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(TPA) Pistachio

By: The Flavor Apprentice (TPA) - Buy Direct
Buy From: bcv wizard

Flavor Profile: additive bakery nut

Used in 598 recipes at an average of 2.899%.


31 DIY E-Liquid Recipes found

A simple and inexpensive mix. Basic but delectable. Pistachio pudding with caramel, vanilla, and cookie crumble notes. Enjoyable as a shake and vape but suggested 10 day steep, gets better with more time.

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FLV Milk & Honey, haven't used at all until this mix, been wanting to play with it, wanted to build a recipe around it. What a delicious flavor!! Another killer one from Flavorah. I actually get nice light graham cracker flavor in there, sort of honey graham crackers, and the creaminess of the milk is definitely there, slightly dairy.
Lately, I've been using a lot of FA Fresh Cream, CAP Sweet Cream lately and FA Meringue at a 2:1:0.5 ratio, that's my go to milk base now, so I didn't want to use them at all, I wanted something different to support Milk & Honey so I went with a touch of FA Vienna Cream and CAP Vanilla Custard.
I've also been wanting to incorporate in some subtle touches of nut flavoring, I love what 0.5% FA Almond can do with any cream, so I decided to try it with a few different ones.
I couldn't decide which I really wanted here, que Dr. Gonzo, I said to hell with it and used all the ones I was contemplating with FA Torrone being the most random of them all, another one I've never mixed with in my own recipes but used sparingly in others. So far I get different notes of each depending on the pull, sometimes the hazelnut is really present in the exhale/after taste, sometimes the sweetness of the pistachio or almond lingers or combines, sometimes the torrone comes out strong in the front for a moment, the nougat and nuttyness, it's a pretty intriguing and fun mix to vape for sure.

It tasted pretty good as a shake and vape, it was made 9/27/2017 and after a good week steep it's great, but it continues to fill out through weeks two and three.

Sweet, but very good on its own (by itself I don't add the sweetener). A work in progress. I'm aiming for a generic pistachio base for tobacco and dessert flavors. I've been tasting every few days and even though I liked it after 5 days, a little more time brings out the vanilla). Image of Mr. Stachio by my 14 year old daughter.

Sweet and creamy carrot pudding with caramel and ginger topped with Pistachio.

FLV - Vanilla Pudding/FLV - Cream/TPA - Butter: This is the base that gives this mix a nice, creamy feel. The vanilla pudding is there for a hint of texture, the cream brings everything together and adds a cream note; butter gives that richness you would expect from something that has reduced down into a thick, creamy pudding consistency.

TPA - Pistachio: This is the topping, adds a nutty quality that mixes well with the creams and the brown sugar/caramel.

TPA -Brown Sugar/TPA - Caramel (Orig): The sugary sauce. Adds a deep, complex sweetness. The caramel adds a hint of smokiness, gives the carrot pudding a feel of being cooked and reduced to a heavenly dessert.

CAP - Gingerbread: This is used more for the ginger note than anything. This gives a great baked ginger feel to anything that has a "cooked" quality, and fits right in here.

FLV - Carrot: This here is the star of the show. This is a shockingly accurate peel/grated carrot. Very bright and you can taste the shavings. The challenge here was making this fresh carrot feel baked. I feel that I achieved that with this mix. It tastes like it has been cooked down, but still retains a slight bite to the carrot.

All in all, this was fun to make, and it tastes amazing. If you are looking to get out of your comfort zone, hit this up and let me know how you liked it! I suggest at least a 3-5 day steep for the butter/caramel/sugar to settle down. This really shines after a week. Personally i let it sit 2 weeks and fell more in love. It tastes like it gets richer over time.

A creamy vanilla ice cream blended with Saffron and Rose with Pistachio pieces.

