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Homemade Garlic-Flavored Mayo

Homemade mayonnaise is easy to make. I sometimes flavor it with garlic - something RancherMan loves. #TexasHomesteader

Course Condiments
Cuisine American
Keyword fresh eggs, garlic, Mayonnaise, olive oil
Author www.TexasHomesteader.com


  • 1 large Egg (at room temperature)
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice (at room temperature)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon mustard powder
  • ¼ cup vegetable oil or other lightly-flavored oil Maybe melted coconut oil?
  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic, pressed Optional for flavored mayonnaise
  • 2 Tablespoons whey from yogurt Optional, said to make mayo last longer


  1. Crack the egg into a wide-mouth canning jar and add the lemon juice. Whip together and let sit until it gets close to room temperature - about 5-10 minutes.
  2. Add the salt, pressed garlic (if making flavored mayo) & mustard powder.

  3. With an immersion blender at the bottom of the jar start blending, then in a VERY THIN STREAM and very slowly pour in the oils. The ingredients will emulsify about halfway through but keep pouring slowly until all oil is incorporated. This should take about 3-4 minutes total.

  4. Finally add in the whey and blend together. Store in the refrigerator.

Recipe Notes

We go through our mayo pretty quickly so I don't really know how long it will keep, I've read that by adding the whey the mayo will keep several weeks in a closed container in the refrigerator. But we use it fast enough that I've never had occasion to test that. Let me know how long your mayonnaise lasts!