This no-fail 2-minute homemade mayonnaise recipe will change how you make homemade sandwiches and deviled eggs.
Using whole eggs and oil with an immersion blender is the best way to get fresh, rich, and creamy mayo that will bring your next lunch to life.
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Why you will love making Homemade Mayonnaise
You’re in charge – With ingredients running low at stores, understanding how to use a whole egg and simple, fresh ingredients to pull together a perfectly creamy blend is a life-changing kitchen hack that will ensure you always have this kitchen staple when you need it.
Flavor Control – Use this basic recipe to get creative and experiment with flavored mayonnaise! Add different herbs, spices, and seasonings to create sweetness or heat for your next custom sandwich creation. I like adding a little bit o black pepper or white pepper to mine.
The color of the mayo will be off-white or more yellow based on your overall addition of Dijon Mustard.
- egg – This recipe uses the whole egg and not just egg yolk.
- vegetable or canola oil
- Dijon mustard
- pinch of kosher salt
- fresh lemon juice – Lemon juice is part of the emulsifying process – do not leave it out.
TikTok is Trending Homemade Mayo Recipes Too!
We have seen many amazing tiktok recipes, and there are 100s of videos showcasing how to make mayo at home. If you want to see someone make it in a video, please watch below – it’s the same method we use!
How to make Whole Egg Mayonnaise.
- In a measuring container or bowl, crack a whole egg.
- Add Dijon mustard, lemon juice, and a pinch of salt.
- Using an immersion blender, blend for about 10 seconds.
- Add about half the Canola oil or Vegetable oil to the top of the egg mixture.
- Holding the stick blender to the bottom, blend for about 30 seconds to emulsify until all oil has been added. As mayo comes together, pour in the rest of the oil.
- Continue blending all oil into the mayo, which takes less than 2 minutes. If mayo is too thick for your liking, add a bit of warm water a little at a time until the consistency you want is reached.
- Store mayo in an airtight container or storage container in the fridge for up to a week.
Important Immersion Blender Note
Make sure the hand-held blender is forced to the bottom of the cup and held there until the mayo gets creamy. This forces the oil into the egg.
Can raw eggs be used in mayonnaise?
I don’t mind using any egg in my kitchen, but for those that want to be extra cautious about raw egg usage, purchase or make pasteurized eggs.
Pasteurized eggs are slightly heated to kill bacteria without changing the consistency of the egg.
If you want to pasteurize your eggs at home, place eggs at 140 degrees for 3 minutes.
If the temperature rises, you will start to soft boil eggs, so this is something you have to babysit and lower the temperature if necessary.
Cool eggs down immediately in cold water to ensure they do not continue to cook.
Pasteurized eggs are also sold in most stores.
Why is there mustard in homemade mayonnaise?
Mustard helps keep the mayo stable and creamy while providing the best flavor to this recipe.
Does the egg need to be at room temperature?
There seem to be a lot of varying opinions regarding bringing an egg up to temperature before using it. I have never had an issue using a cold egg out of the fridge.
But if you would like to bring the egg up to temperature, place it in tepid water for about 5 minutes.
Instead of the immersion blender method, can a regular blender be used for mayo?
I have had ZERO luck making this recipe with a blender. It never comes together and is just simply too runny. You need an immersion blender. I have not attempted with a food processor.
What about Olive Oil Mayo?
Olive oil breaks apart in the blending process, making a much bitter taste. Bitter and sandwiches do not go together well, so at this time, we do not recommend using Olive Oil or Extra Virgin Olive Oil in this recipe.
In theory, any oil (avocado oil, light olive oil, plain olive oil, etc.) can be used, but in reality, the best choice is a plain neutral-flavored oil like canola or vegetable.
If the mayo is thicker than you like, add just a bit of hot water to thin it out.
What recipes work well with egg mayo?
Egg salad, fried deviled eggs, chicken salad, southern potato salad, and macaroni salad are just a few delicious recipes that will bask in the glory of an egg mayonnaise recipe over a store-bought mayonnaise.