Mayonnaise is a versatile condiment used commonly as a dip or spread for salads, sandwiches, shawarma, chicken burger , beef burger and the likes.
I also use it as a beauty and hair product and therefore it’s a staple in my home. But instead of running off to the stores each time I run out of mayonnaise, I always make mine at home.
You won’t believe how easy it is; all you need are 3 ingredients you might already have in your kitchen and it is also healthier too, as you know what goes into it.
Makes about 1 cup of Mayonnaise
– 1 large Egg (at room temperature)
– 150ml Vegetable oil of choice( not necessary to use olive oil)
– 1 tablespoonful Lemon juice or Vinegar(optional, but gives it a slight acidic taste)
– 1/4 teaspoon salt (or to taste)
Note: you can also add spices and herbs to your mix, if you want to.
Olive oil gives it a very strong taste, which most people don’t like, so feel free to make use of any other vegetable oil.
All ingredients should be at room temperature.
1. Wash the egg thoroughly and break into a blender.
2. Add the salt ,vegetable oil and lemon juice or Vinegar and blend the mixture for 10 seconds and stop when you notice the mixture turning slightly white.
Important Tip: if you don’t have an immersion hand blender like the one in the photo below, you have to add the oil gradually until you get your desired consistency.
3. Continue blending for another 20 seconds until all the ingredients are well incorporated.
If you’re using an immersion blender, like mine, do an upwards and downwards movement until the oil is well combined with the egg.
You should have a stiff and smooth consistency.
4. Finally pour into a sterile container and your homemade mayonnaise is ready for use.
To Make Mayonnaise with a Hand Whisk(by hand)
Mayonnaise can also be made with a common hand whisk, but instead of using the whole egg, only the yolk will be used here.
– 1 egg Yolk
– 120ml Vegetable oil
– 2 tablespoons Vinegar or lemon juice
– Salt to taste
1. Wash and crack the egg and carefully separate the yolk from the white and place in a wide bowl.
Add the salt to the egg yolk and mix together until well combined.
2. Using a teaspoon, gradually add the oil (drop by drop), stirring continuously as you do so.
The Mayonnaise will begin to thicken as you add the oil. If the mixture becomes too thick, add a few drops of the vinegar/lemon juice to thin it down a bit, and continue stirring until smooth and you’ve reached your desired thickness.
3. Finally, add the remaining vinegar/lemon juice and mix well until well incorporated and smooth.
Homemade Mayonnaise keeps for up to 1 week, but I highly recommend that you use it up in three days and also store in the fridge .
Quick notes and Tips :
– If you ended up with a thin(watery) mayonnaise, don’t throw it away; simply place 1 egg yolk in a new bowl, whisk until until fluffy, then gradually add the thin mayonnaise to it, stirring all the time, until you reach your desired thickness.
– When using the blender method, you can also beat the egg first until stiff before gradually adding the oil and lemon juice, this will result in a thicker mayonnaise.
– Always use fresh eggs
– Eggs from pastured hens are best used for mayonnaise because they contain 20 times more healthy omega-3 fatty acids than factory-fed hens.
|My daughter’s halloween mayonnaise 🙂|
Try out your homemade Mayonnaise with these recipes below:
* Nigerian Chicken Shawarma and Beef Shawarma recipe
Thanks for your comments and do let us know if you try it out :).
Oh my God! It was like a dream. I found this recipe while searching Google for how to make homemade mayonnaise, I tried it and it came out perfectly. Thanks so much ma for making this knowledge available.
You’re welcome Tinu
thanks for your feedback
Wow, thanks ma for this easy break down, please ma I have a question please, ok the home made mayo do you have an idea how long can it last if bottled ? I await your response thanks ma ?
Hi Stanley, it can last for 3-4 days if stored
really well in the farthest part of the refrigerator.
But always smell before use , just in case it has been contaminated.
Your recipe is really good & clear to learn. First time viewing but I got everything so clear that I said to myself “you can do it”
I’m gonna try the mayonnaise and give you feedback. Thanks alot
Go for it girl!
