From fruity to chocolatey, there’s a macaron flavor for everyone. I know I have my favs!
But have you ever tried a white macaron?
These elegant treats are a blank canvas for bakers to get creative with their flavors.
White macarons are made with the same basic ingredients as their colorful counterparts – almond flour, egg whites, and sugar – but without any food coloring.
This gives them a classic, sophisticated look that’s perfect for weddings, bridal showers, or any elegant occasion.
And since they don’t have any added flavors, they’re the perfect base for experimenting with different fillings and toppings.
If you’re here wondering what your options might be when it comes to white macarons, you’re in luck – we’ve got you covered!
Popular White Macaron Flavors
If you’re new to making macarons, why not start with the classic flavor of almond?
With its subtle, nutty taste, almond macarons pair perfectly with a variety of fillings for a deliciously versatile treat.
This recipe from Sprinkles for Breakfast provides step-by-step instructions for making both the macaron shells and a delectable vanilla bean and almond filling.
To create this recipe, you’ll need powdered sugar, almond flour, egg whites, sugar, butter, milk, vanilla and almond extract, a vanilla bean, a small paint brush, piping gel, and finely chopped almonds.
To start making your macarons, preheat your oven to 325 degrees. Next, whisk the egg whites and sugar together until stiff peaks form. After that, mix in the almond flour and sugar.
Pipe the batter onto a parchment paper-lined tray and let it rest for 30-45 minutes before baking for 10-12 minutes. Once done, let the macarons cool before peeling them off the parchment paper.
Next, cream the butter and mix in the powdered sugar, milk, vanilla and almond extract to create the delicious filling.
Once the macarons have cooled, pipe a dollop of the filling onto one half of each pair and sandwich them together.
Brush the top macaron shell with piping gel and sprinkle with finely chopped almonds for a finishing touch that adds both flavor and texture.
Cookies and Cream (Oreo) Macarons
Attention, cookie and cream lovers! If you’re a fan of the iconic duo, then you simply must give these macarons a whirl. Made with a luscious cookies and cream ganache filling and crunchy bits of crushed Oreos in the macaron shells, these delectable treats offer a mouth-watering twist on the traditional French delicacy.
This recipe from House of Nash Eats is a true delight for the senses!
To start, sift together almond flour, powdered sugar, and crushed Oreos twice. Then, beat the egg whites and gradually add in granulated sugar until stiff peaks form.
Fold the almond flour mixture into the egg whites and pipe it into 1 ½ inch circles on parchment paper or silicone baking mats. Allow the macarons to dry for 30-60 minutes before baking them in the oven for 16-18 minutes.
The filling for these cookies and cream macarons is a white chocolate Oreo ganache made by heating heavy cream in the microwave and pouring it over white chocolate chips, then stirring in crushed Oreos.
The macarons are best enjoyed the day after they are made, but can be stored in an airtight container on the counter for up to 3 days or in the fridge for 1-2 weeks.
They can even be frozen for up to 3 months.
White Chocolate Macarons
Indulge in the rich and luxurious flavor of white chocolate with these irresistible macarons. With white chocolate both in the batter and on top of the shells, and a creamy white chocolate ganache filling, these macarons are a sweet and satisfying dessert.
This recipe from Sweet and Savory By Shinee offers step-by-step instructions for making the perfect white macarons with white chocolate ganache filling.
The author tested four different methods for baking the macarons to achieve the perfect white color, providing insight into the science behind the perfect macaron shell.
In addition to the meringue, macaron shells, and ganache filling, the author provides tips on testing the consistency of the macaron batter and how to assemble the macarons.
Plus, learn how to freeze the macarons for later enjoyment.
Achieving pure white macarons can be tricky, but with the right techniques and ingredients, it’s possible to create these elegant and delicious treats.
To enhance the white color of your macarons, use white gel food coloring and shield the heat from the top by placing a tray on the top rack.
For those who appreciate simplicity and elegance, vanilla macarons are a must-try. With their delicate vanilla flavor and buttery texture, these macarons are a classic and delicious dessert.
This recipe from Simply Home Cooked provides detailed instructions for making the perfect vanilla macarons with a creamy vanilla buttercream filling.
The recipe includes both wet and dry ingredients, such as egg whites, salt, cream of tartar, vanilla extract, granulated sugar, powdered sugar, and blanched almond flour.
The buttercream filling requires unsalted butter, cream cheese, powdered sugar, milk, and vanilla extract, which combine to create a smooth and creamy texture that complements the delicate macaron shells perfectly.
