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DIY E-Liquid Recipe

This is my remix of the popular UK e liquid lemon tart by dinner lady e liquids.

DIYorDIE Runner up recipe of the year!!!

This was a very long journey and i hope i've done some justice in attempting to copy it..... even if i did'nt ha i hope i've created a tasty lemon tart for you all to enjoy. I've managed to create its profile very well with sharp lemon curd followed by a creamy fluffy meringue finishing off with a buttery pastry crust.


FW Lemon meringue pie

I needed a profile to start with and this flavour seemed to work,its profile works very well with the other ingredients its lemon flavour is very bright and more forward and stronger than capellas offering. The meringue and pastry wasn't an issue at the time because i knew that could be worked on. The 3% was enough as a starting point without it taking over the recipe.

FA Lemon Sicily/Capella Juicy Lemon

This was the most tricky part of the recipe theres so many lemons to chose from it was a minefield and completely had my headspinning. I tried them all in various percentages and combinations. some were to authentic taking on a sour aspect that didn't suit the profile. I knew i already had a good lemon within the FW lemon meringue pie,but it wasn't bright enough. Everyone knows FA lemon sicily is a fantastic lemon so i had to use it. I pushed it to higher percentage because the lemon was the main profile of dinner lady lemon tart. It's vibrant and not sour and it really started to work in what i was trying to achieve. Again this was probably enough to complete the lemon profile but i was concerned overtime it might fade so another lemon i really liked and thought it would complement is capella juicy lemon. Adding a small percentage just built on each other creating a bolder lemon with some added sweetness and juice. They really work well together and that was the lemon complete.

FA Custard PI 3.14

I needed something to create the curd aspect i tried alot of variations and to this day this is one aspect that still bugs me and is something i'll go back to. However this seems my best option so it stays for the time being. It seems to work very well with combining with the lemons and the pie. Its not a heavy custard like capella vanilla custard which i did try and to some degree it works,but it does add vanilla which i didn't want in the recipe. Custard pi gives it that creamy curd feel and the custard also has citrus notes which is a win win and really works well into the lemons to create a kind of curd.

TFA Graham Cracker Clear/INW Biscuit/Capella Golden Butter

These 3 created the pastry base and worked excellent into the lemon meringue pie base. I love graham cracker clear and i think its in the original it lends to a nice creamy biscuit base and adding the biscuit at a lower percentage and the butter works its magic in creating a nice pastry filling.

FA Meringue

We all now about this flavour it just works!!!! its in the original and it had to be in here. it's really forward in the original and pushing it to 1.5% is enough to give you that fluffy light mouthfull.


I added 0.75% mainly down to it being mainstream juice the original is sweet so why not,a little of whats good doesn't hurt . I also feel it tones down the lemons and turns them more into a cooked lemon rather than a sour fresh squeezed lemon. you can leave it out should you wish its still great without it.

TFA Bavarian Cream

I added this at a small percentage just to combine the whole recipe ,it also works well into the custard and lemons and hopefully ups the curd aspect aswell as adding a little glue to the recipe and not drying it out.


