VT Cafe Latte, not DFS. I’ve been on a quest to mix a good coffee that doesn’t taste like burning tires since I first started mixing. Coffee, lattes, mochas are my Vapes, but good ones in vape form are hard to master. I Love WF Brazilian Coffee, but it’s even better when paired with VT Cafe Latte. Milk &Honey, Hazelnut and Vanilla Swirl give it a nutty body and texture, while VT Chocolate Mousse adds that nice mocha undertone and fluffiness to make it taste like one of those $5 jobbies.
I’ve never tried SJM so I have no idea how close Wayne’s remix is to the original juice. I mixed it his recipe then added .5% RF Baked Bread because I wanted more of a toast note, which was gawd aweful. This is a strong pungent flavor that reminds me of stale malty beer. It was sensory overload,... The next day I mixed and immediately tasted that weird note again only not as strong. Did some searching and found Shyndo’s bread stone, which uses Cereal 27 and baked bread at a 4:1 ratio with a dash of toasted marshmallow. I mixed another bottle and added 1% cereal 27 and a few drops of toasted marshmallow that was good.
I suspect the AP in cereal 27 calms down the funky notes in Baked Bread. With that in mind I mixed another bottle and this time added .6% FA Apple Pie. You could probably use it between .5 - .75% depending on your taste. FA Apple Pie provides the much needed AP kick that rounds out the bread and adds subtle baked sweetness without the spice. Of the versions I’ve made this is my favorite.
If you don’t have RF strawberry jam w/toast you could probably make it with a low % of Baked Bread and up the percentages strawberries. This will be a work in progress, but at least I have something more enjoyable for my taste. Thanks Wayne and Shyndo! Definitely a tough one to clone
Spending summers at my grandmother’s house was one of my favorite things to do as a kid. As a city mouse, riding horses, fishing, diving into crystal clear waters of the swimming hole on the other side of the pasture were what I lived for. Most of all I loved picking the blackberries, blueberries and dewberries that grew wild, doing my best not to get stuck or be bitten by the occasional snake hiding in the brush.
I remember running back to her house with purple stains on my face and a T-shirt filled with as berries as I could carry feeling like I’d conquered the world. She’d praise me for my harvest then churn up some of the best homemade ice cream I’ve ever had. My job was to turn the crank on add more rock salt and ice as it slowly melted, which was very serious business. I knew it was almost ready when I smelled the aroma of sugar cookies wafting in the breeze while I labored on the back porch.
Once the cookies cooled enough she’d carefully sandwich a scoop of the berry ice cream we made between two giant sugar cookies then smush it together. We’d both sit on the swing on her porch licking our fingers until every drop was gone. I finished the night catching fire flies and watching for shooting stars until it was time for bed. Before she passed away years later I would bring her blackberry ice cream and sugar cookies when I’d come to visit as an adult. She loved The Golden Girls so we’d enjoy our treat while we watched her favorite show together. This ones for you granny.....miss and love you.
FW Blackberry - this is the best blackberry I’ve found and serves as the main berry flavor in this recipe. It’s dark and sweet, with a very slight tang to it, but somewhat one dimensional.
FA Bilberry - helps sweeten the blackberry a little more and add some depth and weight.
TFA Strawberry Ripe - also adds sweetness and smooths out the blackberry, while giving it brightness and body to make it taste more realistic.
FA Apple Pie - is the secret ingredient to this recipe and is what ties everything together. It adds a baked quality and more texture to the sugar cookie without being too intrusive. FA Fuji could also work, but can be rather strident if too much so cut the percentage down to 0.25% if you’re subbing. I prefer Apple pie though and the additional AP it brings.
FA Vienna Cream, TFA Vanilla Bean Ice Cream - together make the ice cream. If TFA VBIC is too peppery for you try using FW VBIC. You can also sub HS French Vanilla Ice Cream if you don’t have Vienna Cream.or whatever cream you like. I prefer the richness of Vienna cream because it adds more density to the ice cream.
CAP Sugar Cookie - it’s of course creates the sweet sandwich and at 2% adds the right amount of texture. The extra AP in the Apple pie helps it greatly IMO.
It’s good as a SNV, but needs a day or two or three to really shine. Give it a try, it’s quickly become one of my favorite recipes!
This is my take on Jennifer Jarvis’s recipe. Unfortunately, I didn’t have all the flavors on hand to mix hers so I changed it up a bit. My palate is not nearly as refined as hers, but this worked well for me. Oh yeah, I’m a sucker for FW yellow cake so there’s that...and yes I know about how bad it is to vape, but using it every now and then is okay. If you don’t like yellow cake try subbing it with tres leches. Anywho, thanks Jennifer for all the awesome recipes and flavor notes. I’m a big fan!
Here’s the link to Jennifer’s recipe: https://alltheflavors.com/recipes/53069#choco_coffee_peanut_candies_by_jenniferjarvis
I mixed this on a whim for a friend who loves cool cinnaminty vapes. Its surprisingly addictive. The mix of peppermints creates a nice minty base and cinnamon red hots blends it all together. You can use Arctic winter, polar blast, WS-23 or Koolada as the cooling agent, adjust the percentage accordingly. I opted to use two to get the perfect cooling effect without overpowering everything else. Hope you enjoy as much as she does!