45 Macaron Filling Recipes

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Macarons can filled with a burst of flavors including citrus, fruit, tea, herbs, dessert, tea or beverage flavored.

Macarons are unique in that you can fill them with chocolate ganache, flavored buttercream icing, jam, or curd.

Fill your macarons with fruit and citrus flavors if you’re looking for an explosion of sweet flavors.

If you’re looking for a creamy, warm memorable macaron you can go with London fog, eggnog, hot chocolate or coffee flavored macarons.

For more of a beach flavored macaron you can fill your macarons with mojito, piña colada or champagne flavored macarons.

Fruit and Citrus Flavored Macarons

Kiwi Macarons

Kiwi macarons are made by adding green food coloring to macaron batter.

Kiwi macarons are filled by making your own kiwi jam using fresh kiwi, lime juice, a sugar syrup, and gelatin to thicken it up.

Peach Macarons

Peach macarons are made by adding a bit of orange food coloring to the macaron shell batter.

Peach macarons are filled with peach jam.

To create the look of a real peach, paint the outside of the macarons using milk and orange coloring, and another container with milk and red food coloring.

Immediately after painting the outside of the macaron, dip the shells into sugar to coat it. Add 2 mint leaves and stick them into the jam.

Caramel Apple Macarons

Caramel apple macarons are made by adding mint green food coloring to macaron batter.

After you’ve piped your macarons, freeze dried granny smith apples are added to the tops of macaron shells prior to baking.

Fill your caramel apple macarons with caramel sauce or salted caramel sauce for a sweet and tasty macaron.

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Watermelon Macarons

Watermelon macarons can be made by coloring the shells either pink or green.

Watermelon macarons are filled with a cream cream frosting that has watermelon flavoring added to it.

The outside of the macarons can be painted with a black edible marker to create the look of seeds on your pink macarons.

You can even paint the edges green for a full watermelon macaron look.

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Raspberry Macarons

Raspberry macarons are made by adding a bit of food coloring to the macaron batter to make them either pink or red.

Raspberry macaron filling is made by adding raspberry jam to a buttercream base filling.

Raspberry jam is much more concentrated in flavor, therefore it flavors buttercream much better than using crushed raspberries.

Lemon Macarons

Lemon macarons are made by adding 1/4 tsp of lemon extract to the macaron shell batter.

The filling of the lemon macarons are made by adding lemon zest and lemon juice to a buttercream base frosting.

Lemon macarons are tart, tangy, with a little sweetness from the frosting.

Pineapple Macarons

Pineapple macarons are made by adding a bit of yellow food coloring to the macaron shell batter.

The center filling is made by creating a puree using pineapple chunks.

The pureed pineapple is mixed with rice flour and coconut flour over the stove for a few minutes until it thickens.

Once it’s cooled down, it’ll ready to be piped onto the macaron shells.

Banana Cream Macarons

Banana cream macarons are made by creating the shells of the macarons first.

The filling of the banana cream macarons is vanilla custard, and a slice of banana. The bananas have a bit of lemon juice squirted on them to prevent them from turning brown.

The banana cream macarons have a small bit of meringue piped on top of them, that are torched to cook the meringue.

Mango Macarons

Mango macarons are made by creating the macaron shells, and adding a bit of yellow or orange food coloring to the macaron batter.

The filling of the mango macarons is made by adding mango puree to a buttercream base frosting.

Coconut Key Lime Macarons

Coconut key lime macarons are made by adding shredded coconut, coconut extract, toasted coconut, and green food coloring to macaron batter.

Coconut key lime macarons are filled with key lime buttercream frosting. Key lime buttercream frosting can be made by adding fresh lime juice, and lime zest to the base of buttercream icing.

Passionfruit Macarons

Passionfruit macarons are made by adding a bit of purple food coloring to the macaron batter.

You can add a bit of freeze dried raspberries to the tops of the macaron shells if desired.

The filling of the macarons is made by adding passionfruit curd, passionfruit juice, and melted chocolate together.

The filling needs to be chilled for a few hours prior to piping onto the macaron shells.

Grapefruit Macarons

Grapefruit macarons are made by adding grapefruit zest to the macaron batter.

