THE ULTIMATE CUSTARD E-LIQUID RECIPE
How to mix your own shop bought custard E-Liquid?
A lot of feedback we get from our new DIY mixers is that they cannot seem to replicate a custard based e-liquid they have bought or vaped in the past. These customers are usually heading in the right direction by buying Vanilla Custard concentrates however they are missing the secret ingredients in order to make that custard e-liquid become the mouth watering, moreish custard eliquid that they are use to. In this blog we will tell you how to mix it and include a recipe for a flawless vanilla custard eliquid.
The first step to mixing your mouth watering custard eliquid is to start with a really great Vanilla Custard base. There are many different Vanilla Custards out there to try, we recommend buying a few different custards and vaping them on their own to see which custard you prefer. The most popular base Vanilla Custards that are bought are the following:
This is one of the most popular Vanilla Custards, it has a good strength to it, probably one of the strongest Vanilla Custards out there. It has a great blend of Vanilla to Custard ratio, with both main flavour components being able to be tasted. What is also fantastic about this flavour is that it is available in Propylene Glycol (PG) and Vegetable Glycerin (VG) base unlike all the other Vanilla Custards out there, this is great for our PG intolerant vapers. Check it out here
This is many peoples' go to Vanilla Custard base, it is hugely popular and it is due to the buttery vanilla blend. This flavour concentrate is most likely the base used by many vape companies especially the ones who started just by simply mixing at home or recipes from the community you may have tried or seen. Check it out here
There is a great debate other this flavour concentrate, it has an amazing flavour profile and blends really well with other flavours. Many vapers will tell you they cannot taste the difference between this flavour and Capella's version once it is in a recipe mix. Therefore this flavour concentrate stands out as it is slightly cheaper than the Capella version. Check it out here
This Vanilla Custard is loved by many but also disliked by a few. This flavour concentrate tastes completely different to the other Vanilla Custards mentioned and is a lot more light in taste however some vapers believe this flavour doesn't blend so well with other flavours and makes a Vanilla Custard mix harder to create and enjoy. With that being said this flavour is a very light in Vanilla flavouring and has a much more rich Custard taste. Check it out here
Special Mention = Natural Custard by Kandi Hed
Not the biggest fan of Vanilla? Or maybe you prefer to have more control over how much Vanilla you wish to taste. This flavour concentrate is the one for you. This flavour is natural and not artificial which many vapers prefer, it also tastes just as natural. You wouldn't be able to note any difference between vaping this flavour and actually eating custard. Another bonus is that this flavour is available in PG or VG base. Check it out here
So you now have chosen your base, now we need to find those flavours which round off and create that mouthwatering custard eliquid. This is where the fun starts. A big tip for getting your DIY custard eliquid to taste as good as shop bought e-juice is to think outside of the box. In order to get the flavour notes of your base Vanilla Custard to come out is to add subtle flavours to it. We will give you a breakdown of the most popular flavours to add and what this will do to your custard blend. Remember these flavours should be mixed and matched in small subtle quantities to your chosen base.
This flavour concentrate will add a subtle butter note to your eliquid. It won't be over powering and with the cream undertones this will add that extra smooth edge to your eliquid. We recommend adding 1-5%. You can buy this concentrate from Capella or Flavor West. Please click the brand name for a link to the two flavours.
This flavour concentrate is similar to the one above and does a very similar thing however this concentrate is not as subtle as it is Butter on it's own, this will give your mix a really rich buttery custard blend. We recommend adding 1-3%. You can buy this concentrate from Kandi Hed or The Flavor Apprentice. Please click the brand name for a link to the two flavours.
A lot of people are surprised to find out that this flavour is used in custard blends. It doesn't over power the mix or make the eliquid taste of a cheesecake, it simply brings out the nutty tones of vanilla custard and gives it the extra edge for a full mouth vaping experience. You can get this flavour in different varieties and it all depends on how much biscuit you like in the mix. The most popular cheesecakes that are used are listed below. We recommend between 5-10%. Please click the brand name for a link to the flavours.
Cheesecake Graham Crust by The Flavour Apprentice | This flavour has the highest biscuit taste.
This flavour concentrate adds a stronger biscuit taste to the mix. Using this in your blend will lower the chance of getting vapers tongue, preventing the eliquid to be too smooth. We recommend adding 1-5%. You can buy this concentrate from Kandi Hed or The Flavor Apprentice. Please click the brand name for a link to the two flavours.
There are many different creams you can add to your mix. You guessed it, this adds an extra layer of cream to your eliquid. Almost of custard blends will have at least one cream or even two added to the mix. We have listed the most popular creams that are added, this flavour should not be missed out in your custard blend. It can completely perfect your Vanilla Custard. We recommend between 5-10%. Please click the brand name for a link to the flavours, you can also find out more about the flavour profile of each flavour.
French Vanilla Cream by The Flavour Apprentice
You can also add a variety of creams including whipped, fresh, clotted etc.
Marshmallow is a good way of layering in a creamy texture that can be tasted on the exhale instead of throughout the whole mix which is what a cream would do. We recommend adding 5-10%. You can buy this concentrate from Kandi Hed, Capella or The Flavour Apprentice. Please click the brand name for a link to the flavours.
Depending on how strong you like your vanilla in your custard blend, you can add different vanilla flavours to enhance the taste. The recommendation on this is totally down to preference, this flavour blends really well with custard and will simply enhance the vanilla without depleting the custard. Please click the brand name for a link to the flavours.
French Vanilla Deluxe by The Flavour Apprentice
With all e-liquids we recommend adding a sweetener to the mix, this will make the eliquid sweeter and give an overall full mouth vape. This enhancer could completely take your custard eliquid blend to the next level. We recommend 1-3%. You can buy this concentrate from Kandi Hed, Capella, The Flavour Apprentice or Flavor West. Please click the brand name for a link to the flavours.
With all e-liquids we recommend adding this concentrate to the mix, this will make the eliquid more rounded, getting rid of any rough notes. This enhancer could completely take your custard eliquid blend to the next level. We recommend 1-3%. You can buy this concentrate from The Flavour Apprentice. Please click the brand name for a link to the flavour.
There you go, there are the secret ingredients needed in order to turn your custard mix into a mouth watering, moreish eliquid. Once you have mastered using the flavours above why not experiment and add flavours such as Cake Batter Dip, Yellow Cake, Vanilla Cupcake, Dulce De Leche, Different Fruits and many more.
As promised here is a recipe for you, this will make a 20ml Blended Flavour Concentrate which can be added to your PG, VG & Nicotine to make a eliquid.
Vanilla Custard KH 10ml
Butter Cream FW 2ml
New York Cheesecake KH 3ml
French Vanilla KH 3ml
Smooth TFA 1ml
Sweetener KH 1ml