A rich dark berry cobbler with a dollop of vanilla ice cream.
This recipe is focusing on FW Wild Berry Cobbler. This one is actually pretty good as a single flavor. It's definitely a darker berry (blackberry?). The PUR Boysenberry Preserves compliments the blackberry nicely and drives home the cooked fruit note. The cobbler part is there but light, so I used some sugar cookie to add a bit of texture. My bottle doesn't say ala mode and I don't really pick up any ice cream, so I added my own. I wanted to keep this relatively simple. Play around with this or add whatever ice cream base works for you. The moral of the story is, if you don't have FW Wild Berry Cobbler, you should definitely consider buying it.
This recipe is inspired by Talenti Vanilla Blueberry Crumble Gelato. The actually blueberry is very mild while the Tahitian Vanilla is the star of this dessert. The crumble part has a very macaroon-like quality to it. You can definitely get the coconut flakes within this cookie crumble.
The blueberry will stay prominent in the first week. Then creams take over and push the bb to the back. I used TFA Cheesecake (graham crust) to add a bit of texture to the macaroon and a some weight to the overall mix.
Clafoutis is a flan-like French dessert with fruit (typically cherries) but can be made with many different fruits. The only version I've actually had uses apricots and is now my favorite dessert. Of course, I had to make this into a vape.
FLV / FA Apricot/FW Butter Rum - When I first tried FLV , this dessert came rushing back to my mind. It has a very cooked/baked warmth about it. Definitely has some sweetness with a subtle tart note. I used FA Apricot to add a bit of fullness and soften up the entire mix. The butter rum just adds a bit of brown sugar and a touch of a boozy note.
CAP Vanilla Custard/INW Creme Brulee/FW Cake Batter Dip - To give you an idea of what I'm going after, this dessert is a very simple batter. It's basically milk,egg, sugar, vanilla and flour blended together. CAP VC seemed like an obvious choice. But I also wanted that caramelized sugar and creme brulee does that very well. It also adds a bit more egginess. Together, these 2 flavors remind more of a flan. The cake batter dip is just adding a bit of texture, while not making it too cakey.
FA Cream Whipped/FW Lemon Meringue Pie - When I have this dessert, I choose not to cover with powdered sugar. Instead, I put a dollop of whipped cream with some lemon zest. Most lemon flavors come off as a lemon juice or is too candied. I needed just a touch of lemon. I settled on FW LMP. It adds a light lemon note that stays in the back round. FA whipped cream is still the closest to the real thing, imo. It's light, airy and not overly sweet.
I was just messing around with Blackberry Blossom and new I wanted to make a lemonade with it. I originally had the blossom at 1% but it had a hard time holding up to the Alpine and Lemonade. So I kept increasing it until I felt it was very present but not taking over. I wanted to just keep this simple but I'll probably be adding a bunch of variations, in the future.
FLV Blackberry Blossom - I was scared when I seen this flavor was coming my way. But this has completely taken me by surprise. Very well balanced between the berry and floral. This flavor is a very dark and musky flavor with a touch of sweetness. This will pair well with other berries and stone fruits. Definitely adding some brighter flavors, such as citrus (lemon), will make this flavor POP.
FLV Lemonade - This is very much like Country Time or a premixed lemonade. You get a good amount of sweetness with a very little bit of a tartness. Despite it leaning towards a powdered mix, doesn't come off dry at all.
Alpine Strawberry - Ever since this flavor came out I've wanted to find something that would pair well with it. Well, FLV delivered with the Blackberry Blossom. Alpine is very authentic with just a touch of a floral note. I don't recommend trying to bury this in a mix. It's very strong and even at this tiny amount, will sit at the top of your recipe. It's hard for me to recommend this flavor, giving it's price. But, if you already have it, try pairing it with florals and other fruits. Also, if you have trouble tasting strawberries, this is a good one to have. No chance you're not tasting it.
WS-23 - I've had Koolada but can't stand the off notes. FA Polar Blast was alright but found myself not getting the desired coolness from it. Plus it irritated my throat a bit. A big shout goes to @Fear for bringing this flavor to my attention and telling me where to get it. I can't rave enough about this. Best cooling agent on the market, IMO.
edit - Name changed from Black Lemonade
Another Flavorah only recipe
This was inspired by LaLa's Guanabana yogurt smoothie drink and https://alltheflavors.com/recipes/14191#batido_de_guanabana_by_deejay_mills . If you haven't tried that recipe, you should. It's fantastic and a recipe I always go back to! This was one of the easiest all FLV recipes for me. Their tropical flavors are some of the best and this recipe just fell into place. The guanabana in this smoothie is rather subtle, but it blends into the creams and yogurt very well. I get more pineapple and coconut than anything else.
