How to Make Homemade Mayonnaise

I was a total slacker this year on making and feeding my family real foods.  I am determined to change that and I am not waiting until the new year to make these changes.  Until recently, I had no idea how to make homemade mayonnaise.  I enjoy making homemade condiments a lot but have always been intimidated to take on the homemade mayo challenge.

I had never made homemade mayo before and honestly had no idea HOW to make homemade mayonnaise, Then I realized it was time to give it a try.  A friend posted her recipe on Facebook and it seemed to good to be true…easy and yummy.

All of the ingredients were in my kitchen so I gave it a go and whipped it up.  It was so darn easy and tasty too!

Homemade Mayonnaise Recipe

Store-bought vs Homemade Mayo

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This homemade mayonnaise has 6 ingredients.   Avocado oil, eggs, apple cider vinegar, Dijon mustard, lemon juice and salt.  Super easy.

Store-bought mayo can have a lot more ingredients.  Seriously, a lot more.

Some of these ingredients can be:  soybean oil, water, eggs, sugar, salt, monosodium glutamate, xantham gum, carageenan, corn starch, guar guar, locust bean gum, maltodextrin, calcium disodium, and many more.  I am not saying that all of these ingredients are bad but they (some really are) but they are totally unnecessary.

Here are the ingredients in Kraft mayo:

Kraft mayo ingredients


How to Make Homemade Mayonnaise

If you are ready to get real and make your own mayonnaise let’s do it.  I promise you it is easy, fast, and delicious.

**there is a printable recipe at the bottom of this post**

First, place all of your ingredients (I use organic) in a jar or dish.

Ingredients:  1 cup of avocado oil, 1 raw egg + 1 yolk, 1 teaspoon of apple cider vinegar, 2 teaspoons of Dijon mustard, 1/2 teaspoon of lemon juice, a big pinch of salt.


Using an immersion blender, blend for 30 to 60 seconds,

Seriously, that’s it.  You end up with this creamy, yummy mayonnaise.

How to Make Homemade Mayonnaise

I have read in several places that it is necessary to add the oil slowly to the other ingredients.  With this recipe, using avocado oil, I have not experienced that at all.

This will last in your fridge for up to a week.  If it grows mold, it’s no longer good.  I find the key is in making small batches when I need it so none goes to waste.

Printable Homemade Mayonnaise Recipe

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Homemade Mayonnaise
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Making homemade mayonnaise is easy and delicious. With only 6 ingredients you can whip this condiment up in a flash. It is easy to replace store-bought mayo with this recipe!
  • 1 cup avocado oil
  • 1 raw egg + 1 yolk
  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons dijon mustard
  • ½ teaspoon lemon juice
  • big pinch of salt
  1. Place ingredients in a bowl or jar.
  2. Use immersion blender to mix for 30-60 seconds.
  3. Enjoy our homemade mayonnaise!!


I hope that you enjoy this recipe and the yummy homemade mayonnaise you are about to make!

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One thought on “How to Make Homemade Mayonnaise

  1. I have made my own mayo a couple times lately too. We are eating local so that’s a requirement! I can’t believe how much difference using the immersion blender makes. The traditional way of drizzling oil into the blender a drop at a time is too tedious!

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