Profile: Banana with peanut butter and a dash of butterscotch
I landed (again) on CC Banana Yoghurt for this recipe, as the banana in this concentrate is seriously delicious! The yoghurt part adds a nice creamy and round taste. I find 3% just be just perfect for it.
I found TFA DX Peanut Butter to go very well for it around 3% as well - although, it does need 3 days to sit as the peanut butter is very strong right after the first shake (but still taste good).
FW Butterscotch at 2% has two jobs in this recipe. First of all - adding to the flavor of the profile obviously and secondly, it adds a nice creamy effect to the mix as well.
FA Caramel at 0.75% is only there to boost the caramel flavor from the butterscotch a little.
The CAP Butter Cream adds two things as well to this mix - knowingly that it's one of those concentrates that tastes different from person to person.
The first job it has is to add a little bit of buttery effect to this mix, that'll help the TFA DX Peanut Butter to be a little bit more round in flavor.
Second job is to add a little bit of waxy texture to the mix for the mouthfeel.
Lastly, TFA Vanilla Swirl for a rounder flavor and to sharpen off the edges from the banana (plus adding a hint of vanilla in the mix)
I recommend 3 days steep to make the TFA DX Peanut Butter and CC Banana Yoghurt to mainly blend in together as they are the main components.
Enjoy and feel free to leave a review!
Profile: Banana Strawberry Smoothie
Some time ago, I picked up Chef's Choice Banana Yoghurt, because @Zany (also known as Dico1337) told me to, knowing I fucking HATE banana vapes.
I figured it was time to buckle up, suck in the belly and get done with it.
To my surprise, I actually enjoy CC Banana Yoghurt quite a lot.
I find CC Banana Yoghurt to be just about sweet enough to pass as a great banana flavor. The yoghurt part does add some creamy-gooey-good stuff to this flavor, to make it work perfectly in my recipe here.
Next up, I needed some strawberry as banana and strawberry go very well together and is a thing most people can get along with - please note, I didn't want to go down a weird rabbit hole with this recipe. My first choice was 4% TFA Strawberry Ripe, but both Zany and I agreed (as he chipped in a little with advice) that 4% wasn't strong enough. So Zany suggested 1.5% JF Strawberry sweet and I decided to bump TFA Strawberry Ripe up another 0.5%. It worked! The strawberry is now there, but not so much it'll overpower the 3% CC Banana Yoghurt.
FA Cream is just playing a tiny supporting role here to smoothen the whole mix up and lending some back-up to CC Banana Yoghurt. I find 1.25% to be just perfect - not too much and not too little.
For your own preference, please feel free to add a little sweetener to this mix if it's not enough. I myself find 2 drops of CAP Super Sweet in a 30ml done mix to hit the spot.
Which and how much if any sweetener, I'll leave that up to you, dear mixer.
CC Banana Yoghurt is really best at 3 days steep, but hey... this works perfectly great as a SNV!
Profile: A nutty biscuit
For the biscuit part, my obvious go-to biscuit is here JF Biscuit. I decided that over INW Biscuit, as I find INW Biscuit to be just a tad too dry for what I wanted to achieve here.
To add a little pow-wow to the biscuit, I paired it up against a slight touch of AP, which helps the biscuit to feel a little bit more crunchy.
For the nuts, I went for my go-to FA Hazel Grove as I really enjoy the nuttiness it brings to the table and the slight taste of praline really works well in a nutty bakery type. I added in some WF Butter Pecan Pie to do a little dance with the hazelnut and it brings a warming creamy element to the mix along with some buttery and creamy notes, that goes really well with the biscuit.
Lastly, a finishing dash of FLV Cream and FA Carmel to add a further round touch, some rich mouthfeel and to help the warming touch.
Let it steep for a minimum of 2 weeks to get this recipe to reach its full potential.
Profile: Strawberry Milk
This recipe was specifically made for the episode of Noted: Old World Strawberries, which I participated in.
During all my tests of European strawberry brands, I bumped into MB Strawberry Milk, which happened to be exactly what I was looking for. So I made this the star of the show. It's from their M-line, which kinda makes it a one-shot that lacks something.
To me, it's more of a cream than an actual milk, but oh boy it does it well in that department.
To add little bit of roundness to it, I decided in TFA Vanilla Swirl which smoothens out the cream even further and adds just a touch of vanilla.
I have always loved my strawberry shakes and ice creams with some running gooey caramel. Of all my caramel choices I boiled it down to two: either VT Salted Caramel or FW Caramel (salted). Knowing both flavors well, my choice fell on FW Caramel (salted) as it is just a touch more sweet and gooey than VT Salted Caramel and I wanted this recipe to be sweet.
The MB Sweet Strawberry is there to help and boost this strawberry in MB Strawberry Milk, as Strawberry Milk has a tough time to distinguish both flavors and generally are just blended. I needed the strawberry to be a little bit more there and since I had just tried MB Sweet Strawberry and had it in my top 3 for noted as number 1, I figured it would be the perfect choice.
I consider this a very simple and easy recipe for beginners to get into mixing, as you won't have to worry too much about balancing the strawberries and cream thanks to the perfection MB Strawberry Milk really is.
Works perfectly fine as SnV, but if you leave it over night that FW Caramel (salted) really kicks into gear.
Profile: Biscuit with Bourbon Cream
When I was a young strapping lad, my favourite biscuit (and still is from time to time) was those with bourbon cream in them as a filling.
So I set sails to create something like it.
