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This is a Pistachio ice cream with caramel swirl. Pistachio is one I enjoy and I love Wayne's Pistachio RY4 so between that and a friend of mine asking if I could do a pistachio ice cream this recipe was born. I hope you enjoy as always any comments or ideas are welcome and like most creams and with the pistachio this recipe will only benefit more from a steep, however I have tried it right after a mix and its pretty tasty, flavor notes are down below.
Pistachio- Its the main profile for this recipe and you cant have pistachio ice cream without pistachio. TFA just does pistachio right in my opinion, you don't necessarily get like a pistachio nut more then you get like a creamy pistachio that just melds so well in mixes.
Caramels-So for this recipe I didn't just want to throw some pistachios and creams together and call it good and caramel goes almost hand in hand
with ice cream and it pairs up so nicely with the pistachio Fa Caramel was used here because its a softer caramel and doesn't give you that
sharp candy like note it just blends so well here that it was a obvious choice. FW butterscotch is here because butterscotch and caramel plays
so nice together and using one at a lower percent and the other higher they just boost each other up so that's what its doing here its boosting
up that caramel and rounding out the edges to refine it.
Ice Cream- so for the ice cream base I went with TFA VBIC and Cap Vanilla Whipped Cream because as nice of a vanilla as TFA is I find it lacking on its
own, it just doesn't have that density or thickness by itself that I was looking for and Cap vanilla whipped cream does a great job of helping
with that it brings a little more vanilla and richness to the ice cream so that the pistachio can lay in a nice thick bed of cream without either
one getting lost but becoming a complete mix instead.
Sweetener- Optional, I know not everyone likes sweetener and that's fine but c'mon its ice cream. The sweetener just helps add more to the ice cream
experience, try and tell me if you eat ice cream you don't get sugar lips.
There you have it my rendition of Pistachio ice cream. Hope you enjoy, tweak it to your liking, build off of it, just have fun.
I started trying this one out January of 2016, a recent forum post reminded me to go back to a bottle that's been steeping a few months.
It's not 100% "duchess reserve" yet but it's on it's way & really damn close.
I added the butter pecan & meringue after a suggestion from Mike Peifer (MrColdOne), so he deserves some of the credit for bringing this recipe even closer to completion.
TFA Vanilla Custard also works well here at 4% instead of the cappella.
This is optional, since people are enjoying the current version, any further changes will be published as a new recipe.
This one really needs a good steep to come together.
Development notes on my blog post here:
Thick, rich and creamy...
The VBIC, NY cheesecake, Sweet Cream, and Creme Brulée all drive this thick decadent base. The butterscotch kind of sits on top for a few days and melts down in the mix after a week and a half and the cinnamon note from the graham fades as well leaving behind a rich buttery thick vape if you are into that sort of thing.
Yeah, yeah I know...FW Yellow Cake is bad. Unfortunately, I've still got a 30 ml bottle on hand and I'm going to use it. Feelfree to sub it with your favorite yellow cake flavor. I've been working on this for awhile...my goal was to create something that shows the versatility of FA Fig. It's a beautifully bright delicate flavor that doesn't get the attention it deserves and works well with Apple. The tartness of Fuji works perfectly here and is the prominent fruit flavor. Pistachio and walnut add a nice touch of nutty buttery goodness. Salted Caramel provides balance and ties everything together. For a change of pace I try V2 with uses FA Caramel as it's also delicious. Anyways, I hope you like...just a little something different that's a departure from my normal strawberry/blueberry vapes
A smokey Applewood on the inhale, followed by a thick Butterscotch on the exhale, with a dry Turkish blend throughout.
FW Butterscotch Natural 5%: Provides a broad sweetness and contributes to the mouth-feel. Most of the butterscotch flavor is on the exhale. Heavy presence in the aroma. NOTE: This mix uses the "Natural" variant or FW's Butterscotch, which is not as sharp and can be used at a higher percentage without imparting an off-taste.
CAP Cinnamon Danish Swirl: 0.5% is just enough to bring a spicy complexity.
FA Desert Ship Blend 1.5%: FA's best Turkish blend. Sits nicely in the background and brings a smokiness to the woody profile.
FA Fuji 3%: In many recipe's, 3% will give you a forward apple. Not here; this mix is dark. After a steep, it's just enough to infuse an apple flavor.
FA Oak Wood: At 1% we get a strong woody flavor. Not a lot of complexity, but other flavors blend into it nicely for some depth.
TFA Strawberry Ripe: 1% is just enough to bring some fruity sweetness. 1.5% also works, but at 2% and higher, I swear it begins to mute everything in mix. Could just be me though.
Steep Notes: As a shake and vape, the Fuji is a little "on top" of the mix, instead of within the woody profile. Also, the butterscotch needs a 2-3 days to blend into the overall background.
I suggest a 1 week steep. After that, things will just continue to smooth out. Since tobacco's tend to continually develop over time, the Fuji might mute a little after a month or two. Try adding 1 drop per 10ml to liven it up, if you so desire. Also, color may slightly darken over time.
Other Notes: Developed at 85vg/15pg (max VG), 3mg nic on a Goon with 28GX2/40G 316L Fused Claptons, 0.3 ohms @ 70 watts.
