When I ate eggs, I used to love to make my own mayo — it’s so much fresher and tastier than store bought. Now that I don’t eat eggs anymore, I was at a bit of a loss for how to replace mayonnaise. I mean, it’s kind of egg dependent, right? I’m sure Vegenaise is a great product but I try not to buy very many processed foods, vegan or not, so I set out to make my own.
And wow, this was amazing! I honestly did not expect it to work, but it totally did! You just put soy milk (I’m not sure if it works with rice or other ‘milks’ yet, I’ve only tried it with soy so far) and oil (I used canola but you can also use safflower or grapeseed or probably most neutral oils) in a food processor and blend it up.
It starts out as a sort of gross looking oil and milk blend, but as soon as you turn on the blender it puffs right up into mayonnaise! Add a splash of lemon juice and you’re really in business. It’s actually a lot easier than regular mayo even because you don’t have to slowly drizzle in the oil to get it to emulsify.
Not only can you customize it by choosing what type of oil you want, but this stuff is way cheaper than the store bought variety. And as a special bonus I am also going to tell you how to make a spicy chipotle mayo while you’re at it: add chipotles 🙂
This stuff was amazing on portobello burgers. The regular mayo would work perfectly for almost anything you’d use normal mayonnaise for – I’m sure I’ll be coming up with a few salads and other things that incorporate it soon. It’s vegan but just like regular mayo it’s pretty much made up entirely of oil, so I have to recommend using it sparingly if you’re trying to keep your diet low fat.
I love when kitchen science works!
Simple Vegan Mayo
- 1 cup canola safflower, or grapeseed oil (if you use grapeseed your mayo might be greenish. Just a heads up.)
- ½ cup soy milk
- ¾ tsp salt to taste
- 1 - 1 ½ tsp lemon juice or apple cider vinegar
- Pinch ground mustard optional, you could probably also use a 1/4 tsp prepared mustard
- Combine all ingredients except lemon juice (or vinegar) in the food processor or blender, blending until smooth.
- Slowly add the lemon juice or vinegar until the mixture thickens and tastes as desired. Add salt and mustard to taste.
134 thoughts on “Simple Vegan Mayo”
Same thing happened to me twice out of about ten times of making it. I think it’s the heat/humidity that affects it. Both times it got too watery it was wicked hot and sticky out.
Two years later comes the reply…I use a hand-held smoothie-maker type thing and it comes out perfectly. I almost over-beat it once and it kind of turned chunky and watery, I saved it just in time. Maybe that’s what happened to yours? Try adding some cornstarch maybe, 1/4 tsp at a time. That’s how I make vegan butter, which uses the same ingredients as this mayo plus lecithin and cornstarch (or xantham gum, but I didn’t have any of that handy).
Any nut/bean mylk is “raw” if you make it at home, without cooking anything: Soak/blend/strain.
I wouldn’t use soy, anyway. I’m going to make my own cashew milk & try that. I already make Almond mylk, but cashew mylk would help make it thicker.
Can sunflower oil or sesame oil or vegetable oil be used instead of Safflower Oil? Will it hv the same result in terms of thickness, consistency and taste?
Can I use extra virgin olive oil?
Loved it! Perfect for sandwiches!
To really emulsify, the order needs to be changed. The oil should be streamed in from the top of the running processor very slowly.
Great stuff, now i can make my mayo,as a new vegan i need more knowledge to sustain this new life style
I made mine with almond milk and it worked perfectly. I just added the oil at the end a bit at a time and I used garlic infused olive oil. Its delicious!
Just make sure to add the vinegar or lemon juice at the very last.
I love this recipe, thank you so much, i´ve been using it for a long time now. I once made it with almond milk, it was also DE-LI-CIOUS!
I can’t have soy..can I make it with almond milk instead also can I use olive oil??
I’m finally letting you know how much I love this mayo. Thank you so much for sharing the recipe! I make it all the time. It’s delicious, dead-easy, and wicked cheap! Thanks again!
Very good recipe we made the chipotle version. I used almond milk and it was kind of thick so what we did is we added cornstarch and my husband added garlic which gave it a nice taste
Thank you Jessica!
If it is runny, try adding a starch. I added corn starch, and it’s perfect. I also added herbs to them and a whole garlic, making it excellent garlic sauce!