The biscuit itself is made using a combo of JF Biscuit as for the base, adding in ooo corn bread for flavor and texture and finalizing the flavor and texture with a notch of AP.
The cream itself I decided on FA Irish Cream backed up by FLV Bourbon and to add some thickness I added TFA Marshmallow and cream.
It's not too overpowering in either the bakery or the booze, but are balanced very well.
Both inhale and exhale gives you both bakery and booze and people say, that it does smell like a biscuit too.
I left it for about 7 days steep, to where I found it exactly as I wanted it, but it might turn better over time.
Profile: Sour melon candy!
This is my pod version, of the original My Melon Balls that I made.
It's not quite as strong as the original, as that one is made for high powered devices, but it works tremendously in a pod!
I took out the CAP Sweet Guava as the original has, as it didn't really come through in the pod at all.
I upped the melons and the powdered sugar a tad to boost them for the flavor in a low powered device, and at the same down taking the WF Sour Vall Candy SC down a little, to not dominate the melons too much.
All in all, this tastes amazing in a pod device!
Feel free to check out the original for high powered devices.
Profile: Yoghurt Drink with Matcha
I'm a giant fan of Lime Drink (http://alltheflavors.com/recipes/151335#lime_drink_by_maxsavage) made by @AlfredPudding and @SavageMax so much, so it inspired me to make this.
Compared to their original recipe, I adjusted the numbers for the VT Yoghurt Drink a little, to not overpower the FLV Eisai tea too much.
The idea of adding FLV Eisai to the original recipe came to me the day I first tried Eisai. I found it fitting so well, that I had to try and see if my nose was onto something good here.
The FLV Eisai tea adds a nice earthy Matcha flavor to the mix, that I find go super well with the remaining ingredients in this.
I fiddled around with the lime a little, tried a few different ones that I felt would perhaps go well with the Eisai, and I landed on VT Persian lime, as I find it to be a perfect mixture of sweet and zesty for the Eisai.
To add a finishing touch, I added a little vanilla into it, as I in the past have experienced with adding vanilla to the Lime Drink recipe and where I have tried a few, everywhere from FA Vanilla Bourbon, CAP French Vanilla, CAP Vanilla Custard, CAP Vanilla Whipped Cream, FLV Vanilla Pudding. But I finally settled on INW Shisha Vanilla, as I find it to give that nice vanilla top note that doesn't bully around so much.
I have tried to not stray too far off of the original recipe, but I think this what I have here is pretty enjoyable.
Give it 2 days steep for it all to blend in nicely, but works fine as SNV.
Profile: Danish puff pastry with vanilla pudding, powdered sugar and a little almond
Been through several version of this.
First few version I used CAP Cinnamon Danish Swirl, but it wasn't really I was looking for as the cinnamon note was way too heavy for what I was going for.
I traditional danish "spandauer" doesn't have any cinnamon in it at all, so my idea for making the pastry with it got scrapped.
I kept in VT Croissant that has been there from the start, but I felt it didn't really hold up on it's own. So I introduced WF Croissant SC to back it up. At 1% I feel it does the job backing up the 3% VT Croissant.
For the pudding I have tried a few custards such as FA Custard and Custard Prem. CAP Vanilla Custard was at the table at some point too, all in some variations with FLV Vanilla Pudding.
Sadly, no matter the combination I did, I just felt it was too overpowering, so for my final version, I decided to just stick it with FLV Vanilla Pudding.
The almond just serves as an accent for topping and so does the OOO Powdered Sugar.
It's a simple recipe, but I quite like it despite the simplicity it has.
I feel this is best after about 12 days, but very enjoyable after just 7.
Profile: Black tea with lemon and a dash of honey
So I wanted to make an asian inspired tea!
I equipped myself with FLV Eisai and FA Black Tea for the base of the tea - I feel they each bring components that truly go very well for an asian style tea.
For my fruits I might have taken the slightly safe and maybe obvious choice using lemon, but to accomplish my mission to make this tasty, it just couldn't be different.
CAP Lemon Lime just has a flavor that goes well in beverages. I see it mostly for sodas, but in my head it would fit perfect for a tea as well. To make the tea more fluent and combat the dryness FA Black Tea brings, I figured FLV Lemonade would play a good supporting role in the mix, both for flavor and texture.
I hadn't actually planned on adding honey into this, but I felt I needed something sweet to dance both with the dark flavor tea has and the citrus. I looked over what I had in my stash. Considered this and and that, but fell on VT Golden Syrup.
I discovered that when you combine VT Golden Syrup and FLV Eisai, it gives off a very nice lightly floral and almost fresh off of the beehive honey taste, in addition to the accent of green tea. Very delicious!
FLV Eisai brings some nice earthy and floral flavors to this mix, that to me makes this very authentic.
INW Cactus is there to make everything just a little more juicy and nice.
This flavor tastes exactly like the brand "Oishi Black Lemon tea" which is an asian tea - just without all the sugar.
Let it steep for a few days - 2-3 I'd say. Works alright as SnV, but the tea is a tad too strong at that point.
I hope you'll enjoy this mix!
Profile: Peach Cream Pie
Worked a bit on this for a while, trying to balance the peaches.
Problem with WF Peach Pie & Cream is, that it's really just peach & cream - no pie! So to construct a light pie, I used 1% AP, 1% FA Apple Pie and a little INW Biscuit for some texture.
FLV Cream at 0.75% are there to boost the creaminess.
I felt JF Honey Peach would work well with WF Peach Pie & Cream to add some sweetness to the mix.
FA Custard is used here as a filler for the pie itself.
Best after steeping a week.