Here’s another opinion.
9% CAP VC1 is not altogether a bad thing. Certainly it doesn’t offer a chemical taste after a good steep, say 1 month at least. That is merely my opinion, but I do know a large number of people who would agree. However, VC can be considered a “heavy” flavor that benefits from accompanying, lighter flavors to add balance. FA Cream Fresh is very good for that. Likewise, VC1 can be a great flavor to add depth to other creams. Here are some other flavors that work well with VC1 -
Vanilla Ice Cream
Vanilla Bean Ice Cream
There are many others, but you get the picture. VC is great, but it does tend to shine best when accompanied by another creamy flavor. In terms of layering flavor, you can consider these pairings as your custard or cream base. Establish that (e.g., 5% CAP VC1 and 3% TPA Bavarian Cream), then you have a foundation from which to add fruits or other flavors. Again - all my opinion. I think the custard guru @Ken_O_Where might argue with me over VC1 needing help, not sure
If you haven’t checked out this thread, I would recommend it. You may find some inspiration and certainly plenty of opinions