Is it fried ice cream? Is it a snicker doodle cookie? Is it cinnamon toast crunch? I don't know
Is it delicious? YES
\\Steep Time: 10-14 Days
\\Mixed at: 70vg/30pg
Update: Don't feel like toying with getting the Rich Cinnamon right? CAP Cinnamon Danish Swirl v1 at 1% is a perfect substitute.
My original goal was to try and make a Mexican fried ice cream; Which is a big ball of ice cream, covered in corn cereal, flash fried, sprinkled with cinnamon sugar, and then immediately put in a freezer. When served they add a light drizzle of sugar syrup.
After many iterations I came to this, but this is a strong independent recipe, and it don't need no locked down flavor profile. I'll go over my flavor notes anyway
Ice Cream Base: This really all started after eyemakepizza's ice cream base came out. I really wanted to make a fried ice cream, and I loved the hell out of this base. It's creamy, buttery, and has vanilla, what's not to like? When used with the other flavors in this recipe it can easily be misinterpreted as the buttery notes of a sugar cookie.
Fried Cereal/Cookie Thing: Depending on the restaurant , you can still taste a bit of the fried notes on fried ice cream, and to get that flavor I started with CAP Funnel Cake and Cereal 27, though at higher %'s Funnel Cake can be gross, soggy, and overpowering, at low %'s it is nice when you are wanting to add a slight friend note to a recipe. CAP Cereal 27 was to get the corn crunch that is usually on a fried ice cream, which when combined with CAP Funnel cake makes this interestingly crunchy but also soft texture at the same time. Which makes me unable to decide if it's a cereal, cookie, or fried ice cream
The Drizzle: The fried ice creams I've had usually have a touch of cinnamon sugar on them with a light drizzle of a sugar syrup, which is where VT Golden Syrup and FLV Rich Cinnamon come into play. This is where it really makes it taste like a snicker doodle cookie, or a cinnamon toast crunch
Depending on your palette and frame of mind this really could be a fried ice cream, a warm buttery snicker doodle cookie, or from the cereal notes a cinnamon toast crunch that happens to have some melted ice cream in there. So what do you think you'll taste from this recipe? Give it a mix and try it out!
Be sure to leave a review if you like it!
I'm already addicted to apple-cinnamon profiles, and after trying oddDrop's Jacker I wanted to make one, but with strawberry milk.
\\Mixed At: 70vg\30pg
\\Steep Time: 5-7 Days
Back in my college days, my friends and I would drive around in the country, listen to Sublime, and do what most college kids do in that situation (cough cough). When we got back to the dorm, I would bust out my secret stash of Apple Jacks and get my strawberry milk out of the mini fridge. This is my best attempt thus far to recreate that moment.
The biggest challenge I had with this recipe? Getting the apple-cinnamon and strawberry to be distinguishable. A lot of batches I would be able to taste one or the other, but never both, and I think I finally cracked it.
Cereal Base: OddDrop was spot on with what CAP Apple Snacks provides, a wonderful dried apple and oat-grain flavor. The only big issue I had with Jacker is what is probably going to get me ostracized, I'm not a fan of CAP Cereal 27. I KNOW, it's crazy. I decided to still use it, but only at 1%, at 1% it still gives us a bit of that crunchy/corn note and still plays well off of the oat-grain notes from a slight increase in CAP Apple Snacks.
A lot of the recipes on here use FA Stark to help with the Apple notes, and they were absolutely right, it really helps the apple in this recipe, but again it was a little too high for me, I was almost getting a bit of a watery apple juice note at 1%. At 0.66% it helps round it out a bit more.
To get our cinnamon on with our apple, I went with the old classic FLV Rich Cinnamon. You only need 1 drop/30ml and it does the trick. I would wager that you could even drop the strawberry and keep the rest for a bangin Apple Jacks recipe on it's own. Also this gets a surprising boost from RF Strawberry Gelato (more on that later)
Milk Base: I want to give 100% credit to SteamOn's cereal milk base. It is spot on and is both tough enough against other flavors to it stand out, but malleable enough to bend it to my will. If you ever want to start working on a cereal w/milk recipe, SteamOn has got you covered. The only thing I did was round up meringue 0.05% just because I thought it looked weird.
