You can’t really tell what flavor a macaron will be just by its color.
You can give hints though, by topping your macarons with dried fruit, petals, sprinkles, spices, cookie crumble, or coffee.
Here’s an array of macaron flavors by color, including white, brown, and black.
Create your own colored macarons using these tasty flavors!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Raspberry macarons are made with a buttercream based filling.
The buttercream is mixed with raspberry jam to create a raspberry buttercream macaron filling.
If you’re wanting a more concentrated burst of flavor, add a bit of jam to the center of the raspberry macaron.
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.
Pumpkin Spice Macarons
Pumpkin spice macarons are made with a flavored outer shell.
The outer shell has all-spice, cloves, and nutmeg mixed into the almond batter to give the macarons the “spiced” part of pumpkin spice.
The pumpkin spice macaron filling is made with a butter cream base.
Pumpkin puree, vanilla extract, cinnamon, and nutmeg are added to the buttercream filling.
When assembling the macarons, the filling is a ring of pumpkin spice macaron filling, and then the center is a small amount of caramel sauce.
These pumpkin spice macarons have a little bit of a sweet finish with the caramel sauce center.
Mango macarons are made by creating the macaron shells, and adding a bit of orange food coloring to the macaron batter.
The filling of the mango macarons is made by adding mango puree to a buttercream base frosting.
Lemon macarons are made with a buttercream based macaron filling.
The buttercream is made by adding lemon juice and lemon zest to create the tart buttercream icing.
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.
Caramel Apple Macarons
Caramel apple macarons are made with an apple flavored outer shell.
Granny smith apples are freeze dried, and then blended in a food processor to get a fine apple flavored powder.
The powder is places into the almond flour base and mixed into the macaron shell.
Once the batter has been made and piped, a sprinkle of apple powder is dusted on the tops of the macarons to let them dry into the macaron shells.
The center filling is made with making a caramel sauce. There is an option of making the caramel sauce into a salted caramel sauce if desired.
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.
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.
Avocado Matcha Macarons
Avocado matcha macarons are made with matcha powder mixed into the macaron shells. The center filling is a white chocolate ganache mixed with avocado puree. The green tea and avocado white chocolate ganache is the perfect flavor balance of bitter and sweet together.
Cotton Candy Macarons
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 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.
Cookie Monster Macarons
Cookie monster macarons are made by creating a batch of white macaron batter, and a batch of blue macaron batter.
The blue macarons are piped out, and have blue sprinkles dusted on them.
The white macaron batter is made only for the “eyes” of the monster.
Pipe 2 small circles on top of the blue macarons after they have dried for about 15 minutes.
Let the macarons dry for another 30 minutes prior to baking.
The cookie monster macarons are filled with chocolate ganache, and a small chocolate chip cookie in between the macaron shells.
Earl Grey Macarons
Earl grey macarons are made by adding purple gel food coloring and 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.
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.
Cookies and Cream Macarons
Cookies and cream macarons are made by dusting the tops of the macaron shells with cookie crumble.
The buttercream based filling is made by adding vanilla extract, crushed Oreo cookies, and Oreo cookie crumble.
The mixture is blended until smooth and piped into the macaron shells.
Eggnog macarons are made by adding vanilla extract and a pinch of nutmeg to macaron batter.
After the macaron 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 to create this Christmas macaron flavored macaron.
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 for a unique Christmas macaron flavor.
Salted Caramel Macarons
Salted caramel macarons are one of the best macarons you’ll ever taste! The sweet and salty caramel will dazzle your tastebuds!
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!
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.
Black Praline Macarons
Black Praline Macarons are made by adding chopped cacao nibs and small pieces of hazelnuts to the tops of the macarons right after piping them.
The filling is made by making a hazelnut praline buttercream frosting. Praline is a nutty, earthy flavor that is one of the most flavorful nut macarons you can make.