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Hellman’s Mayonnaise

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If you love the flavor of Hellman’s Mayonnaise, but it’s not available in your area (or you ran out and just want to make your own!), here’s a delicious copycat recipe that you’re sure to love!
whisking homemade mayonnaise
Hellman’s mayonnaise can be a complicated process of balancing the right ratio of egg yolks, vinegar, and oil. But there is no need to buy it when you can make this clone recipe in about 5 minutes flat!

Copycat Hellman’s Mayonnaise Recipe

You’ll Need:
2 egg yolks
2 teaspoon water
3/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 teaspoon granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
4 1/2 teaspoons white vinegar
2 cups vegetable oil (such as canola or safflower)

Separate the egg white from the yolk and place the yolk in a bowl or in the blender.
separate yolk how to make mayonnaise

Place the first 5 ingredients in a blender at low speed. Add 1/2 cup of oil. The mixture will be smooth and creamy looking.
stirring egg yolk to make mayonnaise

While the machine is blending, SLOWLY pour in another 1/2 c. oil. Add the vinegar and the remaining oil (drizzling it in from the top of the blender).
pouring oil into egg yolk how to make mayonnaise
Blend until firm, but do not overwhip or the emulsion will separate. Use immediately, or store in the refrigerator for up to two weeks.
how to make homemade Hellman's mayonnaise

One of our members reports that she has successfully used the Mason Jar Blender method by placing all of the ingredients in a mason jar then whipping until smooth.

Frequently Asked Questions about Homemade Hellman’s Mayonnaise

Original Hellman’s Mayonnaise is made with a blend of oils, vinegar, and egg yolks. It contains up to 90 calories per tablespoon, depending on the variety.

Can I substitute other oils such as avocado or olive oil for vegetable oil in the recipe? Yes, you can olive oil or avocado oil for vegetable oil in the recipe but it will not have the same flavor as the store-bought version.

Homemade Hellman’s mayonnaise will last in the fridge for up to two weeks.

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Copycat Hellman's Mayonnaise Recipe by Melissa 'Liss' Burnell
Recreate the flavor of America's favorite mayonnaise in your own kitchen!
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Prep Time 3 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
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Total Time 10 mins
Course condiments, MYO
Cuisine American
Servings 32
Calories 125 kcal



  • 2 egg yolks
  • 2 teaspoons water
  • ¾ teaspoons salt
  • ¾ teaspoon granulated sugar
  • ½ teaspoon lemon juice
  • 4 ½ teaspoons white vinegar
  • 2 cups vegetable oil


  • Place first 5 ingredients in blender on low speed until smooth.
    2 egg yolks, 2 teaspoons water, ¾ teaspoons salt, ¾ teaspoon granulated sugar, ½ teaspoon lemon juice
  • While the machine is blending, SLOWLY drizzle in about half of the oil.
    2 cups vegetable oil
  • While still blending, add the vinegar and continue drizzling in remaining oil.
    4 ½ teaspoons white vinegar
  • Blend until firm and whipped.
  • Store in refrigerator.


Do not overmix as the mixture will separate.
Recipe Size Alteration Note

If you altered the ingedients above by doubling or tripling the recipe, you may also need to change the pan/dish size and adjust the cooking/baking time.


Serving: 2tbsCalories: 125kcalCarbohydrates: 1gProtein: 1gFat: 14gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 8gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 12mgSodium: 55mgPotassium: 1mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 16IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 2mgIron: 1mg
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If you have extra, you can whip together this amazing Hellman’s mayonnaise cake.
79 hellmans mayonnaise cake

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