Mayonnaise made in a blender

Many years ago I got tired of store-bought mayonnaise, because for me it was too sweet and had a rather odd texture. Learning how to make mayonnaise turned out to be a challenge, with many failures along the way (which usually resulted in something on the order of mayonnaise soup). I find this recipe consistently works well. And surprisingly it, too, has a rather sweet taste.


(1 cup)


  1. Place the egg and lemon juice (or vinegar) in a blender. Blend at a high speed until the mixture starts to lose some of its yellow color and become a bit whiter.
  2. Pour the oil in slowly (in a constant stream over the course of about half a minute). Keep the lid on the blender as you do this (just lift the corner to pour in the oil), or else it will spatter everywhere.


As you might guess, the type of oil you use affects the taste of the mayonnaise. I suggest that you start with the oil you regularly cook with and then experiment from there.

I've found that the biggest reason for failure is putting in too much acid (lemon juice/vinegar). The result is something akin to soup. Nothing will correct this failure. However, you can use this mayonnaise-soup in potato salad (or other similar salads).

You can add small amounts (up to 1 tsp) of spices, such as mustard (dried or prepared) and Tabasco sauce. Add these to the egg/acid mixture before pouring in the oil, so they get thoroughly mixed into the mayonnaise. This mayonnaise will normally keep for a maximum of three weeks if kept in a cold part of the refrigerator (such as the bottom shelf away from the door)


Difficulty: easy.
Time: less than 5 minutes;
Precision: measure the ingredients.


Aviva Garrett 
Santa Cruz, California, USA 
Excelan, Inc., San Jose, California 
Recipe last modified: 6 Nov 86

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