Blueberry Cheesecake Ice Cream
This tastes so close to the homemade blueberry cheesecake ice cream I made the other month. Only difference is that ice cream had alcohol in it! This is definitely creamy and tastes like cheesecake ice cream with a ribbon of thick blueberry sauce and fresh blueberries mixed in. Delicious!
At S&V you mostly get blueberries with some cream. It will require a steep to allow all the cream based flavors to homogenize and really come out and shine, while also converting the blueberries to a more subdued compote/thick sauce style.
Bilberry (FA) 0.45% / Blueberry extra (TFA/TPA) 1% / Forest Fruit Mix (FA) 1.75%:
This combo makes a great blueberry sauce. The Forest Fruit is not quite a blueberry but it does have blueberries in it. Its fresh and ripe without being overly tart. The Bilberry adds that slightly tart element while also bending it more towards the blueberry realm instead of the "berries" category. The Blueberry Extra converts the blend into the more syrupy, thick and sweet sauce I am looking for.
Custard (FA) 0.75% / Vanilla Ice Cream (LB) 3%:
FA Custard has a citrus note to it which pairs nicely with the sweetness of the blueberries. It also does a great job of backing up the LB Vanilla Ice Cream which can mute flavors in higher %'s. Plus custard is a very common base for actual ice cream. I chose LB Vanilla Ice Cream because its a great ice cream and it doesn't give anyone the pepper taste.
New York Cheesecake (CAP) 2% / Cream Milky Undertone (OOO) 2.5% / Vanilla Whipped Cream (CAP) 2.5%:
This is the cheesecake base. CAP New York Cheesecake is a fairly authentic cheesecake after a good steep. I have the OOO Cream Milky Undertone in here to really help make the mouthfeel creamy like this ice cream should be. The CAP Vanilla Whipped Cream is great for mouth feel as well, however I am also using it to bump up the vanilla note a little.
This is surprisingly delicious after a day, however it really does need to steep for all the creams to come out. I am tucking this away for a few weeks and will update with the final flavor description when its ready :)
ExclusiveGirl's Raspberry Crepes
A light buttery crepe with a raspberry compote filling.
I love crepes, I have been making them a lot since Christmas since my roommate got me a crepe pan. They are simple and the key thing that differentiates them from pancakes (besides being thin) is butter. Crepes use a decent amount of melted butter right in the batter.
This is a sweet and light mix. The crepe itself is light and subtle and raspberry filling is more like a compote that you added some fresh strawberries and raspberries to. It is decent as a shake n vape but for best results, give it a week to come together more.
Crepe (SC) (WF) 2% / Butter Tart (SC) (WF) 0.5%:
Crepe WF is an excellent flavor, its light, slighting doughy, with a hint of spices. Its lacking a bit however so the Butter Tart is there to back it up. Butter Tart smells funky out of the bottle, its not a great smell to be honest but it is a solid flavor in low dose for its use here. Since crepes are buttery, and Crepe WF isn't, the Butter Tart is used to add the butter and backup the spices a bit more. Thank you RageIsALotOfWork for turning me on to this flavor!
Raspberry Shisha (INW) 1.5% / Sweet Strawberry (JF) 1% / Milk & Honey (FLV) 0.5%:
I struggle to taste raspberries the same way many cant taste strawberries. Please feel free to try this with other raspberries if you have one you favor more. The combo of raspberry and strawberry here is mainly there to help my taste buds pick up the raspberry more and make it pop a bit. The Milk and Honey is being used to slightly cream up and sweeten the fruits so it is more of a compote instead of just fresh fruit. Its also being used to sweeten the crepe a bit.
Mix it up and let me know what you think!
A sweet fluffy vanilla cupcake with a thick butterscotch cream cheese icing then drizzled in butterscotch. It really is more like the topper of the cupcake than the whole thing.
This is a sweet and slightly dense mix. The cupcake itself is light and subtle and this mix is really more about the frosting, that oh so yummy butterscotch frosting. It's as if you took the top of the cupcake off and ate only that. It is decent as a shake n vape but for best results, give it a week for the frosting to really develop in the mix.
Butterscotch Ripple (FW) 3% / Cream Cheese Icing (LA) 2.5%:
I love Butterscotch Ripple. It is an excellent butterscotch that pairs very well with CCI and the 2 together make an excellent frosting. I couldn't detect any off notes from either of these flavors. Doesn't hurt that CCI is one of my all time favorite flavors. Its creamy and has that very realistic zing you get in actual cream cheese frosting. I could really see using these together again in an ice cream vape down the line.
