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Kraft Miracle Whip Recipe
Kraft Miracle Whip
By Todd Wilbur

Recipe Type: Condiment
Calories: 45
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Recipe Rating: 3.4 (5 reviews)

Even though this stuff looks like mayonnaise, Food and Drug Administration dudes say it has to be called "dressing." Miracle Whip was invented in 1933 as a sweeter, more flavorful alternative to mayonnaise, but it contains a few extra ingredients that the FDA says aren't supposed to be in mayonnaise, such as sugar, paprika, and garlic powder. If you're a fan of Krafts variation on the creamy white mother sauce, you must try this clone. As with homemade mayonnaise, you make a simple emulsion with egg yolk and oil. Add in the other ingredients and youve got yourself a Miracle Whip kitchen copy that's way fresher than any bottle on store shelves. 

1 egg yolk
5 teaspoons white vinegar
4 teaspoons granulated sugar
1/4 teaspoon plus 1/8 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon lemon juice
1 cup canola oil
1/4 teaspoon dry mustard
pinch paprika
pinch garlic powder

1. Whisk the egg yolk by hand for 15 seconds.

2. Combine the vinegar, sugar, salt, and lemon juice in a small bowl or glass measuring cup. Stir until the salt and sugar are dissolved. Add half of this solution to the egg yolk and whisk for another 15 seconds.

3. Pour the canola oil into a plastic squirt bottle or measuring cup with a spout. This will allow you to drizzle the oil into the egg yolk with one hand while whisking with the other. Dribble a few drops of oil into the yolk and whisk, and continue to add oil a little bit at a time while whisking non-stop. When you are about halfway through the oil, your mayonnaise should be very thick. Whisk in the remaining vinegar solution and add the mustard, paprika, and garlic powder. Now you can add the remaining oil in a steady stream while whisking until all of the oil has been added.

4. Put the dressing into an old mayonnaise jar and seal it with a lid. Keep up to 7 to 10 days in your refrigerator.

Makes 1 cup.

Tidbits: If you are concerned about the raw egg yolk used in this recipe (even though the risk of salmonella poisoning from well-chilled fresh eggs is extremely low), you can buy eggs that have been heat-treated (pasteurized) for a bit more scratch. The vinegar used in the recipe also helps to kill any stray bacteria baddies.

Folks it works
Submitted on: 04/23/14
I recommend using a hand mixer, I used mine and the recipe comes out perfect, bright white just like the original. So I have Todd's books and 99% are spot on. Living in Africa we can not get 90% of the things we are used to so these recipes help with getting those foods we liked from home in the USA.
Very good
Submitted on: 03/15/14
I was making potato salad for company and, of all things, I was out of Miracle Whip. I tried two recipes. The first was awful and this one came out great. Everyone loved the potato salad and wanted to know my ingredients. I told them that the only difference this time was the home made M. W. I am planning on using this from now on instead of store bought.
Submitted on: 02/03/14
like ms peggy I too came up with somethine yellow and did'nt taste very well either.
Actually it does work
Submitted on: 06/26/13
I have made this a few times and if done right it will taste great. The most common mistake made is almost always the first step, which is the most important. When adding the oil to the egg yolk, you must only add one drop of oil at a time and continuously whip mixture without ever stopping. If your arm doesn't hurt , you aren't doing it right. It may seem silly but you can only add the oil one drop at a time for the first half cup. After which, the remaining oil can be added quicker.
Not Miracle Whip
Submitted on: 05/23/13
I just finished making this and it's a yucky yellow color, for one thing. The other is that it really does not taste like Miracle Whip and it has a bitter aftertaste. I followed the recipe EXACTLY just to make sure it was right before I making any modification, but this is the last time I'll make this recipe. I may try others.