Blender Hollandaise Sauce

Who knew homemade hollandaise sauce could be so easy? Our blender version comes together in minutes with zero effort, no whisking required.

I love hollandaise sauce. On poached eggs, on asparagus or licked off a spoon.

But I only made it once. It was such a pain. You have to do a lot of whisking in a double boiler to slowly thicken the eggs without cooking and scrambling them. Here’s a basic hollandaise recipe. See what I mean by all that whisking?

Easy Hollandaise Sauce Made Quickly in the Blender

Learning to make it in a blender changed everything. It’s so easy to do. And no whisking. None at all!

In fact, you can see how easily it all comes together in this Blender Hollandaise Video:

And here are the full instructions with pictures for making this easy hollandaise sauce:

Separate the eggs. You only need the yolks here.

Separating Eggs to make hollandaise sauce

You put egg yolks in a blender with a bit of lemon juice and a pinch of cayenne.

Egg yolks, lemon juice and cayenne in the blender ready to make hollandaise sauce

Then melt some butter until it’s warm and steamy. I do this in the microwave.

Pulse the eggs to get them mixed up a bit.

Blending up the eggs for hollandaise sauce

Then run it on medium speed while you slowly drizzle in the warm butter.

Adding the warm butter to the eggs in the blender to make Hollandaise Sauce

By the time the butter has been completely added, the mixture will be thick. Continue to blend for another 30 seconds.

Thick and creamy Hollandaise Sauce

That’s it! So easy. And seriously delicious. Now that I’ve learned how to make hollandaise sauce the easy way, I make it all the time.

Now that we’ve tackled hollandaise, it’s time to finally master poaching eggs. It took me awhile to figure out the best way to do it but now that I know how, I’m ready to share it. Learn how to poach eggs perfectly (and easily) over here.

FYI, the blender I used here is the Blendtec Wildside. It’s a pretty powerful machine but you don’t really need something this fancy. This more basic one from Hamilton Beach will absolutely do the trick

And now, here’s the printable version of the Hollandaise Sauce recipe:

Easy Hollandaise Sauce

This recipe is made in the blender with no whisking or double boilers required. The key is the warm melted butter. It's heat is what thickens and cooks the eggs to make it into a thick sauce. Note that this hollandaise is a tad on the lemony side because that's how I like it. You can definitely reduce the lemon if you disagree. Yield 1 and 1/2 cups.

Ingredients:

  • 6 egg yolks
  • 2 Tbsp. lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • a pinch of cayenne pepper
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter

Directions:

  1. Put the eggs, lemon juice, salt and cayenne in the blender. Pulse a few times to mix. Scrape down sides of blender.
  2. Melt the butter in the microwave until melted and steaming.
  3. With the blender running at medium speed, slowly drizzle the butter into the eggs. It should thicken by the time you've added all the butter. Continue to blend for an additional 30 seconds for additional thickness. Serve immediately. (You can reheat hollandaise sauce slowly in the microwave, 15 seconds at a time stirring between heats, just until warm, not hot.
Video and asparagus photos are by Leigh Olson. Recipe by Cook the Story.
This post originally appeared in April, 2015 and was revised and republished in June 2017.
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