Milk Chocolate Ganache Recipe for Macarons

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Milk chocolate ganache is a creamy and chocolatey filling for macarons. You can add mint extract or Irish cream to add more flavor to your filling.

You should make this before making your macarons to give the ganache time to cool in the fridge. When you’re ready to use it, microwave it for 10 seconds at a time until you’re happy with the consistency to pipe it into your macarons.

How to flavor milk chocolate ganache

You can add 1/4 tsp of mint extract, or 1 tsp of orange zest to milk chocolate ganache as soon as it’s mixed together, and prior to it cooling down.

How to add Irish cream to milk chocolate ganache

You can add 2-3 tbsp of Irish cream to milk chocolate ganache.

As soon as the milk chocolate ganache is smooth and mixed together, add the Irish cream.

It will thin out the ganache, but just place it in the fridge for it to firm up prior to piping on your macarons.

What ratio is milk chocolate ganache for macarons

1:1.2 ratio of heavy cream to milk chocolate for ganache for macarons.

Milk chocolate ganache is a thinner ganache that pipes easily. There is a risk it will run over the edges of the macaron if you overfill it. Use it sparingly. Pipe directly in the center, and squish the macarons together.

Milk Chocolate Ganache for Macarons

Step by step guide to making milk chocolate ganache filling for macarons
Prep Time1 minute
Active Time5 minutes
Chilling time1 hour
Total Time1 hour 6 minutes
Course: Dessert
Keyword: ganache, macaron filling
Yield: 60 macarons


  • 100 g heavy cream
  • 120 g milk chocolate wafers
  • 20 g butter unsalted


  • Place heavy cream in a small saucepan on medium heat. Bring the heavy cream to a simmer, just before it starts to boil remove it from the heat source.
  • Measure your milk chocolate wafers into a heat proof bowl.
  • Pour the boiled cream over the milk chocolate wafers.
  • Add butter to the mixture and gently stir with a spatula until all of the chocolate is melted and becomes a smooth mixture.
  • Place the mixture into the fridge until it's fully cooled.
  • Microwave the ganache in 10 second intervals until you've obtained the consistency you want for piping your macarons.