Have you ever wondered how to make mayonnaise in a blender? If so, this is the right recipe for you. Today we are learning all about making mayonnaise in a Vitamix blender. This recipe only takes 10 minutes, it will leave you with a massive serving of healthy mayonnaise, and you can impress all your friends.
Keep in mind this recipe is going to use whole eggs rather than just the yolk. This is an absolutely failproof system that anyone without any experience can easily master. It will be made from scratch, and this simple recipe will give you the confidence to continue making more fun foods at home with your venomous blender.
Why Make Mayonnaise at Home?
There are countless reasons to make mayonnaise at home. Not only is homemade mayonnaise healthier for you than anything from the grocery store, but it is also generally much better tasting. Homemade mayonnaise is super creamy, and it gives way more flavor than what you find with store-bought condiments.
In fact, don’t just stop at mayonnaise. You should definitely make all your condiments at home if you have the time and the motivation to do it. Having a fridge full of homemade mayonnaise, ketchup, relish, and much more is a very liberating feeling.
When making mayonnaise at home, you also get to use entire eggs rather than just the yolks. All the ingredients are incredibly simple and probably already in your kitchen, meaning you don’t need to go grocery shopping for mayonnaise ingredients.
It is also faster to make mayonnaise at home than it is to go and buy mayonnaise in the store. Making mayonnaise in your Vitamix blender will only take about 10 minutes, whereas it will surely take you longer than that just to get in your car and drive to the store.
And because you are making it at home, you can add your own personal ingredients, like garlic and herbs, to saturate your homemade mayonnaise with your personalized flavors. You get to have your mayo the exact way you want it.
There are four main ingredients to making mayonnaise. Each one is pretty common, and so you probably have all the ingredients already at home in your kitchen waiting to be turned into mayonnaise.
Egg: Mayonnaise absolutely must be made using eggs. This particular recipe calls for the use of raw egg. If you have a personal problem with adding raw eggs into the recipe, you are absolutely able to use pasteurized eggs.
While many people don’t have an issue with raw eggs, some might. And so, pasteurized eggs are sold in the egg section at most grocery stores. If you don’t want to buy them, there are ways to pasteurize your own eggs at home and then use them for mayonnaise.
Mustard: Mustard is another key ingredient with homemade mayonnaise. In fact, this is kind of the magic ingredient. Mustard adds a lot of flavor, and it works to keep the mayonnaise stable in its pure form.
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Not everyone enjoys mustard – even I don’t like mustard. However, just trust that the mayonnaise will do its work and you won’t taste the strong mustard flavor. The mustard works with the egg yolk to emulsify the mayonnaise mixture and reduce the risk of it breaking. Basically, the mustard keeps the mayonnaise stable in its proper form.
Vinegar: Vinegar is important because it adds a potent flavor to the mayonnaise. You can use vinegar, lemon juice, or any type of wine vinegar or champagne vinegar. These all help stabilize the mayonnaise while adding a nice punch of flavor.
Neutral Flavored Oil: For oil, you want something that has a light flavor. Mayonnaise always has quite a bit of oil added to it, so you really want the flavor of the oil to be manageable. If the flavor is too strong, it can completely ruin your mayonnaise. For this reason, it is generally recommended that you actually enjoy the flavor of the oil you will be using.
I recommend using something that tastes clean, like grape seed oil, avocado oil, canola oil, or safflower oil. While olive oil can be used, many people find the taste a little too overpowering. You want something light and fruity, and olive oil is not the greatest.
Making Mayonnaise in a Vitamix Blender: Recipe
- 1 Large Egg
- 1 Tablespoon Mustard
- 1 Tablespoon Wine Vinegar
- ¼ Teaspoon Salt
- 1 Cup Neutral Flavored Oil
- 1 Teaspoon Lemon Juice
The first thing you want to do is prepare the equipment. I suggest using a small bowl attachment for your Vitamix blender. Don’t use the large food processor bowl, because there is too much space and your mayonnaise won’t be emulsified properly unless the container is small. Then again, always remember that you can increase the recipe to make a larger batch, especially if this batch is a little too small for you.
Once you have your equipment ready, add your egg to the bowl and process the egg for about 20 seconds. Next, you will need to add the vinegar, mustard, and salt, and then process everything for an additional 20 seconds.
Be sure to stop at this point to scrape the sides and the bottom of the bowl before turning the blender on again. After you’ve scraped the sides and turned the blender back on, you can begin to gradually add oil in little droplets until roughly 1/4 of the oil has been added into the mixture. This will allow for proper mixing.
Once the mixture has begun to thicken, you can start adding the oil in much quicker. Instead of drops of oil, begin to slowly stream the oil into the mixture. Once all the oil has been added into the bowl, scrape the sides and the bottom, then process again for another 10 seconds. This should complete the process.
Always remember to check your mayonnaise for flavor. If it is missing something, you can always add more salt, lemon juice, or vinegar. Once you understand the recipe a little more, you can experiment with various flavors.