Blender Mayonnaise

Hi everyone, Jess here.  

I realized that though we made it through a whole year of recipes, we haven’t put up any Mayonnaise recipes yet!  I did a Garlic Lime Aioli  a while back, before I got my Vitamix, but that was about it.  I now default to the Vitamix when making mayonnaise or aioli for the creamier consistency, and just because my arms already get enough workout carrying the kids around.  

I haven’t had as much luck with the regular blender version of homemade mayo with my old blender (a Ninja), but that doesn’t mean you’ll run into the same problem.  See what works for you.  If you can make it happen, it’s totally worth it.

Here are what I think are the biggest considerations when it comes to making homemade mayo:

Drizzle the oil slowly enough not to “break” the mayo (you’ll be able to tell, you go from creamy and incorporated to separated and gloppy). If you do break the mayo, you can usually fix it pretty easily with adding another lightly beaten egg, so don’t panic!

Pick a light tasting oil that you’d enjoy the taste of all on it’s own.  Olive oil is way too overpowering in my opinion, and turns your mayo more yellow (check out my aioli to see the color you’ll get).  Avocado oil is good, Grape Seed Oil, Canola oil is ok… you could use sesame oil if you’re headed toward that flavor profile.  Have fun with it!

Here’s how I do my version at present:


  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons white wine
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons dry mustard
  • 6 eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon dijon mustard
  • 1 1/2 cups light tasting oil

Add everything together but the oil.  I have a Vitamix 750 so I blended on the lowest speed up to the highest (speed 10) for about 8 seconds.  (You may want to go a little longer with another blender).  I brought things down to speed 4 and slowly I drizzled in the oil over about 45 seconds to a minute, just watching to make sure the creamy consistency remained and the mayo didn’t break.  Once the oil was in and things were thickened enough, I turned the Vitamix off. 

imageI’m most interested to hearing other tweaks and recipes from other folks with other blenders, other techniques, etc.  I’ve read many mayo recipes and tweaked mine to get to this point.  However, I must say that I’ve “broken” a few along the way before finding my groove.  What works for me may not work for others (as I’ve found what has worked for others hasn’t worked for me) so the more ideas thoughts, etc regarding your perfect mayonnaise, the better!  Thanks for reading and if you have thoughts, thanks for sharing!  

About Jess

Jess Anderson is the creator of CSA|365 and is passionate about the local food movement. A long time member of Springdell and a busy mother of two, Jess loves keeping her family fed by honest local food.