Easy Hollandaise Sauce Recipe using an Immersion Blender

Easy Hollandaise Sauce Recipe using an Immersion Blender

Discover the secret to silky smooth hollandaise sauce in just 2 minutes! This foolproof recipe uses an immersion blender to create restaurant-quality hollandaise without the fuss.

Forget everything you thought you knew about making hollandaise sauce. This revolutionary method turns the traditional technique on its head, resulting in a perfectly emulsified sauce every time. No more whisking until your arm falls off or worrying about curdled eggs!

Why This Recipe Works

Traditional hollandaise can be a kitchen nightmare. It requires careful temperature control, constant whisking, and a lot of luck. But not anymore! By reversing the usual process and using an immersion blender, we’ve cracked the code for foolproof hollandaise.

This method is so easy, you’ll be whipping up hollandaise for your eggs Benedict every weekend. It’s perfect for impressing brunch guests or treating yourself to a luxurious breakfast in bed.

The Secret to Perfect Hollandaise

The magic happens when you combine hot melted butter with cool egg yolks in a narrow container. The immersion blender creates a vortex that emulsifies the sauce as it cooks the eggs, resulting in a smooth, creamy hollandaise that rivals any restaurant version.

Don’t worry about clarifying the butter – this recipe uses whole melted butter, simplifying the process without sacrificing flavor or texture. The milk solids add richness, while the water content helps achieve the perfect consistency.

Mastering the Technique

Watch our step-by-step video to see this amazing technique in action. Once you’ve mastered it, you’ll never go back to the old way of making hollandaise. Pair it with our easy poached eggs recipe for the ultimate brunch experience!

Recipe Origins

This game-changing hollandaise method was developed in April 2013 and has been delighting home cooks ever since. We retested and fine-tuned the recipe in 2023 to ensure consistent, stellar results every time.

Ingredients for Foolproof Hollandaise

  • 2 large egg yolks
  • 1 teaspoon (5ml) water
  • 1 teaspoon (5ml) fresh lemon juice
  • Kosher salt to taste
  • 1 stick unsalted butter (4 ounces; 113g)
  • Pinch cayenne pepper or hot sauce (optional, for heat lovers)

Step-by-Step Hollandaise Magic

  1. In a cup that just fits your immersion blender, combine egg yolks, water, lemon juice, and a pinch of salt. Melt butter in a small saucepan over high heat, swirling until foaming subsides. Pour melted butter into a 1-cup liquid measuring cup.
  2. Place the immersion blender in the bottom of the cup with the egg mixture. Turn it on and slowly stream in the hot butter. Watch as the sauce magically emulsifies! If needed, tilt the blender slightly to incorporate all ingredients. Continue until all butter is added. The sauce should be thick enough to coat a spoon but still flow off. If it’s too thick, whisk in warm water, 1 tablespoon (15ml) at a time. Season with salt and a pinch of cayenne or hot sauce if desired. Serve immediately or keep warm for up to 1 hour. Remember, hollandaise can’t be cooled and reheated.
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
252 Calories
26g Fat
0g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings: 2 to 4
Amount per serving
Calories 252
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 26g 34%
Saturated Fat 15g 77%
Cholesterol 200mg 67%
Sodium 120mg 5%
Total Carbohydrate 0g 0%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Total Sugars 0g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 26mg 2%
Iron 1mg 3%
Potassium 47mg 1%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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