After a few iterations and some simplification another milkshake arose from the steep box. Sweet, simple, tinge of chocolate drizzle on a strawberry shake with lumps of heavy shortcake in it. Enjoy!
It's pretty straight forward. FW Yellow Cake is the perfect fit for a heavy, yet sweet cake, CAP sweet straw to match a strawberry syrup flavor, INW choco for that hint of chocolate syrup and Molinberry milkshake to give it body. I almost put some VBIC in or some cream, but with the cake it doesn't really need it. Feel free to add to this as you wish, :D
14 day steep for it to really settle in and sweeten up.
As the title states, STRAWBERRY MILKSHAKE! Lol, however, this is more of a realistic strawberry/old fashioned milkshake. This is about as far away from a McDonald's strawberry as you can get so don't expect that sickly sweet artificial berry/fake ice cream. This is a LONG steep too... I only found this by accident in the bottom of my steep box, lol!
Milkshake by Molinberry - Fantastic stuff, hard to explain other than it's a milkshake with no flavoring. This and the VBIC make the backbone of the recipe. The length of the steep is due to these two ingredients I'm sure.
3 Strawberries - Overkill, right? I don't think so... To get that REAL strawberry flav I wanted some of each of these 3. JF Sweet because CAP Sweet was too candy-ish, TPA Strawberry to fill the bulk of the flavor and TPA Ripe to really get that fresh ripe berry taste.
Vienna cream - I usually add this with my tart berries because it really brightens them while adding even more cream. 2% seemed like a lot at the time, however, turns out it was just right.
Be patient with this one... Time is key. Don't cook it or the berries will go bye bye.
FA Blood orange and Cap Sweet Tangerine are the stars here! They both pack quite a realistic orange flavor so the Blood orange is the tart and the Sweet Tangerine is the high sweet note. Cap Juicy orange just to fill out that odd mid flavor and add some wetness.
TFA Dragonfruit to help the oranges blend. I don't even taste it, but it's just a meshing flavor.
Oba Oba/Soda Base to give it that "soda can" texture and some sweetness, 1% Fizz Pop for a soda fizz. No coolant as I drink my soda warm, feel free to add ws-23 or koolada to your own preference.
Sweetener to taste, I think it's sweet enough without adding any. Old school Fanta is way different than the stuff we get nowadays with real orange juice in it which is why I used a lot of proper orange flavoring instead of more imitations. To me Fanta is the best orange soda on the market today, I love it!
Vape Pockee by Drip Social clone. Almost impossible to find anymore so I decided to make my own "clone" or variation that I feel is a close enough facsimile for my palette. I feel like the original has a LOT more sweetener in it, but I much prefer it with more flavor, less sweetener. Speed/heat steep doesn't seem to do much to this stuff, but time definitely morphs it. 5 day steep seems to really make it pop, but even as SNV it's pretty excellent. If you sub Rick's with CAPS Super Sweet make sure you cut it in half as the super sweet really is... super sweet, lol! Maltol used to brighten the berries and keep them strong after steep.
14 day steep and this stuff sweetens up a LOT. The strawberry has stayed strong and the creaminess/graham is evident on the exhale. 21 days and it really sits well on the palette. Strawberries on the inhale, cream and biscuit on the exhale with a lot of sweetness, but not like a frosting or crunchy either... just, sweet! 28 days and it's full on flavor packed and ready for vaping.
As a side note... This juice is INCREDIBLY easy on coils for what it is. Whether it's a sub tank, RDA or what have you, I've been getting an extremely long coil life on everything I've put this in. An example: Crown IV tank with a mesh coil, 4000 puffs, >200mls of juice, still same coil, same taste and no build up. It's delightful!
(Post up your adaptations or suggestions please!)