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50 French Macaron Flavors To Experiment With In The Kitchen

French macarons are indulgent, they’re special, they’re fun to add to party spreads, they’re great gifts if you want to give something edible but they take time to perfect. Either way, the most exciting part of this European cookie are all the flavor options! We’ve compiled a list of 50 French macaron flavors to experiment with in the kitchen – whether you’re a novice or a pro!

1. Basic

Basic french macaroon recipe

PopSugar starts RTus off with a basic French macaron recipe for all of us to try our hands at first. Take the jump and experiment this afternoon!

2. Chocolate with Chocolate Ganache

Chocolate macaroons

For chocolate lovers everywhere, this chocolate on chocolate recipe is right up your alley. Check out ChowHound for all of the details.

3. Strawberry Cheesecake

Strawberry cheesecake macaroons

Indulge a little in a strawberry cheesecake bite from Glitter Inc.. It’s all the flavors your love of this classic dessert but in a single serving form.

4. Lemon

Lemon macaron recipe

Lemon macarons sound like a wonderfully tart and tasty treat don’t they? Grab the recipe at Frugal Mom Eh.

5. Lavender Coconut

Lavender coconut macarons

If you want something a bit more sophisticated and unique, check out Broma Bakery and this fabulous recipe for lavender and coconut macarons. They’re light and perfect with afternoon tea.

6. Salted Caramel Praline

Salted caramel macaroon

Patisserie Makes Perfect make a super indulgent salted caramel and praline macaron that looks like dessert heaven to us. These ones would also be great as an edible, DIY gift idea.

7. Snickers

Snickers macaroons

Moje Wypieki gives us a great tutorial on how-to make Snickers macarons! You may need to translate the recipe, but it’s worth it!

8. Cookies & Cream

Cookies and cream macarons

If you go visit Broma Bakery again, you’ll find this fan-favorite recipe to dive into. Who doesn’t love an Oreo and the mix of both cream and chocolatey of chocolates.

9. Toasted Marshmallow

Toasted marshmallow macarons

Good Morning Cali gives us a super sweet recipe that everyone will want a bite of. There’s something so youthful and fun about marshmallows, especially when toasted on the fire.

10. Chocolate Caramel

Chocolate caramel macarons

Chocolate and caramel is another classic combination and this beautiful recipe is from Oh Sprinkles. And we are loving how delicious but gorgeous these macarons are!

11. Red Velvet

Red velvet macarons

Notes from My Food Diary has a French macaron recipe for another flavor that so many people crave and love. Red velvet bites with cream cheese filling, yum!

12. Coffee & Bailey’s

Coffee and baileys macaroons

Here’s a more grown-up flavor to indulge in over at Liv for Cake. Mixing coffee and Bailey’s is a favorite, especially in French cookie form!

13. Cake Batter

Cake batter macaron

Bakers Royale gives us cake batter macarons that everyone will be running for! Use these to celebrate birthdays, showers or maybe even used as some DIY gifts.

14. Mint

Mint french macarons

If you love minty, fresh flavors then you’ll need to hop on over to Sweet & Savory to get the details on these. The recipe is easy and they’re perfect for dinner parties!

15. Mimosa

Mimosa french macaroon

Baking A Moment takes our favorite morning indulgence and puts in in bitesize form! Champagne touches and orange flavors, check out the recipe now!

16. Strawberries & Cream

Strawberries and cream french macaroons

Who doesn’t love strawberries and cream? It’s a classic, light flavor and Cookies For England shows us how to infuse it into a French macaron!

17. Chocolate Hazelnut

Chocolate hazelnut macarons

Sweet & Savory teaches us how to make some chocolate hazelnut French macarons and we’re gushing over the combination. They’re the best dessert flavor!

18. Lavender & White Chocolate

Lavender and white chocolate macaroons

Fresh Dessert makes one of the more unique combinations that settle well on a shower table or at afternoon tea with the girls. Who wouldn’t want to take a bit into these lavender and white chocolate sweets.

19. Kahlua

Kahlua french macaroons

Sweet Revelations gives us another “grown up” flavor that we urge you to try your hand at. Drop some Kahlua into the mix and serve these up for some celebrating.

20. Vanilla

Vanilla+macarons

Over at Sprinkles for Breakfast, you’ll find a classic recipe that will need to go into safe keeping. This is a great flavor to try your hand at making.

21. Earl Grey Salted Caramel

Earl grey salted caramel macaroons

food, je t’aims makes some seriously unique macarons too! Earl grey bites are delicious especially when paired with comforting and delicious salted caramel.

22. Blackberry

Blackberry macarooms

Macnifique makes a blackberry macaron that we’re drooling over. We love the richness and tartness behind these berries, and we know they’d be absolutely delicious at the focus of this sweet.

23. Candy Corn

Candy corn french macaroons

Persia Lou has a special, Halloween-inspired treat for us! Learn how to make them after the jump!

24. Champagne & Raspberry

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If you’re in the mood for celebrating, then these champagne and raspberry macarons are perfect! Best Friends For Frosting has all the details.

