DIY Homemade Mayonnaise Recipe |

Homemade Mayonnaise

Making your own mayonnaise is simple and delicious!
Course Condiment
Cuisine American
Prep 15 minutes
Total 15 minutes
Servings 1 heaping cup
Calories 265 kcal
Author Michelle


  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 teaspoon yellow mustard
  • ½ teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 2 pinches granulated sugar optional
  • 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar can sub apple cider or rice wine vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1 cup light olive oil
US Customary - Metric


  1. In a large glass bowl, whisk together the egg yolk, mustard, sea salt and sugar (if using).
  2. In a small bowl, stir together the vinegar and lemon juice. Whisk half of the vinegar mixture into the egg mixture until thoroughly combined.
  3. Start whisking briskly, then begin adding the oil a few drops at a time, until the liquid begins to thicken and lighten a bit. Once you reach that point, continue whisking while you add the oil in a very slow, steady stream. Once half of the oil has been incorporated, whisk in the remaining vinegar mixture. Continue whisking until all of the oil is incorporated.
  4. Allow the mixture to sit at room temperature for 1 to 2 hours, then refrigerate for up to 1 week.

Recipe Notes

Note: If you have an aversion to raw eggs or are pregnant, substitute pasteurized eggs. You can usually find these in regular grocery stores; Davidson's is a popular pasteurized brand.

Nutritional values are based on the whole recipe

Nutrition Facts
Homemade Mayonnaise
Amount Per Serving
Calories 265 Calories from Fat 234
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 26g 40%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 195mg 65%
Sodium 1229mg 51%
Total Carbohydrates 3g 1%
Sugars 2g
Protein 3g 6%
Vitamin A 5.2%
Vitamin C 4.7%
Calcium 2.3%
Iron 2.7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.