Instead of picking up a box of chocolates and a mini-teddy bear at the grocery store for your Valentine, make these homemade White Chocolate Strawberry Scones! Despite being fairly easy to make, they’re pretty visually stunning and absolutely delicious, so they’re sure to get a reaction. Serve them up with coffee in bed or as a dessert after your big Valentine’s Day dinner. A little bit of effort goes a long way on Valentine’s Day! Plus, your S.O. will totally have something to brag to their coworkers at work the next day.
Originally posted 2-13-2014, updated 2-9-2022.
Not into Valentine’s Day? I feel ya. These White Chocolate Strawberry Scones are also a good “just because” treat any day of the year. They’re nice to keep on hand in the freezer for whenever you want a little something sweet to go with your coffee or tea. They’re indulgent but not so overly sweet that you’ll feel sick afterward. Perfect with a warm, cozy beverage! YUM.
Use Fresh or Frozen Strawberries
When I originally created this recipe in 2014 I used frozen strawberries that I sliced when they were just a little thawed, but this time I decided to use fresh strawberries since they’ve already started popping up in the grocery stores. These scones were great with the frozen strawberries but they blew my mind with the fresh strawberries. So you can use either one, but if your budget allows, go for fresh strawberries. The fresh berries add so much more sweetness and fresh strawberry aroma to the scone.
Freeze Leftover Scones for Later
As mentioned above, I love freezing these scones so that I can take one or two out at a time to enjoy with my coffee as an occasional treat. To freeze these scones simply let them cool completely to room temperature, then place them in a freezer bag or other air-tight freezer container. Pop them in the freezer and they’ll be good for about 3 months or so. You can thaw the scones at room temperature, or if you’re in a hurry (as I usually am as soon as I see that scone), pop it in the microwave for 30 seconds and then enjoy.
White Chocolate Strawberry Scones
- 1/2 cup powdered sugar ($0.04)
- 1/4 tsp vanilla extract ($0.07)
- 1 Tbsp milk ($0.03)
- Preheat the oven to 425ºF. In a large bowl, stir together the flour, granluated sugar, baking powder, and salt.
- Grate the cold butter (or cut into small chunks) and add it to the flour mixture. Use your hands or a pastry cutter to work the butter into the flour until only a few small pieces remain.
- Add the sliced strawberries and white chocolate chips to the flour mixture and stir to combine.
- In a separate bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, and vanilla extract.
- Pour the whisked wet ingredients into the bowl with the flour mixture. Stir until a ball of dough forms and no dry flour remains on the bottom of the bowl. The dough may be slightly crumbly at first, but it will begin to hold together better as the moisture from the strawberries begins to absorb.
- Shape the dough into a flat circle, about 8-inches in diameter. Slice the circle into eight wedge-shaped pieces. Transfer the sliced scones to a parchment-lined baking sheet.
- Bake the scones for about 15 minutes, or until golden brown. Transfer the baked scones to a wire rack to cool.
- While the scones are cooling, prepare the glaze. Stir together the powdered sugar, vanilla, and milk in a bowl until it forms a thick glaze.
- Drizzle the glaze over the cooled scones, then serve.
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How to Make White Chocolate Strawberry Scones – Step by Step Photos
Preheat the oven to 425ºF. In a large bowl, stir together 2 cups of all-purpose flour, 2 Tbsp sugar, 2 tsp baking powder, and ½ tsp salt until well combined.
Grate 6 Tbsp cold butter into the bowl with the flour mixture. Alternately, you can cut the butter into small chunks. Use your hands to work the butter into the flour mixture until only a few small pieces remain. You can also use a pastry cutter, if you have one.
Slice 1 cup strawberries and add them to the flour mixture along with ½ cup white chocolate chips. Stir until the strawberries and white chocolate are combined with the flour mixture.
In a separate bowl, whisk together 2 large eggs, ¼ cup milk, and ½ tsp vanilla extract.
Pour the bowl of wet ingredients into the bowl of dry ingredients.
Work the wet and dry ingredients together until they form a slightly dry dough. There should be no dry flour left on the bottom of the bowl. The dough might be slightly crumbly at first, but it will begin to stick together a bit more as the moisture from the strawberries gets absorbed into the flour.
Shape the dough into an 8-inch diameter circle, then slice the circle into eight pieces.
Place the cut scones on a parchment-lined baking sheet.
Bake the scones in the preheated 425ºF for about 15 minutes, or until golden brown. Remove the scones from the oven and transfer to a wire rack to cool.
While the scones are cooling, prepare the glaze. Stir together ½ cup powdered sugar, ¼ tsp vanilla extract, and 1 Tbsp milk until it forms a thick glaze.
Once the scones are cooled, drizzle the glaze over top. It’s important to allow the scones to cool before glazing because hot scones will cause the glaze to melt and drip right off.
Enjoy immediately or save for later! The baked scones will be good at room temperature for a day or so, refrigerated for 3-4 days, or frozen for about 3 months.