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Immersion Blender Homemade Mayo | Wholefully

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If you’ve ever tried to make mayo at home, you might know that it can be finicky and time-consuming. But using your immersion blender (this is the one I have and use to make mayo weekly) takes out ALL the guesswork and ALL the time. You can literally go from no mayo to homemade immersion blender mayo in less than two minutes, just by pushing a button.

After you read this post, you’ll never (EVER!) need to buy mayo again. No more shelling out $9 for a little jar of the high-end organic mayos that you use up in one sandwich-making session. You will have the knowledge to make your own homemade mayo in less time than it takes to pull off those annoying safety seals on the jars of the store-bought mayonnaise.

What ingredients do I need to make this homemade mayonnaise recipe?

Mayo is an incredibly simple combination of ingredients: just egg, oil, vinegar, mustard, and salt. You can really play with whatever flavors you like, but my perfect mayo is made from avocado oil (it’s light in flavor, non-GMO, and not über-processed like some of the other vegetable oils), Dijon mustard, and apple cider vinegar. I find that this combo makes a homemade mayo with a very similar flavor to that of high-end store-bought mayos.

Protip: Food safety.

Concerned about the safety of using raw egg in your homemade mayonnaise? Many grocery stores sell pasteurized eggs nowadays, which should put your salmonella fears to rest!

How do you make immersion blender mayo?

The process here couldn’t be simpler:

Put all the ingredients in a jar.

Put your immersion blender in and hold it on the bottom of the jar.

Turn it on low.

Once you start to see the mixture looking white, opaque, and generally more mayo-like, you can raise the blender to mix in the remainder of the oil.

Then you just slap a lid on the jar you used, store in the fridge, and enjoy! It’s flavorful, thick, creamy, and perfect for putting on your sandwiches. The whole process takes 47 seconds (we actually timed it).

Why is this easier than making homemade mayo another way?

No slowly dripping in oil to get an emulsion. No need to ensure you have the perfect temperature eggs. You honestly don’t even have to be perfectly accurate with measurements with this recipe (I tend to eyeball it). The immersion blender makes perfect, easy homemade mayo every single time.

Can I use olive oil instead of avocado oil?

You can, but I’d recommend you use a very, very light flavored olive oil. Olive oil has a strong, almost bitter flavor, and it’s really intensified by the emulsification process of making mayo. Olive oil mayo is not my favorite. But this avocado oil mayo? It is.

Why is my immersion blender mayonnaise too runny?

Thin or runny mayonnaise is a sure sign that the ingredients didn’t emulsify, or mix, properly. Here’s what to do:

Set the mayo aside (at room temperature!) for 10-20 minutes. This will let the ingredients separate so you can try again.

Try again. Make sure the immersion blender is touching the bottom of the jar, and that the mayo is thickening and becoming opaque before you start pulling the blender up.

Raise the immersion blender slowly—the oil needs time to be incorporated into the other ingredients! 

Still having problems? Try adding another egg yolk and blending it in.

Ingredients

1 large egg

1 teaspoon Dijon mustard

1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar

1/2 teaspoon sea salt, plus more to taste

1 cup avocado oil

Instructions

Add all ingredients in the order listed into a wide-mouth pint Mason jar (or any other jar wide enough to fit an immersion blender).
While the immersion blender is off, place the blade all the way on the bottom of the jar. Turn the immersion blender on low, and let sit on the bottom of the jar for about 30 seconds. Do not move the blender!
When the liquid at the bottom of the jar starts to look white, opaque and mayo-like, slowly raise the blender through the rest of the oil. The mixture will continue to thicken up as you pull the blender up.
Once you have reached the top and all the oil has been blended in, turn off the blender and you’re done! Season more to taste, if desired, and store in the fridge in the jar you used to blend it.

Notes

Feel free to experiment with the mustards, vinegars, and oils you use in your mayo until you find the perfect combo for your family. This is our favorite as it most closely resembles the avocado oil mayos that you get from the grocery store.

Nutrition Information:

Yield: 16

Serving Size: 1 tablespoon

Amount Per Serving:

Calories: 125Total Fat: 14gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 12mgSodium: 79mgCarbohydrates: 0gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 0g

At Wholefully, we believe that good nutrition is about much more than just the numbers on the nutrition facts panel. Please use the above information as only a small part of what helps you decide what foods are nourishing for you.

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