By: Hangsen (HS)
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My adaptation of Shindo's D-Cream, a bangin re-imagined version of Mustard Milk. Basically, Shin came up with the idea to mix up Fuji and VBIC, and I decided to dive in and refine it. So, before anything, shoutsout Shindo for fuckin around and giving me the ideas in this recipe.
FA Fuji / FA Pear / TPA Pear - if you've been paying attention, the combination of FA Pear and TPA Pear creates one of the most accurate and delicious pear notes in the game right now. By itself, it tastes great, but using these two as the support to FA Fuji is nothing short of heavenly. The pears help soften some of the harsh ends of FA Fuji, while also adding some sweetness and depth to it. You don't inherently taste the pear notes here, but they add something special to the fuji. This is gonna be my new go-to when I want to add FA Fuji to recipe as a base note.
TPA Vanilla Bean Ice Cream / HS French Vanilla Ice Cream - another winning combination. Usually, in recipes like this, we see TPA VBIC at a much higher percentage because it gives a decent mouthfeel on the shake and vape, but steeps into something magical. However, in this recipe, the use of HS FVIC in tandem with the TPA Marshmallow, I was able to keep TPA VBIC low. While not only helping to cut out some of that inherent pepper note that some people pick up on, using TPA VBIC at 2.25% keeps it from overpowering the mix after a few days of steeping. The HS FVIC picks up the slack by adding a more authentic vanilla note, some incredible maltiness, and a very rich sweetness.
TPA Marshmallow - I still have an obsession with this concentrate. It can work as an emulsifier, it can be a sweetener, and it can add some real flavour. In this recipe, I'm making it implement all three. The marshmallow is here to help bind the fruits together, act as a boost of sugary sweetness to the creams, and just include a touch of some marshmallow flavour. Not that I'm trying to create any sort of mashmallow flavour profile, but using it as an accent note to the ice cream is just perfect. This flavour can be altered to your own personal liking, but don't push it over 3%, that's where you will start changing this profile into a fruity marshmallow cream. But hey, if that's your thing, go for it.
Steep time - this shit bangs as a shake and vape. However, it will feel separated, and the Fuji will have a much sharper bite to it. Even just an overnight steep helps mellow things out, but let it sit for about 4 days to get a really rich profile. This is the kind of recipe that just keeps getting better over time. But, you know, don't be fucking stupid and steep it for 6 months and then wonder why it tastes like shit.
There we go. Thanks Shindo, you're my prince.
First off, I have to give a big shoutout to ID10-T for the naming of this recipe. If it weren't for him, it would have just been my usual routine of naming recipes for what they are (papaya apricot ice cream with honey...boring as shit, right?). Second on the shoutout list is mlNikon for reminding me how good TFA Papaya is. Her recipe for In A Godda Da Vida is what inspired me to want to build something around that flavor using my "style", whatever that may be. Anyway..on to the pretentious notes section.
The main fruit here is obviously TFA Papaya. From my notes in the past, I found that 2.5% is what I consider to be the sweet spot in a mix. Anything more, and it's too overpowering. I wanted the papaya to take front and center stage, but it felt like it was lacking a bit for what I wanted this recipe to be. This brought me to FA Apricot, which CokeCan praises constantly, so I had to give it a shot. I decided to play around with it and I really like what it brings to the table here. In general, it's a fairly weak fruit flavor for FA, and using it at a 1:1 ratio with TFA Papaya gave me exactly what I imagined when I was first playing around with this profile. It lends a slight tartness, along with a light fleshy, stone-fruit taste that pairs perfectly with papaya.
I was torn between wanting to call this a fruit and cream recipe, or a fruit and ice cream recipe, and I'm still not sure exactly what to really consider this. So, we'll say a melted ice cream with fruit. Semantics aside, the cream portion of this was fairly straight-forward. Nothing too crazy or groundbreaking. However, HS French Vanilla Ice Cream lends just enough of a creamy vanilla note to grab onto the fruits and give that interesting "not quite plain cream" flavor.
