Desserts

Macaron Ice Cream Sandwich

April 4, 2016

Chocolate, strawberry, and vanilla have never looked so good! I made about 15 or 16 of these and they didn’t last an hour in my home. I guess I’ll have to make more? This is the best way I can think of to kick off the #MacaronWeek! Let’s dive in.

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In a medium size mixing bowl add 1 egg white…

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…and 1 tbsp of granulated sugar.

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…and add an additional tbsp of granulated sugar.

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Continue to whisk until you have a meringue with soft peaks.

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Once the meringue is ready, sift in 1/4 cup of almond flour and 1/3 cup of powdered sugar.

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Gently fold in the ingredients until it is roughly combined.  

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Add the additional 1/4 cup of almond flour and 1/3 cup of powdered sugar to the mix.  

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Gently fold in the ingredients and be sure not to under or over mix (see technique in video).

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Transfer the batter to a pipping bag…

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…and pipe out several evenly portioned circles onto as silpat lined baking sheet.

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Give the baking sheet a few taps on the counter…

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…and gently pop any remain air bubbles with the tip of a sharp knife. Let the macarons dry for 10 minutes.

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For decoration, I like to flick red food coloring over the tops of the macarons.  I used a 2 tsp water to 1 drop of gel food coloring ratio.

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After they’ve dried for 10 minutes, put them in the oven and bake at 280°F for 15 minutes.

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When the macarons have finished baking, carefully remove them from the tray and let them cool.

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Repeat this process for the chocolate macarons, adding an additional 2 tbsp of cocoa powder to the original recipe above.

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When both cookies have baked, put them in the freezer to cool.  

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Once cooled, pipe strawberry ice cream onto one flavor of the macarons and gently sandwich it between that and the opposite flavor.

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Let these ice cream sandwiches set up in the freezer for about 2 hours and ENJOY!

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Macaron Ice Cream Sandwich

Macaron Ice Cream Sandwich

Ingredients

    Plain Macaron:
  • 65g (2/3 cup) Powdered Sugar
  • 50g (1/2 cup) Almond Flour
  • 1 egg white
  • 20g (2 tbsp) Granulated Sugar
  • Red & Pink Food Coloring (optional) / 2 tbsp water : 1 drop of food coloring
  • Chocolate Macaron:
  • 65g (2/3 cup) Powdered Sugar
  • 50g (1/2 cup) Almond Flour
  • 15g (2 tbsp) cocoa powder
  • 1 egg white
  • 20g (2 tbsp) Granulated Sugar
  • 2 drops brown gel food coloring (optional)

Instructions

  1. In a medium size mixing bowl add 1 egg white and 1 tbsp of granulated sugar. Whisk for 1 minute and add an additional tbsp of granulated sugar. Continue to whisk until you have a meringue with soft peaks.
  2. Once the meringue is ready, sift in 1/4 cup of almond flour and 1/3 cup of powdered sugar. Gently fold in the ingredients until it is roughly combined. Add the additional 1/4 cup of almond flour and 1/3 cup of powdered sugar to the mix. Gently fold in the ingredients and be sure not to under or over mix (see technique in video).
  3. Transfer the batter to a pipping bag and pipe out several evenly portioned circles onto as silpat lined baking sheet. Give the baking sheet a few taps on the counter and gently pop any remain air bubbles with the tip of a sharp knife. Let the macarons dry for 10 minutes.
  4. For decoration, I like to flick red food coloring over the tops of the macarons. I used a 2 tsp water to 1 drop of gel food coloring ratio.
  5. After they've dried for 10 minutes, put them in the oven and bake at 280°F for 15 minutes.
  6. When the macarons have finished baking, carefully remove them from the tray and let them cool. Repeat this process for the chocolate macarons, adding an additional 2 tbsp of cocoa powder to the original recipe above.
  7. When both cookies have baked, put them in the freezer to cool. Once cooled, pipe strawberry ice cream onto one flavor of the macarons and gently sandwich it between that and the opposite flavor.
  8. Let these ice cream sandwiches set up in the freezer for about 2 hours and ENJOY!
http://www.byrontalbott.com/macaron-ice-cream-sandwich/

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| Top Left: Boos Cutting Board | Top Middle: Glass Bowl Set | Top Right: All-Clad Strainers |

| Bottom Left: Baking Sheets | Bottom Middle: Pastry Bags | Bottom Right: Silpat |

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  • SunGold April 5, 2016 at 3:57 pm

    Hollows, hollows, hollows! Yours is the best recipe I’ve tried so far, but I still get hollows. I noticed that this time you reduced the oven temp to 280F from 300F. Any special reason for that?

    Love your blog & videos. Keep ’em coming, and thank you!

    • Tram Anh April 8, 2016 at 3:29 am

      there are several reasons why macaron is hollow and i think your macaron might be underbaked as the remaining moiture would make the macaron shrink .I guess that he reduced the oven tem in order to bake propely the core of the macarons without burning the shells, i also do the same thing whenever i bake macarons, it’s worked everytime! Sorry my English isnt perfect

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