How to Make Mayonnaise Creamy: the No.1 Failproof Trick to Make it Perfect in 2 Minutes at Home!

Homemade mayonnaise surpasses store-bought in flavor and freshness. Blend 1 egg, 210ml oil, salt, vinegar, and lemon juice for 2 minutes for creamy mayo. Store in the fridge for 4-6 days. Tips include fixing broken mayo and adjusting its thickness. Perfect your mayo with simple ingredients and techniques.

By Cookist

Mayonnaise is a staple in many kitchens around the globe, gracing everything from simple sandwiches to elaborate dressings with its creamy, rich texture and tangy flavor. While store-bought mayonnaise is convenient, making it at home allows for a level of freshness and flavor intensity that can’t be matched. Plus, you have the added advantage of knowing exactly what's going into your food. Believe it or not, creating homemade mayonnaise is simpler than you might think, and here's the secret to whipping up a batch in under two minutes.

Quick and Creamy Homemade Mayonnaise


  • 1 egg
  • 210ml vegetable oil
  • A pinch of salt
  • 1 tablespoon white vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice


Using a hand blender, combine the egg, vegetable oil, salt, white vinegar, and lemon juice in a blending cup or jar. The key is to blend everything at a high speed for about 2 minutes until the mixture becomes thick and creamy. The sudden emulsification brought on by the rapid blending is what gives the mayonnaise its signature texture. Once blended to perfection, transfer the mayonnaise to a sealed container and store it in the refrigerator. Homemade mayonnaise doesn't contain the preservatives found in commercial versions, so it's best enjoyed within 4 to 6 days for optimal freshness and safety.

Enhancing Your Homemade MayonnaiseLongevity

Homemade mayonnaise usually lasts for up to a week in the refrigerator. Its shelf life is significantly shorter than that of store-bought versions due to the absence of preservatives. Always ensure that it's stored in a tightly sealed container and kept chilled.

Achieving the Perfect Consistency


The secret to ultra-creamy mayonnaise lies in the blending process. Ensure that all ingredients are at room temperature and blend continuously for a full 2 minutes. The emulsification process is crucial for that silky texture. If your mayonnaise is too runny, you can thicken it by very slowly adding more oil while blending until you achieve the desired consistency. Conversely, if your mayonnaise is too thick, thin it out by blending in a teaspoon of water or lemon juice at a time until it reaches your preferred consistency.

Fixing Broken Mayonnaise

Occasionally, homemade mayonnaise might "break" or separate. This is usually fixable. Start by whisking a fresh egg yolk in a separate bowl. Gradually add the broken mayonnaise to the yolk, whisking constantly until it becomes emulsified and regains its creamy texture.

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