Homemade Mayo

This post is part of our on-going Southern Kitchen Bucket List series, an attempt to try and master all the staple foods + recipes from a classic Southern kitchen. This recipe “how-to” for making homemade mayonnaise (aka mayo) elevates this go-to condiment to a whole other level.

Homemade Mayo

In my opinion, mayo makes everything taste so much better. It adds the perfect amount of moisture and zing to sandwiches, and it’s something that I think tastes even better when it’s homemade. I was skeptical about trying this out, even after I got started, but trust me – once you make this on your own you’ll never want to buy it at the store again.

The best part about homemade mayo is that it can literally takes less than 5 minutes to make and you probably have all the ingredients on hand right this moment to pop in your kitchen and give it a try. And, my whole family can really taste the difference between the mayo I make at home and the kind I buy from the grocery store.

Homemade Mayo.

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Homemade Mayo

  • Author: Heirloomed Collection


This creamy mayo spread is perfect for your sandwiches and burgers.


  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1 tablespoon mustard powder
  • 1 tablespoon vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 cup olive oil


  1. In a large bowl or wide-mouth mason jar, add olive oil, vinegar, egg yolks, mustard powder, and lemon juice.
  2. With a hand blender, mix ingredients together until the blend reaches a creamy consistency. This usually takes about 30 seconds.
  3. Spread this on your favorite sandwich bread and enjoy!

For this recipe you can use a food processor, Vitamix or immersion blender (which is what I chose to use and is shown here – also great for making hot soups and milkshakes too.

This mayo is perfect to add to egg salad, chicken salad, or on a BLT sandwich. I also discovered it makes an amazing aioli type dressing atop roasted Brussels sprouts, but more to come on that one later.

I am so happy I decided to try out this Southern staple. I am so happy to check this one off of my Southern Kitchen Bucket List Series. You can check out some other classic recipes there as well. I’d love to know if you’ve ever tackled homemade mayo before. Let me know in the comments below.

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