Inspired by a The Mixing Vixens challenge.
When I was living in Puerto Rico I was introduced to a coconut pudding with cinnamon and toasted coconut called "Tembleque." This is a variation of that pudding topped with passionfruit.
The foundation is the WF Coconut Custard, but the Toasted Coconut Cheesecake brings out the custard and coconut flavor. A simple topping of Passion with just a touch of Cinnamon Sugar completes the recipe.
Although this tastes great off the shake, it improves with time.
Tested at 60/40 VG/PG, 0.45 ohm, 316SS, Citadel clone
The Mixin Vixens challenge: Girl Scout Lemonade Cookies
Mixing a recipe for something I have never tasted, so I have no idea if this is close, but it is a lemon cookie.
Cookie base is JF Biscuit and FLV Pastry Zest.
The photo looks like a shortbread cookie so I wanted to increase the butter and oven baked sugar taste, so the VTA Butter Toffee Base was used.
FE Lemon and FLV Pastry Zest provided the lemon flavor, and INW Shisha Vanilla mellows the lemon.
Tested 0.37ohm, clapton, ss316, Citadel clone 60VG/40PG It is a good SNV, but I just mixed it, so I am not sure how it will hold up over time.
Inspired by Flavor-Pro Week 20 Berry Ice Cream Float challenge
I wanted a berry flavor for MTL vaping, so my goal was to simplify the recipe as much as possible, and keep it light for a summer vape.
I was able to get the red flavor and soda brightness using FW Shirley Temple.
HS Blueberry holds up well against the soda flavor, and adds some sweetness. In other variations I added 1% FA Raspberry and/or 1.5% JF Sweet Strawberry to the blueberry, and they were all good, so add them if you want more berry flavor.
I did not want a heavy ice cream for a summer vape, so I used WF Vanilla Cream Extra to add the dairy.
Tested in an Innokin ZBiip with the 1.6 coil. Mixed 50VG/50PG and steeped for a week. Edited: After a month the flavor was much better. Recommend a longer steep.
This was inspired by a Dominican recipe, and it smells terrible in the bottle, but tastes good. It has that marvelous funk that is found in some tropical fruits, but none of the ingredients really stand out. If you don't like the funk, this recipe is not for you. I love that tropical funk and ended up going through my entire 15ml tester in one day. This might be interesting combined with a sweet cream, or condensed milk as is used in the original recipe.
The base of the recipe is the yam, but it is not a dominate flavor.
The top notes are provided by the fruits.
I chose the HS banana because I wanted a green banana to mimic the plantain in the original recipe, rather than a candy banana flavor.
The guava gives a brightness that the recipe needed.
I wanted cinnamon, but wanted to keep it in the background, so I used CAP cinnamon sugar.
Tropical recipes frequently use sugar cane syrup as a sweetener, so I used VT sugar cane to add additional sweetness.
Here is the original recipe:
I have experimented with this at different wattage, and it seems best around 20 watts in a MTL device, much to my surprise.
My experiments with African Horned Cucumber continue. This recipe is based on a recipe for an African Horned Cucumber sauce recipe:
It is an interesting mix of fruits with spice. I really enjoyed it.
This recipe must be steeped 2 weeks.
I forgot to write the description when I was testing it, and all I remember is that it was pretty good.
On a trip to the beach years ago we stopped at a small bakery that had a coconut and nut cookie with bright lime and mint flavor. It was the perfect summertime treat. It is a popular cookie in Mexico called Piloncillo Cocada, but it will always remind me of those days playing in the sand on Galveston Island.
The Almond Cookie SC and Coconut Candy form the base of the cookie.
The Persian Lime and Double Mint leave a refreshing aftertaste, but are not overwhelming.
Testing: 60/40 mix, OBS Nano, 0.32 ohm ss316, 45 Watt
An African Horned Cucumber gin cocktail inspired by this recipe: http://fruitmaven.com/2010/02/minty-blowfish-kiwano-cocktail/
After my first experiment with African Horned Cucumber, I was determined to tame the beast, and researched how the fruit was used in cooking. This recipe was intriguing. The mint and gin are strong enough to balance the African Horned Cucumber, and it takes its place as a team player.
Tested on Digiflavor Siren 2 with 1 ohm ss316 at 16 watts
One of my favorite commercial juices is Stormy by Hometown Heroes. , a lime and cucumber soda. It was the inspiration for this recipe.
The base is RF Soda Base, sweetened and cooled with Rick's Sugar Daddy and WS-23.
The cucumber is not a dominate flavor, and it could be bumped up a little if desired.
The INW Cactus-Lime and FA Florida Key Lime are the main note, but it is not harsh, and can be vaped right away.
I mixed this at 50/50 to vape in my Digiflavor Siren 2 at high ohm 1.0 SS316, and it was exactly what I was looking for, although it is nothing like Stormy.