This recipe is a Work In Progress.

It might be amazing, but its creator doesn't think it's finished yet.

Nashville, TN. On a secluded stretch of road, there is a beautiful little diner that pays homage to the old trucker stops where weary travelers can get a nice home-cooked meal. This diner is called Loveless Cafe, and it is one of the greatest places on Earth. With homemade biscuits made fresh every day, delicious coffee, and some of the greatest breakfast I've ever had, this diner is the greatest example of southern hospitality I've found during my trips to Tennessee. While I am not a fan of dairy milk, Loveless creates a variety of different flavoured milks that are all absolutely delicious. Obviously as mixers, we constantly see those strawberry milk, banana milk, and blueberry milk recipes almost every other day on ATF. However, Loveless stands out with something a little different, an orange milk. Of course, orange cream recipes are nothing new, but they tend to focus more on the orange note, or creating something like an Orange Dream ice cream bar. This recipe is a straight up dairy milk with orange accents, and it's one of my favourite recipes I've come up with, and the product of a few weeks of meddling.

TPA Orange Cream / FA Blood Orange / CAP Juicy Orange - TPA Orange Cream is a great concentrate, but one that is easy to fuck up. With too little, we won't taste much of anything, and with too much, we're stuck with some really bitter and unpleasant off notes of orange rind and soured milk. At 2.5%, we are getting close to this concentrate's ceiling, but it works beautifully. Here we get a nice base to build the orange milk off of. Slightly sweet orange flavour, heavy cream notes, and just a touch of sugar. Using FA Blood Orange at 1.25%, we get a nice punch in the mouth of tart oranges. This helps push the fruit notes through the remaining cream concentrates, and leaves us with something that hits those orange notes on the inhale, but fades away to give room for the sweet creams on the exhale. Finally, CAP Juicy Orange is one of my favourites, for it tastes EXACTLY like orange juice. It's a tough flavour on it's own, for it has a slight waxiness on the mouthfeel. But with all of the other oranges in here, it just gives us a little extra wetness to the fruit notes.

FLV Cream / FA Vienna Cream / FW Hazelnut - these three concentrates bind together to help us get a pretty accurate dairy milk base. The FLV Cream is one of the best cream concentrates on the market. Neutral, inoffensive, and full of mouthfeel. We get subtle notes of dairy maltiness in FLV Cream, but we're mainly using it here to create a nice, thick, unsweetened milk. The use of FA Vienna Cream brings some added sweetness to the mix, while suggesting the malt note we need to say this is a dairy milk recipe. Finally, the use of FW Hazelnut is in here to push that accurate nuttiness into the milk profile. Take a sip of plain dairy milk, and then take a whiff of FW Hazelnut, and try to tell me you don't need this concentrate in a milk recipe. I love this combination of flavours, and I think it creates something absolutely perfect for any recipe calling for dairy milk.

CAP Vanilla Bean Ice Cream - while this isn't an ice cream recipe, I don't find CAP VBIC to be an ice cream concentrate. For this recipe, the inherent vanilla notes found in this concentrate play better than using something like INW Shisha Vanilla, or really anything that is specifically JUST vanilla. With those concentrates, we get too much vanilla infused into the recipe, and it begins to take over the subtle orange notes. Instead, using CAP VBIC adds some more mouthfeel to the mix, while giving us just a touch of vanilla extract that complement the oranges so well.

TPA Honeysuckle - this was a bit of a stretch, for the original orange milk from Loveless does not have any floral notes or anything like that. But, TPA Honeysuckle is something special, and while I can't entirely pinpoint WHAT the flavour itself is, I notice how it helps keep the creams separated from the oranges, and it helps us achieve that goal to have a citrus fruit inhale, and a heavy sweet milk exhale. Honeysuckle seems to help this separation remain even after a steep.

Steep Time - delicious as a shake and vape, you know me, that's how I like my recipes. After about 4 days, everything gets to the best it'll be. The oranges meld together to create a bright, juicy, and slightly rind-y orange profile. The creams reach their peak and have a bold flavour, rich vanilla note, and delicious sugary sweetness. Overall, 4 days is where this recipe hits it's stride, but again, you can get in on it straight away.

If you've been to Loveless Cafe, you know why this place feels like Heaven, and I truly hope I've done justice to it's delicious orange milk.


Created: June 08, 2017 (about 4 years ago)

% Vendor Flavor
(FA) Blood Orange
(FLV) Cream
(FW) Hazelnut
(TPA) Honeysuckle (pg)
(CAP) Juicy Orange
(TPA) Orange Cream
(CAP) Vanilla Bean Ice Cream
(FA) Vienna Cream
Total flavoring: 11.75% Steep Days: 4 (SNV) Best VG: 0% Temperature: 0
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User: ID10-T Score: 5 Entered: about 1 month ago
This is amazing. It really is orange milk, and it’s delicious. Straight up sweetened whole milk with a lovely orange note and a light hint of vanilla. He says you can S&V it and maybe you can, but I didn’t even try that. I gave it 5 days, mostly because of the Vienna Cream. And I suspect it will get even better over more time, based on all of my previous experiences with TFA Orange Cream. It just becomes even more sweet and creamy, loses a weird vitamin note that I’m already not getting here. I just hope the real genius of this recipe holds up, the way the bit of TFA Honeysuckle is acting as a bridge between the citrus and dairy. Also, I’m super happy to have found a use for CAP Juicy Orange, which tastes right mostly but is unfortunately waxy and a bit harsh. This mix smooths it out and no waxiness. There are a bunch of ways this could have gone wrong but it goes super right instead. It tastes like a lot of work went into it.
User: goosegirl Score: 4 Entered: about 2 years ago
Tasting this during allergy season, so I am not really picking up all the flavors, but I appreciate a dairy mix that is light and refreshing for the warmer months. Will make this one again.
User: Asire Score: 4 Entered: almost 3 years ago
Wow to combine intakte and diary was really not something I would have thought of. Very well executed though. To me the honeysuckle acts like a bridge between the orange and the milky part. The orange sits a bit underneath it all but I think that’s what makes this delicious combinaton possible so well. I hoped the orange would be slightly more prominent though I don’t know if that’s possible without it getting weird. Still very smooth to vape recipe and very delicious . Tried after 4 days let’s see how this one steeps out
User: Marnu Score: 5 Entered: about 3 years ago
An orange and dairy is tough if you need the milk to not get gross. This nails perfectly. I don't get much of the honeysuckle from it and might turn it up in a future run. I actually enjoyed it more at day 7 than after 3. We'll done, and thank you for sharing
User: cdaniell30 Score: 5 Entered: over 3 years ago
This hasn't gotten the attention that it deserves. I mixed it a good while ago and forgot to review, then came back to it last week and had to come throw it a 5-star.
User: shyndo Score: 5 Entered: about 4 years ago
This is a straight banger. It isn't the orange milk I was expecting but that isn't a bad thing. Incredible in its own right and quite different. I don't want to spoil this for people who think they know the profile. Give it a try and you won't regret it.
User: Wodde Score: 5 Entered: about 4 years ago
Absolute fantastic Stuff :)
User: SixStrings952 Score: 5 Entered: about 4 years ago
Omg....! This is so creamy & such an ACCURATE orange milk! SNV for me here. EASILY an ADV! Great job!!