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Easy Blender Mayonnaise

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I made a promise to myself a few weeks ago when we were having internet connection trouble that I was going to start getting all my blog posts scheduled ahead of time in the inevitable event that it happened again.
 
Image shows a metal bowl of mayonaise with text that reads "Two Minute Blender Mayo"

And yet, here I am on Monday morning, writing out this recipe.

Why? because I was all set to write up how easy and foolproof making your own healthy mayonnaise was when, for the first time ever, the mayonnaise that I was all set to photograph to show you the process failed. And it failed hard.

This, of course, was after the computer crash that ate the pictures from my last batch (that batch turned out beautifully btw.)

So why did it fail? That’s easy. I dumped all the ingredients together rather than slowly adding the oil to the egg. I’ve seen other people do it successfully, but rest assured, I will never do it again. What happened was the egg was overwhelmed by the oil, and it wasn’t able to emulsify.

So obviously, the trick to successful mayonnaise (for me anyway) is to add the oil to the egg in a slow, steady stream while blending at high speed. This can be done in a blender, food processor, or with stick blender.

My favorite by far is the stick blender, that way I can just blend it in the container I plan to keep it in and stick my blender in that with very little mess. My least favorite is the blender. It seems harder to get that last bit of oil mixed in with the blender. Maybe I should just stop short when I use the blender.

A note on oils: you can use olive oil, and if you use the light-tasting variety, you’ll never know it isn’t Kraft Mayo. Coconut oil is great, too, because it’s very healthy and tastes good. The only drawback with coconut oil is that if you refrigerate it, it gets hard and separates as it warms. You can avoid, or at least lessen, this problem by only using half coconut oil and half another oil.

Easy Blender Mayonnaise

  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 T. vinegar or lemon juice
  • 1 cup oil

Combine the first three ingredients. Here’s all my stuff ready to go:

Image shows a glass jar and measuring cup with the ingredients for mayonaisse

Whir with blending apparatus (food processor, blender, stick blender, etc.).

Begin adding oil in a small stream while blending. The mixture will become opaque and thicken as oil is blended in.

Image shows two hands blending the ingredients for mayo

Presto! That’s all there is to it!

Image shows the finished mayo, on a blender

Put a lid on it, and store in the refrigerator for up to two weeks.

Enjoy!

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Easy Blender Mayonnaise

Making your own mayonnaise is super easy, and delicious!

  • Author: Elise

Ingredients

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  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 T. vinegar or lemon juice
  • 1 cup oil

Instructions

  1. Combine first three ingredients and blend together
  2. Slowly pour in oil while blending
  3. Your mixture will become opaque and thicken as oil is blended in.
  4. That’s all there is to it! Store your mayonnaise in the refrigerator for up to a week. 
  5. Enjoy!

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11 Comments

  1. I just tried this, after having trouble with consistency for a 100 year old German recipe. That one used only the yolk whereas this uses the whole egg. Started off very liquid but as soon as I started to add the oil very slowly, and using speed one on the stick blender, it all began to gel. So pleasantly surprised at how well it came together. A mild taste but oh so creamy. Makes a nice base for other things such as aeoli. Thank you very much for this!

  2. Love the simplicity of this recipe. I used avocado oil, as the Greek olive oil I was using is no longer available. All the olive oils leave a harsh taste. I will be adding some spices from my 100 year old recipe from a German cookbook, which I couldn’t make with the same consistency. Thank you so much for publishing this!

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