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Last week I went to the Everything Food Conference where I learned a few things about improving my skills as a food blogger.
One of the sessions I attended was about making videos.
Us food bloggers have been told time and time again that we need to make more videos. Making videos is hard, though, really hard. I figured I needed to attend this session to get inspired to actually make some videos here at Good For You Gluten Free.
Many food bloggers (myself included) have only made overhead recipe videos; however, the speaker suggested we try different video formats. She said the overhead recipe video era is coming to an end, and encouraged us to look into new video formats. She gave us some ideas and sent us on our way. I was definitely inspired.
When I got home from the conference, I showed my videographer (aka, my 13 year old son) the different video styles. He said he would be willing to help me try a new video format.
So I decided for this first new video, I would make an easy recipe, one that we could do in one take without a lot of steps or a lot of ungapatchka-ing (this is a yiddish word for doing something over the top or too complicated or ornate).
I also wanted to do a recipe that showed off my new Ninja Intelli-Sense high speed blend. This blender is the bomb. It blends so smoothly and has so many cool features (it can spiralize too!).
That’s when I settled in on making my homemade mango sorbet. It’s really easy to make, doesn’t require a lot of steps, and tastes terrific. It would be the perfect recipe to do as our first non-overhead video experience.
I think the video speaks for itself, and requires no other introduction. Take a look and let me know what you think of this video demonstration of me making my homemade mango sorbet.
A Few Recipe Notes:
(1) When you make this homemade mango sorbet recipe, you’ll definitely want to use a coconut flavored drink as your liquid base, as noted in the recipe. The one I like to use is a Bai Cocofusion. This really adds the tropical flavor I desired in my mango sorbet recipe.
(1) You will want to use some fun toppings to add more texture and color to the sorbet. I top my mango sorbet with freeze-dried blueberries by Honeyville. These blueberries are crunchy and add a fun splash of color to the end result. You can get Honeyville freeze dried blueberries at Honeyville.com.
Homemade Mango Sorbet:
- 2 cups frozen mango chunks
- 2 cups frozen pineapple chunks
- 1 Tbsp. vanilla extract
- 1/4 cup raw honey
- 7-9 oz. coconut flavored drink
- Freeze dried blueberries or other topping of choice - optional
- Add all ingredients to The Ninja® Intelli-Sense™ blender.
- Blend using the ice cream setting.
- Scoop, top and enjoy!