Easy Homemade Mayonnaise Recipe

Updated on December 16, 2019
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How to Make Homemade Mayonnaise
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How to Make Homemade Mayonnaise

Mayonnaise is a creamy dressing made by combining egg yolk and oil. It is commonly used in salad dressings and as a sandwich spread. Store-bought mayo is quite expensive, so I always make my own version at home.

Making homemade mayonnaise is very easy. For as little as $1, you can make your own healthy version using vegetable oil. To begin, simply follow these five simple steps. Enjoy!

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Cook Time

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


  • 2 calamansi
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon mustard
  • a pinch black pepper
  • few drops hot sauce
  • few drops Worcestershire sauce


  • Large mixing bowl
  • Prep bowls (for the ingredients)
  • Measuring cup
  • Measuring spoon
  • Wire whisk
  • Tablecloth
  • Food processor (optional)

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  1. Extract the juice from both calamansi.
  2. In a bowl, combine calamansi juice, mustard, hot sauce, Worcestershire sauce, salt, and black pepper. Continue stirring until all ingredients are incorporated.
  3. Add egg yolk into the mixture. Blend until well combined.
  4. While continuously mixing, gradually add vegetable oil into the bowl.
  5. Continue mixing until the correct consistency is achieved.

Step-by-Step Procedure: Mayonnaise Without a Blender

Tips and Techniques for Making Mayonnaise

  • If you cannot find calamansi, you may instead use lemon or lime. Calamansi is a citrus fruit that is native to Southeast Asia. Availability of this fruit may be limited in your area; however, if there is an Asian store nearby, you may be able to find calamansi juice.
  • Place a tablecloth underneath the bowl to keep it from slipping while mixing all the ingredients.
  • Make sure that the speed of mixing the ingredients is faster than the speed of adding the oil to keep the mayo from splitting. Otherwise, go back to step number 1.
  • Slowly add a tablespoon of cold water while continuously mixing it to lighten the color of the mayonnaise.
  • It is more efficient to use a blender or food processor when making a large batch of mayonnaise. As the process requires a continuous mixing of all the ingredients to achieve the right consistency of the mayonnaise.
  • Replace vegetable oil with olive oil to make it more healthy.
  • Add 1/2 cup of vegetable oil to 1/2 cup of olive oil to maintain its consistency when stored inside the refrigerator.
  • I've created a variation of this recipe that I call Homemade Egg Sandwich Spread.

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    • dredcuan profile imageAUTHOR

      Travel Chef 

      2 years ago from Manila


      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 

      2 years 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

      Travel Chef 

      2 years ago from Manila


      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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      2 years 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

      Travel Chef 

      2 years ago from Manila


      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!

    • phoenix2327 profile image

      Zulma Burgos-Dudgeon 

      2 years 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

      Travel Chef 

      2 years ago from Manila


      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 

      2 years 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

      Travel Chef 

      2 years ago from Manila


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

    • Lisa Jane39 profile image

      Lisa Jane 

      2 years ago from Maine

      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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