A delicious RY4 rendition in cream pie form. Indulge your senses as you inhale this caramel/butterscotch, graham, vanilla whipped cream pie with an RY4 bite!
TFA RY4 Double: My choice for the light tobacco note was obvious. I have every RY4 brand imaginable...but I always come "home" to TFAs RY4 Double. This is due to its stronger caramel note and its light yet biting tobacco back note. I never did get much vanilla from this flavor, but vanilla swirl will solve that issue as you read on.
CAP CDS: My mix seemed kind of one-dimensional in a way that's hard to articulate. This very scant amount of CDS added a bit more accent to the tobacco note in the RY4 Double. It kind of hits you on the back of the tongue. Don't worry if you don't like cinnamon vapes. It's positively not utilized in order to be prominent. It's only used as an accent. And very necessary in order for the mix to "POP" the way it's intended! One can argue that this concentrate is performing double duty on the down low, as it brings out the graham in Lucky Shot to a mouth-watering degree.
FW Bavarian Cream, TFA Caramel Candy & FW Butterscotch Natural: Every great RY4 eliquid I've ever fallen in love with adds Bavarian Cream. It adds an almost light... bitter(?) and heavy quality that seems to enhance caramels and butterscotch to a more "soft-cracked" state. Marrying these three ingredients together makes the perfect caramel-butterscotch in my opinion.
FW White Chocolate & TFA Vanilla Swirl: This luscious combination of white chocolate & creamy Vanilla Swirl is added for a thicker/creamy vanilla mouth feel. I find I've been using TFA Vanilla Swirl in anything from creams to milks. It's just that versatile. And when combined with the perfect complement flavor, it can't be beat! I tried all manner of whipped cream concentrates here but they just couldn't hold up against the bold caramel/butterscotch. So I had to make my own whipped cream topping from scratch
OSDIY Lucky Shot: Yep. This time, I saved the best for last. I purchased this on a whim and immediately went back online to buy a 120ml. It's just that good. However, I find that as a single flavor the taste becomes a bit "tangy" for my liking. It's described, on OSDIY's website, as a smooth and complex mixture of graham cracker, heavy vanilla and caramel notes. And trust me, it lives up to its' description! Absolutely GORGEOUS flavor!
This definitely kicks butt at 75VG
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I have made many butterscotch recipes, and most of them fall on their face with seemingly practical ingredients and flavor percentages. On paper, they look great but when mixed they usually disappoint. This recipe is a builder, and by looking at it you would think cookie or cake. It tastes like ice cream to me, and Ripple is the ingredient that changes it from a cookie/cake/pie to the ice cream taste.
Butterscotch recipes need to be thickened much more than we would usually suspect. Typically we can do that with creams and vanillas, but with butterscotch, doing so takes away from the butterscotch taste. So, you have to find a way to thicken it, give it body, but by applying some of the ideas we use for cookies and cakes in DIY.
Biscuit, Yellow Cake and Sugar Cookie are used here to create the body this recipe needs. It is the base for letting the butterscotch flavors build on.
Butterscotch Natural is my favorite butterscotch flavoring and the most realistic tasting IMO. It's not an ice cream flavor, and to make it one I added the small percentage of Butterscotch Ripple. Ripple by itself can be overpowering in a mix. Here, it is a perfect amount to change Butterscotch Natural into something different without being overpowering...ice cream.
Strawberry Ripe? Yep. Strawberry Ripe! At 4% it sweetens the mix and leaves you with a lip sweet feel on exhale. It does not overwhelm in the mix and at this percentage still keeps Butterscotch in the forefront as the primary flavor. I can tell it is there, and the exhale benefits here of sweetening the mix is my favorite part of this recipe. When I was a kid I can remember mixing butterscotch and strawberry ice cream together, and this was the imepetus for adding it in this recipe.
To bring it all together and to add creaminess the trusted Vanilla Swirl and Cheesecake GC were used. They are the balancing act in many recipes and made the cut here.
Brown Sugar helps to sweeten the Strawberry Ripe and I only added it so that Ripe's sweetness did not get lost with the base ingredients. It was in the first version I made of this, and although you likely could leave it out, I cannot convince myself that Brown Sugar Extra does not make Strawberry Ripe and Butterscotch taste better lol.
This was made for a dripper at 20pg/80vg and a build outputting 5.88 volts. Dual 2mm micros @ .95ohms.
This is a butterscotch mix with elements of custard and creme brûlée
I wasn't really happy with a lot of the Butterscotch recipes I had been mixing so I went ahead and made one from scratch. There's no chemical/weird taste in this one which a lot of other recipes have. Butterscotch is not really the prominent flavor per se, so adjust your percentages accordingly if you want it to be more "there".
Aging time is about a week+. Obviously the longer you can wait, the smoother and tastier it gets. Feel free to try it out before a week and it'll still be pretty damn good.
All these flavors are available at Bull City Vapor.
FW Butterscotch (natural) is not the same as FW Butterscotch!
Leave out CAP Graham Cracker if you want.
FW Sweet Cream and VBIC are quite different from their TFA counterparts. Please keep that in mind if you decide to sub with those (I haven't tried it personally)