Strawberry: TPA Strawberry Ripe is awesome, but is too "pink" for this profile if that makes sense. INW Shisha Strawberry was a front-runner but I always get this slightly earthy note from it that turns me off in certain recipes unless it's done right (like wh1skeyk1ng's Rhubarb Delight ). I decided to try a couple of new strawberries that I didn't have as much experience with. I really liked the notes I got from RF Strawberry Gelato SC from Tootall's Battered Berry, but in the never ending battle with tasting both apple-cinnamon AND strawberry in this mix it was too weak on it's own, and just increasing it caused the gelato notes to take over the recipe. So I included RF Strawberry SC to help both fruits in this profile. The best part? The slightly-granular note from RF Strawberry Gelato SC helps out our cereal base. It's one of those things where you're not sure why it works but it does.
This Cereal is Sweet: I think this is the first recipe in a while where I would say sweetener is required. I mean, look at the side of a box of Apple Jacks and you'll see why. 12 grams of sugar in 1 CUP, who the hell only eats 1 CUP of cereal for breakfast? Add some strawberry milk and you're on the sugar train to diabetes town. Anyway yes, CAP SS, even just a little like in this one, is needed at times. To really create that store-bought sugar bomb you took off the shelf this recipe needs it.
Epilogue: I swear the longer I write my notes on these the more passionate I get. I hope you like what I probably spent way too long on, and be sure to leave a review as well! I always enjoy hearing constructive criticism and any suggestions people might have. Lastly, be sure to try out the other guy's recipes I linked here, if it weren't for them I don't think I could have gotten this together.
There are many others like it, but this one is mine. My own cookies an cream recipe.
\\Mixed at: 70vg\30pg
\\Steep Time: 7 days
I had been craving a cookies and cream vape over the past couple of months. So I started to get to work on it, I wanted to keep it simple enough without sacrificing the profile I was going for. I hope you enjoy this as much as I have. To the Notes!
Dat Oreo: In my oreopinion RF Cookies and Cream - SC has no equal when it comes to an Oreo flavor, it really captures the chocolately goodness that comes from it, but like a lot of base flavors it still needs a little help. So I brought FA Cookie and FA Meringue to the party. FA Cookie gives a bit more texture and FA Meringue helps with that good ole grainy and sugary white filling. FA Meringue also serves a 2nd purpose in this recipe by helping out our ice cream base.
We all scream for Ice Cream: I've been an enormous fan of TFA Vanilla Bean Ice Cream for a long time, but I know the biggest problem a lot of people have with it is a peppery taste. I really wanted as many people to enjoy this as possible so I opted for my 2nd favorite ice cream. HS/LB Vanilla Ice cream is definitely a bangin combo, with HS bringing that slightly musky vanilla note, LB bringing that heavy cream flavor, and a dash of FA Meringue to bridge the texture gap between them. FA Meringue is just really versatile, "It really ties the room together man"
CAP Super Sweet is in here just because this is an ice cream, it's meant to be sweet (I do about 1 drop/30ml, or 3 drops/60ml). This will still do great on it's own though if you're not a fan of adding sucralose.
If you're really craving a good cookies and cream, I hope you give this a try. Don't forget to leave a review! I always appreciate feedback and constructive criticism.
THIS ISN'T THE GREATEST AND BEST APPLE CINNAMON RECIPE IN THE WORLD...... This is just a Tribute, an apple bread pudding a-la mode
\\Mixed at: 70vg\30pg
\\Steep Time: 10-14 days
Update: A slight decrease in FW Hazelnut and bump to dragonfruit helps it blend in much better with the other notes in this recipe. Give it a new mix!