The recipe provides step-by-step instructions for making the macarons, from piping and baking the shells to assembling the macarons with the buttercream filling. The author also provides tips on how to store the macarons to keep them fresh for longer.
|Sprinkles for Breakfast
|Powdered sugar, almond flour, egg whites, sugar, butter, milk, vanilla and almond extract, a vanilla bean, a small paint brush, piping gel, and finely chopped almonds.
|Cookies and Cream (Oreo) Macarons
|House of Nash Eats
|Almond flour, powdered sugar, crushed Oreos, egg whites, granulated sugar, heavy cream, white chocolate chips
|White Chocolate Macarons
|Sweet and Savory By Shinee
|Almond flour, powdered sugar, egg whites, granulated sugar, white chocolate chips, heavy cream, unsalted butter, white gel food coloring
|Simply Home Cooked
|Blanched almond flour, powdered sugar, egg whites, salt, cream of tartar, granulated sugar, unsalted butter, cream cheese, milk, vanilla extract
Unique White Macaron Flavors
Add a touch of sophistication to your next special occasion with champagne macarons.
These delicate treats are filled with a light and flavorful champagne-infused buttercream that will impress your guests and add a touch of elegance to any event.
This recipe from Barley and Sage will help you make the perfect champagne macarons. Start by sifting together almond flour and powdered sugar, then whisking egg whites and granulated sugar until stiff peaks form.
Fold in the dry ingredients and scoop the batter onto a baking sheet before letting them rest. Bake the macarons at 300°F until they are firm to the touch, then cool them completely before painting them with edible gold paint.
The recipe also includes instructions for making a delicious champagne buttercream filling, which can be added to the macarons once they have been cooled and painted.
The buttercream is made with champagne and other ingredients, such as butter and powdered sugar, to create a light and flavorful filling that complements the delicate macaron shells perfectly.
London Fog Macarons
If you’re a tea enthusiast, these London Fog macarons are sure to hit the spot.
The filling is made with a luxurious blend of Earl Grey tea, vanilla, and cream cheese, which creates a rich and creamy texture that’s hard to resist. To make the filling, simply steep a bag of Earl Grey tea in hot cream for a few minutes, then mix it with cream cheese, powdered sugar, and vanilla extract.
The recipe for these delightful macarons from Emily Laurae is straightforward yet requires precision. It involves mixing egg whites, sugar, almond flour, and confectioner’s sugar, then folding them together with a spatula.
The mixture is piped onto parchment paper and baked to perfection before being filled with a decadent London Fog dark chocolate ganache made with heavy cream, earl grey tea, honey, and butter. Once cooled, the macaron shells are paired up and filled with the ganache before assembly.
These London Fog macarons are perfect for any cozy afternoon tea or a rainy day, and they’re sure to impress your guests with their unique flavor and elegant presentation.
If you’re in the mood for a playful take on a traditional treat, why not give marshmallow macarons a whirl?
The filling, made with marshmallow fluff, creates a delightful, airy texture that’ll have your taste buds floating on cloud nine. Perfect for any kid’s party or summer BBQ, these macarons are sure to impress!
This recipe for marshmallow macarons from Taste Made has a unique twist- the shells are brushed with water and rolled in granulated sugar, resulting in a satisfying crunch.
To make the shells, you’ll need a digital kitchen scale, rubber spatula, stand mixer, baking sheet tray, Silpat mat, piping bag, and small round tip.
The steps include sifting the dry ingredients, whipping up the egg whites, and folding in the dry ingredients to create the perfect macaronage. Piping the macaron shells is next, followed by baking and then coating with a sugary goodness.
The marshmallow filling is made with marshmallow fluff, butter, powdered sugar, milk, and vanilla extract, resulting in a decadent filling that pairs perfectly with the crunchy outer shell.
These macarons should be kept in the fridge until ready to indulge, and the best part is they can be colored in any shade you desire. Let your creativity run wild with these fun and delicious treats!
|Barley and Sage
|Almond flour, powdered sugar, egg whites, granulated sugar, champagne, butter, edible gold paint.
|London Fog Macarons
|Earl Grey tea, vanilla, cream cheese, egg whites, sugar, almond flour, confectioner’s sugar, dark chocolate, heavy cream, honey, butter.
|Granulated sugar, almond flour, powdered sugar, egg whites, marshmallow fluff, butter, milk, vanilla extract.
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