Homemade mayonnaise is truly something special, even though some people think negatively about this worldly condiment. But seriously, though, don’t we just love it? And when you make this Classic Homemade Mayonnaise from scratch, and you’ll never buy the store stuff again.
Homemade mayo is the stuff dreams are made of. At least when I’m dreaming of my recipe of chicken salad!
It’s really that good and you won’t believe how easy it is!
We just can’t rave enough about this Classic Homemade Mayonnaise and you can do this recipe in your blender or stand mixer, but the easiest way is with an immersion blender.
HOW TO MAKE HOMEMADE MAYONNAISE
Watch us show you how easy it is to make this awesome Classic Homemade Mayonnaise recipe!
We just love our immersion blender! It brings the simple ingredients that normally don’t want to blend come together in such a beautiful and delcious way!
Hooray for homemade mayo!
CHOOSING THE RIGHT OIL IS IMPORTANT FOR HOMEMADE MAYONNAISE
Be sure to go with an oil like avocado or another neutral tasting oil. Extra virgin oil imparts too distinct of a taste.
I like 50% avocado and 50% olive oil. Just look at the homemade mayo perfection.
AN IMMERSION BLENDER MAKES HOMEMADE MAYO EASY TO PREPARE
As we mentioned, an immersion blender is the perfect tool the perfect tool to enable you to make perfect mayonnaise every single time!
There is just something so smooth, natural and comforting about homemade mayonnaise and it is so much better than the bottled stuff!
The origins of mayonnaise is a bit uncertain. You’d think it’s decidedly French, but evidence shows it may have originated in Spain. Learn more about the Uncertain History of Mayonnaise by Slate.com.
Look how delicious that is!!
Now, let’s make this amazing Homemade Mayonnaise!
Classic Homemade Mayonnaise
This Classic Homemade Mayonnaise recipe is fool-proof. It may take a time or two for you to get 100% comfortable with creating perfectly smooth and creamy homemade mayo, but you'll get it. It's so delicious! It's great in our Chicken Salad and our Tuna Salad!
- 1 large egg*
- 1 large egg yolk*
- 1 tsp fresh lemon juice
- 1/2 tsp white wine vinegar
- 1/2 tsp Kosher salt
- 1/4 tsp onion powder
- 1 tsp Dijon mustard
- 1/4 tsp hot sauce (optional)
- 1 cup avocado or olive oil, or a blend
Place all ingredients in a vessel just large enough to fit the immersion blender.
Place blender all the way in, so the blades are touching the bottom of the vessel.
Turn on blender, and gently move it upwards, so the egg and egg yolk are incorporating, and the oil and egg begin to emulsify.
Continue, gently moving up and down, until thick. Will keep in the fridge for up to one week.
*Although the risk of contracting illness from raw eggs is minimal, children, the elderly, and those with a compromised immune system should avoid consuming them.