What type of soy milk are you using? Does it have an emulsifier (like lecithin) or thickening agent? If so, that is what makes this work, so other alternative milks that have them would be worth trying. It didn’t work for me, but I use milks with no additives, you have to shake them everytime you want to use them.
I have heard plain coconut milk will emulsify, but I’m yet to try that.
It is runny and not thickening up. What can I do to fix it? I am using a food processor
Thank you!! I am not a vegan but food allergies have made us look at so many different things, we would have never considered before.
Can I just say, this mayo is, FANTASTIC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I just made. three minutes ago! and needed to report back!! When I could have the normal egg mayo, I loved the one mum made at home and this one is pretty close and without the yucky raw eggs (eww!!)
I did add a bit of black pepper and some sugar (that’s what my mum used to put in her homemade mayo) and I went a bit overboard with mustard, but all is GOOD!!
Now of to make your egg free egg sandwiches!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Hi — I tried it with almond milk. Tastes fine, but it doesn’t “puff up” to Mayo. I’m thinking maybe, it will be a good base for salad dressing, so no big deal. Maybe 1000 Island?
I bet this recipe is delicious! Sounds amazing. But just FYI, soy milk isn’t considered raw. It’s kinda misleading. And the oil used should be cold pressed or expeller pressed for it to be considered raw. Thanks for the recipe!
what is the shelf life vegan mayo recipe?
I just wanted to tell you that I tried this, and it is so yummy and easy. I used the grape seed oil and prepared mustard options and it turned out very rich and creamy. It was more yellow due to the prepared mustard. I also wanted to mention that I tried Kathy’s SLT by toasting sesame seeds and OMG, did they mimic bacon. Thank you both!
I had the same question then I thought to My guess is it lasts as long as the most perishable ingredient. However I am not sure how the other foods will affect this item (likely the soy milk) but I wouldn’t go longer than it lasts on it’s own.. Maybe a few days in advance in case the other ingredients cause degradation to the molecules.
Love this recipe! Have modified it many different ways for different uses. Wanted to make 2 helpful comments on the comments of others.
First, for those who try it and it comes out runny. The first 2 times I made it, it was perfect. The 3rd time, it was runny. I added a splash more soy milk and it firmed right up.
Second, for the question about freezing. I cannot use enough soy milk before it spoils, so I froze it in 1/2 cup containers. This prevented the soy milk from thickening when I used it, so I added about a 1/4 cup of soft tofu. Oh my! It made it so thick and delicious! It really added some body to the mixture.
The only other comment I would make is to be adventurous! I have found some particularly delicious mixtures using basil, garlic, True Lemon. And I always include about 1/8 cup of toasted sesame oil to which ever oil I use each time (olive, grape seed or canola).
Thanks again for this great recipe!
I’ve made this recipe a few times and it’s amazing! Tonight I added dried dill, onion and garlic powder to make a thick creamy dressing for pita wraps. I find that I can add more cider vinegar than what’s called for–probably about 2 tbsp. Oddly enough I find that it gets thicker the more vinegar I add. One of those weird mysteries…
After reading all the comments I set out to find a thicker vegan milk. We’re lucky here in New York there’s a company Green Rabbit that makes a product called MimicCreme. It’s made simply with almonds, cashews and water, used primarily as a coffee creamer- in a tetrapak. It’s a little expensive but all said the mayonnaise is half the price of premade- and tastes better. There’s an unsweetened version and it worked perfectly for this. Also took the suggestion of using an immersion blender in the jar used to store it. No muss no fuss.
The way to get this to emulsify is to add the oil slowly, not all at once. If you dump all the oil in at first you’ll just get a runny mess. I used almond milk (unsweetened) and it works fine. Also, if you use olive oil it will solidify in the refrigerator, creating a nice thick mayonnaise.
Thanks for that tip….it just so happens that I have that same soy milk powder and was wondering if it could be used in this recipe 🙂
Didn’t work. And i used a looooot of cornstarch, still as liquid as ever. Perhaps it’s the blender, perhaps it’s the rice milk; who knows? An indicator for a thicker milk/cream would have been helpful, just needed to point that one out.