25. Blueberry Cream Cheese

Blueberry cream cheese macaroons

ai love baking makes a delicious blueberry cream cheese macaron. Crisp cookies and the creamiest and sweetest of fillings are involved here.

26. Apricot

Apricot macaroons

Oh So Very Pretty has another light and fruity treat for spring and summertime flavor lovers. Visit the blog and snag this apricot macaron recipe!

27. Mango White Chocolate

Mango white chocolate french macaroons

Over at Joanne Eats Well With Others you’ll find a great tutorial on how to make these sweet and delicious mango white chocolate macarons. Make some of these for your next brunch!

28. Pistachio

Pistachio macarons

Daily Delicious has a recipe for pistachio macarons. They’re a bit more sophisticated and less on the sweet side, you can even dip these in some dark chocolate for a boost!

29. Strawberry Colada

Strawberry colada macarons recipe

If you want another “grown up” French macaron flavor Taste and Tell has the scoop! Strawberry coladas for everyone at your ladies dinner – but in the form of dessert instead of drinks!

30. Rose & Vanilla

Rose vanilla macarons

The Moonblush Baker gives us another flavor that involves the beauty of mother nature and this time … it’s rose! We love these bites for weddings and the like!

31. Lavender & Honey

Lavendar macarons

And over at Blahnik Baker you’ll find out how to sweeten up lavender with some honey. These are both beautiful and pack a tasty punch.

32. Green Tea & White Chocolate

Green tea white chocolate ganache macarons

Honey & Soy makes a green teach and white chocolate combination that creates the perfect balance. The tartness of the tea is sweetly beautifully by the chocolate.

33. Chocolate Peanut Butter

Chocolate peanut butter macarons

A personal favorite of the bunch, Sally’s Baking Addition makes a peanut butter chocolate macaroon that looks to be sheer, edible perfection. Dive into these tonight!

34. Malted Milk

Malted milk macarons

Cookie Dough & Oven Mitt takes those malted Easter eggs to an entirely new level with this recipe. These malted milk macarons are such a fun spring baking project.

35. Salted Caramel

Salted caramel macarons

If you’re a fan of salted caramel confections then Cook with Manali has everything you need. These sweet and savory bites will be right up your alley.

36. Snickerdoodle

Snickerdoodlemacarons

The Java Cupcake has a snickerdoodle macaron that everyone will want to take a little bite of. For those that love the cookies with the cinnamon sugary sweetness, you’ll love these too!

37. Peppermint

Peppermint macaroons

For a holiday-inspired treat, check out these peppermint macarons from Persia Lou. These too can be dipped in some chocolate for an extra-special treat.

38. Strawberry Lemonade

Strawberry lemonade macaroons

Avocados and Ales has another personal favorite flavor on their menu. These strawberry lemonade macarons are everything you could want this summer.

39. Dark Chocolate Truffle

Dark chocolate truffle macaroon

For those that love chocolate, this dark chocolate truffle macaron recipe is for you! Let the Baking Begin! has all the details you need.

40. Coffee

Mocha macarons

Her Cup of Joy makes some delicious coffee-flavored macarons that are the perfect way to end a dinner party or add a punch to the brunch table.

41. Neopolitan

Neapolitan macaron

These neapolitan macarons may take a bit more to make, but they’re totally worth it. Snag the recipe over at Suzie Sweet Tooth.

42. Funfetti

Confetti macarons

Sweet & Savory seriously has the best macaron recipe for celebrating. Whether it’s a birthday party or a baby shower, these funfetti macarons are so much fun to make and eat!

43. Lavender Rose

Lavender and rose macaroons

I Sugar Coat It combines both lavender and rose to make the most feminine flavor of the bunch. Check it out after the jump!

44. Chocolate Cherry

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Who doesn’t love a yummy, chocolate and cherry combination? Snag the recipe at Taste and Tell.

45. Pumpkin Spice

Pumpkin macarons

Foodie Misadventures makes the perfect fall-inspired macaron! These pumpkin spice bites will give you the burst of autumn flavor you’ll be looking for come September.

46. Gingerbread

Gingerbread macaroons

And if you’re a fan of holiday flavors, The Domestic Rebel has a gingerbread bite for us to try! If you love the cookies around Christmastime, punch up the sophistication with these Frenchies.

47. S’mores

Graham cracker macarons

Blahnik Baker shows us how to incorporate all the great parts of s’mores into a bite-side macaron! Hop on over and check out the recipe.

48. Splatter Paint

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A Side of Sweet doesn’t show us a new and improved flavor, instead they show us how to make something so beautiful out of your dessert. These splatter painted cookies are stunning!

49. Chocolate with Salted Caramel

Chocolate macarons with salted caramel filling

We love salted caramel and obviously chocolate too, but we love them even more when paired together. Home Cooking Adventure has the recipe.

50. Lemon Raspberry

Lemon raspberry macarons

Hint of Vanilla makes a gorgeous lemon and raspberry macaron that gives us that summertime flavors we love. Tart and sweet and full of life, this macaron will satisfy.

