Irish coffee macarons

The coffee buttercream in these macarons are a chocolate lover’s dream come true.


Difficulty: Easy

Time: 35 min. preparation time, 15 min. baking time

Nutrition: Calories ca 412 / Protein 6g / Carbohydr. 45g / Fat 27g

Ingredients (6 servings)

72 gegg whites
170 gconfectioner’s sugar
50 galmonds
50 gbutter
150 gdark chocolate
100 mlBaileys
2 tspinstant espresso


baking sheet, food processor, oven, fine sieve, 2 piping bags, macaron baking mat (optional), large bowl, small saucepan, cooking spoon, cutting board, knife

Wine Tip

These macarons go wonderfully with a cup of high quality, freshly brewed coffee.

Step 1

Irish coffee macarons

Preheat oven to 140°C/285°F. Using a food processor, blend egg whites until stiff peaks form.

food processor, oven

72 g egg whites

Step 2

Irish coffee macarons

Sift confectioner’s sugar and almonds through a fine sieve on top of the stiff egg whites.

fine sieve, large bowl

170 g confectioner’s sugar / 50 g almonds

Step 3

Irish coffee macarons

Carefully fold sugar and almond mixture into egg whites.

Step 4

Irish coffee macarons

Fill a piping bag with macaron mixture. Pipe onto a baking sheet lined with a macaron baking mat. Tap hard onto kitchen counter to release any air bubbles. Let stand at room temperature for approx. 30 – 40 min. Then, bake in preheated oven at 140°C/285°F for approx. 12 – 15 min.

baking sheet, oven, macaron baking mat, piping bag

Step 5

Irish coffee macarons

Cut butter into pieces. Finely chop chocolate and transfer to a large bowl. Then, heat up Baileys in a small saucepan over medium heat for approx. 1 – 2 min. Add instant espresso and mix until dissolved. Pour warm Baileys into bowl to melt chocolate. Once chocolate is melted, add butter, piece by piece, to bowl and stir thoroughly until well combined. Fill cream into piping bag.

large bowl, small saucepan, cooking spoon, piping bag, cutting board, knife

50 g butter / 150 g dark chocolate / 100 ml Baileys / 2 tsp instant espresso

Step 6

Irish coffee macarons

Pipe coffee buttercream onto the bottom half of a macaron. Place another half on top and lightly press. Repeat until macarons are assembled. Enjoy with a cup of coffee!