Receipt for Hellmann’s mayonnaise

Homemade mayo couldn’t get easier than this simple immersion blender method! If you like Hellman’s but want a healthier, homemade version, give it a try!

Receipt for Hellmann’s mayonnaise

Homemade mayonnaise is something I've wanted to try for a long time, but somehow I felt very afraid. I was so scared that I put it off for months. We're happy to report that it's actually very easy and takes less than 5 minutes to prepare a batch.

Hi, I bought mayonnaise from the store! To be honest, I tried many different mayonnaise recipes and they all disgusted me! None of them had much flavor and they all tasted like butter. We love Hellman's mayonnaise, so we were looking for something as close as possible.

In the end, I played around with the recipe until I got a good taste. So, without further ado, here is a healthy homemade avocado mayonnaise. Also known as the Hellman Wannabe mayonnaise recipe.

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Prep Time 3 min Cook Time 5 min Total Time 8 mins Difficulty: Beginner Servings: 1

Homemade Hellmann mayonnaise Ingredients

Homemade Hellmann mayonnaise Instructions

How To Make Homemade Hellmann Mayo With the help on an Immersion Blender

  1. Put an egg in the bottom of the jar.

  2. Add all other ingredients on top of the eggs.

  3. Start blending with the immersion blender at the bottom of the jar and let it rest on the bottom for a few seconds before lifting.

  4. After about 10 seconds, start slowly raising the blender to the top of the jar.

  5. If the mixture doesn't seem completely mixed, you can repeat the pulse up and down a few times after reaching the top.

  6. Try it out and adjust it according to how you like it.

  7. Store in the refrigerator and use within 2 weeks.

  8. It is recommended to date the storage container.


*Note: If you are making this recipe for the first time, I recommend starting with 1/2 cup mustard and vinegar and adding more to taste. When I did this, I tasted it alongside Hellman's and found it equally delicious. But I didn't realize how much Hellman mustard mayonnaise was. Follow the recipe with 1/2 the amount, and if you want to add more, add more with a spoon at the end.

*Note: It is best to use a container that fits the mixer with a little extra space on the side. For one batch, I use a liter bottle with a wide mouth and it works great. For 2 servings, use a wide-mouth bottle.


Here are some tips:

Make sure all of your ingredients are at room temperature.
Use a very light-tasting oil.

To attempt to save failed/oily mayo:

I’ve never had a failed batch when making this recipe and following the #1 tip of having all of your ingredients at room temperature. But, if you do, you can try the method below to try to save it.

Get a fresh, room-temperature egg yolk in a new jar. Then add the failed mayo on top. Start with the immersion blender on the very bottom as before and slowly raise it to the top while blending.

The biggest thing is, don’t give up. It seems, sooner or later, everyone will have a bad batch of mayo for no apparent reason!

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Frequently Asked Questions

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How Long Does Homemade Mayo Last?

It’s typically recommended to use your homemade mayonnaise within 2 weeks of making it. I highly recommend dating the top of your storage container after you’ve made your mayo so you’re not left guessing when you made it.

Is It Safe To Eat Homemade Mayo?

Homemade mayo does contain raw eggs so the question sometimes comes up if it’s safe to eat. Honestly, I’m completely comfortable with eating raw eggs because I’m using the freshest eggs possible that were laid that day or the day before. I wouldn’t be nearly as comfortable using eggs from the grocery store as they’re much older by the time they make it to the consumer.

If you’re not comfortable with the whole raw egg thing, you can buy pasteurized eggs from the grocery store to use instead. It’s definitely a personal decision and I can’t sit here and promise you that you won’t get sick from using raw eggs in your mayo.

Is It Cheaper To Make Homemade Mayonnaise?

Honestly, that’s going to depend on what kind of mayonnaise you typically buy versus what kind of oil you choose to make your mayo from. If you normally buy the cheapest mayo on the shelf but get a more expensive, but healthy, oil like avocado or olive oil to make your homemade mayo then no, it probably won’t be cheaper.

What Is The Best Oil For Homemade Mayonnaise?

The best, in my opinion, is a very light oil that doesn’t influence the taste of the mayo while still being healthy. After all, that’s one of the big reasons that I choose to make foods from scratch rather than just buying everything from the store premade. I really don’t want to be feeding myself or my family tons of preservatives or inflammatory and unhealthy ingredients.

Avocado oil is a popular choice for making mayonnaise from scratch, and for good reason too! It’s actually a very healthy oil but super mild so it doesn’t impart any strong flavors as some olive oils would.

That being said, olive oil could be another good choice but you’d want to use a really light-flavored one to keep it from being an overpowering flavor.

Check out these 2 articles from Healthline and The Farmer’s Almanac about the health benefits of avocado oil if you’re not sure why you’d want to add some to your diet.

If you really want your mayo to taste like the classic Hellman’s, you’ll have to use a tasteless vegetable oil but I prefer getting the health benefits from oil like avocado oil, even though it does impart a slightly different flavor.

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