% Vendor Flavor
(TPA) Bavarian Cream
(INW) Biscuit
(FA) Custard
(CAP) Golden Butter
(TPA) Graham Cracker Clear
(CAP) Juicy Lemon
(FW) Lemon Meringue Pie
(FA) Lemon Sicily
(FA) Meringue
(TPA) Sweetener
Total flavoring: 14.55% Steep Days: 7 Best VG: 70% Temperature: 0
This recipe is the property of dazcole and released under the CC Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 license. You may not copy, derive or commercialize this recipe without following the terms of this license or the explicit permission of the creator.
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User: damazone Score: 3 Entered: 5 months ago
Caveat: I never tried Dinner Lady Lemon Tart so my review is based on the flavor of a lemon tart. I was so looking forward to this recipe and although it is a decent representation of a lemon tart, CAP Juicy Lemon is not the right lemon for me. It adds an overpowering lemon flavor and is quite astringen. It's like all I get. I understand you're going for that lemon zest flavor but lemon zest is sprinkled lightly over the top. The lemon zest in this recipe is the main note. Not good.. Also, a tart shell is more like a shortbread cookie instead of a graham and NIlla wafer combo. Don't get me wrong, it is a good recipe but for my tastes it has some rather large problems.
User: s2k Score: 4 Entered: 6 months ago
The newly released Lemon Cream wafer from CNV needs to be worked into this mix!! Pretty good, not close as we'd all liked it to be to the OG but we see why now. Flavors that aren't even public being used to make commercial liquids...You never had a chance to make this till now
User: gilco Score: 2 Entered: 9 months ago
Can't understand the hype. It's vapeable but far away from being the real "Dinner Lady Lemon Tart" which is by far much much more enjoyable. Tastes more than a cream or Pudding as a tart. Sorry, but this one is not spot on. And I had the direct comparison to the original Lemon Tart.
User: cbunker35 Score: 5 Entered: 9 months ago
I dig it.
User: groceryboy_jr Score: 5 Entered: 12 months ago
Truly delicious, this will go in regular rotation for me. Thanks.
User: Denske Score: 5 Entered: 12 months ago
Now would be the time to come back and switch the custard to TFA vanilla custard 2
User: rx1142 Score: 5 Entered: about 1 year ago
Great recipe! Love it!
User: Gordo Score: 5 Entered: about 1 year ago
The way that biscuit cuts through that lemon is a lesson for all us DIY'ers. Thanks for sharing this.....
User: M4tt Score: 5 Entered: over 1 year ago
Not much left to say, that someone did not already mention. Love this. Much respect.
User: bjorama Score: 5 Entered: over 1 year ago
Some say Lemon Tart... I say it tastes like Trix Cereal.. And that might be the most spot on "Trix" flavor out there. You slayed 2 profiles with one recipe. How is that possible.
User: JeffVader Score: 4 Entered: almost 2 years ago
Great remix here. Pretty good off the shake but gets better and better each week:)
User: Illegal_Immigrant Score: 5 Entered: almost 2 years ago
I cannot imagine a more spot on Lemon Tart recipe. I mixed at 60/40 and the flavor is amazing as a SNV. I had to make a bigger batch as I went through my tester on day 1. I honestly don't care how much better it tastes like after a good steep, it's fantastic to me right now.
User: beeker Score: 5 Entered: almost 2 years ago
A masterpiece.
User: Marlena Score: 5 Entered: about 2 years ago
This recipe is simply wonderful. Tested it as a shake and vape ......wow, this is good already! Can't stay out of it. So I mixed more so I will be able to discover what it develops into after a good steep.
User: horrend Score: 5 Entered: over 2 years ago
This is pretty damn close to the Dinner Lady Lemon Tart liquid sold here in the UK. After a few weeks steep all the flavours develop nicely. You can pick out all the individual elements in this: the meringue, the buttery biscuit base and the creamy rich lemon filling.
User: Whooptidooh Score: 5 Entered: over 2 years ago
This stuff is amazing as a shake and vape, and will have to mix 120 ml now since the 30 ml I mixed last night is clearly not enough to get through thos hot as fuck weekend. First lemony vape I truly like, thanks!
User: HerrHut Score: 4 Entered: over 2 years ago
User: Werttok Score: 5 Entered: over 2 years ago
With all the hype surrounding this recipe, when i first got the ingredients to make it I made 240ml right off the bat. Vaped some of it at the 1 week steep time, and wasn't too impressed. Came back to it at the 3 month mark, and it is absolutely AMAZING. The lemon somehow faded but then came back later in the steep and the meringue/custards all melded together into a perfect, sweet creamy base for it to sit on. I am truly impressed.
User: Mr-G Score: 5 Entered: over 2 years ago
Great recipe,thanks
User: Bradmaden Score: 5 Entered: almost 3 years ago
Great recipe, dinner lady lemon tart was one of my favourite commercial juices, imo this is better, well worth the mix.
User: mysterioso Score: 5 Entered: about 3 years ago
Amazing lemon juice with just the right amount of pie flavor. This is a top 10 juice for sure.
User: dwinans Score: 5 Entered: about 3 years ago
Love this recipe, it's one of my ADV's
User: Ebc88 Score: 5 Entered: about 3 years ago
Great recipe with a 3 day steep taste amazing
User: chief63 Score: 5 Entered: about 3 years ago
Easily my favorite lemon vape and in my constant rotation. I hit this at least every day. Can't wait for your V2.
User: Loonicorn Score: 5 Entered: about 3 years ago
