1801 L St #60
Sacramento, CA 95811
In search of an evening snack, we decided to splurge and get some macarons from Ginger Elizabeth. When we first walked in, we were greeted by the cheerful staff behind the counter. A display case housed various chocolates and macarons in the brightly lit area. Additional menu items are listed on the walls and signs.
Today, we decided to try their caramelized milk & coffee macaron ice cream sandwich, salty caramel macaron ice cream sandwich, and nine varieties of their macarons. The milk and coffee ice cream sandwich had a definitely bold coffee flavor and chewy yet crispy macaron shell. The ice cream was dense, but flavors were rich. The salty caramel had an even more crispy, yet chewy macaron shell, but you can definitely taste the salty caramel flavor. The ice cream was actually softer for the salty caramel than the milk & coffee. Both ice cream sandwiches tasted amazing in the hot outdoors. The macaron shells held up well to the ice cream and did not fall apart in either sandwich. The nine macarons were of different flavors: almond vanilla, chocolate ganache, salty caramel, flavor king pluot cobbler, buckwheat boysenberry, salty peanut & caramel, coffee caramel, pistachio, and strawberry. All of the macarons were created with care and the shells came without blemish. Each of the flavors of the fillings were distinct and matched up with the provided identification key. One flavor was not on the key, but was distinctly strawberry flavored.
If you are in the mood for intricate chocolates, macarons, or ice cream, Ginger Elizabeth will fulfill that craving. Be aware of the dreaded street parking if the area is busy. Prices are a bit on the high end, considering each macaron is $1.75 and the ice cream sandwiches were $6 each, but you get what you pay for in terms of quality, taste, and presentation. If you want to get something special, then Ginger Elizabeth will have something for you.