Sugar Cookie (CAP) 2% / Vanilla Cupcake (CAP) 3%:
This acts as the cupcake portion. Its actually not as strong in the mix as I was wanting but its great where it is right now. Its not an overpowering bakery flavor but more of a sweet vanilla cupcake base.
I made a candle with these 3 flavors and it smelled so delicious, I had to put a quick recipe together. The butterscotch pudding is in the background for the first few days but starts to come out after about a week. It adds this creamy caramelization to the sugar cookies and strawberries. I havent tested it, but it may be better with some other strawberries, like JF strawberry sweet.
Update: After about a month of steeping, its eerie how close this has started to smell like unicorn milk. It of course is missing the major cream notes in the flavor to taste close to unicorn, but the smell is definitely not far off. It's steeped into something I am really enjoying and isn't really something I can describe by comparing to a real food item. Best description I have right now is its smooth and creamy. The strawberry ripe has blended into the cookie and the pudding has added this lush creamy caramelization that rounds the whole thing out. I have officially run out of the 50ml I made on a whim and will be mixing up 120ml of this for further "testing"...
Update 2: I have decided to share out this recipe cause its yummy and simple. It isn't perfect but it is a solid change up from the usual strawberry recipes out there. I hope you enjoy it!
Grab apple by the Melons aka Melon Hi-Chew
This blend starts off as a refreshing realistic melon with a hint of mixed apples. As it steeps, both the Apples and the LA Watermelon come out more adding a mouth watering candy affect similar to eating a melon and apple hi-chew. This is a refreshing ADV that I can't stop coming back to.
My initial goal was to create a realistic perfectly ripe melon salad with some chopped up apples mixed in. A flavor that felt juicy and refreshing with a touch of crispness from the apple blend. Well I over did it a little on the LA Watermelon and it candied it. I ended up liking it so much it turned into my ADV. It takes about 4 days steep for the LA Watermelon to really blend in and add that mouthwatering candy feel.
Sweet Watermelon (CAP) 2% / Wild Melon (FLV) 1%:
The sweet watermelon felt lacking in fullness/roundness. Its almost like a watermelon that's just starting to pass its prime and needs to be eaten before the flies make a meal of it. Its still good, just on the sweeter side. Adding the wild melon rounded out the flavors nicely. Wild melon is a mixture of watermelon, cantaloupe, and honeydew melon. The combo of the melons in wild melon are very tasty and I recommend this flavor on its own or mixed with other melons.
Watermelon (LA) 2%:
Initially was to just add a mouth watering affect. It did that successfully then candied it to the point that its more of a hi-chew (the more realistic version of a mamba for those who haven't had it before). I would drop it down to maybe 0.75% if I want to go back to achieving a realistic watermelon but I really like where the 2% took this.
Anton Apple (INW) 0.75% / Fuji Apple (FA) 3%:
Anton Apple is more of a granny smith style apple; acidic, crisp, and my favorite type of apple. The Fuji Apple helps balance out the acidity by adding a refreshing sweet bite. It also helped bring the watermelon sweetness out of that too sweet zone and back to the sweetness I was looking for.
Cactus (INW) 0.25%:
Adds the juicy, wet mouthfeel that that every watermelon flavor needs. Not much more to say about this since it doesn't affect the taste at such a low %.
Horchata acts as the base of this recipe. CDS and RY4D are used to bring the spices of the horchata to where they need to be. VWC helps boost the creaminess while adding a touch of vanilla to the mix. Strawberry ripe isn't my preferred strawberry for this mix but it gets the job done. The apple helps round out the strawberry and bring some freshness to it. I feel with more refinement, this could be an excellent mix.
You can now get this as a One Shot on ECIGEXPRESS! For copyright reasons it's called Green Tea Wafer Bar....
GREEN TEA KIT KAT
WARNING: THIS IS HIGHLY ADDICTIVE
Like the name says, this is a Green Tea Kit Kat... Minus those pesky calories.
Steep Time: Great as S&V. Best after 2-3 days. None of the flavors really change during a steep, it just allows the green tea to cement itself in all layers of the mix.