MY MOTHER USED TO MAKE MAYO THE ORIGINAL WAY WITH THE EGGS AND I THOUGHT THAT WAS GREAT. BUT BEING A VEGAN AND GETTING THIS RECIPE IS ABSOLUTELY GREAT! I DON’T EVEN HAVE TO MAKE IT I KNOW IT TASTE GREAT. BUT DON’T GET ME WRONG I CAN’T WAITE TO MAKE THESE RECIPES AND THANK YOU EXTREMELY MUCH FOR SHARING.
IF YOUR MAYO GETS TO THIN:
I just went through almost a bottle of canola oil and milk which all turned to think when I noticed: it’s the food processor (in my case). I made too small batches for my food processor. When I only made a cup the upper blade wouldn’t blend it enough and it would all just fly around in the processor. When I noticed this I made sure to make a batch that covered both blades. Turned out perfect.
Now I know why this recipe sometimes been a success and sometimes a disaster.
I used unsweetened soy milk (Alpro, red).
Not all sugar processors use bone char. You can use regular sugar and still be vegan if it is from a company that doesn’t filter with bone char. There are lots of lists on the internet. Or you can call the company and double check. I think it helps to call because it gets the word out that we are checking.
I have better luck with it getting thick by drizzling just the oil in last.
I made this with almond milk and it worked great., but added the oil in slowly at the end instead of the vinegar. When I tried it adding vinegar in last, it got runny.
Have just made this using cider vinegar and I am amazed. It was really quick and easy. And it tasted alright as well. Thank you for the recipe, I had been looking for a nice tasting, easy to do recipe.
Hi I just found this recipe and want to try it– how long will it stay good in the fridge and can it be frozen?
It stays in the fridge for a few days, I wouldn’t recommend freezing.
Wow! You are a genius! This is amazing! I had previously tried Tofu or cashew based mayo’s which are ok, but this is just like the real deal. Thank you! 🙂
I made this for the first time because my sis can’t have eggs. I used silk soy milk no problems with it being thin… I just may change over myself from mayo.. this is so good and so easy
Thank you so much! Just had the most home-made vegan meal ever I think, I had your wonderful mayo on a coconut bacon BLT. So proud of myself for making the “bacon” and the “mayo” despite how simple they both were!
FWIW I am in the UK and I used Aldi unsweetened soy milk which worked. I thought it wouldn’t until I added the vinegar and then pow, mayo.
Thank you! I have been thinking of finding a vegan mayo recipe for a while now, but haven’t until tonight. Yours was the first to pop up and I am excited to try it! My daughter is allergic to almost everything (even lettuce, onion, mustard…. you get the idea) and we can’t buy many prepared things from the store. I promised her I would try making this tomorrow while she is at school and now she won’t stop talking about “her” mayo. A million times THANK YOU!!!
I have been following a similar recipe for years. Sometimes it comes out thicker and other times it comes out thinner, more like salad dressing consistency. I just used unsweetened coconut milk and ended up adding some tofu and it thickened it up just right. The flavor is always good—similar to vegenaise IMO. Thanks!
You are a genius! This is amazing! Made mine with canola oil and westsoy unsweetened soymilk. It tastes like Best Foods. I am in shock and can’t wait to use this on everything- Thank you!
Thank you very much for sharing your recipe. I’m going to try it tomorrow with your portobello burgers recipe.
I love your site. 🙂
Looking at the recipe I was also concerned that it would be too runny, so I added about 1-1 1/2 tbsp ground flax seeds to thicken it up and it turned out perfect – just as thick as real mayo! It tastes so similar too! Thanks so much for the great recipe!
If watery…you can try blending in a little soft tofu…
I made it and i love it it was so so so easy!!! I added garlic powder. just a couple questions. how long does it keep in the frig? and can i put it in a jar with a metal lid?
Thanks Jessica! I had great success with it. I had to use 1.5% light milk though because I can’t easily find soy or almond milk here in Turkey. It’s also 3 times more expensive than the US.
I added 1 tbs corn starch for extra consistency. No one can tell this mayo does not contain eggs. Delicious!
Now, my next goal is to take food photos like yours, what a nice decor, color and bokeh you have there! 🙂
I also ran into trouble due to substitutions. Hemp milk must not be as thick as soy. On hand, I had some Japanese arrowroot and I threw some of that in. No luck. Then I tried a few cashews (since I was using a Vitamix). Nope. Some oats. Still no. Then I found a can of cannelini beans and that did the trick! Tastes great, too! Thanks!
