How to make it

  • Pour 3 bags of coconut flakes into a mixer bowl. I work with a 5-quart KitchenAid "Epicurean". If your mixer is smaller, you might want to consider cutting the recipe in half. You can also do the mixing by hand, with a strong spoon, in a large mixing bowl.
  • Pour the condensed milk, sour cream, cream and vanilla on top of the coconut flakes.
  • Turn the mixer to a slow speed.
  • With the mixer running, slowly add the fourth bag of coconut flakes. If you start out with all 4 bags in the bowl, the paddle might throw some of the mix over the edge of the bowl.
  • Mix for about 10-15 seconds until combined. Turn off the mixer. Scrape the paddle with a spatula and give the the batter a few turns to make sure all the ingredients are well distributed.
  • Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. Cover your sheet pans with parchment paper.
  • Scoop out the macaroons and press slightly together - so they hold their shape when you drop them onto the sheet pan.
  • Now place the sheet into the oven and bake for about 10-12 minutes. The bottoms of the macaroons should be lightly caramelized (medium-dark brown).
  • ** Makes: 24 big (3.5 oz) macaroons. Use a #12 ice cream scoop.
  • Dipping In Chocolate - Highly Recommended: For the dipping of these fabulous Tres Leches Coconut Macaroons, Chef recommends a dark dipping or molding chocolate. Good dipping chocolate can be melted in a microwave, or in a bowl over hot water. (Be careful not to get any steam into the chocolate - it will cause streaks.) Dip the cooled macaroons halfway into the chocolate and set them back onto a sheet pan covered with parchment. You can reuse the cool baking sheet.
  • The dipped macaroons should be placed in a refrigerator, so the chocolate cools faster and preserves a shine.

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    " It was excellent "
    heyoliver ate it and said...
    fantastic! I made these in two batches, 2 bags of coconut to one can of sweetened condensed milk, and upped the sour cream and whipping cream Also a pinch of salt to cut the sweetness.
    I made mine much smaller and baked for a good 15 mins
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    " It was excellent "
    lura ate it and said...
    I think I'm in heaven. The picture is so good I want to eat it. Thanks for the great post. :)
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    " It was excellent "
    midgelet ate it and said...
    me too, Love them!
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    " It was excellent "
    dragonwings647 ate it and said...
    Love macaroons Sounds like a super recipe to make them. Thanks
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    " It was excellent "
    magandab ate it and said...
    OMG! coff coff, boss, I need to go home now!! (and start baking)

    Made these yesterday and WOW. I have a 5 qt Kitchen Aid mixer and still had trouble keeping it all inside while mixing. One comment is it took FAR longer to get them done than the recipe states, but well worth the wait.
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