This is my chef-d'oeuvre, my opus, the main reason I started mixing over 2 years ago, and would be my ADV if I had to be stuck with just one profile. This recipe is my tribute to one of my favorite juices of all time that was made by a friend who worked in a vape shop.
Duh Apple Cinnamon:
For me my favorite go to for an apple cinnamon combo has been a combination of FA Fuji, TFA Dragonfruit, and CAP Cinnamon Danish Swirl (Thanks ID10T for your Cinnamon Roll Apple Danish). For a long time I actually didn't use TFA Dragonfruit in this recipe because I really didn't feel that it was needed. The issue I always ran into with this recipe is after about 3 weeks steep you would still be able to taste the apple cinnamon, but FLV Vanilla Pudding became too forward in the profile. TFA Dragonfruit serves two purposes: 1.) To help boost the apple cinnamon in the recipe to keep it strong and 2.) To help FLV Vanilla Pudding stay in check.
Dat Bread Pudding:
The main flavors in our bread pudding base are a combination of TFA AP and FLV Vanilla Pudding. AP helps give our bready notes with FLV Vanilla Pudding making up a portion of the pudding. I spent a long time trying to find the sweet spot for FLV Vanilla Pudding because of the issue of long steep times mentioned above. For the longest time it was at 2.5%. Going down to 2% the AP would be too forward, 2.5, it took over the Apple Cinnamon, so I eventually arrived at 2.25%. CAP Sweet Cream serves a two purposes in this recipe as well: 1.) To support our bread pudding base and 2.) to help support our ice cream that's on top.
Dis Ice Cream:
From CAP, to LB, to HS, to all of the other Vanilla Bean Ice Creams out there, TFA's VBIC is still my favorite. At 3% it works great in this profile and gets just a little kick from CAP Sweet Cream. For Pepper tasters I would suggest swapping TFA for CAP VBIC 1:1, but honestly it's just not the same.
Dafuck is FW Hazelnut doing in here?:
Long after my friend stopped working at his shop he gave me some clues as to what he used in his recipe, and one of them is that he used a Hazelnut flavor in it. FW Hazelnut really does an amazing job anyway in flavor, and it really blends well with our bread pudding base and the ice cream.
Man, I just love this recipe, after so many iterations and and tinkering I think this is as good as it will ever be. It's sweet, it's bready, it's creamy, it's nutty, it's got apple cinnamon in it, what more could a guy who loves this profile ask for? With fall coming up I think this could easily slide right into your rotation. I hope you are willing to give it a try and leave me a review. I'd love to hear feedback on what you think.
\\Steep Time: 3 Days
\\Mixed at: 70vg\30pg
About 95% my mixing life all I have worked on is bakery/dessert style recipes, usually with some sort of fruit note (Ruby's Oatz, Key Lime n Piel, etc). Making something that revolved around just a fruit profile is something I have always wanted to put some serious effort into, so why not start now? This is the "fruit" of that labor. It's still a bit in the dessert department, but this is a Melon slush that I think you will really enjoy for the rest of summer.
Fruit Mix: When I SFT'd PUR Watermelon it was pretty dang tasty, but was more of a candied watermelon. I played with LA's as well; but I arrived at a combination of PUR Watermelon, CAP Cantaloupe, and JF Honeydew Melon for the melon mix. Honeydew helps give a sort of natural melon base, with CAP Cantaloupe bridging the gap between them.
Some Slushiness: I played with VT Fizzy Sherbet in a few different recipes. For those that want a good baseline of VT Fizzy Sherbet in a recipe, check out The Spider by StarsandClouds or 7 NUP by pgl55. It really helps imply that effervescence of a soda-type drink. To add a bit more juiciness to it, I added a bit of FA pear to try and make a basic slush base. I'm sure there are better out there, but I like this one personally since Pear will accent the other fruits well anyway. WS-23 helps bring it all home with that nice and cool throat hit.
