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Total Timea day or more

Make Ahead RecipeYes

One Pot MealYes

OccasionBuffet, Casual Dinner Party

Recipe Coursedessert

Equipmentfood processor


Taste and Texturenutty, rich, sweet

Type of Dishdessert


  • 8 to 10 dried macaroons or small Amaretti Cookies
  • 1 cup confectioners’ sugar
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • ½ cup dark rum
  • ¼ cup fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons powdered instant espresso coffee
  • Food processor


  1. In a food processor, lightly pulse the macaroons until finely crumbled, do not over process. Measure out 1 cup of crumbs and set aside.

  2. Place the sugar in the food processor and mix for about 1 minute. Add the cream and process for 1 minute. Blend in the rum and lemon juice. Turn into a bowl and refrigerate for 2 days.

  3. When ready to serve, fold in the macaroon crumbs. Serve in chilled cups, dusted with the instant espresso coffee.


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