The grapefruit filling for macarons is made by adding grapefruit zest and grapefruit juice to a buttercream base frosting.

Cherry Macarons

Cherry macarons are made by adding red or pink food coloring to the macaron batter.

Finely chopped cherries are added to a buttercream base frosting for the cherry macaron filling.

Cranberry Macarons

Cranberry macarons are made by adding a little vanilla extract to the macaron shell batter.

The filling of the cranberry macarons is made by first making a cranberry puree.

The cranberry puree is added to a lime custard base and is cooked until it’s thickened.

The lime cranberry curd needs time to cool, therefore it’s best if you make the cranberry macaron filling the day before you make your macaron shells.

Beverage Flavored Macarons

Hot Chocolate Macarons

Hot chocolate macarons are made by adding cocoa powder to macaron batter to create a chocolate macaron shell.

Hot chocolate macarons are filled with a marshmallow chocolate buttercream icing. Hot cocoa is added to a buttercream base to create the chocolate flavor. Marshmallow fluff is added to the buttercream icing for the marshmallow flavor. Marshmallow fluff is a spreadable cream that tastes just like marshmallows.

Hot chocolate macarons are topped with melted chocolate and a few mini marshmallows.

Mojito Macarons

Mojito macarons are made using your favorite macaron recipe, and then adding a hint of green food coloring to the macaron batter.

Mojito macarons are filled with 2 different fillings.

The first is a mojito ganache, made by adding rum bakery emulsion flavoring, lime oil, fresh lime juice, chopped up fresh mint leaves to a white chocolate ganache base.

The second filling is a lime center made of sweetened condensed milk, fresh lime juice, and lime zest.

The ganache is piped in a ring around the edge of the macaron shell, white the sweet lime center is piped in the middle of the macaron shell.

Piña Colada Macarons

Piña colada macarons are made by adding a little coconut flour to the macaron batter.

After the macarons have been piped, a sprinkle of shredded coconut is added to the tops of the macaron shells.

The filling of the piña colada macarons is made by adding rum extract, pineapple juice, and coconut cream to a buttercream frosting.

Eggnog Macarons

Eggnog macarons are made by adding vanilla extract and a pinch of nutmeg to macaron batter.

After the macarons have been piped, a sprinkle of cinnamon is added to the tops of the macarons prior to baking.

Eggnog macarons are filled with eggnog buttercream icing. Nutmeg, cinnamon, vanilla extract, and eggnog are added to a buttercream base icing.

London Fog Macarons

London fog macarons are made by adding lavender extract to macaron batter. You can also sprinkle a bit of culinary lavender to the tops of the macarons if desired.

Earl grey buttercream icing is the filling for these delicious macarons.

Add vanilla extract, and a full bag of Earl grey tea leaves to the base of a buttercream frosting.

Taste test, you might need to add more tea leaves or vanilla extract to get the taste just right.

Coffee Macarons

Coffee macarons are made by adding a small dusting of coffee grounds to the tops of the macaron shells right after piping them.

Coffee macarons are filled with coffee cream cheese buttercream icing.

You can add in your coffee flavor by adding a small amount of strong coffee, espresso, or using a pack of instant coffee with a bit of hot water.

Add the coffee in slowly to your filling, you don’t want the flavor to be too overpowering, or too thin of an icing to pipe.

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Champagne Macarons

Champagne macarons are made by adding a hint of champagne into a buttercream base frosting.

Champagne macarons can be decorated with a bit of gold dust to make them shine bright.

Matcha Macarons

Matcha macarons are made by adding a spoonful of matcha powder to the macaron batter.

The matcha powder is vibrant green in color, so there’s no need to add any food coloring to get these beautiful green macarons.

Matcha macarons can be filled with a variety of fillings including white chocolate ganache, dark chocolate ganache, or mango buttercream.

Dessert Flavored Macarons

Cookie Dough Macarons

Cookie dough macarons are made by making edible cookie dough to fill the macarons with.

Edible cookie dough is made without eggs, therefore you can eat it right away. You can use chopped up chocolate chips if you don’t have mini chocolate chips for your edible cookie dough macarons.

