By: Flavor West (FW)
Used in 16 recipes at an average of 2.625%.
Rice Pudding with Cinnamon
This took me a long time and has been my current white whale. I've tried a lot of different flavorings and combinations and have finally settled on what will be my final version of this recipe. I'm not fully convinced its 100% accurate but I think I've come as close as I can to realizing the pudding in rice pudding. Nailing the rice itself would have been very hard as it is very much a texture and not so much a flavor but nonetheless here it finally is. Puddin'
CAP Horchata: I tried three different Horchata flavorings in trying to find what works and for me TFA Horchata Smooth was way to overpowering with the cinnamon. CAP Horchata is a good flavor to use since it has the rice milk note that I need to convey rice pudding. This one is more of the milk and less of the rice but it works here in conjunction with FW Horchata
FW Horchata: This Horchata flavoring to me has a bit more of that rice itself which I found weird but combining it with CAP Horchata gives me the base to work with for rice pudding.
CAP Vanilla Custard v1: I needed something to help make this more of a heavier vape and CAP Vanilla Custard does just that while adding in good creaminess and vanilla that I associate with Rice Pudding
INW Shisha Vanilla: By far my favorite Vanilla flavoring and here it helps boost the vanilla in the recipe.
JF Bavarian Cream: I wanted some more creaminess and JF Bavarian Cream is a really good flavor to use to help meld all the creams together as well as add just a bit more body
FA Meringue: I wanted to try to add some sweetness to this recipe and also add a bit of a light cream on top and this helps with that
CAP Vanilla Whipped Cream: Like in Don't Panic, I love the combo of CAP Vanilla Whipped Cream and FA Meringue as they really work well together so this helps add to that light cream.
CAP Cinnamon Danish Swirl: I wanted some cinnamon in this recipe and TFA Horchata Smooth was just not doing it for me in adding the cinnamon. I admit I was hesistant to use CDS since the first BB competition but have been using it a bit more lately. This helps give a cinnamon flavor and also helps boost a bit of grain which helps convey the Rice Pudding profile.
TFA Toasted Marshmallow: This is here to add some more sweetness and helps meld the creams further together as this is a pretty heavy cream based recipe.
TFA Sweetener: I know. I am usually not a fan adding in sweetener into my recipes. Maybe it's pride or maybe its something else. Maybe the hype juice with 5% sweetener has made me weary of sweetener in general but this recipe without it just wasn't sweet enough. It just wasn't giving me that pudding sweetness that I know and love. At first I tried 1% and it was TOO sweet. But at 0.5% it gives the recipe just enough sweetness to emulate pudding without stealing the spotlight from the recipe itself.
With everything in this, I recommend a two week steep. Its pretty tasty after a week though if you are impatient like me :D. I mix mine at 80vg/20pg but feel free to let me know if you mix it at any other ratio and how it comes out. I would love to hear feedback since this has been in the works for at least like four months now which is longer than any other recipe I've worked on. <3 <3 <3