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How To Freeze Macarons

How To Freeze Macarons

How To Freeze Macarons

You can freeze macrons safely. After baking the shells, let them cool for a few minutes.  After filling the macrons, let them mature for 12 to 24 hours and then freeze them. This method is good for freezing macrons with fillings. You should stack them in airtight containers to prevent breakage.

Simply take your macarons out of the fridge and refreeze them back into the same container that held them until you refrigerated. The goal here is for your macarons to be snuggly encased within a container, so they are frozen without being exposed to the dry air of your freezer.

Before you go into freezer mode, you need to be sure you pack the macarons TIGHTLY so you do not end up with freezer burn. Freezing means if you are not planning to eat the macarons immediately, you will have to thaw them before eating.

Once filled, you can put macarons back in the fridge to age for one day before needing them for an event. Once they are cool, put them into a sealed container or a zipper bag and store them frozen for 2-3 months. Allow 12-24 hours for macarons to set before you store them in an airtight container (depending on filling). To freeze the filled macarons, you will first want to fill them with the filling of your choice, and then put them into the refrigerator for 24 hours to mature.

Once macarons are ready to be assembled, decorated, or served, remove them from the freezer and put back into the refrigerator to thaw for a couple hours. When you are ready to fill your macarons, just take the air-tight container out of the freezer and start filling it, there is no need to thaw the unfilled shells. Remember, do not fill your macarons on the day of your event, as the macarons will need time to set in the refrigerator, so take your shells out of the freezer a couple days ahead and fill your macarons so they have time to set in the refrigerator. To ensure that your macarons last, consider piecing them together [complete with filling] a couple hours after freezing.

Learn how to store macarons
How to freeze the Macarons
Filling Fill them of your choice and then put them into the refrigerator for 24 hours to mature.
Refrigerate to ThawOnce filled, you can put macarons back in the fridge to age for one day before needing them for an event.
How to freeze the macarons.

Here, too, if you are making ahead, I would suggest freezing the shells of the macarons and filling separately, and then assembling when needed. If you are filling your macarons with a creamier filling, like a buttercream frosting, freezing them unfilled will keep the texture of the macaron shells. Macaron shells are delicate, so you really have to take some care to make sure that they do not crack during freezer storage, but you will freeze them just fine as long as you follow this method. If you are just keeping your macaron shells in the freezer, you may be able to hold on to them for slightly longer than one month, with other sources online suggesting that they would last for two to even three months.

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If you are not going to consume all of your macarons in a single day, then the refrigerator is a great place to keep them, keeping them fresh for up to three days. If your frozen macarons are just baked, they will keep 2-4 days once they are defrosted, depending on their filling. The macarons will last for an additional 2-4 days in the fridge, depending on how much filling is used in them.

When you are ready to serve your frozen macarons, allow them to defrost completely for about 30 minutes before eating. Freezing should only be done after macarons are cooked and filled, and are just outside the oven. You can freeze them completely cooked with the filling, though it will depend on your choice of filling.

Using this preparation method works equally well with either filled or shaved macarons, and is fast and simple. In particular, this method is helpful for macarons that need to be assembled the day they are being served (such as macaron cake), and also for macarons that incorporate fillings that freeze poorly (such as jellybeans).

While freezing most of your fillings is safer, it is easy to break up your macarons as you transfer them to and from the freezer, so you are better off decorating once they are thawed. If I know that I am going to be freezing my macarons, then I move them into the freezer the day or three after I put them in the refrigerator, but it is fine to move them into the freezer after 4 or 5 days as well, but this may affect how long they will remain fresh in the freezer, so keep this in mind.

Home-baked macarons can be stored in the refrigerator either as blank shells or filled, but just be aware of how long you can store the fillings safely. Be sure to remove the macarons from the refrigerator at least 20 minutes before you are supposed to serve them, but store them in their plastic containers, just to make sure that they are up to room temperature, and are at perfect consistency and temperature for your guests, or yourself, when you are ready to eat or serve them.

If you have multiple macaron shells to store, and your container is deep, you may want to put a sheet of parchment paper or plastic wrap over the top of the macarons, so the macarons are separated, and keep stacking on top of each other. If your macaron filling is slightly runny or sticky avoid stacking them on top of each other, if that happens you are better off using shallow, non-BPA containers for storage. You can also wrap each individual macaron in a paper towel as a way of cushioning any dings that might break a shell, or put them into separate bags to keep flavors from mixing with one another in an airtight container.

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You will want to split up your entire Macaron using parchment paper and place it into an entirely airtight container. If you are making a big batch for a party, storing them may prove tricky, so you may want to stack the layers of macarons gently into the container you are using to store.

Do macarons freeze well?

Filled macarons will preserve nicely in the freezer for one to two months. If you’re selling, It is not advised to wait more than a month unless you’ve tried it and it worked out well for you. The macarons start to lose their freshness after a certain period of time.

Should macarons be chewy?

Although the shell of a macaron should protect the filling and rise under its surface, you don’t want your delectables to be crunchy or rigid. When one bites into a macaron, there should be a tiny crush and a generally chewy surface. The macaron’s surface really does make it wonderful.

How do you store macaron shells before filling?

A certain way to prevent the macarons’ fragile and fresh shells from shattering is to store them in a plastic bag. Please refrain from packing macarons in sacks. Use material paper rather than wax paper if you plan to stack the macarons as you store them. When you try to remove macarons from wax paper, they will stick to the wax paper and pull apart.