Easy Homemade Mayonnaise Recipe

Updated on July 7, 2018
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Homemade Mayonnaise
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Mayonnaise is a creamy dressing mainly made by combining egg yolk and oil.

Making homemade mayonnaise is very easy. For as low as $1, you can make your own healthy mayo at home. You can make other delicious variations of mayonnaise by adding other ingredients. To start with, simply follow the five easy steps of my easy homemade mayonnaise recipe.

Ingredients in Making Mayonnaise
Ingredients in Making Mayonnaise | Source

Ingredients

  • 2 pieces Calamansi
  • 1 piece Egg Yolk
  • 1 cup Vegetable Oil
  • 1/2 tablespoon Mustard
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • a pinch Black Pepper
  • few drops Hot Sauce
  • few drops Worcestershire Sauce

Cook Time

Prep time: 5 min
Cook time: 10 min
Ready in: 15 min
Yields: 4

Utensils

  • Large Mixing Bowl
  • Prep Bowls (for the ingredients)
  • Measuring Cup
  • Measuring Spoon
  • Wire Whisk
  • Tablecloth
  • Food Processor (optional)

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Instructions

  1. Extract the juice of two pieces of calamansi.
  2. Put calamansi juice, 1/2 tbsp of mustard, few drops of hot sauce, Worcestershire sauce, 1 tsp sea salt, and a pinch of black pepper in a bowl. Continue stirring until all ingredients are incorporated.
  3. Add one egg yolk into the mixture. Blend all together until well combined or until the egg yolk has liquidized.
  4. While continuously mixing the content, gradually add one cup of vegetable oil into the bowl.
  5. Continue mixing everything until the correct consistency is achieved.
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Tips and Techniques in Making a Mayonnaise

  1. Use tablecloth to avoid the bowl from slipping while mixing all the ingredients.
  2. Make sure that the speed of mixing all the ingredients is faster than the speed of adding the oil to avoid the mayo from splitting. Otherwise, back to step number 1.
  3. Slowly add a tablespoon of cold water while continuously mixing it to lighten the color of the mayonnaise.
  4. It is more efficient to use a food processor when making a huge production of mayonnaise. As the process requires a continuous mix of all the ingredients to achieve the right consistency of the mayonnaise.

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    • dredcuan profile imageAUTHOR

      Dred Cuan 

      36 hours ago from California

      Zulma,

      I'm glad you liked my recipe. You are right, the taste of it is lighter. I love it that way because I use it to make spreads. Thanks for sharing the result!

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      Zulma Burgos-Dudgeon 

      38 hours ago from United Kingdom

      Just wanted to let you know, I just made your mayonnaise. It was so much easier than I thought it would be and there was hardly any washing up to do after. Double win.

      The texture is ideal and the taste is lighter than the store-bought stuff. Doesn't coat the tongue and lets you taste other flavours. Definitely a winner.

    • dredcuan profile imageAUTHOR

      Dred Cuan 

      4 days ago from California

      Centfie,

      The taste of worcestershire is a combination of salty and sour taste. You can have soy sauce and vinegar combined together. But, you can eliminate this ingredient if you want. Only egg yolk, oil, any acid, salt and pepper are important in making mayonnaise. You can eliminate other ingredients listed above.

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      Centfie 

      4 days ago from Kenya

      Hi Dred Cuan, thank you for sharing this. Where I live this is a new/rare ingredient- "Worcestershire Sauce." Is there something I can substitute it with?

    • dredcuan profile imageAUTHOR

      Dred Cuan 

      4 days ago from California

      Zulma,

      Calamansi is a citrus fruit like lemon and lime. So you can replace it with lemon or with vinegar. Anything that is acidic will do. Let me know the result after trying this recipe! Enjoy!

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      Zulma Burgos-Dudgeon 

      4 days ago from United Kingdom

      I've been wanting to have a go at making my own mayo. I'll give this recipe a try. One thing, though. What is calamansi? What can I use as a substitute if I can't get my hands on this?

    • dredcuan profile imageAUTHOR

      Dred Cuan 

      11 days ago from California

      Kenna,

      Any plant-based milk will do. That's the most common ingredient good for a vegan diet. Maybe I can make a recipe for your vegan mayo! ('',)

    • Kenna McHugh profile image

      Kenna McHugh 

      11 days ago from Northern California

      Your article is filled with nice photos. I appreciate your helpful tips. Being a vegan, I'd love to see a recipe for vegan mayo. I am sure the substitutes are simple.

    • dredcuan profile imageAUTHOR

      Dred Cuan 

      12 days ago from California

      Lisa,

      Making mayo is so easy. Just be careful when you start combining the egg mixture and oil. It's a bit challenging. Goodluck!

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      Lisa Jane 

      12 days ago from Washington

      Thanks for sharing this recipe. I have always wanted to know how to make mayonnaise so I can make it myself. Great article.

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