Macarons are the kind of food that some people are avoiding on because of the cost itself, expensive yet not worth it. People nowadays are looking for foods that will surely fill their stomach to the fullest. So I thought why not combine the two treats that people will surely love, Ice Cream + Macarons? That would be a heavenly delicious treat and totally worthy. So here I made my own and easy recipe for this awesome Macaron dessert. Enjoy!
Ingredients: (Makes about at least 12 pairs of macarons)
3/4 cups of almond flour/meal
1 cup of powdered sugar
2 tbsp of cocoa powder
2 large egg whites
2 tbsp of granulated sugar
1.) Line in your parachement paper on to your baking trays
1.) In a food processor, Put in the almond flour, cocoa powder and your icing sugar then pulse it until it becomes a well-fined powder
2.) In a large bowl with a large sifter on top, Put the processed powder on to the strainer and sift them until there is no more lumps on the sifter.
3.) In a stand mixer or large bowl with a hand mixer, Put in your egg whites and beat them until it gets frothy.
4.)Add in the granulated sugar a tablespoon at a time, Beat it until it get soft peaks.
6.) Put the dry mixture in to your egg mixture half at a time then fold it gently (approx. 15 strokes)
7.) Add in again the other half mixture then fold it until it has a molten lava consistency. (Another 15~20 strokes so all in all you have 30~35 strokes depending on the consistency of the mixture)
8.) Put the mixture into a pipping bag fit in with a small round tip.
9.) Pipe in your macaron shells in about 3cm in diameter.
10.) When you are done pipping them, Bang the tray a few times to release some air bubbles to it.
11.) Let them sit for about 20 minutes or an hour until your shells developed a hard skin on the top (Once you touch the piped shells, it doesn’t stick anymore)
12.) While waiting for the shells t dry, Preheat your oven to 275ºF.
13.) When your shells are already dry, Bake them in the oven (middle rack) for about 12~15 minutes
14.) When its done, Let them cool for about 4~5 minutes
15.) Remove them gently from the parachment paper then place them to a plate or tray.
1 tbsp of chocolate chips
A pint of Cookies N’ Cream Ice Cream (I bought it from a local store and it cost like $3~$5))
Ice Cream Scooper
Chocolate Macaron Shells
Decorations of your choice
A small round container (plastic or glass)
1.) Assemble your paired macaron shells
2.)Open the pint of Ice Cream then scoop some ice cream using your ice cream scooper
3.) Place it on the macaron shell that was turned upside down
4.) Place your other macaron shell on the top of the ice cream (You don’t want to press them with your force otherwise the shell will be cracked)
5.) Place the sandwich macaron into a small round container
6.) Decorate your sandwich with some Chocolate Chips and some decoration of youf choice
7.) Macaron Sandwich is ready to eat!