Dragon Fruit Macarons Recipe

Delight in the unique charm and flavor of Dragon Fruit Macarons, where traditional French patisserie meets vibrant tropical flair. These macarons boast a visually appealing two-tone shell and a luscious dragon fruit buttercream filling, making them perfect for special occasions or as a gourmet treat for yourself.


Macaron Shells:

  • Egg Whites: 100 grams (about 3.5 ounces or 1/3 cup + 1 tbsp)
  • Granulated Sugar: 100 grams (about 1/2 cup)
  • Almond Flour: 105 grams (about 1 cup)
  • Powdered Sugar: 105 grams (about 1 cup)
  • Food Coloring: Mauve and Burgundy (as needed)
  • Poppy Seeds: 3 tbsp

Dragon Fruit Buttercream:

  • Unsalted Butter: 4 tbsp (softened)
  • Confectioners’ Sugar: 1 1/2 cups (sifted)
  • Dragon Fruit Powder: 1/3 cup
  • Milk or Water: 2 to 4 tbsp (as needed)


  1. Preparation: Line two baking sheets with parchment paper or a silicone mat. Sift together the almond flour and powdered sugar; set aside.
  2. Meringue: In a bowl over simmering water, whisk sugar and egg whites until frothy and sugar has dissolved. Transfer to a mixer and whip to stiff peaks.
  3. Macaronage: Fold dry ingredients into the meringue just until combined. Divide the batter, adding food coloring to one part.
  4. Piping: Fill piping bags fitted with small round tips with each color batter. Pipe pink first, then white in the center.
  5. Baking: Tap trays to release air bubbles. Sprinkle with poppy seeds. Bake at 300°F for 15-20 minutes.
  6. Buttercream Filling: Cream butter, then gradually add sugar and dragon fruit powder. Adjust consistency with milk or water. Fill cooled macaron shells.


  • Ensure all equipment is grease-free to achieve perfect meringue.
  • Do not overmix the batter after adding food coloring to preserve the texture.
  • Let the macarons mature overnight in the fridge to enhance their flavor.


Q: Can I use a different fruit powder if I can’t find dragon fruit powder?
A: Absolutely! Raspberry or strawberry powder can be used as a substitute to maintain the fruity flavor profile.

Q: Why do my macarons have a hollow shell?
A: Hollow shells often result from under-mixed batter or too high oven temperatures. Ensure even folding and check your oven’s accuracy with an oven thermometer.

Q: Are these macarons gluten-free?
A: Yes, as they are made primarily with almond flour, these macarons are naturally gluten-free.

Prep Time: 2 hours

Cook Time: 40 minutes

Total Time: 2 hours 40 minutes

Yield: Approximately 24 macarons

Category: Dessert

Method: Baking

Cuisine: French

Diet: Gluten-Free


Dragon Fruit Macarons are a delightful twist on a classic dessert, infusing the delicate texture of macarons with the exotic flavor of dragon fruit. Whether you’re hosting a gathering or simply treating yourself, these macarons promise to be a visually stunning and deliciously memorable part of your culinary repertoire. Enjoy the burst of color and taste that comes with each bite!

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