The part of this recipe that took the most work was the top note. I wanted something to keep this from being a boring fruit and cream mix, so I kept playing around with interesting additions, which were either causing a strange off-note, or just weren't what I was looking for. In my drunken desperation, I blindly grabbed a random flavor off the shelf and that ended up being FA Honey. Immediately, the wheels started turning. From my experience, honey works excellent with stone fruits and can add an interesting dark sweetness to tropical fruits. It also works really well with creams; turning a boring cream into something you keep coming back to. FA Honey is a strong flavor, so at .25%, it adds the perfect amount to be considered the "honey drizzle" on top of the profile.
CAP Super Sweet is something I've been adding to most of my mixes for the past year and a half or so. I like it more than TFA Sweetener, which contains more than just sucralose and PG (e.g. maltol and water). Super Sweet could very well have more than just sucralose and PG, but the higher sucralose content just seems to work better for me. At .3%, this ends up being about 1 drop per 10mL from the Capella bottle. If you're using TFA Sweetener, bump it up to .75%.
This is my attempt at creating a light vanilla custard with crumbled golden Oreos.
this is the golden cookie without the cream
This is mainly the cream from inside the cookie with all the other flavors to mask the chocolate flavor since it's light from this flavor
Vanilla custard/ French vanilla ice cream:
This is the custard base
Adds some sugar to sweeten up mix
Let me know what you think
(CAP)APPLE PIE- give it the apple pie body, but it lacks just a little something.
(FA) Fuji- helps fill in that little apple that the (CAP)APPLE PIE is missing, to make apple the top note.
(HS)French vanilla ice cream- gives it a really smooth ice cream note.
(FW) Hazelnut- It gives it just little cinnamon accent.
(CAP)Vanilla whipped cream- gives it a small cream note on the end.
So I absolutely love Cuprian, but I can only ever vape it on RTAs/RDAs because it clogs up coils so badly. Here is my coil friendly alternative.
TPA VBIC + HS FVIC is a match made in heaven. Really rounds out the VBIC giving it a more authentic, dense icecream flavour with a hint more dairy.
The chocolate could possibly be upped to 1.25% or 1.5% I reckon. If anyone tries it at 1.5% let me know. Oh and also MF flavours tend to get stronger and better after steeping, so if you find the chocolate a bit weak after a shake and vape just give it some time. Pretty good shake and vape anyhow.
The FLV creme de menthe is a bit icier than the FW and TPA versions, and has an inherantly chocolatey flavour so subbing it with FW creme de menthe is possible but not recommended. I much prefer Cuprian with FLV creme de menthe, and if you havnt tried the original with FLV creme de menthe then I highly recommend it. I probably prefer my version to the original, although im not sure if I prefer it to the original +FLV creme de menthe, il have to try them side by side.
FA meringue can be subbed for TPA, it doesnt really matter too much which one you use. And im sure the cap marshmallow could be subbed for FA or TPA versions. The CAP marshmallow I used in this was the OG version. If you only have the newest cap marshmallow, then sub for FA/TPA.
As the original called for sweetener I used 2% erythritol, as it doesnt gunk up coils. Im sure it would be dandy without it though, so dont stop yourself from trying this if youre missing the Erythritol.
When life gives you lemons... Fuck the lemonade, you make a lemon tart infused with minted blueberries instead. This delicately balanced mix is so complex yet refreshingly tasty, it will leave you coming back for more time and time again. Everyone knows what a great combination blueberry and lemon is, but the little bit of mint adds a richer layer that adds an original touch. The blueberries deepen the lemon while the mint keeps it light and fresh. This recipe is like a very healthy couple, you have the light and head in the clouds aspect, but you also have the realism and keep you grounded part as well.
FW Blueberry - This blueberry is the perfect flavor for bakeries. It is jammy yet still authentic. It is sweet without being a generic "blue" flavor. I went with FW because the minted blueberries are almost a compote, I wanted them to have a slightly cooked note and Flavor West handles this perfectly.
