If you're a fan of matcha and mango, these matcha macarons with mango buttercream are the perfect dessert for you. With a delicate matcha-flavored shell and a sweet and tangy mango filling, these macarons are sure to satisfy your sweet tooth.
Entering your patisserie-level baking era may seem a bit daunting and challenging, but we’re here to make it easy for you with a simple matcha green tea macaron recipe. We’ve created a matcha macaron recipe that’s made with simple ingredients and easy-to-follow instructions. Of course, we can’t forget the best part of this recipe: matcha!
Combining the flavor of matcha with macarons
What is matcha? Matcha is a high-quality green tea grounded to powdered form, only sourced from Japan. It has a pleasant savory umami taste, with hints of sweet earthy nuttiness. Doesn’t that sound delicious already?! Now imagine putting that flavor into a macaron shell…yum!
What are macarons?
Macarons are a type of French cookie that consists of two almond flour-based shells sandwiching a creamy filling. They are often flavored and colored with various ingredients, such as matcha and mango in this recipe.
Don’t be intimated by macarons and this recipe! We are here to guide you with an easy macaron recipe and help you in creating the perfectly delicious matcha macaron. Below, we’ve answered some common questions most people might come across while baking macarons, so hopefully, this will help ease you into the process.
Are macarons better the next day?
Yes, macarons are often better the next day after they have had time to sit and mature, allowing the flavors and textures to meld together. Store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator and bring them to room temperature before serving for the best results.
How long can macarons last unrefrigerated?
Macarons are best stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator and can last up to five days. If left unrefrigerated, they can last up to 2 days, but it is recommended to store them in the refrigerator to maintain their texture and flavor.
Does Room Temperature Affect Macarons?
Yes, room temperature can affect macarons. If the temperature is too high or too humid, the macarons may not set properly and can become too soft or sticky. It is best to store macarons in a cool, dry place to maintain their texture and flavor.
Now that we’ve got that covered, let’s get the baking going!
How To Make Matcha Macarons:
Matcha macarons with mango ingredients:
Macaron shell ingredients:
- 1/2 cup almond flour
- 3/4 cup + 2 tbs powdered sugar
- 1/4 cup egg whites
- 3 tbsp granulated sugar
- 1 tsp matcha
Mango buttercream filling:
- 1/4 cup unsalted butter
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 2 fresh mangoes
- 1/8 cup granulated sugar
- 1 tsp lemon juice
Matcha Macarons with Mango Recipe:
- Sift together almond flour, powdered sugar, and matcha three times.
- At medium-high speed, whisk egg whites until soft peaks have formed.
- Add the granulated sugar gradually and continue whisking until stiff peaks have formed.
- Fold in the flour mixture by hand, this time until ribbon stage.
- Put mixture in a piping bag, fitted with tip #12.
- Pipe into a lined pan or macaron mat.
- Let it sit to dry for an hour.
- Bake at 135C for 20 minutes or until done.
- Set aside to cool before peeling.
- Blend the mangoes and pour into a sauce pan.
- Add sugar and lemon juice. Cook for 8 minutes.
- Let cool completely and transfer into a piping bag.
- Whip the butter until pale, then add powdered sugar.
- Continue whipping until fluffy and transfer into a piping bag.
- Pipe a circle of buttercream onto the macaron then pipe the mango sauce in the middle.
Products to use when making this recipe and more matcha recipes to try
For most of our baking recipes, we highly recommend using our Culinary Grade Organic Matcha. This matcha green tea powder always pairs best when it comes to desserts and sweet treats.
Another way to elevate both the matcha AND mango flavors in this recipe, you can try using our Mango-flavored Matcha too! That sounds like a double whammy of a treat, and will surely bring out both these delightful flavors that pair well together.
Here are some more matcha recipes that can elevate your baking:
The bottom line | Try making these matcha macarons with mango!
In summary, these matcha macarons with mango buttercream are a delicious and impressive dessert that's easier to make than you might think. With our easy-to-follow recipe and some high-quality matcha powder, you can create beautiful and tasty macarons that will impress your friends and family. Don't be intimidated by the process – just take it step by step and enjoy the delicious results!