This is the 3rd of my Trinity of Indian flavor profile ice creams. This flavor profile was interesting to me so I wanted to give it a crack. Rose is such a delicate flavor, but very pleasant. The saffron, where to start. Used way too high, almost a burnt plastic or even gasoline aroma. Working with this was interesting. When used at the right percentage it lends a slightly floral hint, but what it does more is almost give some sort of...Umami feel. It's very hard to describe to be honest. I have tried this with and without, the change is noticeable but hard to describe. The only way I can describe it is have you go out, buy saffron, and try it for yourself.

I would say let this steep about a week for the florals to fall into place and let the pistachio come out.

deep fried pistachio ice cream with caramel.
sweeten to taste.


Croissant aux Amandes
(Almond Croissant)

After 25 iterations, this was the closest i've been able to get. It's been my "White Whale" since I started mixing about a year ago. This recipe is delicious and has been since #5, but was always missing something.


FA Almond / INW Marzipan / TPA Pistachio
This combination is there to form the Almond, The Marzipan plays two parts, it boosts the almond as well as plays as the backbone as the marzipan filling. The Pistachio is there to hopefully add a bit more nuttiness to the Almond as well as help replicate the slithered almonds found on top.

FA Meringue
The Meringue is here to add a bit of powdered sugar on top,

TPA Pie Crust / INW Biscuit / CAP Cereal 27 / FA Zepolla / TPA Butter
The is the nucleus of the recipe, they bring it all together to form a nice, buttery croissant. The Zepolla creates a nice cake bass, adding the Cereal 27 adds a bit of a cooked quality along with some nice texture. Pie Crust, Biscuit, and Butter brings the fluffiness down and adds the pastry texture and taste of a croissant.

INW Marzipan / FLV Butterscotch / CAP Vanilla Custard
Mixing these creates a decadent Marzipan filling,

By no means is this a shake and vape, needs at least a 5 day steep...but the longer the better.

Let me know what you think! I always welcome constructive criticism.

I wanted to do this for remix month and this batch just hit its 10 day mark. I wanted to give it longer but the end of the month is here already! The pistachio and ry4 double is nothing new but delicious as ever. Caramel and Bavarian cream add to the creamy goodness the ry4 double already has. Vanilla for pipe is here to give a boost to the tobacco but not so much that it is off putting to non tobacco fans. It also gives us an extra punch of that wonderful inw vanilla we all now and love. The end result is a creamy caramel, pistachio tobacco with some vanilla to smooth it all over


Warm, Buttery Pistachio accompanied with nutty company crisp cookies guaranteed to melt in your mouth.

10 ingredient recipes may look laborious to mix, But I assure you it's worth the extra time and elbow sweat if you really dig cookie vapes. :)

FA Vienna Cream
To add richness.

FW Butterscotch
An accent to compliment TFA's Pistachio.

TFA Pistachio
A very creamy and pleasant ingredient that I didn't want drowned out, 3.25% felt right to nestle next to the cookie notes. If you really like this ingredient (I wouldn't blame you) you can bump this one up.

FW Hazelnut
Used as a texture base note for the creams.

TFA Cheesecake Graham Crust
Inherently contains a touch of coconut (which isn't present via taste) that adds to the body of the mix. Softens sharp notes, rich, thick, and creamy

FA Cookie
Deep, Warm, Butter cookie notes.

FA Meringue
Used as a minor sweetener to FA Cookie and the other bakery notes, At 0.5% we avoid the meringue flavor.

FA Cream Fresh
The last revision of this mix lacked a bit of body, Cream Fresh helps fluff it up without deterring from the profile.

FA Vanilla Tahity
Vanilla body, Nearly undetectable notes of almond and marzipan to add intrigue to the recipe.

CAP Super Sweet
Optional, But I like this mix better with a sweeter tone.

Edited 6/20
Accidentally made a previous version live, Now updated to the final version. Sorry for the confusion.

Going for a sweet and creamy ice cream base with pistachio top note. Added vanilla whipped cream and sweet cream to the vanilla bean ice cream base for fullness and extra creaminess. With just a touch of EM to enhance the inherent sweetness in the creams and nuts along with the sugar lips of sweetener.

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