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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!
If you’ve got brunch on the mind, be sure to try my almond flour blueberry muffins, oven baked bacon, or the perfect omelette – they are brunch musts!
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:
- Egg yolks
- Lemon juice
- Sea salt
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.
- Blend egg yolks and lemon juice. Blend egg yolks and lemon juice at high speed for 10 seconds.
- 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.
- Steak and Eggs – Serve this delicious sauce over your steak and eggs for a deliciously flavorful breakfast.
Tools To Make Easy Hollandaise Sauce
Tap 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.
The Best Hollandaise Sauce Recipe
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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Serving size: 2 tbsp
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I have just started Keto and found this site. Thank you for the great recipes and how they are presented. I don’t need to go anywhere else.
I’m curious regarding your use of raw eggs. I thought there was risk of salmonella using raw, unless they were pasteurized eggs. Maybe coddle egg. Yet I see no reference or note to this effect. I’d really appreciate hearing back from you on this matter. I am looking forward to baking the artichoke I’ve found & probably look for other recipes.
Wholesome Yum D0
Hi Tracy, As noted in the post be sure to use pasteurized eggs in this recipe.
Please excuse my ignorance but what cooks the egg yolks? ?Thank you
Wholesome Yum D0
Hi Julie, Hollandaise sauce is not cooked, so be sure you use pasteurized eggs.
This was the easiest and delicious hollandaise!
We made this sauce and I couldn’t happier! This is the first time that I am making a hollandaise sauce without it back-firing on me, thank you!
Amy L Huntley0
This Hollandaise Sauce is the perfect combination on flavors! We love putting it on other entrees too. So delicious and simple to make!
The blender makes it so easy!! We love this over veggies! Love how creamy & tasty it is!
Loving this blender version!! We use it on so many things. It brings so much flavor to whatever you pour it on.
This is such a tricky sauce to master but this recipe makes it easy!
I had never made Hollandaise sauce myself but this was so easy!
What a great time saving hack. Perfect for a delicious and easy breakfast.
Wow I just love eggs benedict and this is the perfect sauce for them never tried it until I saw how easy you made it! Thanks
Finally, I have found a recipe, that really explains step by step how to make Hollandaise sauce. And how easy is to make it, love this recipe.
I love this easy recipe. So good!
do you think this could be made with a stick blender? Its quite similar to homemade mayonaise,,,,
Wholesome Yum M0
Hi Heather, I have not personally tested this with a stick blender, but it will probably work fine. Please let us know if you decide to try it!