Condiment/ Recipe

Homemade “Miracle Whip Dressing”

April 18, 2019 (Last Updated: April 29, 2020)

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Make your own Homemade Miracle Whip Dressing, This tangy sandwich spread is perfect to use in any place you use mayonnaise. Whip up this homemade version in just a few minutes. 

A small dish full of homemade miracle whip

Growing up, we always used Miracle Whip instead of mayonnaise. When I met my husband, he only used real mayonnaise. Luckily this didn’t cause any issues in our early married days, but we did have end up with just one mayo in our fridge – the real mayonnaise. 

What is the difference between Miracle Whip and Mayonnaise?

Miracle Whip Dressing and Mayonnaise are similar. They both contain eggs, oil, fresh lemon juice and vinegar. Mayo also often has dijon mustard.  Homemade Miracle Whip has sugar, dry mustard, garlic powder and paprika. 

A turkey sandwich with homemade miracle whip

There are times that I miss the tang of Miracle Whip.  It adds a perfect something to potato salad, deviled eggs, and my Grandma Grace’s special Chocolate Mayonnaise Cake!  It was my Grandma Grace’s recipe, but I don’t actually remember her ever making it. My mom is the true Chocolate Mayonnaise Cake (or Cupcake) maker in our family.  Mom always makes hers with Miracle Whip. 

Can I substitute Miracle Whip for Mayonnaise in a recipe?

Yes, you can substitute Miracle Whip for mayo. I do it all the time. People who don’t like the taste of Miracle Whip may detect the different flavor in the dishes. But I always say, I’ll bet they won’t even know if I don’t tell them! It can just be our little secret. 

You could use Miracle Whip in Basil Mayo or Creamy Caesar dressing. Simply substitute the same amount of Miracle Whip for the mayonnaise. 

A piece of bread spread with Homemade Miracle Whip.

My  Homemade Miracle Whip Dressing has a yellowish color. That is partially due to the farm fresh eggs we have that have very yellow to orange yolks. The paprika also adds a bit of color. 

Ingredients needed to make Homemade Miracle Whip.

Tips for making Miracle Whip

  • Use a blender or a food processor
  • Use a farm fresh egg or a pasteurized egg 
  • Mix all ingredients, except oil, together first
  • Slowly pour oil in with the motor running
  • Taste Miracle Whip and a bit more salt if desired

Seasonings used to make Miracle Whip.


Don’t forget to PIN for later.

Creamy mayonnaise in a glass jar.

If you are looking for a plain mayonnaise recipe, check out this homemade mayonnaise from Fifteen Spatulas. 

I’d love to know if you make this recipe! Leave a comment below or take a picture and tag me on Instagram @beyondthechickencoop


A jar full of Homemade Miracle Whip Salad Dressing.

Homemade Miracle Whip

Make your own Miracle Whip Dressing
4.72 from 14 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Condiment
Cuisine American
Servings 1 cup
Calories 131 kcal


  • 1 egg
  • 5 teaspoons white wine vinegar
  • 1 Tablespoon sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 cup canola oil


  • In a blender or a food processor, add all ingredients except for oil. Blend just until mixed together and slightly foamy.
  • With blender or food processor running, slowly pour oil through lid. Pour a slow steady stream of oil. This will allow the ingredients to emulsify.
  • Store in a glass jar with a lid in the refrigerator for up to two weeks.  


This recipe contains a raw egg. You may use a pasteurized egg if you are worried about consuming a raw egg. 
Recipe adapted from Top Secret Recipes.


Serving: 1TbspCalories: 131kcalCarbohydrates: 1gProtein: 1gFat: 14gSaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 10mgSodium: 40mgPotassium: 4mgSugar: 1gVitamin A: 30IUCalcium: 2mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Mayonnaise, Miracle Whip
Tried this recipe?Leave a comment and let me know what you think.


Adapted from Top Secret Recipes

This post was originally published in January of 2015. The text and pictures have been updated.

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  • Reply
    Nancy W
    November 3, 2020 at 7:16 pm

    5 stars
    Made this recipe this evening. I didn’t have white wine vinegar or dry mustard. Instead I used red wine vinegar and yellow mustard. After tasting it I added more vinegar as I like my m whip more tangy. It didn’t thicken as quickly as my previous Mayo/m whip recipes so I kept at it with my immersion blender. I could have added the vegetable oil ( don’t like the taste of canola oil) too quickly at first). In the end it run less thick than I wanted. Am hoping it will thicken more in refrigerator . Best of all is it tastes really good! Yum! TY for the recipe.

    • Reply
      November 3, 2020 at 7:19 pm

      Hi Nancy,
      I love how you’ve adapted to what you’ve had on hand! 🙂

  • Reply
    Eloise D.
    October 25, 2020 at 2:49 am

    5 stars
    I am not a mayo fan having been raised on Miracle Whip but it wasn’t on my (very) carb controlled diet. I was lamenting not having MW for so many dishes then found your recipe. I figured making my own might work out better. Fortunately, I love to cook so this wasn’t a huge deal. I replaced the sugar with erythritol. I used plain white vinegar & because I didn’t have enough canola oil I supplanted 1/4 c. plain vegetable oil to make up the deficit.

    Know what??? It was every bit as good as the original. Now I can whip up a batch anytime & that frees up my fridge space.

    Thanks for a very good & somewhat forgiving recipe!

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