FA Custard - As the main body of the cream note, custard works perfectly to add some richness to the tart and the citrus note in this flavor helps boost the lemon flavoring of the mix.
HS French Vanilla Ice Cream - I wanted my tart to be smooth and buttery with a slight vanilla note and that is exactly what this flavoring does. It is a very potent flavor and since I didn't want my mix to taste like ice cream, it is used at this percentage to just add to the cream base as a delicious accent.
CAP Lemon Meringue Pie - This is the bulk of the citrus flavor, as well as adds the much needed crust element and a little fluff and sweetness the meringue brings out. I wanted to use this flavoring so I could include all of the nuances a tart such as this brings to the table with as few ingredients as possible.
INW Natural Mint - Mint is, I believe, the key to what makes this mix special. I added just enough to freshen the lemon without overpowering the mix with a mint flavor. This flavoring provides a very organic and natural mint flavor that isn't too candy-ish or chemical tasting.
WELL FUCK ME SIDEWAYS. I revisited this bullshit after over a year of not mixing it due to not having the needed flavours. Well I finally restocked and picked up a few new ideas for Drunken Pears Revisited. I was super worried that maybe the original wasn't going to be as good as I remember simply because I came up with this recipe when I had very little idea of what the fuck I was doing with my mixes. However, that first vape on this recipe was a reminder why I loved this shit so fucking much back in the day. It's tart, bright, and full of flavour on the inhale, but that back end has all the boozy throat hit, creamy bakery notes, and dark sugar that you're looking for. So lets dive into what I changed, because there's quite a bit.
Back when I first came up with this idea, I felt like I needed so much to make it work. There was Torrone, Joy, Vanilla Swirl, vanilla bourbon, FA Fuji, and two different whiskey flavours. It was a fucking mess. Shit that so obviously doesn't need to be in there. So I pulled out all of that shit and focused on amplifying the base flavours and letting things play off of each other. The removal of FA Fuji allowed me to focus more on refining the pear without the crutch that is Fuji. Adding in just a touch of TPA Pear gave so much more authenticity to the fruit, as TPA's pear option has a lot more of that earthy and sort of browned pear note, while FA Pear adds that brightness and tart flavour. Adding in HS French Vanilla Ice Cream was the best fucking decision I could have made. This allowed me to remove the Vanilla Swirl, while still adding SO much more flavour to the TFA VBIC. Honestly, I don't know what the fuck I was thinking by adding Torrone and Joy in the first iterations, because those flavours just do not work in this recipe, whereas CAP CDS, on it's own, does everything I need. Finally, the TPA Toasted Marshmallow and Brown Sugar to add that baked note. These two just work together so beautifully here.
Great as a shake and vape, but give it a week or so and the pears will calm down, the ice cream will get super fucking dense, the bourbon flavour will shine a bit more, and those bakery notes will flesh out so much better.
This recipe has always been my signature recipe, I feel. Every mixer seems to have one. And this new, revisited version just reiterates why I loved it so much in the beginning. Except now, I came at it with over a year of added knowledge about flavours and mixing, and now it's better than I could have ever imagined. Big shouts to Vurve for constantly suggesting I pick up HS FVIC, and huge ups to Rageisalotofwork for giving me the idea to add TPA Toasted Marshmallow to accentuate the brown sugar notes.
Mix this shit, yo.
After the last round of DOD worlds, I was really shocked that no one made a Strawberry Milkshake. Well, I felt like one so here we go.
A fucking simple banging Strawberry Vanilla Milkshake.
There's nothing crazy going on here, just a simple combo that works amazingly.
Just the INW Shisha Strawberry providing a great strawberry note and the balancing act of vanillas and creams from TPA VBIC and CAP Van Cust. The HS IC and FW Hazelnut really fill out the depths, providing a very straightforward and simple to grasp recipe.
It's the fucking simple strawberry vanilla milkshake.