Homemade Mayonnaise

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 25 min.


1-1/4 cups

Updated: May. 27, 2023
Pssst! Did you know America’s top-selling condiment and go-to dressing for chicken, tuna and potato salad can be prepared with a handful of everyday pantry items? This mayonnaise recipe will be a new favorite. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen


  • 2 large egg yolks
  • 2 tablespoons water, divided
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Dash white pepper
  • 1 cup olive oil


  1. In a double boiler or heatproof bowl over simmering water, constantly whisk the egg yolks, 1 tablespoon water and lemon juice until mixture reaches 160°, 30-40 seconds. While whisking, quickly place the bottom of the pan or the heatproof bowl in a bowl of ice water; continue whisking until cooled, 1-2 minutes.
  2. Transfer to a 2-cup glass measuring cup or other narrow container. Add salt and pepper. With an immersion blender, process mixture while gradually adding oil in a steady stream. Whisk in remaining 1 tablespoon water if desired. Cover and refrigerate for up to 7 days.

Nutrition Facts

1 tablespoon: 84 calories, 9g fat (1g saturated fat), 17mg cholesterol, 50mg sodium, 0 carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 0 protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 fat.