Don’t let French macarons and their reputation for being fussy intimidate you! With step-by-step tutorials and reliable macaron recipes in every flavor, you’ll master homemade macarons in no time at all.
French macarons are impossible to resist. Who hasn’t walked past a patisserie or bakery and been tempted by the rainbow of macarons lined up in the window?
French macarons have crunchy, yet chewy, shells with perfect little “feet” that envelope delectable buttercream fillings in every flavor you can think of, making them an irresistible treat. They also have the added benefit of being naturally gluten-free, making them a favorite for almost everyone!
But (there’s always a but isn’t there?) they do have a reputation for being a little fussy to make at home. The truth is, they can be tricky if you’ve never made them before but, that’s why I’ve created some fantastic resources for you—so you can be a pro in no time!
I adore these delightful little bites and have spent years perfecting how to make them at home. If you’ve never made homemade macarons before and want to try them, I have three extremely helpful resources for you:
I love making flavored macarons. Nothing makes me happier than coming up with new, and sometimes surprising, flavor combinations to delight everyone who tries them.
You can make the shells and fillings with the same flavors, like my dark chocolate macarons, salted caramel macarons, or pistachio macarons. You can experiment and give the shells different but complementary flavors. I’ve done this with my pecan maple macarons and strawberry rhubarb macarons.
I also like to get adventurous and try some more interesting flavor combos like basil lime or chocolate miso. They may sound unusual but I promise they’re absolutely delicious!
Which will you try first?
These Dark Chocolate Macarons are always a hit: the combination of rich and creamy ganache combined and crunchy macarons shells is just irresistible.
Pistachio macarons are a timeless classic of French pastry. Learn how to make them at home! These treats delightfully highlight the elegant bright green nut.
These Salted Caramel Macarons, inspired by pastry master Pierre Hermé, perfectly balance sweet and salty to create a truly memorable bite.
These bright yellow lemon mascarpone macarons are the ultimate macaron for lemon lovers: the puckery flavor of lemon is perfectly balanced by the rich and creamy mascarpone.
These crowd-pleasing honey orange macarons combine comforting, mellow flavors in a tiny, colorful package.
These clementine macarons are a lovely way to enjoy winter’s cutest citrus fruit. They offer an incredibly aromatic, juicy flavor in a tiny package.
These creative basil lime macarons perfectly balance sweet, earthy basil with bright, tart lime, and the resulting treat is a real conversation starter!
These ginger yuzu macarons combines the unique flavor of yuzu, a Japanese citrus fruit, with ginger and white chocolate to create a memorable bite.
These milk chocolate miso homemade macarons combine the rich sweetness of milk chocolate with the savory saltiness of miso to produce a perfectly balanced, addictive treat.
These strawberry rhubarb macarons are elegant summer treats that combine two of early summer’s most popular fruits. Bursting with the juiciness of fresh strawberries and the tickling tartness of rhubarb, these homemade macarons are something to write home about!
These raspberry matcha macarons highlight the sweetness of raspberries and the earthy bitterness of matcha green tea in a lovely, well-balanced bite.
Want to recreate Pierre Hermé’s Mogador macarons at home? These delightful milk chocolate passion fruit macarons are as close to the classic Parisian treat as you can get.
These pecan maple macarons are a tribute to maple syrup, the liquid, natural, golden syrup that gives a sweet, special touch to any dessert.
These elegant hazelnut pear homemade macarons are filled with a Frangelico-infused fresh pear filling, which also conceals caramelized diced pear. This tiny package offers complex textures and irresistible flavors that are perfect for cooler seasons!
These pecan and spiced apple macarons bring all the comforting flavors of fall baking in a single bite: they taste like your favorite apple pie in a fruity, sweet package!
French macarons are notoriously difficult to make, yet with the right recipe and instructions, anyone can make them. Learn how to achieve this French treat in your home kitchen!
This French macaron troubleshooting guide contains everything you need to master the classic French treat: basic advice, countless expert tips, photos, recipes, and even access to a helpful video class!
If you want to SEE someone make macarons before you take on the project of making your own, my Skillshare video class is for you:
I designed my Skillshare class both for novice bakers who want to learn new skills, and for experienced bakers who are seeking to master a new and impressive dessert. The class is divided into 15 short videos that will show you the essential equipment you need, the important steps to follow, the techniques to master, and the potential pitfalls to avoid. You can watch the videos on your own time, start practicing, share with other budding macaron makers, and ask me questions if you encounter difficulties along the way.
I’m confident that this video class will enable you to create perfect French macarons. Enroll Now!