Homemade Vegan Mayonnaise

Living with dairy and egg allergies presents a challenge when trying to find an inexpensive mayonnaise that tastes good.  For several years, we used Vegenaise which had a wonderful taste and texture.  Unfortunately for us, our local health food store kept raising the price on the jars of Vegenaise until it would cost almost $9.00 for 1 quart.  I found that ridiculous, and began to experiment with making our own.
This recipe takes seven simple ingredients and takes no time at all to whip up a batch.  I have saved my Vegenaise jars and use them for our homemade mayonnaise.

Ingredients needed:
*1/2 cup Original Almond non-dairy milk ( other non-dairy milks work just as well.  For a thicker mayonnaise, use only 1/4 cup milk )
*1 cup 2 tbsp Canola Oil
*1/4 tsp of Apple Cider Vinegar
*1/4 tsp of Agave or Coconut Nectar
*3/4-1 tsp Sea Salt to personal taste
*1/2 tbsp Lemon Juice
*1/8 tsp Dry Mustard gluten-free

Place everything in blender and blend for about 15-20 seconds.  Remove lid and scrape down sides, folding the mixture.  Blend for an additional 5-10 seconds.

The end result will be a rich and creamy mayonnaise mixture, ready to use.

Our family uses this mayonnaise for not only sandwiches, but also for chicken and tuna salad, honey mustard sauce, cole slaw, and tarter sauce.

Recently, my son and I have started creating Cooking and Baking videos.  It has been a lot of fun.  Here is one of our very first ones ☺
We hope you have enjoyed our video today.

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Comments: 48

  1. Alejandro April 23, 2012 at 12:46 pm Reply

    where’s the peas?


    • Mary Hudak-Collins April 25, 2012 at 11:25 am Reply

      Now that would be an addition that may be tasty?? I don’t think so A. I will have to leave the peas for another dish ☺

  2. Carl Mason-Liebenberg April 23, 2012 at 12:48 pm Reply

    Love this. Cannot find veganaise here in South Africa so this is a great recipe to have! Not a fan of canola oil from a nutritional standpoint so I’d sub olive or coconut oil instead!

    • Mary Hudak-Collins April 25, 2012 at 11:27 am Reply

      Carl, I have never tried another oil but would be interested in doing so. I’ll bet it would be great with coconut oil! I’ll have to give that a try. Thanks for the suggestion ☺

  3. Dangerous Linda April 23, 2012 at 12:53 pm Reply

    Very interesting, Mary! I don’t have allergies but I avoid mayo because of the excessive calories. Do you have any idea of the calorie count of your vegan mayo? thanks!

    PS The video is fun! Tell Josh he did a great job 😉

    • Mary Hudak-Collins April 25, 2012 at 11:38 am Reply

      Linda, I have no idea of determining the calorie count of anything without running it by a nutritionalist. I do know that there are 636 calories in 1/3 cup of canola; 30 calories in 1/2 cup almond milk; 0 in vinegar; 60 in 1 tbsp of agave; and about 4 in 1/2 tbsp of lemon juice. Can you do any calculations with this info? I have never measured the amount of mayonnaise that we end up with so I don’t have that info. Hope that this helps ☺
      And thank you Linda…I will tell Josh!

  4. Danavee April 23, 2012 at 12:57 pm Reply

    Thanks for stopping by my blog! I’m glad you’ll be able to adapt that recipe!

    This homemade mayo sounds interesting! I will put this on my “to do” list!

    • Mary Hudak-Collins April 25, 2012 at 11:39 am Reply

      Danavee, it is so amazingly simple and fast. It’s one of the most used recipes in our household! Thanks for dropping by ☺

  5. Larry Lewis April 23, 2012 at 3:32 pm Reply

    What a great team – one so talented in the background, and one in the front of the camera. Great performance Josh! You done your mums recipe proud.

    • Mary Hudak-Collins April 25, 2012 at 11:40 am Reply

      Thank you Larry. I will let him know. This was his first of several, and I could tell he was a bit nervous. He loosened up after we had done a couple LOL.

  6. Nancy April 24, 2012 at 10:00 am Reply

    I love it when one puts their mind at work to find a cheaper, healthier alternative! Well done! :)

    • Mary Hudak-Collins April 25, 2012 at 11:43 am Reply

      Nancy, I would say that this recipe will change more before it is ‘set in stone’, especially now that Carl has suggested using different oils. I know that alternative milks can be used and I’m excited about trying the new oils too. I experimented with different sweeteners, but agave and coconut nectar seemed to work the best. Thanks for dropping by ☺

  7. Jo-Lynne {Musings of a Housewife} April 24, 2012 at 1:35 pm Reply

    I have been wanting to learn how to make mayo! Thanks for linking up!!

