Rainbow Drizzle Macarons Recipe

These Rainbow Drizzle Macarons combine the elegance of black and white shells with the whimsy of a vibrant rainbow drizzle, making them a visually stunning treat. Perfect for parties, celebrations, or as a delightful gift, each macaron is filled with a rich, rainbow buttercream that promises a burst of creamy sweetness with every bite.


For Macaron Shells:

  • 3.5 ounces egg whites (approximately 3 large)
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • Approx. 1 cup almond flour
  • Approx. 1 cup powdered sugar

For Rainbow Drizzle:

  • 1/4 cup each color candy melts (red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple)

For Rainbow Frosting:

  • Approx. 1/3 cup cream cheese
  • Approx. 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Prepare Macaron Shells: Sift almond flour and powdered sugar. Beat egg whites, gradually adding granulated sugar, until stiff peaks form. Add black food coloring to achieve the desired shade. Fold in dry ingredients until the mixture is glossy and smooth. Pipe onto lined baking sheets and let dry for 20-40 minutes.
  2. Bake: Preheat oven to 325°F. Bake macarons one tray at a time for 15-20 minutes or until they form feet and detach easily from the paper.
  3. Prepare Rainbow Drizzle: Melt each color of candy melts separately in the microwave, stirring every 15 seconds until smooth. Transfer each color into small piping bags.
  4. Decorate Shells: Drizzle the tops of the macaron shells with the melted candy in a rainbow sequence. Allow to set completely.
  5. Make Rainbow Frosting: Beat cream cheese and butter until creamy. Gradually add powdered sugar and vanilla. Divide the frosting, color each portion, and lay them side by side on plastic wrap. Roll into a log and transfer into a piping bag.
  6. Assemble Macarons: Pipe the rainbow frosting onto half of the shells and top with another shell to complete each macaron.


  • Precision is key; use a kitchen scale to measure ingredients accurately.
  • Let the macarons mature in the refrigerator overnight to enhance their flavor and texture.
  • Opt for gel or powder food coloring to maintain the batter’s consistency.


  1. How do I store the macarons?
    • Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a week.
  2. Can I freeze macarons?
    • Yes, macarons freeze well for up to three months. Thaw in the refrigerator overnight before serving.
  3. Why is my macaron batter too runny?
    • This can happen if the egg whites are overbeaten or if liquid food coloring is used. Stick to gel or powder colorants.
Prep Time: 2 hours
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours 40 minutes
Yield: 22 macarons
Category: Dessert
Method: Baking
Cuisine: French
Diet: Vegetarian

Rainbow Drizzle Macarons are not just a dessert, they are a statement piece. Whether serving them at a social event or gifting them to a loved one, these macarons are sure to impress with their beautiful aesthetics and delicious flavor. Dive into this culinary adventure and enjoy the process of creating something truly special.

1 thought on “Rainbow Drizzle Macarons Recipe”

  1. How do you achieve the black and white macaron? The directions say to add black food coloring to achieve the desired shade, but don’t state how to get the black and white effect.


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