Nescafé-Date Scones

Level: Intermediate
Prep Time: 12 min
Cook Time: 11 min
Cooling Time:
Yields: 10 scones


Nescafé-Date Scones are a great addition to any brunch or breakfast gathering. You'll like the sugar topping combined with the date texture. Serve warm.


  • 1/2 cup NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Evaporated Milk, warmed
  • 1 tablespoon NESCAFÉ TASTER'S CHOICE House Blend 100% Pure Instant Coffee Granules
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup butter or margarine, chilled and cut into pieces
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup chopped dried dates
  • 1 tablespoon raw or granulated sugar


PREHEAT oven to 425° F. Lightly grease large baking sheet.

COMBINE evaporated milk and coffee granules in small bowl; stir until coffee is dissolved. Combine flour, 1/4 cup sugar, baking powder and salt in large bowl. Cut in butter with pastry blender or two knives until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in coffee mixture, dates and vanilla extract until mixture forms soft dough.

KNEAD 5 to 7 times on lightly floured surface. Gently pat or roll to 1/2-inch thickness. Cut with 2 1/2-inch biscuit cutter; place on prepared baking sheets. Sprinkle 1 tablespoon sugar over tops.

BAKE for 10 to 12 minutes or until lightly browned. Serve warm.


by L. LYNNE , YACOLT, WA on Dec. 2005



by C. Colleen , KLAMATH FALLS, OR on Nov. 2005

Everyone likes these! I tried semi-sweet chocolate chips instead of the dates and it turned out great, like a mocha scone! Make a glaze (vanilla or chocolate) and it turns it into a real treat, especially for the kids.

Nescafe-Date Scones

by N. N. , PLACERVILLE, CA on Oct. 2005

My family thoroughly enjoys scones and this recipe was a big hit. My husband doesn't even like or drink coffee and he likes this recipe. For a change I've tried different fruits, not adding the coffee and using vanilla paste and each time the result was wonderful. The base recipe is great and easy to change for a variety.

okay but I've had better

by L. LINDEN , OLGA, WA on Sep. 2005

These were a bit dry and I didn't care for coffee/date mix. The second time I made them, I left out the coffee and added the same amount of rum and liked them better---rum seemed to go better with the dates.

Nescafe-Date Scones

by B. Bonnie , ANDALUSIA, IL on Apr. 2005

I made these last night. They were very good and so light. I mix them in my food processor and it doesn't take but a few seconds.

a little dry

by C. Carine , LAGUNA HILLS, CA on Feb. 2005

I have to admit, I don't make scones much, so maybe I over mixed, but these were a little dry, even w/ the dates. Tasty, but dry


by I. Isobel , Wellington, YT on Jan. 2004

The marraige of coffee and dates work surprisingly well in these delicious scones.

Nescafe Date scones

by L. Linda , Hamburg, PA on Feb. 2003

These scones were quite tasty. Easy to makes for the first time,recipe use. The dates can be deleated and raisins used. This worked fine for a second batch.