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Mayonnaise is one of the items that has been difficult for me to buy for quite some time. Either I wasn’t pleased with the ingredients or the price was way out of our budget. Thankfully, now I don’t have to worry about whether I can afford mayo I feel good serving my family!
Several months ago I stumbled upon making mayo in the blender. While it tasted great, it was also a little time consuming. So I was very excited when I discovered that you can use a hand blender to make mayo quickly and easily.
It just so happens that my parents bought us an immersion hand blender for Christmas and we have been using it a lot. In fact, there haven’t been many weeks when we haven’t pulled it out for one reason or another.
One of my favorite uses for our hand blender is making healthy and extremely easy homemade mayo. Did you know that was even possibly?
Now I’ve been making fresh, healthy mayo every week, mostly to use in some of our favorite creamy salad dressing which we’ll be sharing soon.
Quick, Easy, & Healthy Homemade Mayonnaise
1 whole egg, room temperature*
1 egg yolk, room temperature*
1 Tablespoon white vinegar
1/4 – 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
2 teaspoons sugar (we use powdered sucanat)
1/4 teaspoon lemon juice (lime juice works as well)
1/4 teaspoon dry mustard
2/3 cup olive oil** (light tasting olive oil makes a milder mayo, EVOO will make the may taste like olive oil)
1/3 cup coconut oil**, melted (extra virgin coconut oil adds a sweetness and coconut flavor, expeller pressed or refined coconut oil is flavorless)
*You can bring eggs to room temperature more quickly by submerging them (still in the shell) in warm water for 5-10 minutes until they no longer feel chilled to the touch. Room temperature eggs emulsify better than cold eggs. You can also use 2 egg yolks for a richer mayo.
**You can adjust the olive oil to coconut oil ratio, just remember that coconut oil solidifies at lower temperatures so your mayo might get hard in the fridge.
1. Place whole egg and egg yolk at the bottom of the container that came with the hand blender, or another container of similar size. We typically use a wide mouth canning jar.
2. Add the remaining ingredients except for the oils.
3. Place the immersion blender (still off) into the container and press it against the bottom so that it covers the egg yolks.
4. Pour the oils into the container.
5. Pulse the hand blender slowly until you see the mixture turn lighter. Then move the blender up and down (staying under the surface) a few times until you have a rich, creamy mayonnaise.
Check our video here. Sorry it’s sideways
Yield: approximately 1 1/4 cups
If your mayonnaise is more like mayo soup, doesn’t thicken, and begins to separate that means it did not emulsify. Never fear, you can still fix it! Pour your mayo soup into another container and place a room temperature egg yolk into the blending container. Now cover the egg yolk with the (still off) immersion blender and pour the “mayo soup” into the container. Pulse slowly until you see the mayo turn lighter, move the hand blender up slowly and you should feel the mayo getting thicker. Move the blender up and down until all of the ingredients have been incorporated.
This mayonnaise will keep in the fridge in an airtight container for about 2 weeks.
This recipe can also be used to make lacto-fermented mayo which is even more nutritious and will last at least twice as long in the fridge. Simply stir 1 Tbsp of whey into the finished mayo. Cover the container with a cloth and leave it on the counter for 6-7 hours. Then place it in an airtight container in the fridge.
Making homemade mayonnaise is a great recipe in which to involve your kids. All of our kids love adding ingredients to the jar and our five year old can even do a little of the blending herself.
We’ll be sharing some of our favorite homemade salad dressings made with this mayo soon. Subscribe to our free updates so you don’t miss them.
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Today’s Question: How do you use mayonnaise in your home? What recipe would you like for us to try with this homemade mayo?
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