I find Soylent extraordinarily palatable, but I know others would be interested in taste customization.
- https://web.archive.org/web/20201223073932/https://www.completefoods.co/diy/wiki/flavoring [ 1 ] was diy.soylent.com/wiki/flavoring
Need an eyedropper for measuring some things.. or maybe a pipette.
- Don't store concentrated stuff in a bottle with an eye dropper that uses rubber.
Soylent could be used as a as a partial replacement for various liquid ingredients.
- But I don't know how appropriate it would be for various cooking/baking applications. Personally, I would strongly avoid it. Soylent is a balanced food and has ingredients which might not work well cooked.
Blended with liquid foods ∞
- Earl Grey
- "About 20 ounces Earl Grey Soylent added to roughly 4 ounces of warm water and 2 packets of Monk Fruit Extract, stirred to combine and ice added is, hands down, amazing."
- Perhaps strong tea in general.
- Cold "brewed" coffee.
Juices, maybe even from concentrate.
- Half the recommended water, and the rest as juice.
- Almond milk, and flavoured almond milk.
- Chocolate almond milk is reportedly good.
- Some will strongly say to avoid alcohol mixes, especially those being kept in the fridge for any length of time. Mixing for immediate consumption is unknown.
- The problem is the same for rancid Soylent. Alcohol with Soylent's ingredients is reportedly not friendly to the body in the least.
- This needs heavy research before any taste-testing could be made.
Blended with solid foods ∞
Things normally blended with other things, e.g. fruit.
With flavourings normally for other things ∞
- Milk flavourings
Water flavourings (instant drink mixes like Kool-Aid)
- Sugar-free juice pouches.
- Wisdom of the Ancients Instant YerbaMate Royale, 2.82 Ounce
- Baking flavourings, and emulsions
Various liquid flavourings
- I haven't seen anyone talk about this. What about using sugar directly?
- What about brown or other types of sugar?
- What about other sweet liquids like maple syrup?
Alcohol flavourings (used for drink mixes)
With general flavourings ∞
Multi-purpose concentrated flavours (baking, candy-making, soda water)
- Reportedly salt will help bring out flavours.
- Early users say Cinnamon is useful for cutting the taste from the original mix.
Other / Misc ∞
- Blending whatever but adding ice as well.
- I think it's a very bad idea to toy with this notion, since Soylent is already a complete meal. Perhaps half-and-half would work, but this idea needs to be researched.
- Essential oils might be a possibility, but it sounds like a stupid idea.
- e-cigarette flavourings sounds like a horrifying idea, but could be researched.
- Replace the cream with Soylent when making chai tea.
Specific flavour goal notes ∞
- nesquik powder. 1 large spoonful (enough to flavor 1/2 glass of milk) isn't enough to flavor 1/4 glass of Soylent.
- Cocoa powder and cinnamon
- Hershey's Special Dark Cocoa Powder
- Malt Powder
- What about shredded freezer-cold chocolate on the top of a cup?
- Crush chocolate tea biscuits.
I tried flavoring some meals with Crackled Dark Chocolate and that was quite nice.
It does not impart flavor until you chew it. However the presence of something in the mix that you must chew pushes the base flavor way into the background, and is the dominate flavor while you chew.
To make Crackled Chocolate:
Microwave a dark-chocolate bar inside a 1-gallon zip lock bag till semi-soft, then flatten very very thin w/rolling pin, or pint beer glass. Chill till crisp, then crumble to average size between a grain of rice and a split pea.
Add the equivalent of 1/5th to 1/2 bar to a full day's batch of Soylent/Schmoylent/DIY.
1 scoop soylent
2 scoops water
2 oreo cookies
3 ice cubes
1 blender(I use the cheapest black and decker at Walmart)
How to make:
1.) put soylent powder, water, and ice cubes in
2.)blend for 1 minute
3.)put oreos in
4.)blend until desired consistency
A small scoop of peanut butter can thicken it up as well and adds some extra flavor that reminds me of a recess peanut butter cup
- 7-10 frozen strawberries
- 2 tsp McCormick strawberry extract
1000? kcal Soylent
- Maybe just drops of vanilla extract.
- Vanilla almond milk is reportedly not so good.
- vanilla powder?
- Earl Grey with a little bit of french vanilla cream
- Maria biscuits (thin, vanilla wafer like tea biscuits)
- vanilla frosting
scoop of birthday cake Ice Cream
- 75% tap water
25% "coconut" [coconut water?]
- Reportedly brings out the vanilla so that you can taste one table spoon in a two liter container.
.. but how much chocolate and of what delivery?
If you want your soylent to taste like banana bread, here's what you do:
1 pack soylent
Whatever oil you use
Optional: Extra oil. I put in extra olive oil.
1/4 tsp salt
1 tsp nutmeg
1 tsp ground cloves
2 tsp cinnamon
2 tsp vanilla flavoring (probably optional)
Blend, refrigerate, enjoy.