LAB NOTES: Vegan Mayonnaise

Hello all,
Wayne, the Mad Food Scientist here.
Last summer I was low on mayonnaise and the store was closed. Since I was attempting to keep my cholesterol down I did some YouTube research and viewed a fair few videos and found this simple recipe and method.

This past weekend, I was experimenting away in the DCL and part of one of the main experiments, which will be covered in future posts, called for either vegan mayonnaise, or vegan butter. I chose to go with vegan mayonnaise because of it’s ease of production. I found the method on the How To Make Dinner YouTube channel ( Video link here: ). So, adjunct experiment initiated and accomplished.

220g Sunflower seed oil or 215g  Avacado oil
60g  aquafaba
1 tsp vinegar
1/2 tsp Sea salt, or Kosher salt
1 TBSP Ground mustard
2 tsp Ground Ginger
1 tsp nutritional yeast.
1 tsp Tumeric

1 Digital kitchen scale
1 Pint jar
1 lid
1 immersion blender

Turn on the scale and zero it.
Set the empty pint jar on the scare and tare it.
Add the ingredients taring between ingredients.
Blend contents with the immersion blender.
Screw on the lid and refrigerate.

LAB NOTES: 23 April, 2023
I gathered everything together and then followed the steps.
The blending itself took less than a minute.
Honestly, it took more time to clean the immersion blender than it took to make the mayonnaise.

This mayonnaise tastes as good, if not better than traditional mayonnaise. 
Sorry Hellman’s I’m breaking up with you!
This is so easy to make and minimal cleanup especially since I just poured the ingredients into the pint jar on the scale. I didn’t dirty up measuring cups. The kitchen scale was one of the best investments I’ve made in the past year. I also like zero preservatives and the fact that I’ll always have fresh mayonnaise when I need it. If eggs dip far enough in price, I may try making traditional mayonnaise using the same method.
I hypothesise that it’ll also be superior tasting to commercially made mayonnaise.

Regardless of if you prefer traditional mayonnaise, or the vegan version.
I strongly urge you to make your own.

Be Well!