This really is a wonderful find. THANK YOU for posting. I have added to this recipe a couple of tablespoons of silken tofu. Fabulous. I will NEVER opt for store-bought vegan mayo again.
I’ve been making this with flax seed oil to make it more nutritious and it works well and tastes great!
So mad this dosnt work with almond milk! Its the only milk I have, otherwise I would whip this up right now!
Thanks so much for the recipe! I hate the price of veganaise!
Hi thanks for your recipe, so easy and quick and yum!I am in NZ and I used Vitasoy Soy Milky Lite (Australian brand)and that worked perfectly for a light option if possible for anyone.
I tried this but after a while the mixture curdled and the oil rose on top 🙁 I added some cornflour but the problem remained. Re the taste is wonderful.
What is missing in the Vegan mayo recipe? It’s all a bunch of liquids, so what makes it not like water?
There’s nothing missing – the oil, soy milk and lemon emulsify when you blend them and form a mayonnaise texture – real mayo is made from blending oil and eggs, which are also all liquid – it’s the same basic science. Or as I like to call it, “magic!”
This blew my mind. I just made it, it looks EXACTLY like mayo, mine still tastes a bit like soy though, I’m gonna get white balsamic vinegar for next time. You are my hero for posting this. I can’t believe it took me 3 years to find a good mayo recipe
Depending on your recipe, adding a bit of garlic/onion powder, salt, or other spices can mask what little bit of soy flavor there might be – also playing with different brands of soy milk, some have a stronger flavor than others. I like Westsoy Unsweetened and Trader Joe’s Unsweetened.
You can tell that I used vanilla soymilk (the only soy I had on hand) but this was amazingly easy and with some tweaking I got it to taste right despite the vanilla. Thank you!!
I made this yesterday for a coleslaw recipe and it turned out perfect! Tastes just like veganaise but cheaper! Thanks for the recipe!
I am so glad you published this great idea – vegan mayonnaise based on soy milk and oil.
i have a question, in what proportions would you add the soy milk and oil. and can i use regular vegetable oil or even olive oil?
Trader Joe’s has unsweetened soy milk, too.
thanks so much for this recipe! i made it and its soo good to finally have vegan mayo (i eat kosher and none of the store bought vegan mayos were kosher) and its soo simple i love it ill for sure make it again!
I loved it!! I made the mistake of adding the salt first before tasting and it was very briny when I got done, solution, just added more oil and ‘milk’ in the same proportions, ran out of soy but had some almond milk and it worked beautifully! I won’t put any salt in next time and then may possibly add a little at the end to taste if even needed. Super fast and easy and I was able to make it with ingredients I keep on hand in the house. LOVE IT!! I gave you 5 stars! I’m a big fan of your vegan ranch dressing as well and always make sure to have a fresh batch around. Thank you and keep up the awesome work!
side note: do you have a ‘search’ bar to look for specific recipes on your site, I wasn’t finding one? Thx 🙂
I am going to be trying this today. I Have been looking for an alternative to Veganaise because I am allergic to rice and this is perfect. I will let you know how it turns out.
Used this to make a thousand island dressing! Thank you!:)
Thank you! I still can’t believe that this worked, and so well! I feel like I just performed a magic trick in my kitchen 🙂 I used Silk Original and it turned out amazing! Thank you so much for sharing!
woop! This became so damn awesome!
I did try first with oat-milk, but it failed horribly. So after reading the comments here I tried with soy milk and it became just right!
Tomorrow tikka masala burgers a la delux!
(( many yays from sweden!))
Hahaha by far the most pumped response to this recipe, love your energy, gotta head out and make this now 😀
Thank you for the tasty “Tuna” sandwich idea, and so glad I found this wonderful vegan mayo 🙂
Made it yesterday. It is delicious and tastes like real mayonnaise. Much better than the vegan mayo made with silken tofu we tried a few weeks ago.
This was great!! I am new to your site (thank you HuffPost!). I just became a vegan and your site has many of my favorite foods done in a way that will make my Doctor VERY happy. Would it be possible for you to provide calorie info on your recipes in the future?
