It’s pronounced “ma-ca-rohn,” and while it’s been a staple in France since the Renaissance, it’s recently grown in popularity in the US too! Disney likes to do a version in the shape of Mickey Mouse’s head. Because everything tastes better when it’s shaped like Mickey! They’ve released an inside look at how they craft these addictively airy cookies on video. Check it out to learn more!
A basic macaron is made up of two cookies, the main ingredients of which are egg whites, almond meal, and sugar. Think airy and chewy, but with a nutty flavor like almonds. The fillings vary greatly, from jam or whipped cream to buttercream or Nutella. Macarons come in many flavors.
This Disney version is a fruity and delicious treat. The two cookies have Mickey ears, and sandwiched in between them are Raspberry Rose Buttercream and fresh raspberries. The finished product is made extra magical with a swipe of gold “pixie dust” on the top. Beautiful and tasty!
This Mickey Macaron can be found at the Jolly Holiday Bakery and Cafe in Disneyland. Don’t fret though, there are multiple places you can find macarons around Walt Disney World too! One of the best, and most obvious, is the France Pavilion in EPCOT. Les Halles Boulangerie Patisserie sells a box of smaller macarons if you want to take them to go, or a large macaron with raspberries and cream (no Mickey macarons though, sorry!). My personal favorite is found at L’Artisan Des Glaces, where they sandwich ice cream in the middle of a giant macaron. They do seasonal flavors and they are all worth stopping in for!
Have you tried macarons at Disney World or Disneyland? Let us know which ones you recommend in the comments!
Photos courtesy of Disney