Move over, cupcakes – there’s a new dessert in town and it’s as pretty as it is delicious! We’re talking about fancy, bite-sized macarons, the latest trend to take the baking world by storm.
Macarons are a delicate French treat made from almond flour, sugar and egg whites. The cookies are sandwiched with delicious fillings like buttercream, ganache, jams and fruit curds.
These colorful little cookies come in pretty much any colors and flavors you can imagine. But today we’re going in-depth on one color in particular: blue macarons.
Blue macarons are a fun and unique sweet treat that is perfect for celebrations like birthday parties and baby showers.
They come in a variety of delicious flavors like blueberry, cotton candy, cake batter and lavender. You can also make or buy them in all shades and hues of blue: light blue, dark blue, royal blue and even Tiffany blue.
Keep reading for our favorite blue macaron recipes, plus tips on where to buy them. Bon appetit!
Blue Macaron Flavors And Recipes
If you’re looking to make or buy blue macarons, you’ll quickly realize you have quite a few choices. There are many flavors that work for blue cookies.
In this article, we’ll cover some popular “blue” flavors as well as some you might not have thought of in the list below.
When thinking of blue foods, blueberries are one of the first that comes to mind.
To achieve a natural blueberry flavor and color, fresh blueberries, blueberry powder or freeze-dried blueberries can be used. Blue food coloring and blueberry extract are also an option for flavoring and coloring.
The blueberry flavor works great in both the macaron shell as well as the filling. For a contrasting or complementary filling flavor and color, you might consider vanilla, cream cheese, or lemon.
Blueberry Macaron Recipe
If you’re ready to make your own blueberry macarons, give this recipe from Cambrea Bakes a try! The macaron shell is a basic recipe that uses a combination of Americolor royal blue and fuschia food colorings.
The blueberry flavor comes from blueberry ganache made from heavy cream, white chocolate chips and fresh blueberries.
Blueberry Cheesecake Macarons
You can’t beat a delicious slice of creamy cheesecake topped with beautiful blueberries. Well, maybe you can if you offer blueberry cheesecake macarons on the dessert tables.
Blueberry cheesecake macarons typically have a pretty blue shell that tastes like blueberries. The macaron is then sandwiched with a sweet and tangy creamy cream cheese filling.
Blueberry Cheesecake Macaron Recipe
In this blueberry cheesecake recipe, The Nifty Baker uses freeze-dried blueberry powder in the shell and cream cheese frosting. She also uses a gorgeous blueberry reduction made from real blueberries in the center of the cookie.
Macarons are a luxury dessert, so a slightly exotic ingredient like lavender is a perfect fit.
The lavender plant has a beautiful flower that can be used in baking. Lavender flowers are violet in color, but when dried take on a slightly more gray-blue color.
It has a distinct floral taste with some hints of rosemary and mint. Lavender pairs really well with blueberries, strawberries, honey, lemon, orange, pear and even chocolate, especially white chocolate.
Lavender Macaron Recipe
Blue Raspberry Macarons
Raspberries are definitely red. But somewhere along the line, raspberry flavor became associated with the color blue. Blue raspberry is commonly marketed in candy and other foods that kids love (think of a super vibrant blue raspberry ICEE!).
There isn’t a natural blue raspberry flavor because blue raspberries don’t exist! So if you want to make a kid-friendly blue raspberry macaron, your best bet is to use raspberry or blue raspberry flavoring and some blue food coloring.
Blue Raspberry Macarons Recipe
The raspberry filling uses vanilla frosting, raspberry extract, raspberry spread and pink or magenta food coloring to amp up the color.
Cake Batter Macarons & Birthday Cake Macarons
If you love licking the bowl as much as I do, you’ll love the idea of cake batter macarons. I mean, who doesn’t love cookies that taste like cake!
One trick to making macarons, frosting or any other sweet treat taste like cake batter or birthday cake, is a good quality cake batter extract. McCormick and LorAnn are two good brands.
You’ll often see birthday cake macarons with shells and fillings in pastel hues of pink and blue. Sprinkles are also a must!
Cake Batter and Birthday Cake Macaron Recipes
Here are some cute macaron recipes that would be a fun way to celebrate a birthday.
- Bakers Royale Cake Batter Macarons – pink, blue and white with sprinkles
- Nutmeg Nanny Birthday Cake Macarons – filled with birthday cake buttercream flavored with white cake mix!
- Pies & Tacos Funfetti Macarons – cream cheese filling with birthday cake extract
Cookie Monster Macarons
C is for cookie monster macarons! Your little Sesame Street fans will love a cute little macaron cookie treat that looks just like Cookie Monster.
Cookie Monster macarons usually have bright blue shells and are filled vanilla or chocolate buttercream. A couple of buttercream eyes are added on top of the cookie.
For an extra sweet touch, a mini chocolate chip cookie (try Cookie Crisp cereal!) is added to the mouth.
Cookie Monster Macaron Recipes
You might like these other Cookie Monster sweets and treats too!
Cotton Candy Macarons
Bags of fluffy pink and blue cotton candy are the perfect inspiration for a macaron flavor.
The whimsical colors and sweet flavors are perfect for a kid’s party. The nostalgic flavors will even lure the grown-ups over to the dessert table too!
To flavor a cotton candy macaron, your best bet will be to use a cotton candy extract. You could also use this super fun sweet cotton candy edible flavor glitter. For extra texture, try a cotton candy crunch topping.
For coloring, swirls of both pink and blue in the shell would be cute. Or you could do a blue shell with pink filling, or vice versa. And you can’t go wrong with pink and blue sprinkles.
Cotton Candy Macarons Recipes
Try out one of these fun pink and blue cotton candy macaron recipes.
- Cotton Candy Macarons From Chels Sweets
- Cotton Candy Macarons From Sweet + Savory By Shinee
- Cotton Candy Macarons From The Tipsy Macaron
Tiffany Blue Macarons
Tiffany Blue is probably the most famous of all blue colors. It’s a beautiful shade of light robin egg blue color. The hue is associated with the luxurious Tiffany & Co jewelry company founded in New York in 1837.
Tiffany Blue macarons would add a perfectly sweet touch of class for a bridal shower or boy’s baby shower.
Tiffany Blue Macaron Recipes
Here are a few recipes to check out:
- Tiffany Blue Macarons With Orange Blossom Buttercream
- Tiffany Blue Macarons Recipe With Step By Step Photos
Blue Macarons To Buy
If making blue macarons doesn’t sound like the job for you, fear not! You can order blue macarons online and have them shipped right to your house.
Before you start shopping, it’s important to know that gourmet macarons are an expensive treat. Making them at home with the help of a good macaron recipe book is definitely less expensive.
But splurging on exquisite macarons made by professional bakers for a special occasion is totally worth it! Learn more about why macarons are so expensive.
With that said, here are some great options to check out when ordering blue macarons. You can buy all of these macarons on Amazon.
Flavors include (vanilla, caramel, butter, lemon, cream cheese and blueberry.
Flavors include blueberry, cherry and blackberry.
With the ideas in this article, you should be well on your way to finding the perfect blue macarons for your next special event or party. Whether you make or buy them, you can’t go wrong with delicious macarons!
Micky Reed, a two-decade veteran in the food and baking industry, leverages her influential Three Snackateers food blog and Instagram presence to collaborate with industry giants like Ben & Jerry's and Crumbl Cookies. Her work has been featured on Delish, PopSugar and more. Her expertise as a product curator for one of the world's largest international snack subscription box companies solidifies her status as a key player in the field.