    • Mary Hudak-Collins April 25, 2012 at 11:44 am Reply

      Jo-Lynne, it is truly quick and easy. I think you will be surprised at just how fast you can whip up a batch! Thanks for stopping by ☺

  8. Rimly Bezbarua April 24, 2012 at 5:57 pm Reply

    That looks delicious Mary. I have always avoided mayonnaise for fear of all the fat but this looks great and is also healthy. Enjoyed the video. Josh looks just like you.


    • Mary Hudak-Collins April 25, 2012 at 11:45 am Reply

      I hope you enjoy it Rimly! I always thought that Josh looked like me, but he has quite a bit of his father in his looks to LOL. Thank you!

  9. Heidi April 25, 2012 at 1:35 am Reply

    What a great recipe. Thank you for sharing and for linking up. Have a great week. I look forward to your next recipe.


    • Mary Hudak-Collins April 25, 2012 at 11:53 am Reply

      Heidi, thank you. I enjoy the link-ups. I have found so many fantastic blogs that way. I appreciate your visit today.
      Hmmm, I’m not sure what recipe will be next. I guess I need to get that done since I will be gone this weekend. Thanks for reminding me LOL ☺

  10. Hibiscus House April 25, 2012 at 1:50 pm Reply

    Mary I just dropped in to follow you! You are very resourceful, that recipe sounds wonderful. Oh I see Heidi up there too. It is so nice to meet you. I am so glad you came by Hibiscus House and wanted to let you know it.

    • Mary Hudak-Collins April 26, 2012 at 10:37 am Reply

      Dolly, your flowers were amazing! I truly enjoyed my visit ☺ It’s nice to meet you too and thanks for stopping by!

  11. Andy David April 25, 2012 at 5:26 pm Reply

    My dear Mary,
    I always I admire your desire to help and educate us all about Food Allergies. Never stop my friend (smile).

    • Mary Hudak-Collins April 26, 2012 at 10:38 am Reply

      Thank you Andy ☺ I hope that I never do stop…I keep meeting such wonderful people…you included [he,he]

  12. Alea Milham April 26, 2012 at 12:39 am Reply

    What a useful recipe! We have several friends who cannot eat eggs. Love that I can make a small batch when they come over.

    • Mary Hudak-Collins April 26, 2012 at 10:41 am Reply

      Alea, it’s a great recipe to have available for times when a friend or relative visits and they are allergic to eggs. Just imagine how surprised they will be when you offer a home made mayonnaise. You’re a great friend for thinking of them and their diet ☺

  13. Tameka April 26, 2012 at 4:01 pm Reply

    What a great recipe Mary! I have dairy allergies, but only to large amounts of it. Like I can’t eat regular yogurt, ice cream or pudding and have to go with the soy versions. I can eat cheese and mayo, but I have to watch the quantities. I think I will try this recipe though. I loved the video! The music was cool and your son is very authoritative and knowledgeable! Very pleasant to watch. Go girl! And son! :-)

    • Mary Hudak-Collins April 27, 2012 at 10:21 am Reply

      Tameka, thank you for your kind words. After making a few videos, I have gained a great appreciation for people who do this on a daily basis LOL.
      Michaela started out with soy products when we found out about her dairy allergy, then she formed a resistance, or allergy to soy. We took her off of soy milk and substituted almond or coconut. Now, she can tolerate soy in very small amounts, but I still work to keep it out of her diet if possible. Thanks for stopping by!

  14. Bongo April 29, 2012 at 6:00 pm Reply

    Hey that was AWesomely cool…..Way to go!!!!!!!!!!!!!! As always…XOXOXOXOOXO

    • Mary Hudak-Collins June 7, 2012 at 6:16 pm Reply

      Hey Bonnie! Maybe I can get you to make one with me during your visit LOL. Now, that would be cool! Josh would love it!

  15. April @ The 21st Century Housewife April 30, 2012 at 3:49 pm Reply

    Great video! It’s always lovely to see people actually making their recipes, and your son did a great job. I’m so impressed that you were able to develop your own tasty vegan mayonnaise – that is so cool!

