Sticky, sweet and oh my gosh so good, caramel! I know this flavor and what all it can do, by experience. I see it being overused and abused, but I won’t go there, as it does depend on the recipe and who is mixing it at what level of mix experience they have. For me, it’s a smooth caramel, delicious in most things I add it to, either as a supporting flavor or a main, this flavor is fantastic!
How I found my spots, is the same as all the rest. I grabbed up about (5) 10ml bottles and went thru my drops, 2 drops .02 grams, 4 drops .08 grams, 6 drops .12 grams and 8 drops .16 grams. I let these sit for about 3 days, shaking them every few hours; no other steeping tricks. The 2 drops was a very light caramel, and can see that being used as a sweetener at that level. Going to 4 drops, I got a good caramel type, not quiet as a solo, but then I rarely see caramel used as an only flavor, but it is possible it has been. at 6 drops, it starts to get really thick, way too much in my face type, with a taste on it that reminds me of burnt bits, def overdoing it there at 6 drops! So then I went 8 drops, and I just knew i’d be in trouble, but no I was not, not as bad as I thought, and it brings me again, back to my article flavor pushing zombies.
So this brings up, less is more than you really think, especially using it at more than needed. If you ever noticed, those full in your face flavor type juices going bad faster, if you keep a light to moderate hand making juice, it will last longer, and you will enjoy it better. You can retrain your tastebuds. YES! If you do a slow step down, like you would do with your nicotine intake. It is possible, and please do not give up, just practice more! Now how about a good recipe?
Caramel Coffee Brulee 30ml
12 drops .24 grams Caramel
9 drops .18 grams Vanilla Custard
3 drops .06 grams Vanilla Pudding
3 drops .06 grams Cinnamon Crunch
1 drops .02 grams Coffee
Creamy, rich, smooth and oh so good! You might want to let this sit around for a few days to mingle and play. Go big so you won’t run out of this one too fast! 😛
Edit: if you want more cinnamon/pumpkin spice/ginger then increase the recipe to at least 60ml, if not 120ml. Use 1-2 drops per 60ml for pumpkin spice, 1-2 drops per 120ml for more cinnamon.. If you’d like, sub out either or the creams for some good Irish cream, or Cream de Menthe! 🙂