Thought you might like to try an SLT. Toasted sesame seeds in place of the bacon taste almost the same as bacon. Obviously they are much healthier too. You can toast up a stash of sesame seeds in a dry frying pan, just keep stirring. They will pop a bit and some of them will darken. You can add some salt at this point. You will want to dump some on the mayo to make them stick in the sandwich. Sesame lettuce tomato sandwich. Toast up several cups and store them in an airtight jar, they seem to keep for months….
So easy to make and my husband cannot tell the difference between this and expensive store bought vegan mayo. 5 stars aren’t enough!!
I tried this recipe with canola and it was pretty runny. I used a food processor. Any suggestions?
How long can I store this in the fridge before it gets bad?
Thanks for the recipe. I’m going to try coconut oil.
I added a dash of garlic powder, and it was fantastic! Thanks for the recipe!
Can I replace the soy milk with almond milk? I am just wondering- because I do not have soy, only almond milk
I don’t think that will work, unfortunately. I am looking into alternative milks and will update this post when I do!
amazing! delicious. thank you!
It worked like a charm.
I made it the first time with olive oil, without sugar or sweetener and with 1/2 lemon and 1/2 vinegar. It was really thin and I tried blending slowly and then blending to the max. Still thin.
I dumped it and started over, but used Grapeseed oil this time. Same thing as above. Too thin! grrrr. So I came back here and someone mentioned it could be the soy milk too think itself. I make soy milk from powder, which is much more economical here in Costa Rica and so I started adding more powder while it was blending. It took quite a bit more to get the consistency of the mayo I’m used to, store bought with animal ingredients, but in the end I love it!
I used it to make a vegan “tuna” sandwich and I love :
1 (19 ounce) can garbanzo beans (chickpeas), drained and mashed
2 tablespoons mayonnaise
2 teaspoons spicy brown mustard
1 tablespoon sweet pickle relish
2 green onions, chopped
salt and pepper to taste
In a medium bowl, combine garbanzo beans, mayonnaise, mustard, relish, chopped green onions, salt and pepper. Mix well.
Did you find something that works without soy milk? I want to try this too but without the soy!
Hi- just came across this & I am gonna try it tomorrow.
I have 1 question, can the recipe be cut in half & still come out awesome?
So how did the almond milk turn out? Anyone try it with coconut milk?
Can you make this with olive oil?
OH… MY GOD!
I went to a vegan dinner last Saturday and some said it was easy to make your own vegan mayonnaise, that you basically had to mix soy milk with oil. I could hardly believe it would be this easy but still wanted to try and found out this recipe while searching on the web.
Still, I found it hard to believe… until I tried!
This is unbelievable!
I mean, you have to know this: I LOVE my home made mayo and I’ve been making it for many many years. And I had big doubts that, even if the recipe would work, it would also taste nice, let alone taste like actual home made mayo.
Oh dear, was I wrong!!
This is absolutely bluffing and had you not told me it was vegan, I would never have tasted it (and I have to admit I kinda pride myself on my taste buds).
Thank you so much for the recipe! It will be made and remade over and over!
This is a great recipe but it is NOT a raw recipe. The soy milks/nut milks are cooked foods. You can make your own raw nut milk to use in this recipe, or you could just use a raw nut butter thinned with a bit of milk (cashew or coconut butter or almond butter) but unless your milk is raw, this is a cooked vegan recipe. Very good however, thank you for sharing it. I am going to try it with sunflower oil and coconut butter or cream.
Tried this tonight and loved it! I added about a 1/4 cup fresh basil and three cloves of garlic for a dip for grilled veggie kabobs. Yum!
Whatever you do… dont use olive oil. We didnt have any other oil in house and we were in a rush… UGH YUK… but we used some other stuff and it finally turned out ok…
Good tip! I’ve made it with olive oil and it definitely has a very strong olive oil taste – I could see maybe using it in small amounts for very specfic recipes, but it is certainly not an all-purpose mayo!
just made this, all of the ingredients were staples I already had sitting around, and it turned out delicious. I used powdered soymilk and apple cider vinegar instead of lemon juice. Took all of 2 minutes to combine all the ingredients in a jar and stick the immersion blender in. Don’t even have to transfer it to a different container! Love it, never buying veganaise again because this tastes just as good and it costs hardly anything!!!
