Updated: Jan 7
As you may know from our About Us page, my husband and I are both Hispanic and we wanted to infuse our backgrounds into our baked goods. So we thought the best way of doing that is to implement the flavors that we grew up on into our macarons!
Now if you know anyone that is Hispanic, you know we love our desserts (well, I guess that could be said about 99% of cultures around the planet). But we really do. The hard part is trying to narrow down what flavors we wanted to do. We obviously wanted to pay homage to our roots Cuban/Peruvian but we also don't want to alienate the rest of our Latin American neighbors! There are so many delicious options out there that we can't pass up!
One of my husbands favorite flavors is coconut. So we decided to make a Coquito Macaron! What is it you ask? It's a Puerto Rican/Dominican Coconut Eggnog. It contains coconut, rum, nutmeg, and condensed milk. It goes perfectly with the nutty almond flavor of the macaron cookie.
Although Peruvian's aren't known for having many desserts, the one dessert/drink I loved as a kid and still love is Chicha Morada. It's a Peruvian sweet drink made from Peruvian Purple Corn. Cloves and cinnamon is then added to give it a nice homey spice flavor. Sounds a little weird but we promise if you give it a chance you'll love it! My husband says it reminds him of the holidays!
As we stared experimenting, we quickly realized that some flavors lend better to be a macaron (for example, churro) while others, such as Arroz con Leche (Rice Pudding) is hard to get the desired flavor/consistency without making the macarons all mushy.
So through trial and error we finally came up with some Latin/Hispanic Inspired Macaron flavors. Here's our list:
Batido de Trigo (Sweetened Puff Wheat Milk Shake)
Cafe con Leche
Coquito (Puerto Rican/Dominican Coconut Eggnog)
Chicha Morada (Peruvian Purple Corn)
Dulce de Leche
Guava w/ Cream Cheese (A Cuban Staple)
Mango White Chocolate
Mexican Hot Chocolate (With a little spicy kick!)
Tres Leches (Milk Cake w/ Cherry)
So if you or anyone you know would love to try what we have to offer, please go check out our menu by clicking on the link at the top of the page. Or do you have any suggestions for other Latin flavors?! Please don't hesitate to send us a message!