French Macaron Milkshake—My Latest Easy, Edible DIY on Refinery29!

/ Monday, August 19, 2013

Good morning! Happy Monday everyone. Did you have a lovely weekend? I tried my best not to think about Christmas cookies and spent time with friends eating Ukrainian dumplings (slash) drinking cold beer at the boardwalk in Brighton Beach, Brooklyn—so much fun!

Anyway, I'd love to share a new recipe of mine that just popped up on Refinery29. The gals challenged me to turn French macaron cookies—love!—into 3 next-level desserts. I stocked up on the best macarons in New York City for the project: picture-perfect macarons by brilliant Jen Yee of Lafayette Grand Café & Bakery. I used 'em to make a Lemon–Blueberry Trifle, Grown-Up Banana Split and this rosy French Macaron Milkshake. Here's a little preview. Find the other fab recipes over on Refinery29... 



4 cups vanilla ice cream 

1 cup milk
6 to 8 macaron cookies, plus more for garnish (optional)
Whipped cream, for garnish (optional)

Put ice cream, milk and macarons in a blender and puree until smooth, adding more milk if needed. Divide among chilled glasses. Garnish with whipped cream and macarons, if desired. 

I'm curious, though: Do you have a favorite macaron? If I had to pick my all-time favorite, I think it would be the Vanilla-Olive macaron from Pierre Herme on Rue Bonaparte in Paris xo Erin 


  1. Is it sad I can't imagine myself giving up four of those babies to put in a drink? My favorite flavor is salted caramel, but I think the husband has a thing for the Rose ones from Macaron Bee in Georgetown. Which at first, you think taste like lotion, and then slowly realize it's a pretty hard flavor to pull off!

  2. Not at all! Actually, a lot of commenters on R29 said they wouldn't waste their macarons on a milkshake either, so maybe this wasn't the best idea—whoops. BIG fan of salted caramel. I totally get the lotion-y thing from Rose macarons too!

  3. I would use regular meringue though-especially if I had pavlova/schaum torte that was kind of ugly.

  4. You can actually use those cracked macaron shells.

  5. Absolutely @Kallie Huynh that's a great idea!!

  6. Yea, I wouldn't put my macarons in a milshake either, but with that said, this does look amazing. Love the Creativity and thats what matters most. I would have just separated the two recipes and told people to pair them together. Looks great.


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