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How To Make White Chocolate Ganache For Macarons

Hi guys! I love filling my macarons with white chocolate ganache filling because it’s one of my favorite flavors. It is not too sweet and it’s chocolate! I’m writing this to share the white chocolate macaron filling recipe that I always use for my macarons. It does not need to be melted over the stove. Any microwave will do the trick! I will not be sharing a recipe for macarons or doing a step-by-step for macarons because they are not my recipes but I will link them below! Scroll down for the white chocolate ganache recipe, step-by-step instructions, and a short video if you are a video person!

Which Macaron Recipe Do I Use?

I use Borderland’s Bakery French Macaron recipe for my macarons. If I am pressed for time and/or need to make large batches, I use Kristin Makes Cakes’ No Rest French Macaron recipe. Pie & Tacos has some great macaron recipes with different methods as well!

What is White Chocolate Ganache Made of?

It is a mixture of white chocolate chips and heavy cream!

Which White Chocolate Do I Use?

I use Ghirardelli Classic White Premium Baking Chips (my absolute favorite) but any good quality brand white chocolate chips at your local grocery store should work. You probably will need to experiment with the heavy cream to your liking because not every brand is the same (use more chocolate chips if you want a firmer ganache and use less chocolate chips if you want more runny ganache). I like my white chocolate to be firm but pipeable. I do not like it runny because the macaron shells will slide off when resting. You can add any food coloring to the chocolate to your liking!

Can I Freeze The Macarons?

Yes, you absolutely can! I store the macarons in airtight containers like these Rubbermaid containers. for a month. My limit is 1 month but some people will freeze for up to 3 months. It is important to taste one macaron to determine the freshness and quality if you are selling them. Allow the macarons to come to room temperature for the best taste!

Additional Tips

I often have the best results if I let the macarons mature for 24 hours and I always freeze them until they are ready to be served or packaged for an order. It is important to not overheat the ganache! Microwave the ganache at 15-second intervals after the initial 30 seconds. For a quicker time firming up the white chocolate, place it in the fridge but you have to keep an eye on it because it will be too firm if you forget about it. If the ganache is too firm, heat it for a few seconds to get it pliable. I store the rest of the ganache in the fridge or whip it up with a handheld mixer and incorporate it into the buttercream.

How To Make White Chocolate Ganache For Macarons Video

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White Chocolate Ganache Filling For Macarons

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The most delicious white ganache with simple ingredients that do not need to be melted over the stove!

  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: Fills 24 macarons 1x

Ingredients

Scale
  • 5oz (141g) Ghirardelli White Chocolate Chips (or a similar brand)
  • 2oz (56g) Heavy Whipping Cream
  • 1 tsp vanilla

Supplies Needed:

Food scale
Spatula
Microwave Safe Container

Instructions

  1. Set a microwave-safe bowl on the food scale.
  2. Pour white chocolate chips until you get 5oz (141g)
  3. Pour 2 oz (56g) of heavy cream
  4. Stir with the spatula
  5. Microwave for 30 seconds
  6. Stir
  7. Microwave at 15-second intervals until smooth
  8. Stir in 1tsp vanilla
  9. Leave the container on the counter until firm (it will take 2-4 hours). You want to keep it firm but not too runny for piping. If you are in a hurry, refrigerate it for 30 minutes to an hour, but don’t leave it in the fridge too long. It will be hard! If that happens, pop it back in the microwave for a few seconds. 
  10. Fit a piping bag with a large round tip
  11. Fill the macarons
  12. Top off with the other shell and twist
  13. Let them mature for 24 hours. I usually store the macarons in an airtight container and freeze them. 
  • Author: Diana
  • Prep Time: 5 min
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Category: Macarons
  • Cuisine: Dessert
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4 Comments

  1. Everything would be better if more people were like you. I really appreciate, you written well and helpful blog for those regarding Macarons. Looking forward for more!!






  2. I really feel like this will work, finally! I’ve had terrible success with others’ recipes not setting up, as though the chocolate to cream ratios are off and it’s been rather frustrating and time consuming to attempt to fix.

    1. I hope it works for you! It works for me almost every time as long I use Ghirardelli white chocolate chips and allow it to firm up (placing it in the fridge).

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