Learn how to make this Homemade Mayonnaise Recipe using an immersion blender and just a handful of ingredients. EASY and tastes like store-bought!

Originally Posted: May 20th, 2014   |    Updated:  January 2nd, 2019

glass bowl of homemade mayonnaise in front of lemon, dijon mustard and other ingredients used on a wooden tray

When I did my first Whole30 (years ago), one of the first things I started doing was making homemade condiments.

You quickly learn that 99% of the condiments you can buy in the store are riddled with cheap oils, preservatives, sulfites, stabilizers and hidden sugar.

Sounds yummy right? Not!

Mayo is no exception. My old go-to was always Hellman’s (called Best Foods on the West Coast).

I grew up eating it and love the taste. So, when I started experimenting with making this Homemade Mayonnaise Recipe, it had to come as close as possible in taste and texture to Hellman’s.

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After trying a bunch of different methods from old-fashioned hand whisking (looking at you Julia Child), the food processor method (too time consuming) and some failed immersion blender recipes, I finally landed on this recipe for homemade mayonnaise from Northwest Edible.

Erica adapted her version from Serious Eats and I played around with it until I got it to taste like Hellman’s.

This seriously takes less than 2 minutes – no joke.

You can have homemade, clean-ingredient mayonnaise anytime you want, you just need to make you have an immersion blender

Do you need an Immersion Blender to make Homemade Mayonnaise?

Nope. You could use a large bowl and a whisk but be prepared for it to take a LONG time. You could also use a food processor or blender but there are a lot of variations in size and the amout of ingredients may not come above the blades. If that happens, it won’t blend any or all of it.

I like to use an immersion blender because it’s easy, quick and you can assure that you are going to emulsify the ingredients from the bottom up.

Is Homemade Mayonnaise Whole30?

Only if you use compliant oils such as avocado oil, walnut oil, macadamia nut oil, olive oil and coconut oil.

Which Oil is Best for Homemade Mayonnaise?

Personally, I love a combination of a mild tasting, neutral oil like Avocado Oil paired with Extra Virgin Olive Oil. I have found that a 2/3 to 1/3 ratio yields the best and most consistent flavor.

If you use all avocado oil, the mayonnaise will likely be too neutral tasting and bland.

If you use all extra virgin olive oil, the mayonnaise will likey be too overpowering and not mild enough.

Homemade Mayonnaise Recipe

Learn how to make this Homemade Mayonnaise Recipe using an immersion blender and just a handful of ingredients. EASY and tastes like store-bought!

  • 1 large egg
  • 1 T lemon juice (approx. half of a large lemon)
  • 1/2 tsp dijon mustard
  • 3/4 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground white pepper
  • 2/3 cup mild neutral oil such as avocado or light olive oil (can also use macadamia nut oil, walnut oil or other high-quality mild oil)
  • 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
  1. Begin by placing all ingredients in a wide mouth mason jar of other tall, cylinder shaped container. 

    Make sure the white pepper is not clumped up and let the ingredients sit for a minute or two until the oil rises to the top.

  2. Place the immersion blender in so that it sits firmly on the bottom of the container. 

    Set it to the highest speed and turn on. Do NOT pull the blender up or out, just allow it to sit at the bottom of the container. The mayo will start to emulsify and begin creeping up the sides.

  3. Once most of the mixture has emulsified and looks like mayo (less than a minute!), you can begin to move the immersion blender up and down to incorporate any oil that is sitting on the top.

    You should have thick, creamy mayo!

    Place in a container with a lid, keep refrigerated and use up within one week. Enjoy!

If you don’t want to consume raw eggs, click here for an easy tutorial on How To Coddle An Egg.

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