Red macarons are one of the most bright and vibrant colored macarons you can make.
Red macarons can be made into heart shapes, or even decorated for Christmas time as an ornament, or as Santa.
Red macarons go well as a gift for Valentine’s day, Christmas or a birthday.
You can even make red macarons a dessert for a baby shower, bridal shower, or stag.
Try out these decadent red macaron flavors and decorate them to impress your friend’s and family.
You can paint a little gold dust on them to make them stand out even more
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
How to add red food coloring to macarons
You can add red food coloring to macarons by using either powdered food coloring or gel food coloring.
If you’re using powdered food coloring, add 1/4 tsp of red color to your initial egg whites. If you’re using gel food coloring, use a toothpick to get a little gel food coloring and mix together with your initial egg whites.
Once you’ve completely have mixed the food coloring into the egg whites, you can add your almond flour and icing sugar to make the first part of your macaron batter. After that, you’ll add your meringue into the almond paste.
Food coloring needs to be more intense of a color when you add it to your egg whites. The food coloring will be stretched with the almond flour, icing sugar, and meringue. The color will fade as you add more of your ingredients to your bowl.