Test Kitchen video tip: Quick blender mayonnaise


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There’s nothing quite like the flavor of fresh, homemade mayonnaise. And there’s nothing like being able to whip up a batch in less than a minute. It’s easy. The trick? Doing it with a blender.

Check out the video above for a quick demonstration, or follow the step-by-step after the jump. Try it once, and you may never go back to store-bought mayonnaise again.


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Step 1: Ingredients for a basic mayonnaise. Clockwise from left: salt, lemon juice, water, oil, egg yolks. Step 2: Combine the egg yolks, salt, water and lemon juice in a 2-cup measuring cup. Stand the end of the immersion blender on the base of the measuring cup over the ingredients.

Step 3: Slowly pour the oil into the cup so it settles on top of the other ingredients.

Step 4: Ready to blend. You can see the oil resting on top of all of the other ingredients.

Step 5: Pulse the mixture until it begins to emulsify. You’ll see the mayonnaise emulsifying almost immediately at the bottom of the glass, by the blades. Continue to pulse for a second or two, first moving the blender, still pressed against the bottom of the glass, along the entire base of the measuring cup. Then gently plunge the blender up and down, incorporating the rest of the oil to finish the mayonnise, less than a minute.