And thank you so much
for your comment Beauty.
I love this recipe it gives me what I really want. Thanks
You’re welcome Edidiong,
glad to be of help
Thank u . U are a God sent
You’re a darling
God bless you Chidima
Thanks a loy
Thank you so much for your recipes I enjoy learning from you once again thank you
You are welcome Juliet
Always good to hear from you?
This homemade mayonnaise is superb!!!
I will try it and sense the taste.
You’ll surely enjoy it Atilola.
Very nice:) thanks Nky
Thank you Alya?
Lovely & very Educative! I found it so interesting!
Hello Nky, I haven't tried mine though but what I saw here gave me strong faith in making my own mayonnaise someday. Don't you think you need to be compensated for this good work you doing? Are you in Nigeria?
Can i use coconut oil instead of veg oil.
hi nky. thx for the recipe. can I use lime instead of lemon juice..I want to make this today but I don't av memo. at home
hi nky. thanks for the recipe. can I use lime instead of lemon juice?
I just tried it now following your steps, it didn't get thick (I didn't use more than half of the recommended oil because I used the regular blender) and I don't like the smell at all.
Hi Nky, can I still get the mayo consistency with the use of lemon juice or vinegar.
Thanks ma'am. I love your recipes. Can i use coconut oil to make this?
Thanks Nky. The tips are so great and simple. Keep up the good work. I learnt a lot reading your blog. I'll try putting it to practice. Looking forward to more from you. Thanks so much.
Please when you mean lemon juice, do you mean the juice from the fruit or the juice in pack like (Chivita orange juice)
Hi Odosa, it's The juice of the lemon fruit
Since my daughter found your site and showed me, I have been dancing. U have shared all u know so simply that even a first timer in any recipe will get it. U are simply a delight as your writeups are. I am going to be a greater cook than ever with so many new things learnt from you. It'seems here a way I can put in a million likes for you? I would surely love to. Thank u so much. My daughter also has recipes to occupy her now.
Thanks Mayowa and a big kiss and hug from me to your daughter. I'm glad to be of help dearie, also feel free to contact me if you have any doubt or question about the recipes. Happy cooking 🙂
Thank u so much our dearest, Nky for d knowledge may Go bless u abundantly. Just finished making mine got the thickness thanks to ur tips but it's not tasty can I add salt or sugar to taste even after blending without it disrupting d thickness. Thanks amazing woman.
Hi Rashidat, I'm so glad the recipe and tips were helpful. And yes, you can add salt to taste,it won't disturb the thickness, it's actually in the recipe above.Have a great day hun and God bless you too 😉
Thanks dearest Nky,may God strengten u for us. Finished making mine, got the thickness but wasn't tasty dunno if I can add salt nd sugar to it nd also if it will nt affect the thickness. U are amazing ma!!
Thanks Rashidat,Sorry for the late response hun, and yes you can add a little salt and sugar if you want to.
Wow Nky Godbless u! When are u going to make a book for all these recipes?
Thanks Medinat, the book is in progress , I'll announce it on the blog when it is ready.
Thanks, this worked like magic! Imagine my own homemade mayonnaise! Well, what about homemade ketchup, please?
Thanks for the feedback Pypy, I'll get ketchup recipe up soon 🙂
Nky, thank you for your selfless teachings. Please can i use a stand mixer for this. Thank you
Thanks Cindy, I haven't tried using it before, but I think a stand mixer should work too.
Very nice i like it and i will do it
can i add preservative to the mayonnaise,i want it to last longer.
I haven't tried adding preservatives to mine.
i enjoy the mayonnaise,but i want it to last longer,can i add preservative to it?
