Milk Chocolate and Coffee Macarons

I haven’t made macarons in a few weeks and I wasn’t planning on making them until a friend of mine requested them as a present for someone else. They are a classic flavor combination of a coffee macaron shell and a milk chocolate ganache filling. Simple, easy yet always make an impression. She was happy and that’s all that matters.


What else can I say about this recipe that I haven’t said before… It’s the same recipe I always use but this time I added a bit of coffee extract to the meringue.

The milk chocolate ganache was made without a scale. I took two parts of milk chocolate and one part heavy cream. I like to work with ratios because it makes my life really simple. It is true that ganaches are delicate and must be perfectly balanced but sometimes, I just use quick ratios, like one part dark chocolate one part heavy cream, two parts white chocolate and one part heavy cream. Easy and quick.

So I leave you without a recipe today. Just follow the guidelines for my previous macarons recipes and the quick ganache that I mentioned above.

And why the short post you might ask? Well, we are going camping this weekend! I will see you next week and I hope you have a wonderful weekend too!


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35 Responses to “Milk Chocolate and Coffee Macarons”

  1. Barish says:

    Aw hun those look fantastic. I love the box! Chocolate and coffee are one of my all-time favorite combinations.

  2. Y says:

    I looove milk chocolate ganache. Still have a tub of it in my fridge from when I made cupcakes recently. Might have to sandwich them between some macarons!

    Hope you have a great weekend camping! :)

  3. ELSA says:

    Mmmm ….!, savoury combination!

  4. Christina says:

    I’m so in love with your blog. I’ve been reading it for a while and just realized I’ve never left a comment.

    You make me want to be a chef. :)

  5. Christy says:

    Your photos look gorgeous! I especially love the last one!! Beautiful macarons!! Enjoy yourself on the camping trip, and be sure tell us all about it when you come back next week!

  6. Mobula says:

    Como siempre fantasticos!!!!
    Llevas un ritmo que es dif�cil seguirte, esperaba ponerme esta semana con los macarons pero a no ser que hoy saque algo de tiempo me va a ser imposible… tengo tantas cosas pendientes…

    Que rico, te vas de camping…el mes que viene nos vamos a Fuerteventura de camping pero en la palya, espero tostarme un poquito… es que estoy de un blanquito!!!!!!

    Besos,

    Ana

  7. Ann says:

    They look wonderful, of course! But what I want to know is what fabulous treats you are making to take camping!

  8. Aran says:

    patience, patience ann… they have olive oil, that’s all i can say… but i haven’t photographed them yet so i hope i get to before we eat them all! hopefully i will be able to blog about them soon and maybe share some camping photos if the weather permits. it’s supposed to be a stormy weekend…

  9. Angela says:

    Your macarons have such perfect feet, and I love the flavour combination. Sometimes the simplest flavours are the best!

  10. Anonymous says:

    Como siempre perfectos.
    Que pases una feliz acampada, aquí llega San Juan, tambien estamos preparando comidas para pasar el puento con nuestros amigos.
    Tu fan Catalana, Anna

  11. nicisme says:

    Ahhh, they look perfect!
    Have a super weekend Aran!

  12. Bridget says:

    Wow, do I wish I could have a few of those for breakfast right now!!! They are beautiful!

  13. Candace says:

    Lovely macarons.

    Have a nice camping trip… By camping you mean a 2 star hotel, right? lol! Good luck with the weather… looks like a wet weekend for us!

  14. Veron says:

    I about to make some milk chocolate ganache! Your macarons are gorgeous and love the composition. Have fun camping!

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  16. Camille says:

    These look delicious! Have fun on your camping trip!

  17. bakeorbreak says:

    These are just beautiful! I hope to be ambitious enough to make macarons one day. I would be heartbroken if they weren’t pretty like these.

  18. Vera says:

    Aran, they are gorgeous as always!
    Have a wonderful camping!

  19. My husband wants to go camping too…it does sound like a lot of fun! Gorgeous macaroons by the way!

  20. Tartelette says:

    Every night/day we chat I wish we lived next door..or close…I would keep an eye on J. while you make me some treats and coffee:)
    I will research the petit suisse recipe this weekend so we can get going and make some ourselves!
    Have fun camping!
    P.S: the macs are my favorite combo.

  21. I like the idea of making macarons with milk chocolate. They look beautiful!

  22. Meeta says:

    “I have not made macarons in a few weeks!” I have never made macarons! Still to chicken – yes they do call me a daring baker. But I guess I need some more motivation. In the meantime I will drool all over yours.

  23. PheMom says:

    I am going to get around to making macarons – I swear, especially when I keep seeing fabulously delicious things like this!

  24. syrie says:

    I just discovered your blog on DMBLGIT June – it is simply stunning.

  25. Miri says:

    Aran, gorgeous macarons you made there! I really loved the photos as well!

  26. Those look unbelievable.

  27. Becky says:

    ^______^ i love macarons! coffee and chocolate is a wonderful combination.

  28. Peabody says:

    I love the shot of it standing on it’s side.

  29. linda says:

    Love the combination, could eat a batch right now ;)
    Happy camping!

  30. More macarons! The frenzy continues!

    Love the way you packaged them – that ribbon and flour are simple yet elegant.

  31. Cakespy says:

    Love the flavor combination!! I love Milk Chocolate–I don’t care what anyone says about 70% this or that. I will secretly still be eating my Milk Tray!! Beautifully packaged as I’ve come to expect of you! :-)

  32. Kim says:

    Aran-
    They look fabulous, and I want to know are you bringing a batch camping? Wonderful photos.

  33. Christine says:

    I just keep coming back to your macarons – I have never seen anything like it. You are so talented:))

  34. ~MyGalSal~ says:

    Those look amazing! I am imagining how the house would smell while those are baking.

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