National Chocolate Macaroon Day is an annual American holiday dedicated to this great dessert. Chocolate macaroons are just one of the many types of sweet dish with French roots. The holiday is celebrated on June 3.
Macaroons are cookies made with almond flour. Thanks to this component, the products acquire a characteristic flavor and aroma. Chocolate variation of the dessert is very popular. In addition, confectioners can use coconut flakes, condensed milk and other ingredients to give new flavors.
The history of National Chocolate Macaroon Day is devoid of details. Researchers link the origin of the almond cookies themselves with Italian monasteries, which made similar desserts back in the 800s or 900s of our era. However, the real popularity of the products came in France in the 16th century thanks to the confectioner Henry the Second.
The dessert appeared in the United States in the 19th century. The first written account of it can be found in Esther Levy’s cookbook, which was published in 1871. It was essentially a collection of recipes drawn from American and European cultures.
- Confectioners recommend chocolate macaroons with a cup of tea or accompanied by a dry white wine with high acidity.
- American macaroons have a denser, moist texture, while European macaroons are drier and more crumbly.
- French Queen Marie Antoinette was one of the main fans of this dessert, and even named her cat after almond cookies!
How to celebrate
Buy ready-made chocolate macaroons at pastry shops or make your own and surprise your family. Try different flavors in this dessert!
Tell about the feast on social networks. Ask users if they’ve tried this French dessert? What flavor of macaroon do they like best?
When is National Chocolate Macaroon Day celebrated in 2024?
National Chocolate Macaroon Day is observed on June 3 each year.