This was the first Premiun banana milkshake I had that actually tasted like one. I thought it was amazing at the time. Revisiting it, I decided that the two main flavours were TFA Banana and TFA VBIC, followed by a metric fuck-tonne of sucralose.
Honestly this juice could just be 10% Banana, 4% VBIC and 1% Sucralose. I can't be certain but that would be my guess.
But anyway we can keep the essence of it and tweak/improve it without going overboard with extra flavourings/complications.
TFA Banana is the main note so I used a substantial amount and gave it a little Banana Cream to stop it from being too linear.
TFA VBIC is the main Cream used, smooth and creamy with a vanilla kick. A little TFA Dairy Milk to add to the milkshake and keep it from getting too heavy.
Lastly TFA Cheesecake (GC) just enough to thicken, not enough to turn it to into a malted milk.
And don't forget that Sucralose! Enough to be somewhat sweet, can be dropped a little but it is necessary to capture the essence of the original.
The original reminded me of a McDonalds milkshake, pretty straightforward and linear.
I started this cloning process a couple of months ago, trying to make it too complicated, trying endless combinations and in the end it boiled down to two flavourings really. The extra flavourings just round it out, it is very close to 1-1.
Let me know what you think if you mix it!
Fried Donut soaked in sticky syrup and sugar glazed.
The idea came from a member of the DIYORDIE Facebook group who was chasing a Fried syrup donut; having the afternoons off I decided to have a go, posting this as I was pleasantly surprised at how good it turned out.
I had Yum Yums in the back of my mind when creating this for some reason, so I'm sticking with it!
FA Zeppola/FA Joy: Zeppola is my go to for donuts. It's got a light fried note, and I believe it's the most palatable of donuts. Boosted by FA Joy. Gives it a fuller, more doughy quality.
FA Meringue/FA Torrone: Sugar glazed effect. The nutty qualities of Torrone also compliment the Zeppola really well.
FA Caramel/FA Maple Syrup/CAP VCV1: This makes for a lovely sugary syrup, the Maple is well under control, blends into the caramel. The custard butters them up nicely and also helps to bind the whole recipe together.
I think the Supersweet is a necessary evil to achieve an authentic sugary syrup and 0.5% feels perfect here, not too much.
Not a shake and vape! Joy/Torrone/ Custard need time to do their thing 😉
Bang on after 1 week.
Open to constructive criticism.
Blueberry Meringue & Cream
A tribute to a house juice created by a good friend of my partner. Shout out to Nick Luton!
The profile is Blueberries with drizzle sitting on a dash of thick cream and crispy Meringue base.
FA Bilberry/FW Blueberry make up a decent representation of an actual blueberry. The FW Blueberry doesn't have quite enough presence on its own, it needs some help. The FA Bilberry is strong, but really gives the blueberry more depth and authenticity.
CAP Blueberry Jam is very sweet, very artificial; perfect for sweetening the main blueberry flavour, giving a nice 'drenched' Blueberry vibe.
FA Meringue/CAP Sugar Cookie were a no brainer. The Meringue is perfect at 2%. I tested it higher in previous batches and it's just a waste to go higher.
The Sugar Cookie helps to give the meringue more substance and bite as well as sweetening. I wanted more of a Pavlova style Meringue; which is crisp on the outside and chewy inside.
FW Marshmallow/ CC Devon Cream are the cream/ thickening agents. They contribute more sweetness, more mouthfeel, a hint of vanilla whilst binding the recipe together.
CC Devon Cream I used was straight from Cupcake World but I believe they are the same thing. It's extremely eggy, more so than CAPs VCV1, so it's excellent for a meringue mix.
It can absolutely be subbed for 1% TFA Bavarian Cream and 0.5% CAP VCV1. The reason I used DC is because it does the job of both.
The FW Marshmallow can also be subbed for your favourite marshmallow at the same %.
This is pretty sweet as is but also good with 0.25% Super Sweet.
Shake and Vape good to go but fills out great after a week!
Apple Pie; Macdonald style.
The gooey filling really shines.
FA Fuji is like a very hard apple flavour to me, and I wanted a soft pie filling so it is used as a booster rather than a main note here. Which it does beautifully.
FA Pear is used to add a bit more softness and sweetness to the filling.
FA Apple Pie gives both a touch of Apple as well as the base for the crust.
FA Zeppola is the essential component that gives the crust that 'fried' note.
FA CustApple is again giving more soft, baked Apple notes and helps to bring all the components together.
FA Caramel is used for the sweetness it lends to both filling and crust.
CAP Cinnamon Danish is also on double duty. The pastry notes aid the crust, and that soft cinnamon permeates the filling without overpowering it.
So there you have it! A nearly FA exclusive recipe, CAP CDS is such a great flavour though, there was no way I could leave it out of this one!
I found it enjoyable after a day steep, but as usual it benefits from a few days to really settle in.
Can add a little sweetener if that's your thing; I like it with and without it, pretty sweet on its own. Enjoy!
As it turns out the FLV Cookie Dough I received was mislabelled and is actually FLV Cookie! Appologies for the confusion, just received an email notifying me today!
I have no idea how it will taste with the cookie dough, just re ordered some. But I can confirm that Cookie is very good in the meantime. After 6 days steep the Icecream came through, sandwiched between the sweet, nutty cookie.
It's got to be TFA VBIC, CAP's offering, whilst being really creamy just doesn't have enough flavour to stand up to the cookie.
Inspired by Wayne's weekend mixing assignment.
Works good as a shake and vape, you mostly get a peanut butter caramel cookie, with a lovely texture. Tasty, moorish and not harsh in any way whatsoever. Not much Icecream at first but that'll come with the steep.
First time working with FLV and already impressed.
Any feedback appreciated!