You can probably get away with a 1-day steep on this, but I like to give it 3 just to let everything settle. I hope you dig it!
\\Steep Time: 2 weeks (3 is better)
\\Mixed At: 70vg/30pg
\\Note: This uses CAP NY Cheesecake V1 and FW Graham Cracker
Update - Dropping CCI and a slight bump to NY Cheesecake really makes this recipe soar. Give it a new mix!
This is my key lime pie, there are many like it, but this one is mine. As I said on Reddit the other day (u/BlameReligion) I figured I should make this public, 1. I posted it on Reddit anyway and 2. This is probably as far as I'm going to get with it. This hits all the right spots for me and after investing a few months in batches I think this is as far as I'll go.
The Key Lime: As much as I want to flavor test 5 more key lime flavors (I did quite a few) FA's Florida Key Lime does the trick. Anything higher than 1.5% you get that syrupy note that u/ConcreteRiver talks about, go any lower and the pie filling base takes over.
My Pie Filling: The amalgamation of creams you see in here are what I've really been tweaking the most to try and get a dense and creamy key lime pie, with that whipped/meringue type finish, and this combination does a pretty damn good job. You could argue that it's more of a key lime cheesecake but having had a few key lime pie's in my day, the density and richness that CAP NY Cheesecake/LA Cream Cheese icing brings to the table make it absolutely perfect for what I want out of a Key Lime Pie. Combined with TPA Whipped Cream and FA Meringue, it makes for a symphony of pie filling on your tongue.
Dat Crust: The crust was kind of a tough one too, I don't know why I hate doing flavors in 1/3's % but it always irks me, and gets to me even more when it actually works the way I need it to for the profile. The combination of TFA Cheesecake Craham Crust and FW Graham cracker help give that granular graham cracker crust with just a hint of cinnamon that I have really been enjoying.
I'd say let it sit for at least 2 weeks, but if you're patient the longer you wait the better it gets. When you happened to have mixed it, I'd appreciate any feedback. this one I've put my heart into.
\\Steep Time: 10 Days
\\Mixed at: 70VG\30PG
\\NOTE: This uses CAP Cake Batter
What is it that most of us look forward to having in the morning? For me it's a monumental cup of coffee, my mod, and catching up on what's going on in the world (But usually Reddit). This is my ode to that time of day, a coffee cake that actually has some coffee in it. Most coffee cakes don't actually have coffee in them but I wanted to give this a try and here we are.
To the notes!
Dat Cake: JF Yellow Cake/RF Sugar Cookie help create cake base and is actually a base that Tootall had in one of his recipes (Be sure to check out his recipes when you get time, his stuff is awesome). CAP CDS is used for our cinnamon sugar infusion that coffee cakes normally have, the bakery notes from it support the cake base as well. I also added just a little bit of CAP Cake Batter to give a some density.
But Coffee flavors always taste like burn Popcorn!: I've tried a few coffee flavors in this recipe; FA Dark Bean, FA Up, and FLV Coffee to name a few. RF Coffee SC seems to have the most bearable of burnt popcorn tastes from the flavors that I have bought. It's kind of a light/medium roast that has some splenda added to it. DFS Holy Vanilla helps as an emulsifier with RF Coffee at this % and BEHOLD! NO MORE BURNT POPCORN TASTE.
All in all this is a pretty bangin coffee recipe and if that's the profile you're into I would suggest giving this a try.
Let me know what you think! I always appreciate constructive criticism.
\\Steep Time: 14 days
\\Mixed at: 70VG/30PG
\\Note: This uses CAP Vanilla Custard V1
This is my Boysenberry Parfait, now I know these are usually yogurt, but parfaits are known for using custard as well. I guess I have really been on a custard kick lately, with Mighty Beard being my last recipe release, but I think you all will really enjoy this one!