    • Mary Hudak-Collins June 7, 2012 at 6:14 pm Reply

      Thanks April! We had a brilliant idea how neat it would be to video everything that we concoct in the kitchen. My issues are that are kitchen is not your prettiest kitchen in the neighborhood, and is in mid-stream of being redone. When videoing, I try my best to keep those areas out of eye, but it doesn’t always work out that way. My husband and friends think I’m nuts, but I think all women are a little funny about their kitchen looking clean and tidy. That’s hard to do when you are in the middle of construction ☺

  16. happynik May 4, 2012 at 3:49 am Reply

    That’s really cool. I’m vegetarian but don’t have food allergies. I have tried the veganaise and it’s delicious, but like you said, pricy. Glad to see this. Thanks!

    • Mary Hudak-Collins June 7, 2012 at 6:12 pm Reply

      So glad you found it. If you give it a try, I have a feeling you won’t go back to buying store brand ☺ My problem I seem to have, is that I am always running out in the worst times LOL.

  17. Jennifer | The Deliberate Mom May 25, 2012 at 7:44 pm Reply

    Just discovered this and I’m going to give it a whirl! Thanks Mary!

    • Mary Hudak-Collins June 7, 2012 at 6:10 pm Reply

      Jennifer, sure hope that you enjoyed it as much as we do. We experiment with it just about each time we make it and see how we can change the flavor. Thankfully, it is a very forgiving recipe ☺

  18. Anonymous June 7, 2012 at 4:43 am Reply

    *1/4 tsp of Agave or Coconut Nectar what can I use instead of these? Neither of them seem to set well with me.

    • Mary Hudak-Collins June 7, 2012 at 6:10 pm Reply

      Moe, I have used honey in a pinch and it worked well. I suspect that a dash of powdered sugar or any sweetener would be okay. I would experiment with a small amount, tasting along the way, until you reach the desired taste.

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  25. Norelle May 5, 2013 at 9:21 pm Reply

    Hello! I’ve been making my own vegainaise ranch for a while now and I normally use soy milk but I am currently trying not to eat soy so I wanted to try with almond milk. The recipie is the same as yours above, I followed your recipe and it is not working. I am so lost, what is the problem? Does it have to be Silk brand Almond milk, cause if so I am using alomnd breeze brand. This is the only thing I can think of as to why it is not working, any ideas?

    • Mary June 6, 2013 at 7:22 am Reply

      Norelle, I have never used Almond Breeze so that may be the problem. I have always used the Silk brand of Almond Milk and it has worked well for us. If changing the milk brand doesn’t make a difference, then I’m not sure what the issue might be. Thank you for visiting!

  26. Dawn February 9, 2015 at 11:45 pm Reply

    This is just what I was looking for. I’ve been struggling with mayo for years. The commercial brands have tons of soy. The natural kinds have other oils that I don’t want to use (grapeseed, canola). I can make the regular egg kind, but I don’t like the eggy flavor. I kind of used your recipe :). I used the same proportions of oil and almond milk. I used Lucerne brand almond milk, since that’s what I had, and light tasting olive oil. I couldn’t find the recipe when I went to make the mayo so I improvised. I put onion and garlic powder, apple cider vinegar, sugar, salt, and mustard. First taste was bland, so I kept adding stuff. I think it ended up more like miracle whip, but the end result was very good! I love that you just tossed it in the blender and let it go. I’ve been telling people forever that you don’t have to put the oil in drop by drop, I usually do a slow but steady stream, increasing it as I pour, it never takes more than 30 seconds or so. But your way was even easier.

  27. Nancy J June 13, 2015 at 4:09 pm Reply

    Mine didnt work out. Its so soupy???? Maybe i dont get your measurements right.
    1 cup 2 tbsp oil seems a bit too much for 1/4 cup almond mlik and 1/8tsp of ground mustard.
    And i cant find your video link. Thanks

  28. neko January 4, 2016 at 3:33 pm Reply

    Hello Mary! I just made a 3rd batch and I just cannot get the consistency to be thick. we have a vitamix that has a dial that allows us to gradually move from super low to super high. Do you blend on high or low? I also read that slowly adding the oil could help, which I did this time and it is thicker, but not as thick as I would like. I am going to let it set in the fridge and hopefully it will thicken up. Thank you for your input. We cannot eat soy in this home so soy milk is not an option.

    • Mary February 2, 2016 at 12:28 pm Reply

      I have never used a Vitamix, only a regular, old fashioned blender. I do not remember ever having any problem with it not thickening for me and used Almond Milk most of the time. I’m sorry that you are having an issue with this recipe.

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