How to make mayonnaise

Homemade mayonnaise is surprisingly simple to make. Using the everyday ingredients eggs, vinegar, mustard and oil, discover how to make your own mayo.

Points to remember

  • Place the egg yolks vinegar, mustard and then oil in a tall jug.
  • Place a stick blender at the bottom on the jug, blend for 10 seconds then slowly draw the blender up to incorporate the oil.
  • Repeat a couple of times until you have a thick mayonnaise.
  • Season to taste and stir through any extra ingredients you want to add.
  • As this mayonnaise is made with raw, unpasteurised egg yolks it will only keep for two days in the fridge and isn’t suitable for young children, the elderly or pregnant.