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Sweet black tea and coconut cream..
While not the most ambitious profile to go tackle, this was one of my first public recipes posted and pulled from ATF. I felt the need to go back to it just to see how I would approach it now and I have to say with the help of newer flavors.
As much as I am not a fan of FLV Sweet Coconut, I do really love FA Coconut and how well they both blend into creams. When I think of recipes with creamy coconut in them I think of Leche de Coco by hashslingingslashur, so I went with them at the same ratio but turned down a bit. Although weak, TFA Sweet Tea is still my favorite for straight up black tea. I have been messing around with this combination with VT Sugar Cane for a few mixes and haven't been disappointed yet. VT Sugar Cane makes it a little darker, sweeter and even a little more earthy. After testing a lot of cream layers I decided to go with CAP NY Cheesecake and FA Bavarian Cream. Working with Folkart and Alfred on multiple recipes, there is no denying those fuckers are straight up, unapologetically crema bavarese crazy, and for good reason. I used NY Cheesecake to fill out some of the missing texture and weigh it down a little more, but I didn't expect it to add as much to the coconut layer like it does. I wish I had more to say about why that flavor works in here but somehow it does.
.25% CAP SS if needed... probably needed.
Scrumptious peanut butter and coconut squares drizzled with velvety milk chocolate.
Peanut butter lovers unite!!! If you like peanut butter, then this classic is for you. I set out to create a favorite childhood treat of peanut butter and coconut treats which we dipped in cooking chocolate, as upmarket chocolate was a scarce luxury in my neck of the woods. The OG includes chopped nuts but I decided to omit these as a true nut texture and flavor is virtually unachievable...
The TPA and FLV Peanut Butter combo works wonderfully well to create a very authentic, pukka peanut butter. Combined, this duo delivers a smooth, nutty and roasted (thanks to FLV) peanut butter with a dense & mysterious grainy mouth feel. The slight saltiness which FLV brings adds to the "nut" element of the OG concept. A word of advice on the TPA PB - give it a good shake BEFORE mixing as it commonly separates when not in use for extended periods.
The coconut layer was a no-brainer...FA Coconut and FLV Coconut was born for this type of profile = dinkum, lightly sweetened , desiccated coconut. No more , no less. No mess, no fuss.
I opted for the magnificence of HS Chocolate cream and the resulting masterpiece which is Mayan Milk. It effortlessly checks all the boxes for a world class chocolate and requires virtually no assistance to shine, as it does that naturally.
The butter does what it is designed to do and adds a bit of buttery goodness to the mix whilst the marshmallow helps stick all the bits together and add a bit of body and sweetness.
Give this baby 7 days or so...
Decided to make a Tropical Ice Cream with Fresh03. Went down the coconut/lime road and went with some Rum for a great boozy flavor.
Vienna Cream/Vanilla Swirl/Holy Vanilla: The ice cream base. After about a 5-7 day steep time, the vienna cream settles down and turns into a beautiful flavor and lends itself to a great ice cream flavor. Swirl/holy are used for the heavy vanilla that I love, and the swirl helps blend a lot of this together.
The two coconuts I take from HashSlingingSlasher from Leche de Coco. Its a beautiful coconut pairing.
The two limes I use for a heavy sweet lime. The lime wedge is a tad higher because after the steep, it fades very hard. I wanted it present in the final taste but not heavy.
The rum is just that, a beautiful spiced rum and pairs well with the tropical flavors to add something special
My husband got the real New York to Paris juice in a VapeBox back ages ago when he was still getting it and he LOVED it. So I was given the task to try and come up with a mix like it. It took a long time to find the right brands of each of the flavors but I am certain and so is my Husband that I have found the right flavors. He couldn't be happier about this mix. He says it is so close to the real thing. He has vaped 2- 60ml bottles of it over the last few weeks. This one really was a labor of love and I am glad I have finally gotten close enough to be able to lay this quest to rest. lol...
Lindbergh Vapor Company New York to Paris: Flavor Description- Exotic Fruits and Cream. A sweet unique blend of Peach, Lychee, Coconut and Cream.
We smell and taste a light Graham Cracker finish in the original as well so that is why there is Graham in this mix.. Give it a mix and let me know what you think, have I gotten as close as my husband says I have?
Sometimes the logic works better then memory. I never had something like this recipe in my life, but I knew that these ingredients should work well together. So I mixed them and... BOOM. It's delicious!
THE RICE BASE
FE Sweet rice 3% and just 0.25% of FA cinnamon ceylon it's what I always mix when I want rice desserts.
FLV Sweet coconut 3% is the true fruit, the white pulp of coconut. But it is weak, so I need a bit of commercial coconut flavor. Fa cocò 1% it's the perfect pairing.
I need a sweet candy pistachio here so I use RF pistachio at 2%
FW blood orange is a complex flavor: it has a fruit part that talk with coconut and a bitter part to make a compensation to the sweeteness of RF pistachio.
You need a 0.5% of sweetener to help the coconut to rise up and to mute down the rice off-note.
I'm very proud of this recipe and I have to thank a lot of mixers for inspiration: @ENYAWREKLAW for his note about FE sweet rice, all the NOTED crew ( @mlnikon - @ID10T - @CheebaSteeba ) for their explanation of RF pistachio and FLV sweet coconut.
Enjoy and don't forget to review.
This is what happens after a handful of solo flavour testing while looking for a new and fresh profile. It is not really refined or sophisticated but it is genuine, fresh and highly addictive. As a bonus, you should be able to shake and vape - like a good fresh orange juice.
As mentioned in the beginning, I didn't try to refine this a lot. While solo testing the above flavours I thought that they could be a nice match due to the contrast/complimentary nature of the notes. I did 1-2 takes and without even waiting for the flavours to steep (ok, I waited 6 hours) I considered this recipe a keeper ...until further refined.