Homemade Mayonnaise Recipe

Homemade Mayonnaise Recipe

I stopped using store-bought mayonnaise many years ago and and I am happy to show you the classic homemade recipe, very tasty and fluffy. Throughout the years the recipe hasn't changed much. Now I only use a single beater when mixing it, to make it quicker. This way it will be even fluffier, quicker, the oil will combine faster and it never broke so far.

When I don't have time to whisk this classic mayo, I often make the egg-free jar mayonnaise (vegan) recipe with milk or soy milk. However, I come back to this recipe whenever I miss the taste of real mayo. Or maybe this taste is just in my head.


Egg yolk
1 piece
Hard boiled egg yolk
Egg yolk
1 piece
Raw egg yolk
Sunflower oil
300 ml
you can use 300-500ml oil, depending on how much mayo you need
0.5 pieces
1 tsp
0.5 tsp
Creamy yogurt
450 g
Yogurt can thin it down, it's optional.

Step by step

Step 1

Mix well the egg yolks, making sure there are no lumps.

Homemade Mayonnaise Recipe  - Step 1
Step 2

Little by little, whisk in the oil, start with 1 tbsp, later you can add more. It is recommended to stir in one direction only.

Homemade Mayonnaise Recipe  - Step 2
Step 3

After you have incorporated 4-5 tbsp oil, continue stirring with a spoon or with a hand mixer to make the process easier. If you choose to use the mixer, attach only one beater and make sure to whisk in one direction only. 

Homemade Mayonnaise Recipe  - Step 3
Step 4

While mixing in the oil, also stir in a bit of lemon juice and salt from time to time.

Homemade Mayonnaise Recipe  - Step 4
Step 5

You can stop stirring the mayonnaise when you reach the quantity you need. It can be more, or less, depending on what you are cooking.

Homemade Mayonnaise Recipe  - Step 5
Step 6

At the end, add the mustard and adjust with salt or lemon juice if needed. 

You can thin the mixture down with some creamy yogurt, it will taste the same and also be a bit lighter.

Homemade Mayonnaise Recipe  - Step 6
Step 7

Stir well. Mayo is ready to be served.

Homemade Mayonnaise Recipe  - Step 7
Step 8

Extremely delicious and fluffy.


Homemade Mayonnaise Recipe  - Step 8
Quantity: 500 g
Prep time: 10 min
Difficulty: easy
Ready in: 15 min
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