Making your own homemade mayonnaise is quick and easy with an immersion blender! Whether you’re wanting to add mayo to sandwiches or salads, an immersion blender allows you to whip up your own homemade version in just minutes without the hassle of whisking or mixing manually. Discover how to make an easy, creamy immersion blender mayo with step-by-step instructions.
Homemade Mayonnaise Ingredients
To get started making your own mayonnaise, gather the following ingredients:
- egg yolk
- lemon juice
- Dijon mustard
Equipment to Make Homemade Mayonnaise
The only equipment that you’ll need is an immersion blender (often called a stick blender), and a jar or container that is slightly larger than the immersion blender. Below is a link to the immersion blender that I have. It’s an economical option but still very good quality. I really like it.
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How to Make Homemade Mayonnaise with an Immersion Blender
Step 1 – Add all ingredients except the oil to your immersion blender cup
Begin by adding the egg yolk, water, mustard, lemon juice and salt into the cup that came with your immersion blender. If your immersion blender did not come with a cup just use one that is slightly wider than the immersion blender. This is going to be key to making the mayonnaise so don’t use a cup that is too wide.
Step 2 – Add the oil and let it settle
The last ingredient you’ll want to add is the oil. Once you pour it into the cup let it set for at least 30 seconds to settle.
Step 3 – Lower the immersion blender into the cup until it touches the bottom
After the oil has settled, lower your immersion blender into the cup until it hits the bottom. The immersion blender should not be turned on while you are lowering it into the cup. This is another crucial step in order for your mayo to turn out.
Step 4 – Turn the immersion blender on and slowly tilt it and raise it to form the mayonnaise
Once the immersion blender is touching the bottom you can turn it on. Slowly tilt the blender back and forth, taking care not to move it too fast or too violently. Start moving it up and down slightly as you blend.
The key is to get all the ingredients blended together evenly without splashing oil everywhere. As you blend, gradually move the immersion blender towards the top of the mixture to ensure everything gets mixed properly.
Continue blending until everything is thoroughly combined. It happens fast so this step shouldn’t take more than a minute or two.
Some of the ingredients may accumulate at the bottom as you blend, so it’s important to move the blender and push them towards the top. This will enable everything to mix and combine properly, resulting in a perfectly creamy mayo. Once you have finished blending, use a spoon or spatula to scrape down any residue from the sides of the container and incorporate it into your homemade mayonnaise.
Once you’ve reached the desired consistency, turn off the blender.
Step 5 – Store your homemade mayonnaise in an airtight container
Finally, you can take out your creamy homemade mayonnaise and enjoy it! Eat it right away or store it in the fridge for later. Make sure to use a tightly sealed container and consume within 4 days. You can add additional ingredients like garlic and herbs to give it extra taste and flavor. Enjoy your delicious mayonnaise on sandwiches, salads, dressings and much more!
Best Oils to Use for Homemade Mayonnaise
For my recipe I use Avocado Oil. There are a few reasons for this. First is that it’s a healthy oil but second is that it has a mild taste. If your oil has a strong taste it will overtake your homemade mayonnaise flavor. That is why many people avoid using olive oil.
I know that Avocado oil isn’t an inexpensive option and homemade mayo requires an entire cup so if you’re looking for a less expensive option that will still result in great tasting mayonnaise here are a few options.
Vegetable oil – inexpensive option, neutral in flavor. Not the healthiest option but comparable to what many store bought mayonnaise options use.
Homemade Mayonnaise (Mayo)
Make your own mayonnaise with just a few ingredients in under 2 minutes!
- 1 large egg yolk
- 1 tbsp water
- 1 tbsp lemon juice
- 1.5 tsp dijon mustard
- 1/2 tsp Salt
- 1 cup avocado oil
Add all of the ingredients except for the oil to an immersion blender cup. If your immersion blender didn't come with a cup use a cup that is just slightly wider than the immersion blender.
Pour the oil into the immersion blender cup and let it sit for at least 30 seconds to allow the oil to settle.
Place the immersion blender into the cup and make sure that it touches the bottom. Then turn it on.
Slowly tilt the immersion blender back and forth as you lift it until all of the oil is emulsified and the mayonnaise has formed.
Store the mayonnaise in a sealed container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.
The trick to making homemade mayo with an immersion blender is to place the immersion blender into the cup touching the bottom of the cup and then turn it on. Slowly tilt the immersion blender and raise it as the mayo starts to form.
Facts About Mayonnaise
Mayonnaise (also called mayo) is a creamy sauce made from oil, egg yolk (emulsifier), lemon juice and seasonings.
Homemade mayonnaise is made with raw eggs so it’s understandable that one may be concerned if it is safe to eat. Salmonella bacteria may be present in raw shell eggs that are not cooked. According to the USDA, if pasteurized eggs are used when making homemade mayonnaise it is safe to eat.
Homemade mayonnaise can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.
Homemade mayonnaise must be refrigerated. It can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days. Do not freeze mayonnaise as it will separate and appear curdled.
Best uses for Homemade Mayo
You’ll get over a cup of mayonnaise when you make it homemade and it only lasts 4 days so you’ll want to be sure to have a recipe that uses it up quickly. If you’re making sandwiches you would need a lot of them to use up a cup of mayonnaise.
There are a number of ways to use up your mayonnaise to make sure that your efforts and ingredients don’t go to waste. Here are some ideas that may or may not be surprising to you.
- Potato salad
- Macaroni salad
- Chocolate mayonnaise cake
- Artichoke dip
- Mayo Parmesan chicken
What other recipes have you made that use a lot of mayo? Let me know in the comments!
I hope that you enjoy this recipe for homemade mayonnaise with an immersion blender as much as I do! I’m already planning my next dish that uses it.
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