July 3, 2017
Last year I made some red, white and blue macarons, this year I wanted to do another spinoff on them! I have been seeing macaron ice cream sandwiches everywhere on Instagram lately and they look so amazing! I haven’t heard of a place that you can get them where I live so I figured I had to make them myself! The fourth of July is one of my favorite holidays, it’s kind of like the Christmas of Summer!
Here’s how I made my 4th of July Macaron Ice Cream Sandwiches!
First I made my macaron shells. I used the same recipe that I used last year which you can find here. The only thing that I did differently is that I made them about twice the size as usual. I used a 3 inch biscuit cutter to trace circles on parchment paper and that is what I used as my guide. Since they are a little bigger, after they are piped, they have to sit on the counter to develop a “skin” for about 1 hour. They also need to be baked for longer, about 25 minutes but just watch them closely!
In last years post I used Wilton’s gel food coloring. I actually found out that Wilton’s gel food coloring is not heat resistant, so it tends to brown in the oven. Some of my macarons last year turned a little bit brown and I just assumed that I baked them a little too long! Then I figured out that it was the food coloring! This year I used the Americolor food coloring and the color turned out so much brighter and vibrant!
You will Need:
After the macaron shells have come out of the oven and cooled. Cut a 3 inch section off of the bottom of the cylinder ice cream container.
Then take the biscuit cutter, make sure it is the same size that you measured your macaron shells with, and cut out a circle of ice cream.
Place the ice cream on top of one of the macaron shells and sandwich another shell on top.
Lastly, sprinkle some red sprinkles around the ice cream section! Red, white and blue, the gangs all here people!
Hope you enjoyed this 4th of July Macaron Ice cream sandwich tutorial! Hope you all have a great holiday!
I found these really cute sparkers that I wanted to incorporate! You can buy them here!