Ice Cream Scones

This improbable recipe is surprisingly delicious. Personalize the scone by adding frozen berries, nuts, zest, dried fruit, or chocolate chips.

Serves: 8Hands-on: 10 minutesTotal: 25 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 8


  • 3 cups self-rising flour
  • 2 1⁄2 cups melted vanilla ice cream
  • 1⁄4 cup granulated sugar


  • Preheat oven to 375°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment. Sift self-rising flour into a large bowl and make a well in the center. Add melted ice cream and stir until just combined.
  • Turn the dough onto a lightly floured work surface and fold it 7 or 8 times, until it holds together. (This is not kneading.) Flatten the dough into a disk 1 inch thick. Cut the disk into 8 wedges and place wedges on the prepared pan, evenly spaced.
  • Sprinkle the top of scones generously with sugar, then bake until golden brown, about 15 minutes.