Strawberry Champagne Macarons

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Strawberry Champagne Macarons are filled with champagne ganache and strawberry confit in the center. These macarons and Mimosa Macarons are perfect for Mother’s Day or any other occasion!

glass of champagne with macaron inside.

How to make this recipe

  • Bake macaron shells. I use my basic French Meringue recipe. I also have an online video lesson on how to make macaron shells NO REST method.
  • make champagne ganache
  • prepare strawberry confit
  • assemble macarons

The first step is to reduce the champagne. This will give a concentrated champagne taste and will evaporate the alcohol of the champagne. These champagne macarons are safe for kids to consume. 

In a small saucepan, bring champagne to a boil over medium heat. Once boiling, reduce to low heat and allow to simmer until reduced to 1/2 cup. This will take about 5- 10 minutes.

Tip from Marina: add hot water to chocolate if you end up with less champagne reduction than the recipe calls.

How to make Champagne ganache

Place white chocolate into a tall plastic glass. Immediately pour hot champagne reduction over white chocolate. Let it sit for about 1 minute. Emulsify with an immersion blender. Transfer the ganache into a flat container and cover with plastic wrap to contact. Refrigerate for 5-6 hours. 

How to make strawberry confit

You can use store-bought strawberry puree or make your own. Please check the video on how to make fruit puree on my YouTube Channel.

In a small saucepan, cook strawberry puree over medium heat until reaches 40 C (104F). Mix granulated sugar and pectin NH and add it to the strawberry puree. Cook for 2 minutes, then add a pinch of citric acid and mix well. Remove strawberry confiture from heat. Transfer into a piping bag and let cool slightly on the countertop. Once cooled to room temperature, refrigerate it for a few hours (or overnight). 

How to assemble

Place champagne ganache into a piping bag with a round pipping tip. Pipe some ganache on the bottom shell. Pipe strawberry confiture in the middle of the ganache. Top macaron with another shell. Place macarons into an airtight container and refrigerate for 24 hours to mature.

After the macarons matured in the refrigerator, I decorated them. I mixed a few drops of vodka with gold dust and, brushed on top of the shells. Macarons looked so festive and rich. 

Tip from Marina: mix gold dust with vodka or other alcohol, because water might damage the shells, whereas the alcohol will evaporate. 

white macarons  on the plate.

Recipe FAQs

How to store?

Store Strawberry Champagne Macarons in the fridge in an airtight container for 2-3 days.

Can I freeze macarons?

Yes, you can freeze macarons with this filling for up to 6 months.

Why are my macarons cracked?

This commonly happens if macarons have not had enough time to rest before baking.

Why are my macarons hollow?

There can be many reasons: no stable meringue, incorrect folding technique or wrong oven temperature.

If you make these Strawberry Champagne Macarons, please tag me on social media and make sure to leave a rating down below. I would love to see your creations!

Recipe Card

strawberry champagne macarons

Strawberry Champagne Macarons

Marina
These Strawberry Champagne Macarons are filled with champagne ganache and strawberry confiture in the middle.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 8 hours 30 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine French
Servings 30 macarons
Calories 118 kcal

Equipment

  • 1 immersion blender
  • 1 stand mixer or electric hand mixer

Ingredients
  

Champagne Ganache

  • 187 ml Champagne (one small bottel) reduced to 100 gr (about 1/2 cup)
  • 300 gr white chocolate

Strawberry Confit

  • 100 gr strawberry puree
  • 20 gr granulated sugar
  • 5 gr pectin NH (1 teaspoon)
  • tsp pinch of citric acid

Macaron shells

  • 100 gr egg whites room temperature (from 3 large eggs)
  • 100 gr white granulated sugar (1/2 cup)
  • 120 gr almond flour (1 cup)
  • 150 gr powdered sugar (1 1/4 cup)

Instructions
 

How to make Champagne ganache

  • In a small saucepan, bring ½ cup champagne to a boil over medium heat. Once boiling, reduce to low heat and allow to simmer until reduced to 1/3 cup. This will take about 5- 10 minutes.
  • Place white chocolate into tall plastic glass. 
  • Immediately pour hot champagne reduction over white chocolate. Let it sit for about 1 minute. 
  • Emulsify with hand blender. 
  • Transfer ganache into flat container and cover with plastic wrap to contact. Refrigerate for 6-8 hours. 

How to make Strawberry confit

  • In a small the saucepan, cook strawberry puree over medium heat until reaches 40 C (104F).
  • Mix granulated sugar and pectin NH and add it into the strawberry puree. 
  • Cook for 2 minutes, then add pinch of citric acid and mix well. 
  • Remove strawberry confiture from heat. Transfer into pipping bag and let cool slightly on the countertop. Once cooled to room temperature, refrigerate it for a few hours (or overnight). 

How to make macaron shells

  • In the mixing bowl sift together almond flour and powdered sugar. Set aside.
  • In the mixing bowl of stand mixer add room temperature egg whites and start whisking on low speed. Start adding sugar one tablespoon at the time.  Add red food coloring. Increase speed to medium-high and whip until stiff picks. This will take 10-15 minutes.  
  • Add dry ingredients and start folding the butter. When macaronage drips down from the spatula “like lava”, transfer into pipping bag with round tip. 
  • Pipe macaron shells on the baking mat. 
  • Top baking sheet pan with pipped macaron shells a few times. Let shells to rest on the countertop until no batter sticks to your finger when you touch. 
  • Bake macaron shells in the preheated oven to 275F (134C) for 12-14 minutes. Oven temperature and baking time may vary, depending on your oven. 
  • Remove baked macaron shells from the oven and let it cool on the baking mat with baking sheet pan. When shells are cooled completely remove from baking mat and pair them with similar size.

How to assemble macarons

  • Place champagne ganache into pipping bag with a pipping tip.
  • Pipe some ganache on the bottom shell. 
  • Pipe strawberry confiture in the middle of ganache.
  • Top macaron with another shell. 
  • Place macarons into airtight container and refrigerate for 8-12 hours. 

Nutrition

Serving: 1macaronCalories: 118kcalCarbohydrates: 16gProtein: 2gFat: 5gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 2mgSodium: 15mgPotassium: 45mgFiber: 1gSugar: 15gVitamin A: 3IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 30mgIron: 0.2mg
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