Wow thanks nky,this is really helpful
You're welcome Chioma 🙂
Is so watery what do I do
Hey Nky! Thanks for the recipe. I'm a student. I downloaded the app from playstore. It's really been awesome. I tried the plantain cake. It was awesome. My roommates kept asking for more. Thanks again. I tried the mayonnaise with my electric hand whisk. It was watery. I even added the yolk as you said to make it thick but it was still watery. How do I fix it? I'm using electric hand whisk. Thanks.
Hi Tosy, pls go through the recipe again and make sure you make use of the exact ingredients, with no substitutions.
Pls help. I followed the recipe, buy my after adding little oil, the mixture is already watery, I afraid to add all the vegetable oil. What should I do about it now. It's still very watery, and I wanna serve it with my cooking this evening. I'm using the hand whisk method
Hi Godwin, the hand whisk method is quite tricky, you have to be fast and also follow the quick notes and tips above to get the right consistency.
I'm so loving this blog. Thanks Nky. Though, I just came across this blog today, I've learnt a lot.
You're welcome Sharon , good to have you here.
Ok. Am the lady that asked a question concerning using popular electric (tomato/pepper) blender with annanymous . My name is Uchechi. Tnx
Hi dear, you can use a normal blender but please follow the intructions on the page'' just as it is'' so that you can get a good results, also read the ''quick notes and tips''-
Wow. I just stumbled on urself site two days ago n I just realized that most recipes are not rocket science esp baking. Thanks a lot. However, in dis mayo recipe above,u mentioned stick-in blender n hand blender. But I dnt have either of them. Pls, can I use my electric blender(I mean, like d one used for tomato, pepper, etc)? If so, is it same procedure? Tnx
Thanks lily u're a blessing u make baking and cooking easier any recipe for pizza?
Pizza recipe coming soon hun 🙂
Have been following you a long time, indeed you are God send to woman folk. Tnx a million
Thanks for your lovely comment dearie 🙂
Good afternoon ma, I followed all the instructions using a blender and it is still watery
Hi Bukola pls read the instruction well especially the ''quick notes and tips''
Can I use the electric blender for the mixing.
Yes you can, but on high speed.
Great job you are doing here use home made stuff for my hair too but i feel the salt may not be good for hair or what do u think. this your olive oil looks transparent
Thanks dear.Salt can add sheen to the hair if used moderately and as for the olive oil, maybe its because of the light 🙂
Way cool!!! All your recipes are amazing and very easy to follow. I'm greatly inspired to try new dishes. Keep up the fantastic job!!!
Thanks hun 🙂
I'm really loving this….just stumbled across the page,its so encouraging….i'm so glad I found someome who would help my kitchen fantasies come through….thanks nky
You're welcome hun 🙂
Nky, please i like to know how you use mayonnaise as a beauty and hair product
Hi dearie, Mayonnaise is a great hair conditioner. I use it as you use your normal deep conditioner.
i will definitely try dat at home. just curious, can preservatives be added so it can last as long as the commercial one?
I haven't tried with preservatives, but it could work. After all, the store-bought ones contain some kind of preservative.
Am so glad to subscribe to Ur page! Dis mayo of a thg is really nice! I did both d lemon juice n also d vinegar! Dey all came out lovely buh I think I preferred the vinegar more cos it has more of d soar taste….I also tried d chicken burger! Ts was nice buh I guess my chicken was too watery n I didn't get enough bread crumbs …Thanks so much fr this recipes
Thank you for your lovely comment and feedback too.I'm so glad you are enjoying the recipes,Do keep me updated on any other ones you try out 🙂
Nkem…I have always followed your style of cooking and I get great comments from my hussy and kids. I followed ur sharwama recipe and it was great. Though I added roasted sesame to the mayonnaise – ketchup mix. It came out too great. For this mayonnaise recipe, I can't wait to try. Thank you so much dear. You are making me love cooking these days. God bless you dear.
You are always welcome dearie. Keep up the good work of giving your family, delicious home cooked meals 🙂
Simply awesome. It's a must try for me.
Nnem your just too much. God bless you.
