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Chef John's Homemade Mayonnaise

Chef John's Homemade Mayonnaise

  • Prep

    10 m
  • Ready In

    10 m
Chef John

Chef John

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

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet


  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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Baking Nana

Baking Nana


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!




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.




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.

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