There are usually two sides of the fence for this creamy condiment. Is it mayonnaise or a dressing?
Although it seems to be mayonnaise, the Food and Drug Administration has named it a "dressing." Miracle Whip was created in 1933 as a sweeter, more delicious alternative to mayonnaise, but it has a few extra ingredients that the FDA states should not be in mayonnaise.
Miracle Whip, which debuted during the Century of Progress World's Fair in Chicago in 1933, quickly became a hit as a condiment for fruits, vegetables, and salads. How do you make it at home? We'll cover this and more.
- What Exactly is the Distinction Between Miracle Whip and Mayonnaise?
- Key Ingredients
- Tips for Making the Ideal Miracle Whip
- FAQ Recipe Questions
- Can I use Miracle Whip instead of mayonnaise in a recipe?
- How long can homemade Miracle Whip be kept?
- Recipe for Homemade Miracle Whip
- Homemade Miracle Whip
Mayonnaise and Miracle Whip Dressing are similar, but hold some notable differences. Both are made with eggs, oil, fresh lemon juice, and vinegar.
Sugar, dry mustard, garlic powder, and paprika are all ingredients in a homemade Miracle Whip. Mayonnaise is also frequently flavored with dijon mustard. Aside from that, it's essentially a matter of personal taste.
The original Miracle Whip was created from:
- Modified corn starch
- Natural flavor
- Soybean oil
- Mustard flour
- Potassium sorbate
- High-fructose corn syrup
- Dried garlic
It's made with less oil than standard mayonnaise and hence contains around half the calories. Because of the additional corn syrup, it's also sweeter than mayonnaise.
If you like Kraft's creamy white mother sauce version, you should try this copycat. You build a basic emulsion using egg yolk and oil, much like you do with homemade mayonnaise. When you combine the additional components, you'll have a homemade Miracle Whip kitchen duplicate that's far fresher than any bottle on retail shelves.
- White wine vinegar
- Fresh lemon
- Dry mustard, paprika, salt, and sugar
- Use a food processor or a blender.
- Use a pasteurized egg.
- Mix all the ingredients together (except the oil).
- Pour oil in slowly with the blender running.
- Taste Miracle Whip and a bit more salt if desired.
Yes, Miracle Whip may be used in place of mayonnaise. It's commonly done by people all the time. Anyone who dislikes the taste of Miracle Whip may notice a difference in the flavor of the foods. But they most likely won't know if you don't tell them!
Miracle Whip makes a great alternative if you're ever making something that requires mayo. Simply replace the mayonnaise with an equal quantity of Miracle Whip.
When stored covered in the refrigerator, homemade Miracle Whip can last up to two weeks.
Make this tasty condiment at home for you and your family. The key to making a homemade Miracle Whip dressing is by emulsifying egg and oil with an acid to produce a creamy, thick, and silky texture. Some recipes ask for lemon juice, while others call for vinegar; the two may be used interchangeably. They're both acidic enough to work the magic, so use whatever you have on hand.
This recipe includes a raw egg. However, you may use a pasteurized egg if you are worried about consuming a raw egg. Also, this recipe yields about 1 cup. Double if you're serving a large crowd.
If you've been a Miracle Whip fan for a long time, odds are you're not going to change now. Even if you're not a huge lover of Miracle Whip, there are certain recipes that require just this condiment, so you could find yourself in need of an item you don't ordinarily have on hand.
In either case, you now know how to make homemade Miracle Whip when in a pinch!Print