Fruity Fruit McFruitFace: I actually did try other fruits with this, but I knew they were all fruits that everybody used already and a lot of people have parfait recipes out there. So I figured I wanted to try something a little more original, which is how I arrived at Boysenberry. FLV Boysenberry at 1% is a more tart boysenberry and when combined with PUR Boysenberry preserves, helps create a sweet and jammy boysenberry with just a little bit of tartness.
Dem Creams: CAP Vanilla Custard V1 really helps with a nice dense creaminess that we are going for in a Custard parfait. When paired with FLV Cream, it helps smooth out the eggy notes a little bit and helps support Cap Custard V1 as well.
Dem Grains: I had been trying to figure out a recipe for FLV Granola since u/ConcreteRiver put a review up for it about 6 months ago, and it really works great here. By itself it is a bit dry and bitter, but it has a great granola flavor. Combined with a little bit of TPA Cheesecake Graham Crust it helps create a sweeter granola flavor. This is also why CAP VC v1 is so high, FLV Granola really fights against other creams. I realize that 0.66% is a weird % to use, but at 0.5% you can't taste it at all and at 0.75% it overwhelms the rest of the recipe. It's simply perfect where it's at.
The Holiest of Holys: Holy Vanilla is really just a great addition. It helps sweeten up FLV Granola and helps support the creams as well.
The best part about this recipe? You can easily sub the boysenberries for a lot of other fruits. I would probably avoid strong citrus flavors, but things like strawberry, blueberry, cranberry, and maybe even apple cinnamon would make great replacements.
Anyway I hope you enjoy this! I look forward to your reviews and constructive criticisms.
\\Steep Time: 14 days
\\Mixed At: 70vg/30pg
\\NOTE: If you don't do diketones, dp/ap, etc, leave this page now.
Beard Vape Co No. 51 is one of the few juices I still buy on occasion. It's a damn good custard and I always wanted to try and make my own.
The flavor is described as "Custard with a dash of custard. Flaunts layers of vanilla, cream, and subtle sweetness." it's also been said that there is a hint of chocolate detected.
After many months of searching and my own testing this is where I have arrived at. On to the notes!
HOLY JESUS THAT'S A LOT OF CUSTARD: Yes, that is indeed 6% custard you are seeing. It is the main note of the recipe and is definitely what takes command here. This is the main reason that the steep time is so long (That and CAP NY Cheesecake makes this a sitter as well). I also tried 4 and 5 percent but they really didn't give that in your face custard that No. 51 has. The "Dash" of custard is where CAP NY Cheesecake comes in. From my research and my own testing NY Cheesecake has some custard notes on it's own, and definitely creates that extra, but different, dash of custard taste (with a little bit of stank on it). All in all this is supposed to have a pretty dense mouth feel, so a combination of CAP Vanilla Cupcake and CAP Cake Batter help with that. CAP Vanilla Cupcake helps with the vanilla notes as well.
Vanilla & Cream: For the other recipes I found trying to create this they all seem to have some sort of French Vanilla added, since this recipe has a CAP theme anyway I decided to go with French Vanilla V1. It's definitely a great vanilla and was a standard of mine before Holy Vanilla came into my life. Holy Vanilla is more of a grainy vanilla though and we definitely wanted to stay more on the creamy side, so Holy Vanilla is not a sub for CAP. The cream really comes from the entirety of the recipe, all the flavors in this recipe have their own creamy note, so the combination of them creates that profile.
Subtle Sweetness: I think this is where some people say they are getting a chocolate note. I tried a few different chocolates but I've really been enjoying FLV Milk Chocolate in this. Now this stuff is STRONG, it can easily take over the rest of the notes in a recipe, so the % you see is all you need (around 2 drops/30ml). 0.25% and above really just overrides everything else, and with 6% Vanilla Custard I didn't think that would be possible. at 0.15% it gives just that subtle chocolate note on the exhale.
This is how far I've come and I hope you enjoy it! This has by far been one of my favorites lately. Please be sure to leave a review. I always appreciate constructive criticism.