Kitchen Hack: Make Homemade Mayonnaise with an Immersion Blender

I’ve never made homemade mayonnaise before, even though I love mayonnaise.  Finding this hack where you can make homemade mayonnaise in an immersion blender piqued my interest, especially because you just dump everything into the mixing cup or a one-quart widemouth jar, let it rest, and then let the vortex created by the blender do its thing.

I wanted to try this out with a more whole-foods style mayonnaise than the recipe that Serious Eats used.  So I decided to try out this real foods recipe for mayonnaise.

I used:

  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 cup grapeseed oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon vinegar

This failed. I don’t know if it’s because I didn’t carefully pour the oil on top of the rest of the things and then mix it in, but my mayonnaise broke and I had to start over with another egg yolk and some mustard, then drizzle in my broken and gross “mayonnaise” like you would normally drizzle in the oil.  Using the immersion blender was still great, but this method just didn’t work for me.

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