This is an offshoot of a conversation with @Tmease in another thread. I would love for the whole of VC to come together and help create the most badass Orange Creamsicle possible. All input is welcome.
What started this idea was a conversation, and I had made a statement yesterday that, today, I would make 3 iterations. After giving it more thought, I’ve decided to change course a bit. But first, for those who might not know, an Orange Creamsicle is a delicious vanilla ice cream on a sick, wrapped in a layer of orange sherbet. The qualities of this can vary from various makers of the product, although not tremendously. Now one thing to point out for anyone thinking of buying one to try (as if you never have!), there is also what’s known as an Orange Dreamsicle. That one is made from ice milk rather than ice cream. But if that’s your thang, go for it. What should happen with enough involvement is some good recipes, flavor/mixing ideas, and a few do’s and don’ts to appear along the way. After all, orange isn’t the easiest flavor to work with. But, back to the change of course.
Rather than doing 3 mixes today (yep, trying to rush things yet again) I’m going to do just one. It’s not what I consider my first attempt at perfection, but rather just getting a lay of the land. My comments in the recipe speak to mixing methodology today.
WORK IN PROGRESS FOR PUBLIC COLLABORATION. NOT A FINISHED MIX.
FOR THIS TEST, ADDING ALL FLAVORS EXCEPT THE ORANGE MANDARIN. MIX FOR 60 SECONDS ON THE FSH-21 HOMOGENIZER. DEGAS ON THE USC, ADD ORANGE MANDARIN AND HOMOGENIZE AGAIN FOR ANOTHER 60 SECS.
INITIAL PLAN FOR 60ML IS TO DIVIDE THE FIRST FINISHED MIX INTO SMALLER PARTS IF FLAVORS NEED TO BE AMPLIFIED.
So, are you in? I hope so, because this one could be a lot of fun. Where am I right at this moment? First stage of homogenization mix just went into the USC to get the bubbles out. Next step…adding the orange. But that’s going to have to be changed on my end. I only THOUGHT I had the MF flavor. Turns out, I don’t. Here’s what I do have -
FLV - Orange Citrus … uhhhh, @SmokyBlue
FA - Mandarin
CAP - Sweet Tangerine
INW - Shisha Orange
TPA - Orange Cream
What to do?