawberries weren’t as good as I hoped so instead used frozen blueberries.
I have never made a scone before. Actually, I dont do a whole lot of baking at all but had a wild hair to try a scone. My forte is competition barbeque so if the guys get wind that I am making scones, I may never hear the end of it. Anyway, after looking through many recipes, I wanted to use yours. I got up early one morning and made them so my wife got one before leaving for work that day. I must say they were amazing! Fluffy and full of flavor (yes, I am a tough guy and I just used the word fluffy, get over it.). However, I am the kid who sticks a fork in the electrical outlet after my Dad said never to do it so when you said “trust to use bigger pieces of straweberries for this recipe”….well……I stuck the fork in the electrical outlet. I made two batches, one with larger chunks of fresh strawberry and the other with cut up smaller pieces. Both were great but, just as my Dad was the wiser one, so are you! Use the larger chunks of strawberries for this recipe. This is a fantastic recipe. Thanks for sharing it.
Not sure how I’m just seeing this comment, but it totally made my morning!!! So happy you’re a fan of these scones, and now I’m craving barbecue 😉
Just made these today and they are fantastic. My husband had two already and he’s a scone hater!
Great recipe! we eat scones a lot here and a lot of them are made with Graham flour but as you said, I didn’t change anything, except I usd half and half for all the liquids because I didn’t have any cream, didn’t do egg wash and sugar and I didn’t glaze them because I was afraid they would be too sweet. But they were great and we had them with some cheddar cheeses and some tea for a light lunch. That was one happy husband here.
Tracy Thrift says
Just made these for my 18 year old daughter’s English lit class. They are having a tea party. They are wonderful,thanks for the recipe.
How sweet! I’m so glad they were a hit, Tracy 🙂
Made your scones for a baby shower last night and none came back! I have a question shouldn’t the vanilla go into the scones and not the icing? My icing turn tan colored not white like in your photographs. I would love a reply!
Also the first time I made them I patted the dough into an 8 inch cake pan and then cut it into 8 pieces. A bit big for a baby shower. I then used at 6 inch cake pan and made 2 sets of 8! Better size for mini treats!
I used the cake pan for a form. I did not bake them in them.
Just finished baking these and while the look beautiful they are like a biscuit not a scone. Soft and moist inside. I followed the recipe to a T.
As someone suggested above they will make great strawberry shortcakes!
I will make them again…..I always give recipes a second try.
Hi Judy! You could try baking them a little longer if you’d like them to be crispier 🙂 I’m glad you enjoyed the recipe, though! Happy baking!
Hi there! Was wondering on freezing instructions! Thanks!
Jeni Lynn says
I found that if you grate the cold butter it comes out and does not spread all over the place. When I made the scones both my husband and I ate them without the glaze. So yummy.
I also used a cookie scoop and came out with little scones.
Thanks for the idea. My husband loves anything with strawberries
Quick question: would these work well with blueberries or raspberries instead? Was going to go straeberry picking tomorrow but their season just ended so going to pick something else instead. Already bought all the other ingresients so hoping to still make the scones.
Totally! I’ve made them with blueberries many times 🙂
Hi! Can these be made with frozen strawberries? Also, I plan to make them ahead of time for work (flight attendant), what is the best way to prepare/freeze them to use a few days after making the dough?
Hi Maresa! I highly recommend fresh strawberries, but frozen blueberries would work OK. You can just prep the scone dough then freeze the triangles until needed. Just note you may need to add a minute or two to the bake time when baking them from a frozen state. Enjoy 🙂
I can speak to the frozen strawberries; I tried it yesterday. Definitely better than nothing at all, but fresh strawberries or frozen blueberries would be far better. The frozen strawberries became mush. I was very worried the dough was ruined (a pretty runny mess, smh — up to the point I added the frozen berries, the dough had been perfect). Nonetheless, still delicious in the end, but nowhere near as pretty, and with some much too-soggy bites.
I used fresh strawberries and my dough still turned into a mushy mess. Next time I will definitely be adding less than 1 cup.
Hi!!! I made these yummy scones tonight and want to take them to work tomorrow any suggestions how can I store them overnight with glaze already on them?
Would like to make a mini version of these for a tea party…. would the baking time be different???
Yes! I would reduce it by 3 to 5 minutes 🙂
Tiffany Burrell says
These were my first attempt at sconesand the best I’ve ever had. The pictures were a huge help. I froze them for just a tiny bit & used cake flour to roll it out. I am not sure it made a difference but I have so much lol. I didn’t even get to glaze it. My 2 year old & I made & ate them together. We saved 2 for her father but they were DELICIOUS!
I wanted to ask, could I substitute the strawberries for maybe blueberries or chocolate chips? Or even cheese? All the other recipes I looked up were so different from yours and I’m hesitant to try.
Can’t wait to try these! Quick question though. Could I prepare/cut the batter the night before and bake in the morning? I’d love for these to be fresh and warm for work?
You could make the dough and keep it in the freezer overnight 🙂 Just add a minute or two when baking.
I made these for the first time on the day of the royal wedding and they were fabulous! My hubby and I love scones, but always find them dry and tasteless. Not this recipe! These are amazing! So flaky and not at all dry! My only problem was cutting the strawberries in quarters proved to be to big. Next time I will cut them into smaller pieces. Question: can I substitute chocolate chips for the strawberries? I cannot wait to make these tomorrow again! Great recipe!
Just made these & I tried honestly to follow your recipe to a T…but I had to cut the strawberries more than in quarters they were so big…and I added a tad more sugar…everyone said they were delicious, my picture looks almost exactly like yours. I think I will cook a little longer next time because the strawberries left some wet areas in the scone…and I also like a ‘firmer’ scone…will look at your cupcake recipes next, thx!