Dark Chocolate Peppermint Macarons

Dark chocolate peppermint macarons are made by adding peppermint oil and green gel food coloring to macaron batter.

Dark chocolate peppermint macarons are filled with dark chocolate ganache.

Chocolate ganache is rich, creamy, and goes well with the complimenting flavored peppermint macarons.

Tiramisu Macarons

Tiramisu macarons are made by adding a dusting of coffee grounds to the tops of the macaron shells after they have been piped.

The filling of the tiramisu macarons is made by adding mascarpone cheese, espresso, and cinnamon to powdered sugar and a bit of heavy cream.

Tiramisu macarons have a ton of flavor!

Red Velvet Macarons

Red velvet macarons are made by adding cocoa powder, and vanilla extract to the macaron shell batter. Red velvet is a flavor that has both chocolate and vanilla flavors, making it truly memorable.

The filling of the red velvet macaron is a vanilla cream cheese icing. The cream cheese icing with the chocolate flavored macaron shells makes this flavor of macaron creamy and rich.

Gingerbread Macarons with Cream Cheese Icing

Gingerbread macarons are made by adding gingerbread spice to macaron batter and brown gel food coloring.

Cream cheese filling for macarons is made by creating a cream cheese buttercream icing with vanilla extract. Melted white chocolate is added at the end of making the icing to give it a sweet chocolatey finish.

S’more Macarons

S’more macarons are made by adding ground up graham crackers to macaron batter.

There are 2 fillings for s’more macarons that you’ll need to make. There will be one layer of milk chocolate ganache.

The other layer is a buttercream frosting made with marshmallow fluff.

The combination of graham cracker flavored shells, marshmallow buttercream, and milk chocolate ganache, makes these macarons irresistible.

Turtle Macarons

Turtle macarons are made by substituting some of the almond flour for pecan flour to macaron batter.

The turtles are filled with freshly made caramel sauce.

Caramel sauce is made by cooking sugar in a saucepan and waiting for it to crystallize into an amber color.

Once you’ve reached your desired color, heavy cream is added to the sauce to make creamy and delicious caramel. Butter is added to thin out the caramel sauce and make it more of a rich caramel flavor.

Top the turtle macarons with melted chocolate and pecans.

Add a little chocolate on one half of a pecan and stick it to the top of the macaron.

Add drizzled melted chocolate over the pecan to make it look eye catching and complete the turtle flavor of pecans, chocolate, and caramel.

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Vanilla Bean Macarons

Vanilla bean macaron shells can be flavored with the contents of a vanilla pod into the macaron batter.

The filling is made by adding vanilla bean paste to cream cheese frosting. You can add in vanilla extract if you’re wanting a stronger vanilla flavor.

White Chocolate Rose Macarons

White chocolate rose macarons are made by adding vanilla bean paste to the macaron shell batter.

For a bit of added decoration, you can add dried rose petals to the top of the macaron shells, right after piping them. They will make your macarons looked eye catching with it’s textured look.

The filling is made by adding rose water, and melted white chocolate to a buttercream base frosting.

To decorate the macarons, you can add a little more melted white chocolate and streak it on the top of the macaron shells. You can add a few more dried rose petals or sprinkles that will stick onto the melted white chocolate.

Dark Chocolate Ganache Macarons

Dark chocolate ganache macarons are rich and full of chocolate creamy flavors.

Dark chocolate ganache is made by adding hot heavy cream to dark chocolate melting wafers. Once the chocolate is fully mixed into the heavy cream, a little bit of butter is added to the ganache. The butter adds a smooth, velvety flavor to the ganache.

The ganache needs to cool prior to using. If you make it before baking your macaron shells, this will give it some time in the fridge to harden up and be ready to pipe into your macaron shells.

Birthday Cake Macarons

Birthday cake macarons are made by sprinkling a few rainbow sprinkles on top of the macarons after piping so they have the beautiful rainbow color on the top of the white macaron shells.

Birthday cake macaron filling is made by adding vanilla cake mix to a vanilla buttercream icing. You can add food coloring to the filling of the macarons if desired.

