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.
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.
We've managed to keep the peace by keeping both in our fridge. I like to use both, depending on what I'm having. Turkey sandwiches, it's miracle whip. Hamburger, it's mayonnaise.
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.
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.
Other than that, it's really a personal preference on taste.
It was my Grandma'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.
- White wine vinegar
- Fresh lemon
- Dry mustard, paprika, salt and sugar
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
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.
Homemade Miracle Whip will last up to two weeks when stored covered in the refrigerator.
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Homemade Miracle Whip
- In a blender or a food processor, add all ingredients except for oil. Blend just until mixed together and slightly foamy.1 egg, 5 teaspoons white wine vinegar, 1 Tablespoon sugar, ¼ teaspoon salt, ¼ teaspoon lemon juice, ¼ teaspoon dry mustard, ¼ teaspoon paprika
- 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.1 cup canola oil
- Store in a glass jar with a lid in the refrigerator for up to two weeks.
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Adapted from Top Secret Recipes
This post was originally published in January of 2015. The text and pictures have been updated.