Used in 27 recipes at an average of 2.352%.
Inspired by ID10-T's Pumpkindoodle Cookie
All relevant flavor notes can be found here: https://www.reddit.com/r/DIY_eJuice/comments/7cjfjh/pumpkin_spice_eggnog_cookie/
Holiday Spice can be taken down to .25% and Rich Cinnamon can be bumped to .2% while maintaining their respective positions in the recipe.
This is a staple side dish at my family's Thanksgiving dinners. Do not vape this right off the scale, it will be too raw and bitter because of the butter pecan.. Tfa yam and HS pumpkin pie come together to make the yams in this recipe. Molasses is a must have ingredient and can not be subbed. It is such a nice dark, sweet flavor. I like putting marshmallows and pecans in my candied yams.
First I'd like to start off by saying, I know this looks like a lot of flavors for a recipe, and the percentages seem high.Let me explain, I haven't found a 🎃 flavoring, that I have liked to date, and so half of this recipe is my 🎃 Stone.
Fall is approaching fast, and if you want a delicious 🎃 vape, I suggest you start aging you e- liquid now.This is a concept recipe, I have never actually had a 🎃, pecan, and pralines ice cream. That said it sounds good to me, and after developing this recipe, I will have to break out the ice cream machine and give it a go.
Let's face it, the 🎃 flavorings on the market all fall short, in the one area that counts, the 🎃!!! Add to that that the spices are completely out of balance, with the allspice kicking you right in the nuts. I wanted to build the 🎃 from the ground up.
TFA yams- is a good base to build off of for a pumpkin. This flavoring has a nice sweet, starchy, 🎃 like taste. TFA yam is a little weak, and does lack some characteristics of a cooked squash.
FA caramel- First thing first wanted to give it a roasted flavor, after trying Coke cans grilled pineapple, was certain that FA caramel would do the trick. In addition it help sweeten the profile, and is a great accent, for butter pecan, and pralines as well.
FLV eggnog - next we needed to add those traditional pumpkin spices. Eggnog gives us vanilla, cinnamon, and nutmeg, without the ever offensive allspice, found in all 🎃 spice flavorings. The custard aspect of this flavoring, also helps give the pumpkin a smooth, creamy, and buttery finish.
TFA honeysuckle - IMHO 🎃 tends to have a smooth, creamy, sweet, and somewhat floral flavor, this is where this is where honeysuckle comes into play. Known to pretty much go with everything honeysuckle, helps give the recipe light floral note.
HS French vanilla ice cream - Quickly becoming a staple flavor in the community, and for good reason. It is a great ice cream flavor, that doesn't need any help. And at higher percentages starts to take on a malty, somewhat cheesy note, reminiscent of mascarpone.I really push the percentage on this flavoring since we are dealing with some really rich, complex, and strong concentrates. The vanilla and custard from eggnog pair beautifully in this recipe, and I am very happy with the results.
FW butter pecan - There's a reason flavor West butter pecan is a staple flavoring, it is delicious!!! In this recipe, on top of adding some complexity, the nutty note pairs perfectly with all the creams, and that dark squash flavor we're going for. Butter pecan makes everything deeper, and richer. Although butter pecan is a great flavor, it tends to bully everything around, I don't want it to take over the recipe, and at 1.5% it is well balanced and sits in the background right where I want it.
FLV pralines - is something of a Hidden Gem. I have yet to see it used in a recipe here on all the flavors. That might be in park but this is such a conundrum of a flavor, I can't decide whether it taste like pecans, hazelnuts, almonds, or all of the above. this flavor is the perfect accent to boost butter pecan, and adds a great level of complexity. In the words of Coke can, “ fuck you it's delicious, just try it assholes and thank me later.”
HS French vanilla ice cream- there is some debate about this, but personally cannot discern a difference between HS ice cream, and HS French vanilla bean ice cream, and so this is a no-brainer swap for the exact same percentage.
Eggnog- LA eggnog and RF eggnog are the other two flavorings in my arsenal. They both worked, but lacked some of the body, that FLV brought to the table. That said what we're looking for from the eggnog is combination of nutmeg and cinnamon and my thoughts are most eggnog should fit into the profile just fine.