I’ve made batches that last 1-2 weeks. I haven’t kept them any longer because they are usually eaten up by then!
I have been making this for months now! We’ve varied it a little to suit our own tastes, but we would have never thought of it if we hadn’t found your blog. I recently made a similar version with fresh basil and it was amazing and light, the perfect mayo for summer!
Hi! I used this recipe as a guideline, but had to make quite a few adjustments to it- I’m on an elimination diet and can barely have any ingredients throughout the day- and through the process found out I’m allergic to soy. So soy milk was out, but I first tried coconut milk, thinking it’s thick enough, but nope. I realized after 3 attempts that carton coconut milk would be too thin, so I grabbed 2 cans of it and tried that with my grapeseed oil, mustard, salt and lemon juice.
With the thickened milk near the top of the can I got MUCH closer tonight- and the flavor is dead on! The consistency is still pretty thin, but I’m hoping it sets up after a little while. If not, I’ll try again with a bit more grapeseed oil. Thank you so much for this recipe- what a difference in my daily life this will make! Yum!!
Kroger stores now have a plain soy milk and so does soy dream.
How long does this mayo stay good for in the fridge? I know soymilk is usually only good for 7 days after opening but I use it for the entire month
I’ve kept it for 2-3 days but it could last a lot longer, I just usually only make a little at a time so I’ve never tried it beyond that – let me know if you test it for longer!
OMFG!!! I just made this, like, two minutes ago. I’m still going back to the jar to taste it because I can’t believe how much it tastes just like normal mayo!! and it’s so simple!!
aaaawh, I love it!! thanks! :o)
Silk Unsweetened is fabulous. Might be the only company making unsweetened soy milk, I haven’t found any others. I’m just grateful there’s one! (Not a fan of sweetness in things like mac’n’cheez or mashed potatoes, myself – can’t really figure out why all the soy milks are so loaded with sugaryness!)
I used Silk unsweetened for this recipe – the only completely unsweet soy milk I’ve found, at least in my area – and it worked wonderfully!! I’ve been a mostly-vegetarian for quite some time, and only recently went vegan – truth be told I’m still agonizing about whether to eat the meat-industry byproducts I have (poor college kid, people give me a lot of food, not stuff I would buy otherwise) so they don’t go to waste or just call it a wash and toss them – and I’ve been wracking my brain about what I’d do for mayo – I can’t afford the pay-for stuff, and I don’t trust the recipes that call for the use of tofu – tried that before, tasted fine but the texture was just not right. I am SO glad I found this recipe, SO glad it is so simple and uses ingredients that just make sense for a mayo – and, above all, I am SO glad it tastes SO good!!! Thanks! I’m going to link back to this from my blog, and also try to tweak it some (use sweetener instead of salt) to make it like a fruit dip! Thanks again!!!
am going to make this soon. just one question jessica… doesn’t the mayo has the typical soy milk taste?
No, it really doesn’t – the lemon juice, salt, and oil really cover the soy milk, at least in my opinion! Nobody I’ve served it to has noticed a soy taste either.
You’re recipes are INCREDIBLE!!! 😀
Hey Jessica, I googled “vegan mayo” today and made this at home. So, so good. I had light olive oil on hand, so that’s what I used, and it was delicious. I also love how easy it was to make.
I just made this yesterday and it’s incredible! Thank you so much for sharing the recipe!
i am not vegan and love regular mayo. i was looking for something for my husband, i tried this recipe, it turned out thick and looked like mayo, even thickened a bit as it stands(and in the fridge) but i found the taste off, it had the top notes of mayo but the underlying flavor was weird but the same flavor as the soy milk so maybe i need to try a better soy milk, any suggestions of a good sugar free soy milk? i tried adding more lemon juice but that made it runny, think if you haven’t had mayo in a while this will work but use the best ingredients
Perfect! Thank you! If to add a bit of oriental Sriracha sauce we can get an amazingly delish spicy vegan mayo.
I’m sad to report that I’ve tried this recipe with every single suggestion, and all I get is an slightly thicker than milk mess 🙁 I am disappointed because it looks so yummy.
Hmmm…I wonder why it’s not working for you? That’s too bad! Maybe try adding the oil, putting in a tiny bit of milk, blending, adding a tiny bit more milk, blending, etc? Then when it’s slightly thickened add lemon juice to make it thicken even more? Sorry it’s giving you trouble, it is yummy!