Have you ever had a Green Tea Kit Kat? They are made with the usual kit kat wafers, however the frosting between the wafers is mixed with matcha, then its covered in white chocolate mixed with matcha instead of milk chocolate. These things are addicting. Like seriously addicting. After I started mixing, I knew I just HAD to make a vape that tasted like a Green Tea Kit Kat. I had done a bit of research on what’s actually in this amazing masterpiece out of Japan and decided that this couldn't be TOO hard to make a vape of but since I had little experience with tea flavors (aka zero experience), and I wasn't sure where to begin to achieve that right creamy white chocolate, I enlisted the help of u/ID10-T. Together we went through countless iterations. I tried a few different green tea and white chocolate flavors to see which would be the best. Trust me; this was not a fun task when it came to the Green Tea. Too many of them tasted like you bought the shittiest quality tea bag, then proceeded to boil it on the stove for a few hours. It was seriously torture going back and trying them again after a steep. AVOID FA Green Tea and thank me later. Let me tell you a little secret, I bought the wrong green tea when I made the purchase and boy am I glad I did. I accidentally purchased FE green tea instead of TFA. FE green tea is by far the best out there. It's the most underrated; actually it wasn't even rated, of all the teas. It’s why they took it off the market. But don't worry, this flavor is back (http://bit.ly/2fFHSvj) and you better buy that tasty flavor and sub it out in every recipe that calls for green tea. When it came to the white chocolates, I decided on TFA. I tried FW but it has a strong caramel note to me, plus it is very dry. Since the kit kat itself doesn't taste like caramel, FW wasn't going to work. TFA's on the other hand only has 1 flaw, it wasn’t creamy enough. Yes, it was spot on for taste and mouthfeel; it just was missing that melt in your mouth creaminess you expect from chocolate. This is when we worked on figuring out which creams to add to the mix. There were a few we thought about, but it came down to needing something that's light and not overpowering. Bavarian Cream was attempted, but it just really brought out that caramelization note in the white chocolate. Bavarian got the axe. After a bit of discussion with u/ID10-T, we went ahead and mixed up some TFA White Chocolate with CAP Vanilla Whipped Cream. If you have never tried CAP Vanilla Whipped Cream, GO GET IT IMMEDIATELY. Unlike some of the other whipped creams that exist, this one does not taste rancid for the first week. It never tastes rancid. It doesn't even really require a steep actually. Its light and it added exactly what we were looking for to the white chocolate. Next was figuring out the wafer. We considered biscuit, but to be honest, I am not a huge fan of biscuit. I think it takes over a mix too easily and it just wasn't quite right for this. We all know how much u/ID10-T loves CAP Sugar Cookie so I got a wild idea and threw it at him, sugar cookie in a low dose. Once we had the ingredients, it was trial and error on the percentages till it was as close as we could get it. The kit kat itself is slightly sweeter than the mix, but if you want to get the mix to that same level of sweetness, add a touch of sucralose and gunk up dem coils.
White Chocolate (TFA/TPA) 4.5%:
What can I say about this. This is a very important flavor, I mean it's the main note in the real green tea kit kat. This is the base of the mix. It helps tie everything together in all of its white chocolate deliciousness. Yeah it’s not as creamy as I would like it to be, but it's a pretty damn accurate white chocolate. There is just the slightest hint of caramel when mixed for standalone or mixed with other creams that bring it out, but in this mix, you don't detect any caramel which is great. It has excellent mouth feel and really helps bring this mix into an ADV.
Green Tea (FE) 0.7%:
This flavor plays the role of both the matcha in the white chocolate, and the matcha in the frosting between the wafers. A little goes a long way. I did a single flavor sample of this at 2% originally. It tastes like premium loose leaf tea steeped at 195 F for 30-60 seconds. My notes literally say "this is what green tea is supposed to taste like." In the mix, I tried it at 1% and while it was good, it was too strong. No off flavors of any kind, just stronger than the actual green tea in the kit kat. Between 0.625% and 0.725% is the sweet spot. Depends on just how much matcha flavor you are looking for. Go too low and it fades away, too high, while still good, it isn't as close to the actual kit kat.
TFA Green Tea tastes like green tea with a little fresh-cut grass added to it.
FA Green Tea tastes like green tea with a little fresh-cut ASS added to it.
FE Green Tea tastes like high-quality fresh brewed matcha green tea with nothing added to it and nothing taken away from it. This flavor cannot be subbed for any of the other lesser flavors.
Vanilla Whipped Cream (CAP) 3%:
This flavor pulls double duty. Not only does it bring out the creaminess of the white chocolate, but it acts as the frosting between the wafers. It’s light and sweet and creamy.
Sugar Cookie (CAP) 1.5%:
This one actually does a bit of double duty too. Not only is it the wafer, but it also adds the extra sweetness needed for the frosting between the wafers. At a low %, it’s subtle, just like the actual wafer in the kit kat.