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  • No Name Required

    Great recipes! But you hit a nerve though. It’s macaRON not macaROON. Two completely different cookies. 🙂

  • YlyaYa

    Cool selection. I want to start cooking 🙂 But unfortunately I can’t do it so beautifully.

  • Snovia Javed

    delicious and awesome collection. I love the chocolate and caramel macaroons. Please share pakistan street food recipes as well.

  • Really nice selection of different macarons! Quite inspiring to see what kind of flavours are being developed. I am a macaron baker myself 🙂 I have recently posted an article about adding flavour to macaron shells: https://goo.gl/6Heduf it is very informative and has a lot of useful info for beginners in macaron world. Though it might be handy to someone who is willing to start baking macs at home. Cheers!

  • Duncan :D

    im only 13 but i am SUPER excited to try to make macarons, Im wondering which I should try first, also I know that they are hard to make but I think I’m up to the challenge, as long as it doesnt have anything to do with Science I think I’ll do fine 🙂

    • OatyLime

      The hard part is the shells, and most of the recipes should make it in about the same way. Choose one that doesn’t have extra additives (so the ingredients for the shells should be egg whites, almond flour, sugar, powdered sugar, and possibly salt, cream of tartar/vinegar/lemon juice, and food coloring) because the additives will make it easier to screw things up. Also, not all macaron recipes require you to wait until a skin formers over the macaron; depending on the recipe, you might want to put the macaron shells directly into the oven (although you do have to bang the trays against the counter first).

      It would probably be the cheapest to find one that looks pretty without food coloring since gel food coloring, the food color recommended for macarons (liquid ones have a higher chance of making things go wrong), is often more expensive. Also, I don’t know about you, but I tend to burn my macarons. Choosing a lighter color can help avoid that.

      For the filling, just choose whatever you think you’re up to the challenge for. I haven’t looked at all the recipes, but from what I can tell, they all look relatively easy.

      Good luck! Macarons always look pretty ugly in the beginning, but the taste will still be the same (unless it is burnt).

      I know you didn’t exactly ask for this, but I thought I’d share some tips from personal experience:
      – Macarons are done when they are firm on the top. Many recipes don’t include this description
      – Even if the top of the macaron doesn’t look quite done, the bottom might be burnt. I had to learn this from personal experience. Put the macarons near the top of the oven with a silicone mat or 2 sheets of baking paper underneath to help prevent it.
      – After piping the shells, always bang the cookie tray against the counter. Make sure to rotate it to get an even banging on your shells. This lets out large air bubbles
      – An easy way to tell what stiff peaks are is that you should be able to turn the bowl upside down without the meringue falling out. Also, gradually add the sugar into the meringue to ensure it incorporates evenly.
      – Watch a video to see what you’re looking for when recipes say to fold until it’s a lava-like texture.
      – Fold gently by cutting through the meringue with a spatula, scraping around and on the bottom of the bowl, and gently lifting the batter up and over itself. Again, videos are great for learning how to fold properly.

    • Julia

      Hi! I am also similarly a teenager like you at the age of 16. Macarons are not very difficult to make, and my first try at 12 without any instructional help came out clean and perfect… and I have only messed up 2 out of over 30+ batches I have made. I can’t believe all my friends mess up all of their batches, so I’m going to make a video on YouTube for them. Don’t worry about about making macarons, you just need a silicon spatula to continuously fold. Do not mush out and spread the batter, it will destroy the air that was put in. I take an average of 25 minutes to do one batch, and before you know it, making macarons will be as easy as preparing eggs. Here is my 100% percent perfect recipe, and you can make your own filling:

      3/4 Cups Almond Flour
      1 Cup Powdered Sugar
      1/4 Cups Granulated Sugar
      2 Egg WHITES
      Liquid Food Coloring($3)

      1. Sift the almond flour and the powdered sugar, then gently mix the two floury powders together. Set aside.

      2. Beat the egg whites for approximately 5 minutes on high power, and slowly portions of the GRANULATED sugar. When the egg whites and sugar are frothy but form stiff peaks when raised, they are ready.

      3. Pour in half of the powder mixture into the egg whites, and using a HAND spatula, quickly fold in the powder for 45 seconds or until goopy. Then pour in the rest of the flour, and mix for another 45 seconds or until goopy. Overmixing or undermixing can result in a bad batch.

      4. Load the batter into a piping bag. Make sure your wax paper or foil paper on the tray is spread with cooking spray/oil or butter to prevent the macarons from sticking to the paper.

      5. Pipe the batter on, making the shells at least 1 inch, but the shells must all be identical in shape and size. You can print out a macaron shell template online, which are easy to find. Load the macarons in the oven for 300 degrees Fahrenheit for 18 minutes exactly.

      6. When the oven beeps, take the macarons out IMMEDIATELY or they will continue to burn in the residing heat of the oven. Then, you can pipe on whatever curd or cream filling you want, and enjoy!