Today I made it the right way with the soy milk and it came out perfect. Just like real mayo! Unfortunately I was disappointed to see that the chipotle chillies with adobo sauce contained sugar (which is not vegan, unless it’s organic, because of the way it’s processed.) Next time I will look for organic chipotle chillies with adobo, if it exists. Thank you so much for this recipe!
I tried this with unsweetened almond milk and it came out runny. I’m going to try again with soy milk and hopefully it’ll come out better.
You can also try a bit less milk and a bit more oil, that can help it solidify sometimes
I want to try this with Silk creamer…..I love that stuff and use it for everything 🙂 I will let you know how it turns out. The creamer is french vanilla but I really can’t taste the french vanilla in it so I will let you know how it turns out, I also want to try and make your ranch dressing recipe 🙂 I am a new vegan and I am so happy I found your website! Great recipes!
Which ingredient thickens it and how thick should it be?
It’s the oil that thickens it, really, so if you want it to be thicker use more oil or less soy milk – it should be the same consistency as regular mayo.
We’re not vegan or vegetarian but my son is highly allergic to eggs so I’m always looking for recipes that are egg free. Can’t wait to try this. He might start to like something other than bbq sauce on everything!!!!
WOW! I’m going to make this today! I’m actually planning to make sweet potato fries today and this would go perfectly; I’d prefer to make the Chipotle one but I don’t have the necessary ingredients, and it’s Canada Day so nothing’s open. Anyways, greetings from a Canuck!
I’ve made this twice for potato salad – ( Curried Roasted Potato Salad – and it was marvelous. I even changed up the proportions a little bit and it worked well. I made soy milk from Better Than Milk powder and based on the other comments, I made it double-thick. I linked back to your recipe in my write-up. Thanks!
WOW.. This is perfect I just recently jumped on the VEGAN ban wagon and I have been very hesitant in buying Veganaise bc of the price and well not really a mayo girl anyway just on certain things like BLT’s with airloom tomatoes haha.. so Im going to make this and try it on my BLT hold the bacon add the veggi strips 🙂
can this be frozen?
THANK YOU! Thank you for posting this recipe. We have started eating vegan and I have been looking for a vegan recipe for mayonnaise.I am so happy that our daughter told me about your site!
The milk made all the difference! I tried it before with an unsweetened almond milk and it just came out watery. I made this today with regular soy milk and it is PERFECT! So I think the issue is the milk – if you buy light soy milk or any type of milk that is pretty thin, I don’t think it will come out right.
It tastes amazing by the way 🙂 Thanks again for the recipe!!
Love the pictures!
I followed a very similar recipe recently and had the same problem with it being too thin. I really think it is the milk. I’m going to be trying this later today, but will use a thicker soy milk. Crossing my fingers it comes out as beautifully as yours 🙂 I’ll be back for an update!
I also was thinking it might be something in the milk – the one I use is just soybeans and water, no additives or anything. Not sure if those would make a difference, but maybe!
i made the chipotle kind to use on the artichokes i’m making for dinner tonight. soooo yummy. i was a little worried because i used Soy light, soy milk which is a bit sweet, but it tastes fine! not exactly like vegan mayo on the market, but i like it! plus i made it myself lol
i used about 2tsp of apple cider vinegar but it still seemed a little thin, maybe because it was getting warm? will it thicken up in the fridge?
thanks so much for this recipe!!
It might thicken in the fridge a little, but if it’s thin it might be because your soy milk is a little thin? I try to use the thickest soy milk I can find 🙂 You could also try adding just a bit of cornstarch or arrowroot powder when you blend it to thicken it up. Let me know if it thickens in the fridge or if you figure something else out!
Very useful recipe. How long can I keep it in the refrigerator?
A fantastic find. I am going to try this as well using almond milk.
I will also post on my Facebook Wall.
You are fantastic! I’ve been looking for a simple and tasty vegan mayonnaise recipe ever since I moved to Switzerland and this looks and sounds awesome! Will try making it asap, thank you!!
Oh my. This looks absolutely amazing! I will have to try this ASAP! And find something to put it on!
Wow! That’s a super easy recipe! I only have almond milk on hand. I wil let you know how it turns out with that.