One of my favorite recipes. I have never managed to locate the Custard Pi so I just use FA Custard. Love the sweetness of the lemon, the smoothness of the cream, and the rich buttery crust. Just a really well crafted recipe. This recipe is popular for a reason! It's wonderful after 2 weeks but it just gets better and better as it ages so I make it in big batches!
User: andreaelle Score: 5 Entered: about 3 years ago
User: Evilin Score: 4 Entered: about 3 years ago
User: lgates13 Score: 5 Entered: over 3 years ago
Definitely become a favorite of mine.
User: CatWillMew Score: 5 Entered: over 3 years ago
Haven't tried the commercial juice, but this is a great, balanced lemon flavor that avoids the "lemon Pledge" taste that so many lemon juices suffer from. I think I've found my go-to lemon recipe.
User: redomegaz Score: 5 Entered: over 3 years ago
User: Waldschrat Score: 5 Entered: over 3 years ago
Awesome Recipe. Everyone should try it!
User: kindground Score: 4 Entered: over 3 years ago
This is one of my favorite recipes. The lemon in it is just perfectly balanced with the meringue and crust.
User: MrBurgundy Score: 5 Entered: over 3 years ago
Excellent recipe. The lemon isn't overbearing at all. It's thick and creamy with a flaky, fluffy pastry. It keeps you coming back for more. ADV status. Will definitely be mixing again.
User: iCGM Score: 5 Entered: over 3 years ago
Damn this is a tasty recipe! I usually don't like lemon vapes but needed something new and different and this one fit the bill once I was to order the Custard Pi, I didn't want to make any substitutions. Well done with this.
User: juiceIQ Score: 5 Entered: over 3 years ago
I ended up mixing this with FA Custard rather than FA Custard Pi, and despite the substitution, it is absolutely incredible. Having never tried the original, I can't vouch for how closely this resembles it, but I can say that it is has the sweetness, zest, and texture required for a brilliantly compelling lemon desert profile. Thank you for sharing the latest addition to my daily rotation.
User: SweetPoisonKim Score: 5 Entered: over 3 years ago
Bloody brilliant! I had to use CAP LMP because I didn't have FW version at the time and I love it. Can't wait to make it again with the FW variation. Really accurate lemon curd tart, bloody delicious, awesome job! Cheers 🍻
User: audax Score: 5 Entered: over 3 years ago
I like this a bit better than the original. It's a bit more flully and I like that.
User: LordNikon420 Score: 5 Entered: over 3 years ago
User: Jscoggs81 Score: None Entered: over 3 years ago
User: louiesquared Score: 5 Entered: over 3 years ago
This is a delicious mix! Even right after mixing it's very good. It gets better with time but make sure you mix at least a 120 or you'll never get to taste it after a full steep.
User: R2ME2 Score: 5 Entered: almost 4 years ago
Brilliant, can't put this down. You brought the lemon curd together perfectly and nailed the crust. Definitely the best lemon recipe I've ever vaped. This is what makes DIY so much fun. Thanks for sharing this masterpiece!
User: Rageisalotofwork Score: 5 Entered: almost 4 years ago
Very nice sugared lemon tart, very fluffy, not overly sweet or lemony, but closer to a lemon macaroon for me, still very enjoyable!
User: Nugget40 Score: 5 Entered: almost 4 years ago
A very authentic, amazing recipe...the lemons in this work magically together, not overpowering, no off "pledge" taste, just a nice cooked, sugared lemon. After a week of so the pastry really starts to come foward. One of my favorite lemon e liquids ever
User: Phyria Score: 5 Entered: almost 4 years ago
This is incredibly delicious! Really light fluffy cake notes and a great tasting lemon :) A "you-have-to-mix-it-up" recipe
User: Wilkybob69 Score: 5 Entered: almost 4 years ago
Top class juice darren superb work m8
User: MixinDAD Score: 5 Entered: almost 4 years ago
I have loved this recipe mixed at least 500mls very well done A MUST TRY FOR ANY DIYER vet or newbie.........
User: tw2k Score: 5 Entered: about 4 years ago
User: Peewee Score: 5 Entered: about 4 years ago
This is definitely one to mix up if you enjoy a lemon pastry. Never had original, but don't see the need to now. Very well created. Thank you for adding to my adv rotation
User: 6retro6 Score: 5 Entered: about 4 years ago
Never had the original but this was great! Thanks!
User: TheGrouch Score: 5 Entered: about 4 years ago
User: Vurve Score: 5 Entered: about 4 years ago
A genuinely impressive recipe worthy of its rating. Simply amazing. Tastes exactly like a lemon tart after a week. I might pay for a second premium account just so I can rate this twice.
User: orangetree Score: 5 Entered: about 4 years ago
User: Dookie52 Score: 5 Entered: about 4 years ago
This is a great effort at a clone. It's fantastic. If I were to be hyper critical I would say that to my palate, you're missing a little of the lemon curd flavour/texture in the middle of the recipe that the original has but damn it's close. You nailed the base and higher lemon notes perfectly. Going in the rotation for sure. Thanks for posting
User: Smoky Score: 5 Entered: about 4 years ago
First lemon recipe iv really enjoyed. Very accurate lemon meringue pie.
User: MrSteeps Score: 5 Entered: about 4 years ago
The lemon flavour is incredible and i can't put this down at the moment. Never tried the original but this is one of the best juices i've tasted in quite some time
User: Pilgrim Score: 5 Entered: about 4 years ago
This is now one of my top 3 favourite lemon recipes. I was tempted to buy the original just to see how this compares but I thought why bother when this is so satisfying.
User: Aquaneo Score: 5 Entered: about 4 years ago
Never had the original but this tastes just like a lemon tart. Well done!
User: Krissou Score: 5 Entered: about 4 years ago