This is a remix of Banana Milk with ID10-T's Holy Trinity of Strawberry added. Banana Milk is my favorite banana cream recipe, so I thought it would make the best base. This is based off of a version of Banana Milk I tweaked a little. I have a bit of an issue with both TPA Banana Cream and LA Banana Cream when used alone...they're very much a candy banana flavor to me, and remind me of Runts. I usually use a combo of FA Banana and HS Banana to get what I feel like is a more realistic banana flavor. I tried it with just HS/FA Banana, but I felt like it went too far the other direction. So I ended up compromising by using a mix of the original Banana Cream flavors from the recipe and the more realistic bananas. I also removed the sweetener from the original recipe, which I felt wasn't necessarily. The resulting Banana Milk base was a bit less sweet and more realistic version, but I still felt like it kept the nice creamy flavor from the original.
While i liked this version of banana milk, I didn't feel like I could ADV it. So I decided to try adding some strawberry flavor to it. I'm a fan of ID10-T's "holy trinity" of strawberries, because I find that it doesn't suffer from the vaper's tongue I always get when I use TPA Strawberry/Ripe Strawberry. However, my banana milk already had over 15% in flavorings, and there really wasn't room for more ingredients. I decided to try something I'd thought about a few times before: I took the entire recipe, and scaled down all of the percentages using an Excel spreadsheet to bring the total closer to 10% before adding the strawberry. This step is the reason for the odd percentages in the recipe. Then it was just a matter of getting the best ratio of strawberry to banana milk base.
I'm really pleased with the end result. A creamy banana milkshake topped with sweet strawberries. I ADV this during the summer time. I know it's a lot of ingredients, but I wouldn't recommend subs.
This recipe was inspired by a commercial juice I like (Golden State Vapor's Crème Brûlée), but it's not an attempt at a clone. I just wanted a vape that hit similar notes. I went through 12 different iterations of this recipe before I thought it was finished, and I think the end result is great. The caramel and coconut notes really mix excellently. I can't decide if I like the Brown Sugar or not, so consider it optional. You could also probably bump up the caramel a bit, but the Lotus caramel is pretty strong. Acetyl Pyrazine and TPA Marshmallow are there for mouthfeel. Meringue is just a sweetener.
Yes, this recipe does absolutely require Lotus (aka Medicine Flower) Caramel, and it can't really be subbed for anything else. It's the only caramel I've used that tastes anything near the real thing. You can get it at ecigsexpress.
Be patient and let this steep for at least a week. Two is probably better.
A berry cheesecake with a little lemon to make it pop. I was roughly inspired by a commercial juice (Subjuice flavor of the same name) but this doesn't (and isn't meant to) taste at all similar. I was trying to get a more realistic cheesecake flavor and a bit sharper lemon. This does need to steep awhile if you want to get the full effect. Given enough time, the fresh cream will eventually blend with the cheesecake base and make something less dry, but if you try to vape it too soon, the cream flavor just sits on top as a separate flavor, which I find unpleasant.
I'm still pretty new at this so I'm open to feedback!