Bless you too hun 🙂
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If I'm using a hand whisk, do I have to whisk d egg first
Of a truth, I never knew the production of mayonnaise is this simply, I appreciate your good works, pls keep lecturing us, and God will bless u. Thanks
yes, it's that easy dearie, you're wlcome 🙂
Reallly awsm way of explaing recipes…any one can be an expert…..thnxxx to u
thanks hun 🙂
Wow as easy as DAT ,oh ma thanks alot
As easy as that :)you're welcome.
In fact, I am short of words & very suprise to know that is this simple to make mayonnaise. Thank you so much for sharing this wonderful knowledge here. May God continue to inspire you in Jesus name, Amen. I shall give it a try and know how it will turn out. Ciao!
You're welcome dearie, expecting your feedback 🙂
Thanks for the knowledge sharing pls I want to know why mine isn't that thick and its also yellow
Hi dearie, the very yellow mayonnaise is only made with egg yolk. To make a very thick mayonnaise, you'll have to add the oil, little by little, just as indicated in the recipe.
I really appreciate u for broaden my knowledge. Thanks a million times. God bless
You're welcome and God bless you too 🙂
Please,can I use usual blender,d one used in blending tomatoes? Because that's the blender I have and I would really want to try this @home……..thanks
Yes you can dearie, but blend the egg until fluffy, before adding the oil(little by little).
Am so happy that I subscribed to this site. Who ever thought that mayonnaise can be easily made at home? I can't wait to try this recipe and others too. Thanks for sharing these wonderful recipes and may God continue to fuel and re-energize you. Amen!
Thanks dearie and good to have you here 🙂
Nky I tried mine and it came out kind of watery I followed the steps as u wrote,so what went wrong
Hi dearie, which of the methods did you use?
OMG!Sis dis is just great. So easy to make '! Who wud hv tought dis recipe wud ever be shared even though it's dis simple? I adore u cos u make us learn how to foods easily, fresh and healthy.Thanks
Aww dear, you're so sweet, thanks for the lovely comment. I hope you try it and send us your feedback 🙂
God bless u dear I'm gonna try dis very soon
God bless you too sweetie, I'll be expecting your feedback 🙂
Mine came out great and it was my first try, thank you ma.Please kindly post a recipe for Jam.
I'm so glad it came out well. I'll be posting jam recipe soon dearie 🙂
Nky tnx for ur recipe. Pls can I use any vegetable oil or must it be goya olive oil
You can use vegetable oil. I only make use of pure olive oil because I also use it for my hair.
Hi Nky, must I use olive oil and a hand blender? I tried using vegetable oil and a hand mixer(hand cake mixer) but it is not coming together….It is still liquid…HELP!!!
Hi dearie, you must not use olive oil, any vegetable oil will be fine.As for the mayonnaise, an immersion blender makes it easier, but it is not compulsory.I will post an update recipe on how to make mayonnaise with a hand whisk, meanwhile, don't throw away the ones you made, I'll also show you how to amend it.
I never knew mayonnaise was so easy to make, thanks Nky. Sorry but if I may ask, I love dat blender of urs what product is it, I have been so unlucky with blenders the ones I buy always mess up my cooking.
You're welcome dearie, the blender brand is LAZER and it is 400w.
I simply say u are amazing! Happy new months and cheers. love what u are doing
Thanks dearie, happy new month to you too 🙂
Wow,nice one Nky,welldone.
Thanks hun, how are you preparing for the xmas ?
amazing Nikky. I love this
Thanks dearie 🙂
No more buying mayonnaise in my house. I tried it and it was perfect. It even gets thicker when stored in the fridge. Thank you so much
You are welcome hun 🙂
I own a small snack store and used to finish one jar of mayonnaise in a day, and it's not so cheap where I live. Now I can make mine, thanks to you Nky, wow, it's so easy. keep up the good work,I'm waiting for xmas cake recipe
I'm so glad to be of help , xmas cake coming dearie, stay tuned 🙂
Nky i try to make the mayonnaise, it came out be watery it not thick like the one in picture, why