Give this at least 7 days. The cream and coconut will blend with the yogurt and soften some of the sharpness. Once that happens, the Guanabana and other fruit pulls to the front, leaving you with a nice creamy exhale
Guanabana - This flavor is and has been one of my favorites for the last year. So much going on. You get a cross between mango and pineapple with an almost banana cream back note. I needed to use this a bit higher to cut through the cream and yogurt.
Soursop - Soursop brings some of the same qualities as guanabana but is a touch darker/ muskier with hints of coconut. There is also some tartness that kind of reminds me of a Granny Smith apple.
Greek Yogurt - This is obviously the yogurt part. I know this isn't everybody's cup of tea. But, when used properly, you can bring out a very deep creaminess with just a touch of that "twang" to know this is a yogurt.
Pineapple - I added this just to give a touch more tropical feel to the overall profile. I get a sweet pineapple juice from this one. But it has very deep and darker feel, that seems to play well with creams.
Cream - This is here to help the Greek Yogurt from becoming too sour and bring this into more of a smoothie. It's a very neutral cream that is adding a lot of the texture.
Coconut - One of the best coconut flavors on the market. This is not only adding a touch of coconut, but also adding to the overall creaminess/ mouthfeel. It's super strong! I used it at about 1 drop per 20ml.
Sweetness - Reading the label of this smoothie drink, it says they use Stevia leafs as the sweetening agent. FLV Sweetness is made with Stevia. So this was an obvious choice. This seems to get sweeter the longer you let it steep. This has been my go-to sweetener lately. Not only do I think it plays better with creamy vapes, it also won't gunk your coils.
Optional - Maybe the idea of a warm yogurt vape doesn't appeal to you. Try adding .5% FLV Ice or the cooling agent of your choice.
This was an idea I have to give ID10-T credit for. Back in November, he mentioned his brother bringing a dessert to Christmas every year. Which consisted of raw cranberries covered in molten hot white chocolate and then cooled. This is appropriately called Cranberry Crack. Well, while ID10-T was busy mowing down some competition in the mixer contests, I was still salivating at the thought of this. So I decided to build a recipe around that concept. It was only after a couple versions that I realized that I wanted to take a little different approach.
While I never have tried this Cranberry Crack, I knew raspberries and white chocolate are amazing together. So why not add them to the mix. I thought this was going to be pretty easy and straight forward. But quickly discovered that balancing the white chocolate with the fruits, would prove to be challenging.
FLV/FW White Chocolate - MF White Chocolate I still feel is one the best. But, for the life of me, couldn't get it to work in this. I probably could've made a dilution and maybe make it work, but I moved on. I'm not that big of a fan of TFA's offering, so knew that was out. That left me with the only other one I had, which was FW. I really like their version. It's creamy, buttery and has a nice little vanilla note to it. I originally had this at 3% and was going to be the only WC in this recipe. Then, with a big shout out to Brendon, in came a big box of flavors from Flavorah. Well, white chocolate was the first one I reached for. This did not disappoint. Very rich with a heavy cream. Not sure I was picking up as much vanilla as FW, but this was delicious. I had to have this under 1%, to keep it from bogging down the other flavors. I kept FW in this but just dialed it back a little.
INW Shisha Vanilla - By far, one of the best and most versatile vanillas in my arsenal. This is pulling double duty here. It brings just a touch more vanilla and adds bit of creaminess to the white chocolate.
FLV Cranberry/FA Pom - This got a little tricky. FLV's version is very much like OceanSpray Cranberry juice. Not as tart as you would expect for a cranberry. But, imo, is the best authentic (as apposed to candy-like) offering. Not one of their stronger flavors. I found I had to keep raising the % to hold up to the creams. My goal was to try to bend this into a regular cranberry, instead of a juice. TFA's version wasn't bad but just seemed like a unsweetened juice. CAP's Cranberry was just not that good. But FA Pomegranate had that tartness and has a thickness, I was looking for. It gave the cranberry a sort of cooked feel to it. I just needed to keep it low enough that none of those floral notes would shine through.
FA Raspberry/INW Shisha Raspberry - While I knew I wanted FA all along, Shisha worked surprisingly well with it. I find FA to be one of the best. It's realistic but doesn't carry much tartness. Almost like a cooked raspberry with some sugar. Has some floral and maybe earthy undertones. INW Shisha almost has the same notes. With some earthiness and kind of floral accents, but in a completely different way (if that makes any sense at all). INW has a bit more of the tartness that you would expect from a raspberry.
Steep Time : 7- 10 days
This is a pretty straight forward recipe. My take on a watermelon bubble gum with some support from other melons.
FLV Bubble Gum - FLV nailed this profile. A very good base to add your favorite fruits to. No chalkiness like I get from TFA and not as harsh as FW.
FLV Watermelon - This is a good candy watermelon. Although, you can taste a little bit of the white part (rind) which I wasn't expecting from a candied flavor. It lends a hand at making the recipe a bit more juicy too.
