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Homemade Mayonnaise

Delicious, homemade mayonnaise is really easy to make and only takes one minute with a stick blender or immersion blender. This version is also paleo-friendly. 

Video: How to Make Homemade Mayonnaise. This easy, homemade, paleo-friendly mayonnaise only takes one minute!

After uploading my first video to my brand new YouTube channel two weeks ago I was sorta wondering if that video would be a one-hit wonder. Would I want to make more? And more importantly, would I enjoy making more? Because in the depths of the blogosphere, there’s never a shortage of a million things that need to be done to maintain your blog (let alone grow it) and engage with your readers (which I love to do!).

Watch the video and learn how to make homemade mayonnaise:


So imagine my surprise when I realized that yep, I honestly and sincerely really enjoy making these videos. As an introvert and empath, never in a million years did I think I’d say that. Heck, two weeks ago, I didn’t think I’d say that!


But there’s something alluring to this whole video creation thing. Perhaps it’s because deep down I’m a geek at heart, love learning new things and see this whole “mastering YouTube” as a challenge (which was reinforced after my first video received 1,000 views in it’s first week!). But I also love that unlike Snapchat and Instagram Stories these videos last longer than 24-hours and are re-watchable for those who might need to see “how to make homemade mayonnaise” a few times before giving it a go. Just as I did when starting down this healthy path.

So long story short, I’m loving this platform and you can definitely expect more videos in the future. In fact, I’ve got a white board in my office with more than 30 ideas scribbled for upcoming “healthy basics” tutorial videos. No shortage of ideas! But as I mentioned last week, if there’s something in particular you’d like to see, please let me know in the comments below and I’ll add it to the top of the list.

Today’s healthy basics video (which I’m sure you’ve gathered by now) is how to make the best homemade mayonnaise. I still remember when I showed my mom how to make mayonnaise two years ago and the delighted surprise on her face when she replied, “but I can’t believe how easy that was to make.” Since then, I’m happy to report that she’s never bought mayonnaise from the store again.


Video: How to Make Homemade Mayonnaise. This easy, homemade, paleo-friendly mayonnaise only takes one minute!

Video: How to Make Mayonnaise (paleo)
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Delicious, homemade mayonnaise is really easy to make. You can use a light flavored olive oil, but I prefer to use avocado oil. Note: this version is also paleo-friendly.
Serves: 1.5 cups
  1. Add all of the ingredients (with the oil last) into the jar that came with your stick blender or a similarly sized Mason Jar.
  2. Give the ingredients a few minutes to settle, with the oil separating on top. (*note - it's best to have your ingredients at room temperature as well. So feel free to leave all the ingredients in the jar for a good 20 minutes, if they're not already room temperature).
  3. Place your stick blender in the jar and press it firmly to the bottom. Turn it on and keep it pressed against the bottom of the jar for at least 10-15 seconds. Once the mayonnaise starts to emulsify and thicken, slowly move the stick blender up and down to fully combine the ingredients.
  4. Once it's all blended, remove the stick blender. Give it a few stirs with a spoon and enjoy or place in a storage container in the refrigerator. It will stay fresh for approximately 4-5 days.

This healthy, homemade mayonnaise is also used in several recipes on this website, so make sure to check those out:

Spinach and Artichoke Dip (dairy-free, paleo)

Pineapple Burger Bowl with Sweet Fig Mayonnaise

Baked Halibut with Herbed Mayonnaise Crust

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46 comments on “Homemade Mayonnaise”

  1. ive tried twice, and both times were catastrophic failures. First i followed the recipe exactly with avocado oil and it turned out runny and green. Next i used half the oil with EVOO and two eggs and it still came out runny.

  2. Hi Lisa,
    Help! I have done this twice and as I don’t have a stick blender, it comes out liquid. First, I tried it in the nutri bullet, and then in my blender, but it still comes out liquid. I’ve added 2 tsp of hot water, adding a yolk, and it still liquid. Is it that I over mixing? Do you have any suggestions on how to make your recipe successfully with a regular blender?
    The rest of your recipes have worked like a charm. I am a fan! And my family loves yr banana bread. Never fails. This week we will try your alfredo sauce! Looking foward to it.
    Thank you for helping me eat better and cook easy yummy recipes.
    Gracias from Miami!

    • Hi Mariana – a stick blender is required for this recipe as covers the egg yolk and emulsifies it before blending completely with the oil. You can make mayo with a regular blender, but it’s a completely different approach. Unfortunately, adding all of these ingredients from my recipe to a blender won’t work and the emulsification breaks. I’d recommend searching for mayo recipes using a regular blender instead. :)

  3. Hi! Great recipe! The shelf life is actually the same as the shelf life on the eggs :)

  4. Hi Lisa , Can I use Choses Foods avocado oil? Thank you, I love your videos.

  5. I made this today and it’s delicious! I had bought a paleo mayo from the store that I won’t mention by name and it tasted awfullll. So I decided to make my own. I might have added a little too much lemon juice and salt but that’s okay, I’ll just leave out some salt when I use it in things! Thank you so much for the recipe!

  6. For some reason after successfully making this once it no longer emulsifies for me. what am I doing wrong…like I’ve done everything just like the recipe said?

  7. Hello I’m from Chile love your videos!! 😍 I have a question about this recipe… can I do it without the White wine vinegar? is Just I don’t like vinegar at all.. 😟

  8. Have you calculated the Nutrition facts per 1 tablespoon serving?

  9. Is it safe to eat raw egg?

  10. This is the second time I’ve tried to make mayonnaise, as everyone raves about how lovely it tastes. Even this recipe failed on me….it was bitter. What am I doing is such an easy recipe?
    Any suggestions would be really great. Thanks

    • Hi Sonja – can you give me a bit more info. Were you able to make the mayo to the right consistency? If you buy mayo in the store what type are you buying. For instance, there’s a big difference between Best Foods/Hellmans and Miracle Whip. My recipe would be similar to Best Foods/Hellmans.

  11. Let me start by saying thank you for sharing all your knolage. I can seem to tolerate the taste of raw egg. If I get the slightest taste of it well … it not good. Is there any spice or flavoring that I can use to mask the taste? If I used a smaller egg ( in South Africa we get small, medium, large and extra large) could I use less oil and have a smaller batch? Look forward to your response. Sunny regards from Cape Town, South Africa

    • You could definitely make a spicy mayo with a little sriracha and lime juice. And yes, if your egg is smaller, you’d likely want to reduce the other ingredients a bit. Hope you enjoy it! And hugs to Cape Town (I loved visiting Cape Town!).

  12. Any good substitution for the egg? I am not a fan of raw eggs & don’t want to go to the expense of getting pasteurized eggs. Thanks!

  13. Hello there! Just purchased a Vitamix with the small containers. Any chance you could remake/modify your mayo recipe for that size cup?

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  15. made this for my turkey/chicken burger very tasty! I am also going to use in in my salmon noodle casserole and possibly my salmon pie……but would have been easier to find if you had a “condiment” section or “healthy basics” (as you call them) section in your recipe file. Please can you add? Also you seem to have taken away the “contact us” tab (?).
    How is the new consulting gig going?

    • Hi Donna – so glad you liked the mayo! I seem to make it every week or so myself. And thanks for feedback on the website design! I’m actually in the queue with a web designer and should start a complete redesign in 5 months…so I’m just trying to keep it together with bubblegum and sticky tape until then. ;) x PS – the contact us tab is back up. I have no idea why it disappeared.

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  21. Another fun video and great recipe!