This Thermomix Mayonnaise recipe is so easy and you will have a rich creamy homemade mayo in your fridge in just five minutes.
Homemade mayonnaise is extra creamy and is made using just a few ingredients you will likely already have in your fridge and pantry.
As with many things, making mayonnaise in the Thermomix is very easy - no prolonged whisking by hand, no careful pouring of oil, just let the machine work its magic.
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Why you will love this recipe
- It makes creamy delicious mayonnaise that is more flavourful than store-bought (and no preservatives).
- It uses simple ingredients that you will likely have in your fridge and pantry already.
- It takes just 5 minutes.
Full ingredients with recipe instructions can be found in the recipe card at the bottom of this post.
Mayonnaise uses just a few simple ingredients that you will likely already have in your fridge and pantry already. There are a few things to note however.
Firstly, for the best results, you should ensure that all your ingredients are at room temperature before starting. So take your eggs and mustard out of the fridge 30 minutes before you begin.
- Egg yolks
- Vinegar or Lemon juice - which acid you use is up to personal preference and what you have in the cupboard. I like to use white wine vinegar if I am using the mayonnaise to make a coleslaw but lemon juice if I plan on using the mayonnaise as an accompaniment for fish cakes, for example.
- Dijon mustard
- Oil - it is important that you use a flavourless or very lightly flavoured oil for mayonnaise. This includes grapeseed, canola, safflower or a lightly flavoured groundnut oil. Using a strong-flavoured olive oil will result in a bitter olive oil-flavoured mayonnaise - I have tried it and it doesn't taste good!
- Salt & Pepper
How to make Mayonnaise
Traditionally mayonnaise is made with a bowl and a whisk and a very strong arm. Luckily the Thermomix takes away all the hard work of whisking.
Also traditionally you need to be very careful about slowly adding the oil in a slow steady stream - but again thanks to the gap in the lid below the measuring cup, the Thermomix takes care of this for you too.
Preparation: First take your eggs and mustard out of the fridge 30 minutes before you begin to allow them to come to room temperature.
Next place a jug on top of the Thermomix bowl and weight out the oil. Set aside.
Step1 : Add egg yolks, mustard, vinegar (or lemon juice) and a generous sprinkling of salt and pepper to the Thermomix bowl.
Step 2: Set the Thermomix to 4 minutes / 37 degrees / speed 4.
Step 3: Once 3 minutes has passed (so 1 minute remaining on the timer), slowly pour the oil onto the Thermomix lid. The gap below the measuring cup will allow the oil to slowly trickle through in the correct quantity for perfect mayonnaise.
Note - if you are using the TM5 or TM31 measuring cup you may need to hold the measuring cup in place with one hand, as you pour the oil with the other. This is because the gap between the cup and lid is a little larger on this version.
Mayonnaise is so flexible and you can add additional ingredients to a basic mayonnaise to produce a whole range of different flavoured mayonnaises. Here are a few options:
- Aioli - garlic mayonnaise. See my recipe for Thermomix Aioli here.
- Andalouse - add in some tomato paste and finely chopped red bell peppers
- Tartare or Remoulade - add chopped pickles, capers and parsley
- Dijonnaise - blended with Dijon mustard
- Sauce Verte - green herb mayonnaise. Mix with spinach, watercress and herbs
- Curry - add curry powder
- Lemon - add lemon zest, lemon juice and use lemon-flavoured oil
FAQs and Top Tips
For the best mayonnaise you want to go for a neutral flavoured oil such as canola oil, grapeseed oil, avocado oil or sunflower oil. Avoid strong flavoured extra virgin olive oil as it will overpower the mayo and make it bitter.
Store your homemade mayo in a sealed jar in the fridge and it will last up to two weeks.
The biggest culprit of bitter mayonnaise is the wrong oil. A strong flavoured olive oil will result in your mayo tasting bitter. Choose a lightly flavoured or neutral oil such as canola oil or sunflower oil instead.
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- 2 egg yolks
- 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar or lemon juice
- 1 tsp Dijon mustard
- pinch salt & pepper
- 275 g oil use a flavourless oil such as grapeseed, canola, or groundnut
- First place a jug on the lid of the Thermomix and measure out the oil. Set aside.
- Next add the egg yolks, mustard, vinegar or lemon juice and a generous sprinkling of salt and pepper to the Thermomix bowl.
- Set the timer to 4 minutes / 37 degrees / speed 4.
- After 30 seconds (so with 3.5 minutes remaining on the timer) slowly pour the oil onto the lid of the Thermomix. The oil will slowly seep through the gap between the MC and the lid over the remaining time.
- Taste and season as required and serve.