Sweet and decadent homemade Coffee Macarons. Delicate coffee macaron shells with a rich and creamy coffee buttercream frosting. This macaron flavor is for all coffee lovers!

Coffee macarons stacked on top of each other next to other macarons and coffee beans.

If you like macarons, try our pistachio macarons and our delicious raspberry macarons!


The number of macaron flavors is endless, but these coffee macarons are by far my favorite (maybe because I have a love relationship with coffee)! The rich coffee flavors combined with a basic macaron shell, along with the sweet and creamy buttercream, make for mini desserts you don’t want to pass up!

Make an extra batch, package them in cute boxes, and give them to your family and friends!

Coffee macarons laid out on top of each other next to coffee beans.


Read our detailed post on how to make basic macarons. In the post, we share all our tips and tricks on how to get the perfect macarons every time!

What type of coffee do I need for this recipe?

For this macaron recipe, you want instant coffee; the finer, the better. We love using instant coffee for all of our baking needs.

Coffee macarons shells on a baking sheet laid out.


  1. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper and prepare a piping bag with a round tip.
  2. Add the instant coffee, almonds four, and powdered sugar in a food processor or a blender, and process until incorporated.
  3. Sift the mixture through a sieve into a mixing bowl.
  4. In a separate bowl, beat room-temperature egg white with a blender on high until eggs begin to foam. Slowly add the sugar and continue to beat until stiff peaks form.
  5. Add half of the flour mixture and gently fold with a spatula. Add the remaining flour mixture and continue the macaronage process until the mixture flows like honey.
Step by step collage on how to make homemade coffee macarons from scratch.


  1. Add the macaron batter into the prepared piping bag and pipe 1 ½ inch circles onto the prepared baking sheet. Space the macarons about 1 inch apart.
  2. Pick up and drop the baking sheet onto a flat surface about 4 times, rotating the baking sheet after each drop (this allows the release of all the air bubbles from the shells).
  3. Allow the shells to sit at room temp for at least 45 minutes to an hour until shells form a glossy layer if you touch the top of the shell with your finger.
  4. Preheat the oven to 325°F. Bake the macarons for 12 minutes until the macarons form feet.
  5. Allow macarons to cool before removing them from parchment paper.
  6. Transfer to the cooling rack and cool completely.
Piped out coffee macarons on a baking sheet ready to be baked.


  1. Cream together the butter and cream cheese. Add the boiling water to the instant coffee and stir to combine, pour into the bowl. Add the powdered sugar and mix to combine. Pour in the whipping cream and beat until creamy.
Macarons laid out with frosting on them, how to assemble coffee macarons.


  1. Transfer the filling to a piping bag with a round tip. Pipe the cream into the macaron shells and top with another shell.
  2. Repeat with all the macarons.
  3. Place in an airtight container and allow it to mature for 24 hours.
  4. Enjoy.
Coffee macarons stacked on top of each other next to coffee beans.

French Coffee Macarons

Author: Valentina
5 from 5 votes
Sweet and decadent homemade Coffee Macarons. Delicate coffee macarons shells with a rich and creamy coffee buttercream frosting. This macaron flavor is for all the coffee lovers!
Prep Time: 28 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Rise Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 40 minutes
Servings: 28 filled macarons (56 shells)


coffee macaron shells-

coffee buttercream-

  • 3 oz cream cheese, room temp
  • 5 Tbsp unsalted butter, room temp
  • 1/3 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 ½ Tbsp heavy whipping cream
  • 2 tsp instant coffee
  • ¼ tsp boiling water


prepare macaron shells-

  • Prepare a piping bag with a round tip. Line 2 large baking sheets with parchment paper.
  • In a food processor or in a blender add the instant coffee, powdered sugar, and almond flour and process on low until the mixture is coarse. Then sift the mixture through a sieve into a mixing bowl.
  • In a separate bowl, at high speed, beat egg whites until they begin to foam. Continually beating then slowly pour in the sugar and beat just until stiff peaks form.
  • Add about half of the sifted coffee flour mixture into the egg white mixture and gently fold in with a spatula. Once incorporated, add remainingflour mixture and continue to gently fold until well the mixture flows like honey.
  • Transfer the batter to the preparing piping bag. Pipe the batter forming about 1½ inch circles. Space the macarons about an inch apart.
  • Pick up the baking sheet and drop onto a flat surface. Repeat 3-4 times to release all air bubbles rotating the baking sheet.
  • Let the macaron shells sit at room temperature for at least 30 minutes to 1 hour, until the macarons shells form a glossy layer. (You will be able to run your finger along the top of the macaron smoothly and the batterwon’t stick to your hand.)
  • Preheat the oven to 325°F.
  • Bake the macarons for about 12 minutes, until the macarons form feet and the shells don’t stick to the parchment paper.
  • Allow the macarons to cool before removing them from the parchment paper for easier removal.
  • Transfer the macarons to a cooling rack to completely cool.

prepare filling-

  • In a small bowl, combine the boiling water and instant coffee and mix. Let cool.
  • Meanwhile, combine butter and cream cheese in a bowl. Blend with a mixer until creamy, add the powdered sugar and cooled coffee and mix. Add the heavy whipping cream and mix until combined. Transfer the filling into a piping bag with a round top.
  • Pipe the cream onto a macaron shell and top with another shell to form a sandwich.
  • Repeat with the remaining macaron shells and buttercream.
  • Place in an airtight container for 24 hours allowing them to mature.
  • Enjoy!


This recipe will make a total of about 28 macarons, 56 macaron shells.


97kcal Calories12g Carbs1g Protein5g Fat2g Saturated Fat1g Trans Fat10mg Cholesterol16mg Sodium26mg Potassium1g Fiber10g Sugar115IU Vitamin A1mg Vitamin C13mg Calcium1mg Iron
Nutrition Facts
French Coffee Macarons
Amount Per Serving
Calories 97 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Trans Fat 1g
Cholesterol 10mg3%
Sodium 16mg1%
Potassium 26mg1%
Carbohydrates 12g4%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 10g11%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 115IU2%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 13mg1%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
(The nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)