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Affogato is the Italian word for drowned and this is exactly what this profile simulates. It's a mildly sweet vanilla ice cream, drowned in espresso, and topped with dark chocolate bits. Most Affogato drinks also have a nut added like hazel nut. I didn't add a nut flavor, but by using CAP Double Chocolate V2, it carries with it a generic nut, not necessarily a hazel nut, but similar.
As some of you may know, coffee is very tough to work with. Most coffee flavors have off notes of "burnt popcorn", "scorched coffee", and some even get a "skunk" note from them(ID10T). However, with the arrival of Vape Train flavors, I think they may have hit the mark when it comes to coffees, or at least a few of them.
VT Caffe Latte is an absolutely fabulous creamy coffee flavoring. The aroma is almost a spot on Affogato, but when vaped, it seems a bit underwhelming. It's great, but just a bit weak. VT Coffee Base is exactly the opposite of the VT Caffe Latte. The aroma is shockingly bad. You would never think it would work as a coffee base to build around. But vape it, and it is a rich coffee with no "burnt popcorn", "scorched coffee", or "skunk" off notes. So, by combining these two flavorings it makes for the perfect Affogato base.
The ice cream base I used here might leave some to say "Why didn't he use LB Vanilla Ice Cream?". Well, I did try it. And while I love that flavor, it seemed to not be the right ice cream note for this profile. But, if you don't have VT Vanilla Ice cream, feel free to sub it with LB, but use it around 4%. But I suggest to try it with the VT.
VT Vanilla Cream adds a bit more vanilla and seems to add a kind of "thinned down" ice cream like you would get when pouring hot coffee over an ice cream.
I added FW Sweetener to make it at a sweetness level consistent with an Affogato, but you're welcome to lower or raise it to your liking.
As a finishing note, I would like to say that I normally don't "brag" about my creations, but I have to say that this is probably my best mix I've done lately. But, I'll let you be the judge.
This is not a shake and vape, you need to let this steep for 7 days. If you do try it off the shake, you'll get a lot of vanilla and the coffee may be a bit up front. So, let it steep and I promise, you won't be disappointed....at least I hope you won't.
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I will start this by saying, I love coffee, but have a hard time with coffee e juice, It all tastes like burnt popcorn or just burnt coffee. When I say I love coffee though, I should be honest and say I put mocha in my coffee at home with some creamer. So, this recipe is very similar to my coffee at home.
The recipe is pretty straight forward, I will just add the VT Coffee Base is excellent.
This is my Monthly DIY Downunder You Tube Challenge Recipe to create a Salted Caramel Macchiato recipe on the spot. I think it's quite lovely and I recommend 1 drop of saline per 30 ml to make it all pop however I will add further notes on the recipe later as it steeps. (I'think it's gorgeous so far).
Update: IMO it just just gets better! The flavors have melded together beautifully in this and the cream froth from the top to the lovely dark smooth coffee through the middle is just on point.
Although I made this "on the spot" it has taught me that there is no substitute for flavor testing and experience when creating a "great" e-liquid. A massive props goes to VT (Theo) for bringing these flavors to the market when creating an e-liquid like this prior would be seemingly impossible at this standard.
I will flavor note all the flavors contained here in this recipe individually soon and after you read them will you be able to truly understand why and how I layered these flavorings the way I did and balance them with the right amount of creams as I also brought that authentic salted caramel into the mix as well. I can only encourage you to freshly wick your RDA before trying this after at least 2-3days to truly appreciate the textures here. Most of all Enjoy :)
See it being mixed here: https://youtu.be/kmUJs8YZs6I?t=3421