Homemade Mayonnaise

Homemade MayonnaiseI was raised on Miracle Whip and married a strictly mayonnaise man. Gradually, I stopped buying Miracle Whip and converted to mayo, but I didn’t really ever love it. Then, about seven years ago, I decided to try making homemade mayonnaise and I found my true sandwich spread. Admittedly, there have been times when I have reverted back to store bought, but in my opinion, homemade is best. It only takes about 5 minutes to make!!

There are a lot of different recipes out there. This is mine.  Once, I rushed the recipe and didn’t drizzle the oil in slowly and the  results were awful.  Please take your time when making this!!Homemade Mayonnaise

Homemade Mayonnaise
  • 1 egg
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1½ tsp dried mustard
  • ⅛ tsp cayenne
  • ½ tsp sugar
  • ¼ + ½ cup canola oil, divided
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • 4 tsp lemon juice
  1. In a blender or food processor, combine egg, salt, dried mustard, cayenne, sugar and ¼ cup canola oil.
  2. Blend it until it starts to look creamy.
  3. Open the top of the lid where you can pour things into the machine while it is still on and pour the olive oil into the egg mixture in a very thin stream.
  4. Blend about a minute.
  5. Add the lemon juice, and blend 30 seconds.
  6. Finally, add the other ½ cup of canola oil in the same manner as the olive oil, with the blender/processor on.
  7. Blend another minute or so until it is thick and creamy.



12 thoughts on “Homemade Mayonnaise

  1. >Looks yummy! Thanks! My favorite store-bought mayo is Duke's, and I also like Hain's from the health food store. This, though, is divine.

    Happy Foodie Friday…


    Sheila 🙂

  2. >Today … this very day! … I thought to myself, "I should look up how to make mayonnaise." The Belgian ladies whip it up like it's no big deal and scoff at store bought. Now I can see why–this looks easy (and I have all of the ingredients). Hm…I think I'll have a lettuce and tomato sandwich with mayonnaise tomorrow for lunch!

  3. >I always loved mayo and my husband miracle whip. I do like making it homemade, it is the best that way. I have also learned to like miracle whip in some recipes.


  4. >I have never made homemade mayo. Not sure why? Probably just never thought about it. I think I need to give this a try. Thanks for sharing.

  5. >I really love homemade mayonnaise. Your post reminded me that I don't do it anywhere near as often as I should. Yours looks terrific. Have a wonderful day.

  6. >Oh Joy! I have to try this! I've been wanting to make homemade mayo for awhile now – getting back to more homemade with healthier ingredients!

  7. >We love to make mayo. Ok, I love to make it and my husband loves to eat it. 🙂 I usually put dijon mustard and garlic in mine but it's fun to make a mayo that goes with what we're eating. I even use it as a dipping sauce for sweet potato fries.

  8. >I've only ever tried to make it with an electric hand mixer (not recommended). You have to add the oil so slowly with that method to get the emulsion that it is really hit and miss. Definitely go for the food processor so you can concentrate totally on adding ingredients. (otherwise you end up with some really nasty looking oily stuff that is good for nothing but the garbage, believe me!)

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