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Chef John's Homemade Mayonnaise  Recipe
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How to Make Homemade Mayonnaise
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Chef John's Homemade Mayonnaise

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"Homemade mayo is one of those indescribable culinary pleasures. If you have a stick-style or regular blender you can make your own mayo! It's so much cheaper and way more delicious. You also get to decide what kind of oil you want: a nice fruity olive oil; a lighter vegetable oil; or your own secret custom mix."

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Original recipe makes 16 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins

    10 mins


  1. Pour egg yolks, lemon juice, white wine vinegar, Dijon mustard, salt, sugar, vegetable oil, and olive oil, respectively, into a tall, narrow bowl. Set a immersion blender into the oil mixture and hold against the bottom of the bowl; pulse until a thick, pale mixture begins to form, about 3 to 6 pulses. Continue blending until smooth and creamy.
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  • Cook's Note:
  • You can also make this in the blender if you don't have a stick blender. Place egg yolks, lemon juice, white wine vinegar, Dijon mustard, salt, and sugar into a blender. Turn the blender on and drizzle vegetable oil and olive oil into the mixture in a steady stream. Blend until the mixture is thick and creamy.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
May 31, 2014

I have been using this method to make homemade mayonnaise for years. The stick blender makes this a breeze! I don't usually add the mustard though. It is amazing how fast this comes together. GREAT METHOD!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jul 16, 2014

This recipe just doesn't work for me. I followed the directions exactly and it turned out just an oily liquid, so I threw it out and started over, this time watching the video and following it exactly. It looked ok when I first started pulsing the stick blender, but when it was all mixed in it was just oily liquid again.

Aug 21, 2014

Ok I have to admit this did not work for me at all either was not getting thick but what I did to get it thick was add two egg whites and perfect it thickened just right and it is delicious.

Jul 23, 2014

I followed the video perfectly, and still got left with a mass of whitish colored oil. It would not blend. I used the measuring cup the stick blender came with.

Aug 04, 2014

Like Silentdeer I ended up with liquidy oily stuff.

Jul 02, 2014

Thanks once again Chef John. My grandma always had home-made mayonnaise. She would only use Mazola corn oil and just added salt and lemon juice. She also used a hand mixer and drizzled in the oil. I thought hers was the best but this is much better. I used 1/2 corn oil and 1/2 olive oil. The stick blender is much quicker and there is no splatter. You are absolutely right there is nothing better than a slice of bread with a big slather of home-made mayo. Try this recipe. You won't be sorry.

Jun 16, 2014

I had not made homemade mayo before but always thought it would be good. I love this recipe. Make it with canola oil and grapeseed oil. Yummy!

Feb 20, 2015

Just made this, it turned out perfectly! The secret is using fresh eggs. I am talking straight off the farm if you can get them. I tried making mayo with store bought eggs and it was a disaster. I used a blender and slowly drizzled my oil in.


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  • Calories
  • 188 kcal
  • 9%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 0.3 g
  • < 1%
  • Cholesterol
  • 26 mg
  • 9%
  • Fat
  • 21.1 g
  • 32%
  • Fiber
  • 0 g
  • < 1%
  • Protein
  • 0.3 g
  • < 1%
  • Sodium
  • 118 mg
  • 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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