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Homemade Mayonnaise in a bowl
Homemade Mayonnaise Recipe
Prep Time
10 mins
Total Time
10 mins

How to make mayonnaise at home! This homemade mayonnaise recipe is so easy, tastes insanely good and much healthier than storebought. Use it on sandwiches, salads, for dips and more!

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: International
Keyword: homemade mayonnaise, mayonnaise recipe
Servings: 2 cups of mayonnaise
Calories: 123 kcal
Author: Precious Nkeih of preciouscore.com
  • 2 egg yolks
  • ¼ teaspoon ground white pepper
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 4 teaspoons lemon juice freshly squeezed from about half a lemon
  • 1 teaspoon vinegar (use white vinegar or apple cider vinegar)
  • 1 teaspoon sugar see Note 3
  • 1 teaspoon mustard (Dijon mustard or yellow mustard would work) see Note 2
  • 2 cups oil (500ml or half liter) I used peanut oil (see Note 1)
  1. Place all ingredients in a bowl except the oil. Use a hand mixer or a whisk to whisk them together. Slowly drizzle in the oil while you continuously whisk. As you add the oil, the mayonnaise will thicken. Be sure to rest your hand for a few seconds in between if you are using your hand and you get tired (which is normal). Then continue whisking until all the oil is poured in. Your mayonnaise should be thick, luscious and so tasty! 

    Use on salads, in sandwiches and in anything you will use mayonnaise. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 1-2 weeks.

Recipe Notes

1. I used peanut oil in this recipe but you could use any light oil you have at home. Canola soy and avocado oil are great options. However, avoid using any oil that has a strong flavor. Extra virgin olive oil won't be great in this recipe because its flavor is overwhelming. If you really want to use olive oil, you could use light olive oil or use half extra virgin olive oil and half another light oil.

2. Yellow mustard in addition to egg yolks gives the mayonnaise a slightly yellow hue and it also gives it a boost in taste. Dijon mustard is good too - it won't really add color but it will add flavor to the mayonnaise. Note that I have made homemade mayonnaise several times without mustard so this is not a compulsory ingredient.

3. The sugar is totally optional here and you can't even taste it. But I noticed this made a HUGE difference in flavor compared to when I used just salt. So definitely add the teaspoon of sugar for some epic homemade mayonnaise!

4. If you use your hand to whisk and your mayonnaise doesn't thicken, place the mixture in a blender and blend to help it thicken. P.S you can also make homemade mayonnaise in a blender following this same recipe.

5. The nutritional information here is per tablespoon.