Easy Homemade Mayonnaise

Today I want to share with you a simple recipe to make homemade mayonnaise.  Confession: I really like am obsessed with mayo.  It’s so delicious.  So creamy.  And so great to add on burgers, as a dipping sauce, or as a base for salad dressings.  The problem with store-bought mayo is that it’s full of additives and has a long shelf life (months or years, depending on what you read).  So, for a while now I’ve made my own homemade mayonnaise.

But here’s the problem with traditional homemade mayonnaise.  It takes forever to make and is so easy to ruin.  Either my right arm would get tired from whisking.  Or my left arm would get tired from holding the measuring cup while it drip…drip…drip….drips oil into the mixing bowl.  Or I would get 3/4 of the way through making it and suddenly the mayonnaise stops emulsifying and done – your mayonnaise is a sloppy mess.  So frustrating!

So, I happened across this ridiculously easy way to make homemade mayonnaise that literally takes less than 30 seconds.  Maybe even less than 15.  It was so quick that I didn’t bother to count.



1 cup oil (I use equal parts avocado oil and olive oil)

1 egg

1 tbsp fresh squeezed lemon juice

1/4 tsp salt

1 tsp grainy mustard

Kitchen Tools

1 immersion blender

1 large mouth mason jar (you could use a bowl I suppose but this way I just screw the top on the mason jar and stick it in the fridge)


1.  Put all ingredients into mason jar.

2.  Place immersion blender into the mason jar so that it touches the bottom.

3.  Start to blend but keep the immersion blender on the bottom until half of the mayonnaise is emulsified.

4.  Start to slowly move the immersion blender up and down until all mayonnaise is made.

5.  You’re done.  How easy is that?

Want to amp it up a bit with your mayo?  Here are some great ways to make mayo an “any day event” in your home.

  • mix in a little sriracha sauce for some heat as a great dipping sauce for meats or seafood (mmmm, shrimp)
  • add in your fav spices for a veggie dip sauce
  • use it as a base for a creamy salad dressing
  • throw it in either a potato, chicken or egg salad


Comments (12)


May 26, 2014 at 2:41 PM

Reblogged this on Food-Enjoy and commented:
I love making everyday condiments from scratch and who does not eat Mayonnaise. This is a great recipe and well written Enjoy


May 26, 2014 at 3:15 PM

Thanks for the reblog! You’re my first one ever. 🙂 You made my day…oh, and enjoy the easy mayo.


May 27, 2014 at 5:56 AM

I will it is a great recipe and thank you for writing it


May 26, 2014 at 2:59 PM

Looks good!


May 27, 2014 at 1:39 PM

Would it work with a regular blender? I have never emulsified food before. If not, excellent! I need a reason to visit some favourite kitchen stores.


May 27, 2014 at 6:08 PM

I haven’t used a regular blender with this method but my guess is not. The point of keeping the immersion blender down low is to slowly get it all mixed in, Dana. I have to say that my immersion blender is used at least once a day at home, it’s a great investment! You can pick up a decent one for $30. I blend banana bread or banana pancakes with it. I make homemade whipped cream with it. And of course, mayo. 🙂


May 29, 2014 at 9:21 PM

Hey Andrea, I will try it. I have same challenges. Did you come up with this all by yourself or see it in someone’s recipe? If so who?


May 30, 2014 at 6:07 AM

Liz, it will transform how you make mayo! As for your question, do you mean the recipe? The recipe itself is a basic mayonnaise recipe. I’ve tried using different oils and vinegars over the last few years and finally settled on the lemon juice and half olive oil/half avocado oil as my favourite. I find that only using olive oil (regardless of quality) is too strong a taste and takes away from the flavour of mayonnaise. When I started using avocado oil, it became a really smooth taste. If you mean the immersion blender, I don’t remember where I first saw this. I’ve used this method for over a year now. If you google it, you’ll see there are lots of different videos out there on how to do the same thing.


Dec 04, 2018 at 4:26 PM

Thanks for the immersion blender tip! Unfortunately, the wand attachment for my blender doesn’t seem to be working, so I’ve saved this on my Pinterest “Food & Beverages” board so I can try it in the future


Feb 14, 2019 at 2:24 PM

Amazing, thank you! So glad you loved it! It’s the easiest recipe ever for mayo!

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