Homemade Mayonnaise


Yes, it’s true, I made mayonnaise today and it’s really good.

Do you want to know how to make mayonnaise?  Yay, I thought you’d never ask!

All you need to make delicious homemade mayonnaise are four little ingredients and I bet you have them all in your house right now. An egg, dijon mustard, vegetable oil, and white wine vinegar, that’s it (see, that’s not so bad).  Wait, I’m lying, you really need 6 ingredients…I forgot the salt and pepper.  Now you’re ready to start zooming, literally, as in a food processor.

Why are we doing this again? Oh, I remember, because the kids need lunches for school tomorrow and two of your kids want mayonnaise on theirs and you ran out of mayonnaise this morning and you can’t bear to drive anywhere else today, let alone the store, where you’ve already been…sound about right?  Wait, that’s not you, that’s me.  Welcome to my life!

I hope you’re just making it because you want to and, why not?  Making homemade anything is way better than buying it and now you know how. See, everything works out in the end.  Not to mention that this homemade mayonnaise is extra specially yummy and you’ll be so proud of yourself for making it.  The only hiccup I can think of is that it only lasts about 4 days, but it’s so easy and good, you won’t mind.  Alright, by now you know the drill.  Please make the mayonnaise and tell me all about it so I too can be proud of you!

**Note: Am I showing my age if I tell you I can’t say the word ‘mayonnaise’ without doing Lou Gossett Jr.’s voice from the movie,  An Officer And A Gentleman ?  I am, aren’t I…?



  •  1 egg, large
  • 1 tbsp dijon mustard
  • 1 ⅓ cup vegetable or canola oil
  • 3-4 tsp white wine vinegar or fresh lemon juice

For best results, bring all ingredients to room temperature.  In a food processor fitted with the blade attachment add the egg and dijon and blend.  While the food processor is going, slowly drizzle in the oil, then the vinegar.  Stop food processor, remove lid and add salt and pepper .  Replace lid and continue blending.  Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.  It will keep for up to 4 days.

Tools of the Trade

At the end of every post I usually like to tell you about the tools I used, how I used them, and why.  If I used a Le Creuset piece versus an All Clad pan, I’ll tell you the advantages.  When it comes to making homemade mayonnaise it’s really simple – 1 tool, my trusty Cuisinart food processor.  I have a few of them and I love them.  They just keep going and going.  I have the 7 cup, the 9 cup, and the 14 cup, but I have only linked to the 7 and the 14 cup below because they get all the use.  Honestly, I have a large (7 quart) commercial food processor at my business, but I will take the Cuisinart any day.  I’ve had them for years and the most I have ever done is buy an extra attachment.


Cuisinart 14 cup Food Processor


Cuisinart 7 cup Food Processor