Homemade Mayonnaise – Mayonnaise Recipe How to Make

Homemade Mayonnaise is that thick and creamy condiment normally use for food dressing, as a dip, or even as spread on delicious dishes like sandwiches, salad, burger, coleslaw, and the likes.

Mayo as fondly called is versatile as it adapts easily into so many dishes. The sweet colors of mayonnaise range from cream, pale yellow, and near white.

Homemade mayonnaise gives you the opportunity to choose a more healthy ingredient as well as adding some flavors to the mayo.  Making a mayonnaise without eggs is more of the vegan kind of dish with a spice of ground mustard for flavor while the non-vegans enjoy mayonnaise with eggs.

There are different ways of preparing this recipe such as mayonnaise keto, mayonnaise Olive oil, eggless, and without mustard spice. All ingredients put together can be whipped by hand or in a blender for a fresh mayonnaise that is much better and cheaper than a store-bought mayonnaise.

Different Types of Mayonnaise Ingredients

Basic Homemade Mayonnaise

  • Eggs
  • Vinegar
  • Olive oil
  • Sea salt
  • Mustard powder (optional)

Healthy Homemade Mayonnaise

  • Egg yolks
  • Apple cider vinegar or Lemon juice
  • Coconut oil or Olive oil
  • Salt
  • Mustard powder

Eggless Avocado Mayonnaise (Without Eggs)

  • Avocados
  • Lemon juice
  • Olive oil
  • Salt
  • Black pepper
  • Dijon mustard

How to make Basic Homemade Mayonnaise Recipe

However, this recipe is easy to make and perfect when it is in small batches, although any leftover can always be refrigerated for another day.  Basically, with just 4 ingredients you already have at home your mayo is ready in a few minutes. Simply emulsify the oil and egg yolks then add salt and acidity to enhance the flavor which is the basic ingredients for this recipe.

Mayonnaise Ingredients

  • Eggs
  • Vinegar
  • Olive oil
  • Sea salt
  • Mustard powder (optional)

Method of Preparing Mayonnaise

  1. First of all, before you start, separate the egg yolks from the egg white then preserve the egg whites for another recipe.
  2. Secondly, get the food processor ready; use the small attachment bowl that came with the food processor in making your mayo.
  3. Thirdly, pour in the egg yolks on the small bowl and process for 15-20 seconds
  4. Add the vinegar, sea salt, and mustard and then continue to process for 30 seconds
  5. Next is to carefully add your Olive oil bit by bit until more than a quarter of it has been used. It is important to add the oil slowly else you will end up having mayo soup instead of thick consistency.  
  6. Finally, the moment your consistency is fully mixed, a thick and fluffy mayonnaise is what you will see; adjust to taste with additional lemon juice, salt, and vinegar.
  7. Ensure it taste great, transfer to a container, and cover properly before putting in a fridge.

A homemade mayonnaise should be store in the fridge like 3-5 days.

Tips for Making a Successful Homemade Mayo

  1. The Eggs should be room temperature and not from the fridge else mayo may not thicken
  2. The lemon juice should be the first ingredient to add into the eggs, lemon helps protein breakdown and emulsify properly.
  3. The oil should be few drops per time to enable it to thicken in other to form mayo.
  4. Spice up with salt for a better taste.

How to Fix Broken Mayonnaise

Save your broken mayonnaise by adding more egg yolk to emulsify with a vigorous whisk, and then add more oil and other seasonings. So, it’s like repeating the same process but with extra care to fix the broken mayo using the new one.

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