If you’re a DIY treat enthusiast just like we are, then you’re probably used to keeping up with all the sweetest trends in the home recipes and baking world, clocking what the gourmet tea spots are making the most of and exploring how you might make the same lovely, delicious things at home. That’s how we’ve become so completely obsessed with colourful, flavourful macarons as of late! We had some in our favourite French bakery downtown and now we can’t get enough of making them for our family and friends at home too. Lately, we can be found combing the Internet for all kinds of different flavour suggestions in our spare time.
1. Easy macaron recipe for beginners
Just in case you’re an absolute beginner in the world of macarons but you’re feeling determined to make your own just like the ones you’ve tried in your local bakeries, here’s a tutorial that’s perfect for first-timers! This recipe from I Save A to Z guides you step by clearly outlined step through the process of making the most straight forward, classic macarons that will help you build a good technique so that you can practice getting them just right and move towards more challenging recipes and kinds later.
2. Homemade apricot macarons
Have you actually already got a little bit of experience getting the shape and texture of your macarons just right and now you’re ready to concentrate a little more on branching our when it comes to flavour? In that case, we’d absolutely suggest taking a look at this recipe from Mon Petit Four if you’re a big fan of fruity tastes! They show you how to make wonderfully textured macarons that taste like fresh apricots.
3. Almond raspberry macarons
Of course, just because you want your scrumptious homemade macarons to have some kind of yummy fruit taste to them doesn’t mean that singular fruit flavour has to be the only prevalent taste you get with each bite. That’s why we’re such big fans of this scrumptious combination recipe outlined step by step on Food Network! Rather than showing you how to make macarons that only taste like raspberry (as delicious an idea as that is), they give you a recipe that includes a hint of almond as well.
4. Chocolate macarons
Maybe you’re the kind of homemade treats enthusiast who actually prefers rich, sweet flavours to fruity ones just about every time? In that case, we have a feeling that this recipe from Sweet & Savoury might be a little more up your alley! They show you how to make macarons that are chocolate flavoured through and through, right down to the filling.
5. Salted caramel macarons
Perhaps you’ve actually been scrolling through our list thinking about how your very favourite kinds of sweets are almost always those that have some element of being sweet and a little bit salty all in one place? In that case, we have a feeling you’ll be rather pleased to learn that Life Hack has just the recipe for you! They show you how to make macarons that taste like salted caramel.
6. French vanilla macarons
If you’re going to make your very own macarons, would you rather put work into making a flavour that’s slightly more mild and a little more classic than some of the combination recipes you’ve seen on our list (or in gourmet shops, which tend to get a little adventurous with their custom tastes) so far? Then perhaps you’d get along a little better with something like these French vanilla macarons outlined step by step on Veena Azmanov.
7. Strawberry cheesecake macarons
Are you actually the kind of DIY enthusiast who adores making desserts that have a bit of novelty in that they taste just like other desserts you love? This is another hugely trending idea in the world of homemade sweets and we’re huge fans of the whole concept. That’s probably why we loved this strawberry cheesecake macaron recipe outlined on Tasty so darn much!
8. Key lime macarons
Did we really catch your attention when we started talking about macaron recipes and flavour ideas that taste just like other desserts but strawberry cheesecake has never really been a favourite of yours? Well, if you’re more of a citrus person then we have a feeling you might prefer something like these zesty key lime flavoured macarons outlined in detail on Cooking LSL!
9. Chocolate Nutella macarons
Perhaps the idea you’ve found yourself the most interested in so far was the macaron recipe that involved chocolate but you’re actually such a chocolate lover that you can’t help wondering whether you might find a recipe that gives you even more of the rich flavours you’re looking for? In that case, we’re convinced that this delectable chocolate Nutella macaron recipe from Life Hack might be just the one for you.
10. Eggnog macarons
Perhaps, like us, you’re the kind of recipe collector who loves coming across seasonal and holiday flavoured recipes all year round, even if the timing isn’t quite right for them at this moment, because you can always bookmark them so you’re more prepared later in the year? Well, Christmas lovers rejoice, because Goodie Godmother has a stunning eggnog flavoured macaron that’s perfect to keep on your back burner for the winter holidays!
11. Red velvet macarons
We’ve done a lot of talking about homemade treat and baking trends lately and, if you ask us, no list discussing such thing would be complete without the mention of red velvet recipes! Imagine our excitement, then, when we came across this super unique recipe from Life Hack that teaches you how to make red velvet macarons with a smooth cream cheese filling.
12. Pretty pastel sprinkle macarons
Are you admittedly the kind of kitchen enthusiast who adores certain kinds of treats and recipes for the way they look just as much as the way they taste? Well, especially when it comes to macarons, we can’t say we blame you for a second! They’re simply the kind of treat that can be made to look as irresistible as their flavour is in so many different ways. That’s why we loved this super cheerful macaron tutorial from Cupcake Jemma so much! They show you how to make sprinkled pastel macarons that are so pretty we can hard bear the thought of actually eating them rather than just admiring them (even though they taste great too).
13. Nut free macarons
As you’ve probably noticed by now, most classic macaron recipes used nuts of some kind in their mixing process to get that perfectly delicate texture. Most recipes are pistachio based, if not also heavy on finely ground almond. So, what of those friends and family members who desperately want to try this intriguing treat but can’t because they have severe nut allergies? That’s where this entirely nut-free macaron recipe from Honest Mum comes in to save the day!
14. Lemon macarons
Did we actually really catch your attention when we started talking about fruity macaron flavours that are more citrus based because that’s your favourite kind of fresh flavour but you’ve never really been a huge lemon fan? In that case, we’d absolutely suggest taking a look at how Veena Azmanov made these incredibly fresh tasting lemon macarons with a light lemon glaze filling.
15. Macchiato macarons
Besides macarons and other homemade or baked goodies, has your favourite kind of treat actually always been a good coffee? In that case, we think you’ll appreciate the way Tasty harnessed the best of both of those worlds in one place! Check out their recipe in more detail to see how these flavourful macchiato macarons were made.
Do you have another favourite homemade macaron recipe that your family and friends always love when you make it but that you don’t see here on our list? Tell us all about how it’s done or link us to the full recipe in the comments section so we can give it a try too!