FLV Wild Melon - This is a great mix of melons. Watermelon and honeydew being the main fruits that I detect. It leans more towards the fresh fruit category, imo. If someone asked "what's the best melon flavor?" this would be the one I recommend. Very bright and refreshing.
FLV Cantaloupe - This is used not only to add more melon, but lend a hand in making the overall mix more juicy and almost creamy. It has a thickness that gives this recipe a good mouthfeel. And makes the whole experience seem more authentic.
FLV Sweetness - As always, sweeteners are optional. I usually would only use this at 1 drop per 10ml. But, this is a candy and 2 drops worked out nicely. It does a good job providing you with the sweet while, at the same time, not gunking up your coils. Feel free to sub for your sweetener of your choice (I'd say 1 drop per 10ml of CAP SS would work well).
This is very much a shake and vape recipe but will benefit from an overnight steep. Best after 3 days. Don't forget to leave a comment and/or review. Thanks for reading!
Custard Apples are the "IN" thing lately. So, if you haven't yet, it's time to jump aboard. While I never was able to get my hands on a guanabana, I did manage to find a cherimoya. Oh my! These things are absolutely delicious! There is some serious complexity to this amazing fruit. I get a mix of apple, pineapple, mango and banana mashed together with a very creamy coconut. Between the price and the scarceness of the custard apples in my area, there really was only one option. Make it a vape! That shouldn't be hard, I thought. INW makes cherimoya. Not so fast......
INW Cherimoya - I have to say INW didn't do a bad job at all but still found it to be missing some depth. I get the pineapple and apple up front. With a smooth creaminess on the exhale. I kind of pick up a acidic mango but not much at all.
FA Coconut - While I wouldn't call this the best offering (FLV still holds the crown,imo), it's definitely a suitable replacement. It's fresh, creamy and fits into the cherimoya perfectly.
FA Banana - Like a lot of FA fruits, this is a realistic tasting banana. I found out the hard way, it can be a temperamental flavor. If taken too high, can lean towards an artificial taste with some chemically thing happening. If used too low, it seems to just get lost in the mix. After many failed tries, I finally got it to do what I wanted. It's not too forward and plays nicely with the coconut.
More on Cherimoya - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cherimoya
Conclusion - I feel this is a really good representation of the actual fruit and I'm happy with the results. If you never have had a custard apple,I'm confident you'll want to run out and buy a few, after tasting this. This is a good S&V but loses a little of the acidity after the first day. Enjoy!!
FLV and TFA Peanut Butter - Tfa is very good PB. It nails the creamy richness, you would expect. But you also get some nice deep undertones of brown sugar that gives a nice mouthfeel. Flv is more of the peanut than the butter and my favorite choice. It's here to add more of a dry, gritty texture ( like the stuff in Reese's ).
INW & FLV Milk Chocolate, Milk & Honey - It seems everyone is on this INW Milk Chocolate band wagon. I personally think it needs a lot of help. FLV did a great job on this. I get more of a Chocolate Milk single flavor testing this but, in this recipe, it worked really well in adding the chocolate I was missing with INW. The downside of FLV Milk Chocolate is, I was getting an off note that was hard to describe, because it's only present for half a second. Adding Milk & Honey worked for masking that note and also seems to meld the chocolates together. It also added the sweetness I was looking for. I've noticed Chocolate almost always needs some sweetener to help it. Known that chocolate itself is usually a coil killer, I didn't want to add sucralose. Milk & Honey was definitely the reason I didn't need to add the sweetener.
TFA Bavarian Cream - This was added just for some additional mouthfeel and creaminess. I plan on trying this with JF BC next time, since that stuff is magical. So feel fre to sub, if you like.
Now for the bad news- This really needs the full 2 weeks( 1 month is even better) to let everything come together and smooth it out.
I was originally going to do a spiced cider or even a spiked cider. But once I got my hand on JF Yellow Cake, I had to use it.
Delicious apple cake with a sweet frosting
CAP CDS/JF Yellow Cake- JF does most of the work here. It's sweet and moist, but not too moist. It's absolutely delicious. CDS adds a nice little cinnamon dusting and adds some fullness to the batter.
Fuji/Apple Cider- I don't get a whole lot of apple from the cider. It has that fermented taste that you would associate with ciders and is very sweet. Combined with the Fuji, it's a perfect representation of an apple cider.
Vanilla cupcake- This makes up the frosting. It does actually help the batter but I definitely get more of the frosting than batter.
Strawberry Ripe- Now, I can't taste strawberries very well but I use ripe quite a bit. Usually to sweeten a mix. Not this time. While it does add some sweetness, I'm using this to smooth some harsh notes. Apple cider is a great flavor but can be a little harsh on the throat at times. Strawberry ripe does a perfect job of smoothing that all out.
I made 10 different recipes with many variations and this is the one I can't stop vaping. I hope everyone enjoys this as much as I do. Maybe not that outside of the box,but it's so good!