Nila Christensen says
I’ ve made these twice in one month…oops! But they are delicious and who can resist anything “strawberry” in July. Cold butter is key to making good sconces (unsalted too).
I made these today. They are moist but taste more like a biscuit. to me. It needs something, maybe more sugar in the actual scone mixture not sure. The best part was finding the strawberries when you eat them! If you have someone who does not like a sweet scone, this is the recipe for you.
Sherrie Orlofske says
Absolutely awesome , perfect directions! Thank you!
I made these and they were perfect and delicious and cute! They only kept for about 30 hours without losing their texture, so next time I’ll be sure to serve them within 24 hours. Also, they grow in size when baking so definitely leave room in between them!
Lauren Van Deinse says
If I were to cut each of the 8 individual pieces into 4 petite pieces, how should I change the baking times? I’ve made the recipe with much success before but am trying to feed a larger group as part of a bake-off. I just don’t want to ruin the consistency!!
Made it for Fathers day today…absolutely delicious
Very good. I do like my scones a little sweeter and I would have liked more strawberries. Don’t if if that would work it might make them to mushy. I will make again. Thank you for the recipe
I am going to try my hand at balking these. Questions i have do you have to use whole milk or would 2% be ok, and do you have you use unsalted butter? Would love a reply back before i start. Thank you
I am going to try my hand at making these, will be the first time. Question i have ok to use real butter not unsalted and doi you have to use heavy cream? Thank you
Home Plix says
Amazing strawberry cream recipe. I love this recipe and want to cook it at my lunchtime. Thanks for sharing such an awesome post.
Hanna Versalles says
This recipe is amazing! Quick, easy and most of all, delicious! If you are looking for a scone recipe, this one is definitely the one!!!!
Just made it, their are amazingly delicious
Tammy Eads says
Hi I made the lemon scones . Any suggestions on why the dough wouldn’t stay together .
I had to form it on the parchment paper to keep it in some sort of shape. It was hard to roll out .
My first attempt at making scones .
Maybe I just need some practice .
Paula Rohm says
I have a question, I am planning to make the Scones, I was thinking of mailing some to my Mother via Priority mail, which takes two days. Will these stay ok without refrigeration ? I live in Florida and was just able to buy a whole flat of fresh Strawberries. Thanks for this recipe.
Kelly Diana says
!!I’m wondering the same thing
Can you use almond milk?
I haven’t made them with whole milk as the recipe says so I don’t have a comparison, but I used a combination of almond milk and heavy cream and they turned out great.
Samantha Oliver says
Hiya, would love to try these as they look amazing. Do you happen to have the UK version of measurements eg Oz or gram? Also do you know if heavy cream is what we call double cream? Thanks so much!
Hi! I am a US baker but I make mostly breads, so I like to cook by weight too. It’s about 345g flour, 70g granulated sugar, ~200g quartered strawberries (that’s an approximate!), and 123g milk. All the other measurements were small so I used spoons for them. Also, double cream has about 10% higher fat content than heavy cream, so I’d recommend using a combination of milk and double cream as a replacement for heavy cream!
Jaya Nagarajan says
These are AMAZING! I’m a huge baker and have been on the lookout for a light, flavorful scone recipe without any unusual ingredients, and I’ve found it! I replaced the 2tbsp heavy cream with a 1:3 butter:milk ratio (which works in a pinch because heavy cream is basically just milk but with more fat), and the only difference was that my dough was a tiny bit stickier than normal. I also didn’t egg wash, and instead just sprinkled some granulated sugar on top.
These are as advertised! Super easy to make and delicious. So hard to eat only one.
This recipe sounds amazing. Do you think I could use gluten free flour?
Laura Kiene says
Thank you for sharing a great recipe. I made them successfully and they are indeed delcious!
Love lots for your recipes, but this one I had some issues with. I love making scones and usually stick to using Sally’s recipes, but decided to try this out today! The recipe, in my opinion, either needs more flour or less liquid, as the strawberries produce a lot of liquid when mixed into the ingredients and make the dough extremely wet – not like a scone should be. I had to add way more flour. I did make sure to follow all quantities and dry my strawberries very well. I think this is why a lot of strawberry scone recipes tend to use freeze-dried strawberries. Thanks anyways, though!
first time making scones and tried this recipe. it is now a staple in our house. i’ve made it several times, the only thing i would suggest is adding some more strawberries. the second time we added fresh ones just when we were playing them. but i recommend putting 1 1/2 cups of strawberries in these beauties!
Mary-Ann Leeb says
Why can’t I print the recipes. When I click on print, it just goes back to the same page.
Hindi Kahaniya says
With a cup of coffee, these scones are breakfast perfection Thank you, Medeja!
This is ALWAYS a hit when I make them! They don’t last long!
Selly Myint says
Really nice ! Yummy
Sheryl Rubinoff says
Hi1. Love your recipes. I guess I can substitute GF flour 1: as I usually do. My daughter is dairy free also, so wondering if I can use heavy Coconut Cream and for SourCream, a DF almonf or cashew yogurt perhaps. What do you think?
Denise H says
Loved the recipe! Easy to make and delicious!
Just a small suggestion…The advertisements kept on popping up and “moving” the recipe while I was preparing it. Had to constantly scroll back to where I was at, which was difficult when measuring and mixing.
Just made these! Delicious!!!
Ashley Manila says
So happy to heat that, Patti!
I must say that I admire all your recipes.
I’ve tried this recipe but it failed with me so will need your advice.
At first I felt the dough was sticky so I started adding more flour in.
I felt the strawberries went juicy (it seems they had some frost while being in the fridge).
What can I do next time to avoid this?
Madeleine Fuchs says
I just delivered these to my daughter and grandsons. They are very delicious.
Do you use clear vanilla extract in the frosting?