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Mayonnaise is just egg yolks, oil and a squeeze of lemon juice. Using an immersion blender, you can have it ready in under five minutes. Making mayonnaise at home is really easy!
However, there is a trick to it: patience. You can’t just throw all the ingredients in and blend. Oil and egg yolks need to be worked gently to make mayonnaise. You have to add oil to the egg yolks one teaspoon at a time. If you want to do it by hand, just whisk constantly while adding oil and you’ll get mayonnaise, but if you’re in a rush or you just want to speed up the process, you can use an immersion blender.
Tip: Don’t make too much mayonnaise at once. Homemade mayonnaise doesn’t last as long as store-bought mayonnaise, so it’s better to make a small container each time rather than making too much and letting it go to waste.
Keep in mind that making mayo involves using raw eggs, so try to use the freshest eggs you find (even better if they are free-range or organic). If you can’t consume raw eggs for health reasons, you can get pasteurized egg yolks at most stores.