Peanut Butter Macarons

Peanut butter macarons are made by mixing marshmallow fluff and peanut butter together to create the delicious peanut butter filling.

You could chop up peanut until they are very fine and blot them dry, to add them to the tops of the macaron shells if desired.

Cookies and Cream Macarons

Cookies and cream macarons are made by adding crushed Oreo’s and cookie crumble to a buttercream base frosting.

You can add a sprinkle of cookie crumble to the tops of the white macarons for a little added decoration, right after you’ve piped the macaron shells.

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White Chocolate Ganache Macarons

White chocolate ganache macarons are full of sweet, creamy chocolate flavor.

You can make white chocolate ganache macarons by heating heavy cream, and pouring it over white chocolate melting wafers.

Make your chocolate ganache the day before, and let it sit in the fridge overnight, prior to filling your macarons.

Cinnamon Roll Macarons

Cinnamon roll macarons are made with cinnamon and nutmeg in their outer shells.

The center filling is made with a cream cheese buttercream icing. To add a little bit more sweetness, there is a caramel sauce filling to the center filling as well.

Mint Chocolate Chip Macarons

Mint chocolate chip macrons are made by adding your favorite green food coloring to your macaron batter. You can also add some peppermint extract to the batter if desired (1/4 tsp of peppermint extract).

After you’ve piped your macarons, add tiny chopped up pieces of chocolate chips to the tops of the macaron shells prior to them drying.

Once the macaron shells have baked, you can fill them with mint chocolate chip buttercream icing. To make your mint chocolate buttercream, add dark chocolate chips and peppermint extract to your buttercream icing.

Marshmallow Macarons

Marshmallow macarons are made by adding marshmallow fluff to a buttercream base frosting.

Orange and Dark Chocolate Macarons

Orange and dark chocolate macarons are made with a vanilla bean outer shell.

The center filling is a orange zest infused dark chocolate ganache.

Orange dark chocolate macarons have a rich and citrus flavor.

The outer shell is colored with orange gel food coloring or powdered food coloring to give it the vibrant orange color against the dark chocolate filling color.

Salted Caramel Macarons

Salted caramel macarons are made by creating a caramel sauce using the “wet” method.

Sugar and water are combined in a saucepan white it crystalizes and forms an amber color.

Heavy cream and butter are added to give the caramel sauce a rich and buttery taste while it thickens.

Once the sauce has thickened up, salt is added to give the caramel sauce a salty finish to the sweet caramel. When filling the macarons, a little goes a long way!

Cotton Candy Macarons

Cotton candy macarons are made by adding cotton candy food flavoring and blue gel food coloring to macaron batter.

The center filling is a cotton candy white chocolate ganache. Cotton candy food flavoring is added to hot cream and white chocolate to create this deliciously sweet and fun flavor of macarons.

Blueberry Cheesecake Macarons

Blueberry cheesecake macarons are made by adding blue gel food coloring and blueberry powder to macaron batter.

Blueberry cheesecake macarons are filled with 2 different fillings. The first is a white chocolate cream cheese buttercream icing. Melted white chocolate is added at the end of making cream cheese buttercream icing to make the icing extra sweet and tangy.

The second filling is a blueberry compote. Blueberry compote is made by making a sugar syrup with blueberries, and thickening it with corn flour or cornstarch.

The macarons are assembled by piping a ring of white chocolate buttercream around the edge of the macaron shell. The center filling is a spoonful of blueberry compote.

All sandwiched together these blue macarons have a burst of blueberry and cream cheese flavors.

Tea and Herb Flavored Macarons

Lavender Macarons

Lavender macarons are made by adding ground up dried lavender to macaron batter.

The filling is a honey buttercream frosting.

You can add more ground up dried lavender to the honey buttercream if you want even more lavender flavor in your lavender macarons.

Earl Grey Macarons

Earl grey macarons are made by adding ground up earl grey tea leaves to macaron batter.

Early grey macarons are filled with earl grey buttercream icing.

Early grey tea leaves are added to a buttercream icing base to create this mesmerizing tea macaron flavor.

Taste test, and add more tea if necessary to have a punch of earl grey flavor.