Scone Glaze Recipe that Hardens

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One of our favorite icing recipes for glazing scones that hardens up after about 20-30 minutes is a vanilla glaze.

Alternatively, you can replace 15 ml of milk with 15 ml of lemon juice as a lemon glaze for scones.

Make sure to let the scones fully dry before storing them. The scone glaze takes about 20-30 minutes to dry fully. The scones can then be stacked and stored in an airtight container for up to 3 days.

You can also add a tsp of vanilla bean paste to make the scone glaze a vanilla bean glaze for a bit more added flavoring.

Scone Glaze Recipe that Hardens

Scone Glaze Recipe that Hardens

How to make a scone glaze recipe that hardens on top of scones
Prep Time5 minutes
Course: Dessert
Keyword: dessert
Yield: 12 scones fully covered in glaze


  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 90 ml milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


  • Mix milk and vanilla extract in a small bowl.
  • Add powered sugar to the milk and mix well until the icing does not have any clumps of sugar in it.
  • You can adjust the consistency as needed. If it's a bit too liquid add a little more powdered sugar (1 tbsp). If it's too thick and hard to spread, add a little bit more milk (1 tsp-1 tbsp).
  • Once you're happy with your scone glaze you can add it to your scones. It's best spooned onto the scone and then use the back of the spoon to spread it overtop of all of your scones.
  • Let the scones dry for 20 – 30 minutes before putting them away. If you store the scones immediately after the moisture cannot escape the container and the glaze will remain wet.
  • Store your fully dried glazed scones in an airtight container for up to 3 days at room temperature.
Scone Glaze Recipe that Hardens