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I was thinking back upon the times I used to drink Cream Sodas, and having Italian Sodas from CPK. I thought hey why not add mango to this mix? I love mangos especially mango juice. So here we are, a mango cream soda with a refreshing bit of cool to it.
WF Island Mango is a really excellent mango and really does a great job at capturing the sweetness and flavor to a very ripe yellow mango. FLV Mango is yet another excellent one and adds the body of the fruit without the common overwhelming chese notes. VTA Shisha Mango is sweet yet has a bit of sour bite which is perfect for rounding off the fruit and giving it a bit of acidity to it.
VT Creaming Soda is the real player here and is quite phenominal for a cream soda base. I used it here at 1.5% as I didn't want to overwhelm the mix with notes of vanilla.
Now mangos are pretty naturally sweet fruits, and I wanted to replicate that profile especially since a cream soda is sweet on its own. I didn't want any off notes or muting so I settled for FW Sweetener and used it at 0.4% here just to give it a touch of sweetness since WF Island Mango is already sweet enough.
Lastly two drops of WS-23 or 0.25% provides just enough coolness to the mix to give it that nice iced finished without overtaking the whole mix.
I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as I have making it. Please feel free to rate and comment it.
Years ago, after trying someone's Honey Pearry remix (Pear, Honeydew, some Strawberry) and tweaking it to my liking, one of the first things I wanted to do was make a mango version. Unfortunately for me, that was before FLV Mango and other great mango flavors even existed, and my attempts were so bad I had to give up and settle for a peach version. I've finally revisited that old desire, and making a juicy, sweet honeydew/pear with a nice mango top note proved easy thanks to the combination of FLV Mango and VT Shisha Mango. The INW Prickly Pear makes it extra juicy while enhancing both the pear and melon aspects.
If you like lucozade Caribbean crush then this this recipe is for you, in fact if you like anything tropical and refreshing then this recipe is for you, if you like the recipes that I create then this recipe is for you, if you’re sitting in the sun and you’re hot then this recipe is for you. Pineapple hits you at the forefront, coconut steps in just after the pineapple and then mango and passionfruit sit just at the end to really convince you that this is a tropical mix, sugarloaf and queen have been a combo I’ve used for some time now and there’s no mistaking the fact that there is pineapple in this recipe, this was the first time I’d used VTA coconut in a recipe and it’s a really good coconut, it’s not dry/bitter it just oozes that coconut you might taste in Malibu rum. VTA yellow passion, it’s the best passionfruit for taking higher as far as a percentage is concerned. WF is a good passionfruit but if you take it too high then you’re in dirt city (too earthy above 1%), same goes for the mango, VTA shisha I find is the best and least earthy mango amongst its competitors, if you don’t have this one in your arsenal there you’re missing out. Fizzy sherbet gives a carbonated feel.
Sweetener and coolant totally subjective but adds to the overall profile.
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Ok so I like tropical smoothie's sue me and I'm brown so we call them lassi's. I wanted a nice pineapple mango smoothie then the lemony note in Yoghurt drink got me thinking about adding a dash of lemon/lime. The VT YD can get overpowered pretty easily in a mix so the FW yogurt is being used to back it up. You don't want to loose that yoghurty goodness in the fruit. I decided to take my go to pineapple mix and add some of the Sugarloaf pineapple to it, its got a nice syrupy texture and mouthfeel and it helps to add to the juiciness factor.
Mango is tough to nail without the mango funk, but this mix of VT Shisha Mango and Fa Indian Special seems to do the trick without overpowering the pineapple. Mango is the support here with the up front pineapple. The shisha lime just adds works well enough with the VT to add some additional brightness and a touch of that citrus bite.
I also use WS-23 in it and you can adjust it up or down. No sweetener or softener required here so there was not point in adding SS or TFA Marshmallow to it.
A delicious blend of juicy mango with cream.
Tpa philippine mango - used at a low % to add a slight syrupy feel to the mango/also has a slightly creamy taste to it.
Flavorah mango - this was used to help bulk out the mango flavour.
Vt shisha mango - I get a slight pine/skin note from this concentrate... Which helps push this to a realistic mango flavour.
Fa cream fresh - as this is a heavy cream I used this as the main note for the cream.
Fa Vienna cream - this is used just to give a slight vanilla note.
Fa meringue - used to sweeten up the cream.
Sweetener is down to personal taste.
The names says it all.
Fresh mango, creamy coconut & a bit of banana to bring it all together. Straight forward yet dynamic and well balanced.
Essentially, I just took my favorite concentrates from each category and layered them together to create something that is fruit forward & tropical but still delivers a creaminess I love in any mix. Instead of getting carried away with loads of flavorings as I tend to do I wanted to keep things as simple as possible. 5 flavors and some super sweet. That's it.
In my mind nothing tops FLV Mango or VT Shisha Mango in the mango category. They're both fabulous but they're also quite different. Combining the two was a no-brainer for me. VT brings the bright vibrancy. FLV brings the creaminess. FLV Sweet Coconut is the coco goat. There is simply NO possible substitute for this one. Lastly, TPA Banana Cream is my #1 when it comes to bananas and pairs beautifully with the sweet coconut.
That's all folks! Enjoy! And be sure to post your feedback in the comments ;)
I wanted to create a funky tropical summer mix and use some of my new flavors.
SHISHA MANGO+ISLAND MANGO-
I have been really digging this combo, shisha mango is pretty ripe, and island mango is a bit under-ripe. Combined I think they make a great balanced mango.
TPA PAPAYA+WF PAPAYA-
I really enjoy the tropical muskiness of tpa papaya and like using it @ 2%. Wf papaya is excellent, and it has a nice tropical sweetness. I didnt want too much of it to be present, I'm mainly using it for its sweetness and letting the tpa papaya shine.
VT YELLOW PASSION+WF PASSIONFRUIT-
VT yellow passion is great and pretty much the best passionfruit around, I want it to be very present, so I am maxing it out @ 2%. I am using WF passionfruit mainly for its citrus notes @ 1%. I was going to drop it completely and add a lemon or orange flavor, but I felt this was best utilized in this mix, instead of adding other erroneous flavors that would be distracting and get in the way.
Think of this as a sort of tropical diharrea, Hard to spell but easy to get. I like to use .4% FW sweetener or.25% SS, the mix is pretty sweet already, so its not essential.