Homemade Mayonnaise

Make your own mayonnaise right at home - no chemicals or preservatives!

2 egg yolks
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon powdered mustard
1/8 teaspoon sugar
Pinch cayenne pepper
4 to 5 teaspoons lemon juice or white vinegar
1-1/2 cups olive or other salad oil
4 teaspoons hot water

In a small bowl, beat together egg yolks, salt, mustard, sugar, pepper, and 1 teaspoon lemon juice, until very thick and pale yellow. Add 1/4 cup oil, drop by drop, beating vigorously. Beat in 1 teaspoon each of lemon juice and hot water. Add another 1/4 cup oil, a few drops at a time, beating vigorously. Beat in another teaspoon each lemon juice and water. Add 1/2 cup oil in a fine steady stream, beating continuously, then mix in remaining lemon juice, water, and oil. Cover and refrigerate.

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Linda White

Home Made Mayonaise


Yes…please tell us how long this will keep in the fridge!

Barbara Galowitch

How long does this keep?

Jaime McLeod

It will keep a few weeks in the fridge. Unlike store-bought mayonnaise, this recipe contains no preservatives, which is actually a good thing.


I have made it many times I like to put jalapenos in mine it’s awesome 🙂


Love making … nice to have a new version…

Donna M

I have not tried making mayonnaise before but I like this recipe. Thanks for sharing.

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