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Are you wanting to learn how to make hollandaise sauce, but feel a little nervous? You aren’t alone! But have no fear, this easy hollandaise sauce recipe is made with a simple with a little trick – the blender! The hollandaise sauce ingredients are basic: butter, egg yolks, lemon juice, and sea salt. And the method? Since we’re making hollandaise sauce in a blender, it’s also very simple!
Reminder: This recipe is made with raw eggs, so be sure to use pasteurized eggs.
What Is Hollandaise Sauce?
Hollandaise is a French sauce made of egg yolks, melted butter, and lemon juice. It’s a staple for eggs benedict and also often served over vegetables, like roasted asparagus.
Basic Hollandaise Sauce Ingredients
So, what’s in hollandaise sauce? Not a lot! Here are the ingredients you’ll need:
How To Make Hollandaise Sauce In A Blender
In my opinion, this is the easiest hollandaise sauce recipe because the blender makes it pretty much foolproof:
- Melt butter. Cut butter into chunks and place into glass measuring cup. Microwave until just melted.
- Emulsify. While blender is running, pour in melted butter in a thin stream. (I didn’t get a shot during the pouring process, but it will look thick and a little bubbly right afterward, as shown below.)
- Season. Season blender hollandaise sauce with sea salt to taste.
Troubleshooting Homemade Hollandaise
How to thicken hollandaise sauce?
If your blender hollandaise sauce is too thin, you can add more melted butter while blending until it reaches the desired consistency.
Can you fix broken hollandaise?
Hollandaise can split if it gets too hot or too cold:
- If it splits after heating, sometimes adding some cold water can help.
- If it breaks after cooling, you can rescue split hollandaise by whisking in some hot water.
Blender Hollandaise FAQs
What does hollandaise sauce taste like?
Hollandaise sauce tastes rich and buttery with some lemon flavor, which can be mild or intense, to your liking.
Is hollandaise sauce gluten-free? Keto?
Yes, this diy hollandaise sauce in a blender is gluten-free and keto. It’s made naturally with gluten-free and keto ingredients.
How many carbs in hollandaise sauce?
Each serving of homemade hollandaise (2 tablespoons) sauce has 0.3 grams of net carbohydrates.
Does hollandaise sauce have dairy?
Hollandaise sauce is made with butter, so it does have dairy.
How To Store And Reheat Hollandaise Sauce
Can you store hollandaise sauce?
Hollandaise is really best fresh, and most recommendations are to throw it out after an hour, as it’s made with raw egg yolks.
If you want to save it for later, it’s best to use clarified butter (ghee) instead of regular butter. This will help with separation.
That being said, I’ve successfully been able to store hollandaise in the fridge for a couple of days, and then let it sit on the counter to come to room temperature before serving.
Will hollandaise sauce freeze?
Yes, you can freeze hollandaise sauce for a month. Thaw at room temperature. If it separates during freezing and thawing, you can blend until emulsified again.
What Is Hollandaise Sauce Used For?
Once you make the easy hollandaise, you’ll want to drizzle it on everything! Try it with these recipes:
- Asparagus – One of the most popular pairings for this homemade hollandaise sauce recipe! Drizzle it over roasted asparagus or sauteed asparagus, your choice.
- Eggs Benedict Casserole – Add this light but hearty breakfast to your brunch menu asap. You’ll never guess that it’s low carb!
- Eggs Benedict – Layer Canadian bacon, and a poached or coddled egg over gluten-free english muffins, then drizzle with the best hollandaise sauce.
- Roasted Broccoli – The perfect roasted broccoli is ready in 20 minutes.
Tools To Make Easy Hollandaise Sauce:
Click the links below to see the items used to make this recipe.
- Glass Measuring Cup – Melt butter in this glass measuring cup – the higher sides means less splatter!
- Blender – Hollandaise sauce in a blender is seriously the easiest way to make it. This one does it all and is truly a work horse in the kitchen.
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How To Make Hollandaise Sauce In A Blender
Learn how to make hollandaise sauce in a blender, with just 3 ingredients! This easy hollandaise sauce recipe is ready in minutes and delicious on eggs, veggies, etc.
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Cut the butter into tablespoon-size chunks and place into a glass measuring cup with a spout. Microwave for about 30-45 seconds, just until melted. (Alternatively, melt over medium-low heat in a small saucepan on the stove.)
Meanwhile, combine the egg yolks and lemon juice in a blender. Blend at high speed for 10 seconds.
Remove the center cap of the blender (the one that allows adding something while the blender is running) and slowly pour in the melted butter in a thin stream, with the blender continuing to run on high.
Season with sea salt to taste. If the sauce is too thick, blend in a few drops of warm water as needed to thin it out.
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Where does nutrition info come from? Nutrition facts are provided as a courtesy, sourced from the USDA Food Database. You can find individual ingredient carb counts we use in the Low Carb & Keto Food List. Net carb count excludes fiber, erythritol, and allulose, because these do not affect blood sugar in most people. (Learn about net carbs here.) We try to be accurate, but feel free to make your own calculations.
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