Vanilla Scone Glaze

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Vanilla scone glaze is a sweet, decadent, icing with hint of vanilla aroma that you’ll love!

You have the option of adding 1/2 a vanilla bean to infuse even more vanilla flavor into your vanilla scone glaze if desired.

You could also use vanilla bean paste as a substitute (1 tsp).

Vanilla Scone Glaze

Vanilla scone glaze can be use for

  • pumpkin spice scones
  • vanilla bean scones
  • lemon raspberry scones
  • blueberry scones
  • chocolate chip scones
  • cinnamon scones
  • cranberry orange scones
Vanilla scone glaze

How much vanilla scone glaze do you need on top of one scone

You should use approximately 1 tbsp of glaze for each scone. The top of the scone could be completely covered in glaze, or you can drizzle the glaze back and forth.

Vanilla Scone Glaze

Can you substitute milk for Vanilla Scone Glaze

Yes, you can substitute oat milk, macadamia milk, or almond milk for your scone glaze.

What consistency is scone glaze

Scone glaze is thick, viscous, but easily movable. It will flow quickly when you’re putting it on top of your scones.

What does the scone glaze looks like

Vanilla scone glaze has a smooth sheen to it. Vanilla scone glaze will dry and harden in about 30 minutes after it applied to the scone.

Vanilla Scone Glaze

How to make vanilla glaze for scones
Prep Time8 minutes
Total Time8 minutes
Course: Dessert
Keyword: glaze
Yield: 0.5 cups


  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 90 ml milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 vanilla bean scraped optional


  • Cut the vanilla bean in half with a sharp knife. Use 1/2 of the vanilla bean pod and scrape all the seeds into a bowl.
  • Place the skin of the 1/2 vanilla bean pod into the bowl as well. Add milk and gently with your fingers run it down the vanilla bean. The flavor of the vanilla bean will infuse the milk with a strong aromatic flavor.
  • Remove the pod from the milk. Add vanilla extract and milk together. The beans should be well mixed in the milk by now.
  • Slowly add powdered sugar until it's completely mixed in. If the consistency of the vanilla scone glaze too thick, add a small amount of milk ~1-2 tsps to thin it out. If the vanilla scone glaze is too thin, add a little more powdered sugar.
  • Use a spoon to place the vanilla scone glaze on top of your scones. Store any excess icing in an airtight container in the fridge for about ~3 days.
How much vanilla scone glaze do you need on top of one scone