Making your own mayonnaise using fresh eggs from your chickens is easy using just a mason jar and immersion blender.

Just in time for summer recipes like egg, tuna or chicken salad and BLTs, I wanted to share with you a brilliant way to make your own homemade mayonnaise.

Fast and easy, this recipe will knock your socks off. Trust me. It's so simple and literally takes about three minutes.

All you need is a mason jar and an immersion blender....and fresh eggs of course!

Apparently everyone knows the immersion blender trick for making homemade mason jar mayonnaise but me!

I have been making my own mayonnaise almost as long as we've had chickens following this recipe that uses a regular blender. 

But unfortunately our blender is already packed for our upcoming move (note: I wrote this post originally in 2015, the year we moved to Maine), so I was looking for alternative ways to make mayonnaise and stumbled on this recipe from The Kitchn using an immersion blender. Brilliant!

I tweaked the recipe a bit and then proceeded to make several batches of delicious, creamy mayonnaise in no time at all, with minimum clean up. 

It's SO much easier to  clean an immersion blender than a regular blender or food processor!

So here's what you do.

Homemade Mason Jar Mayonnaise

Makes about one cup.

3 egg yolks 
1/2 teaspoon coarse stone ground mustard
Juice from half a lemon
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup oil (you can use olive, avocado, vegetable, or a blend, whatever you prefer)

You'll also Need

Immersion blender (this is the one I have)

In a wide mouth pint mason jar, add the egg yolks, mustard, lemon juice and salt. Pulse a few times with an immersion blender to combine.

Once combined, start adding your oil, a Tablespoon at a time, pulsing until the oil incorporates into the egg yolks.

Once you've added about half the oil, you can start a slow drizzle into the mason jar, continuing to pulse and emulsify the mixture.

Your mayonnaise should start to thicken and lighten to a lemon yellow color. 

Continue to pulse until your mayonnaise is a nice, spreadable consistency. (If it becomes too thick you can add a bit of water to thin it out.)

Use immediately or transfer your mayonnaise to a half pint jar, screw on the lid and chill in the refrigerator.  Your homemade mason jar mayonnaise should last for about a week refrigerated.

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