Caramel - I tried a few variations here and had success with butterscotch Ripple, and plane butterscotch. Dulce de leche would also be a suitable replacement, to be honest this really just came down to preference I have been falling in love with FA caramel all over again.
Yam - probably the most unique flavor in the recipe, I had to order mine from Wizard labs and I'm not sure where else you can get it, except potentially buying direct from TFA. The only other flavor company that I'm aware of selling a yam or sweet potato flavoring is OOO, and I currently own none of their offerings. I would love to get some feedback from somebody who does.
FW & CAP 🎃 spice, would make suitable replacements for the pumpkin Stone, keep in mind you will be getting a healthy dose of allspice with both of these flavors.
Although good as a shake and vape, butter pecan, and the creams really stand out at the 3-weeks. And just keep getting better with time.
Thanks for reading hope you give it a shot. Feedback and criticism Are welcome and appreciated.
Pumpkin Cider: A Collaborative Recipe
Formulated by mlNikon and CheebaSteeba
Fall is a time for all things pumpkin; This is our take on a pumpkin cider -- a less common but oh-so-delicious pumpkin pairing.
Apple and pumpkin play surprisingly well off of each other, and the spices from both the pumpkin spice and cider work together. Pumpkin cider can be taken a few different directions such as light and refreshing, dark and spicy, bubbly, or sweet and creamy. We went more towards the dark and spicy + a bit of sweet and creamy end of the cider spectrum. This profile also pairs well with alcohol, if so inclined feel free to add 0.5%-1% FA Jamaican rum or another spicy and warm alcohol note.
* FW Pumpkin Spice -- This is a nice, well rounded group of spices. TFA was too harsh and capella's version, although way better, wasn't quite as soft, if you will, as Fw's offering. With Fw you get that blend if nutmeg, cinnamon, and allspice without one off flavor jumping out at you.
* TFA Pumpkin -- As pleasant as Fw pumpkin spice is, it doesn't have much if any actual pumpkin flavor . We didn't just want to leave that taste if pumpkin up to power of persuasion so this was a must. TFA pumpkin by itself is a little raw tasting so we enlisted the help of liquid amber to give the pumpkin a more cooked taste
* TFA Yam -- This flavor does wonders for the overall pumpkin taste. It is just the sweet starchy flavor that this mix needed. It makes the recipe more mellow and thickens it out.
* TFA Apple -- This is the main apple flavor we went with as it provides a more "red" type apple flavor and is on the darker side and not overwhelmingly apple.
* FA Fuji -- Fuji is used here as an accent to reinforce the "apple" aspect of the profile, as well as providing a touch of brightness that the mix needs.
* FA Liquid Amber -- This ingredient works well here to provide a sort of cider base with its "cooked fruit" aspect and dark, somewhat spiced, tones, allowing you to take it a number of directions
* CAP Vanilla Whipped Cream -- This flavor kind of brings the "whipped cream melted in to the cider" effect and really helps to tame the spice a bit as well as adding a vanilla nuance and sweetness to help round out the spices. We decided on the CAP Vanilla Whipped Cream over the TFA Whipped Cream since the CAP's vanilla aspect played so well off of the different spices that were present in the mix.
* TFA Toasted Marshmallow -- Works well to tone down some of the spice, give the recipe some velvety body to hold on to, and lend a touch of sweetness.
It was really fun to work collaboratively on a recipe and I think led to some discoveries that we may not have otherwise made. I feel like the entire process was really a team effort, from deciding on a profile to work on, down to fine tuning the %s; I will say though that the idea of adding the TFA Yam to accent the pumpkin was entirely mlNikon's idea, and I think is a real hidden gem as far as working with pumpkins go. I think it is important and really played to our benefit having a mixing partner that has a similar palate and mixing style to yours, as we could really rely on each other to mix up specific batches and provide good feedback that we could build off of, effectively doubling (or maybe even more) our productivity in developing the recipe.