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Quick and Easy Immersion Blender Hollandaise Sauce

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This simple immersion blender hollandaise sauce is fast, fuss-free, and made right in the blender! All you need is a few minutes and basic ingredients to create a luscious, silky-smooth hollandaise that will dress up so many different dishes. We’re also including recipe variations for different hollandaise flavors!

A spoon scooping out some hollandaise sauce from a jar.

You’ll be thrilled to know you can make hollandaise sauce that tastes just like the classic recipe, but in half the time and half the effort!

No need for a double boiler, simply pull out your stick blender the next time you’re in need of a quick and easy homemade hollandaise. This immersion blender hollandaise sauce is so much easier than the traditional way and it is ready in minutes. 

It will be your new go-to recipe for the next time you’re preparing poached eggs, a classic eggs Benedictroasted asparagusfilet mignon or our pan-seared salmon and need the perfect sauce. 

Why This Recipe Works

Homemade hollandaise sauce is often considered time consuming and temperamental. Not this sauce. It is fast, easy, and flawless. 

This immersion blender hollandaise sauce recipe is adapted from Julia Child’s Mastering the Art of French Cooking, Vol. 1. It makes a silky smooth hollandaise sauce in a matter of seconds.

While you can definitely use a regular blender or a  mini food processor,  a handheld immersion blender offers an even more convenient, faster and super easy method! 

Why you’ll love it:

  • It is much easier than the traditional methods of preparing a classic hollandaise sauce. 
  • This creamy hollandaise recipe is simple to adapt for different flavors. 
  •  The silky-smooth sauce is a great complement for a variety of dishes!
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Ingredients For Immersion Blender Hollandaise

Creamy hollandaise sauce is made with the most simple ingredients and this version is no different. Here’s a brief overview of the ingredients you will need but make sure to check out the printable recipe card at the bottom of the page. 

  • Butter. Unsalted butter creates the base for this luscious and buttery sauce. 
  • Egg yolks. They emulsify with the butter to create a rich, flavorful sauce. 
  • Fresh lemon juice. ​For a little bit of tang!
  • Tabasco sauce. ​This optional ingredient will add a very subtle, spicy kick to the sauce. You can swap out Tabasco with a dash of your favorite hot sauce, too!
  • Salt. For a little bit more flavor. 

You can use bottled lemon juice in a pinch, but freshly squeezed juice has a more vibrant flavor. I have also noticed a difference in flavor between different brands of bottled lemon juice. I bought a generic store brand that has a metallic taste. That bottle got tossed in the bin.

Ingredients for hollandaise sauce: egg yolks, butter, salt, lemon.

How to Make Hollandaise with an Immersion Blender

Here’s a look at the simple steps required for this easy immersion blender sauce!

As we mentioned above, make sure to scroll to the bottom of the page to view the printable recipe card. 

An immersion blender in a jar with egg yolks.

In a small saucepan on the stove top over medium-low heat, melt the butter until it’s very hot. 

Making hollandaise sauce in an immersion blender.

Place the egg yolks, lemon juice, hot sauce, and salt in a wide-mouth mason pint jar.

Place the head of the blender wand into the jar and blend briefly. With the blender running, slowly pour the hot butter into the jar and blend until smooth.

A hand blender making hollandaise sauce.

Flavor Variations

Lemon Garlic Blender Hollandaise Sauce

Add 2 garlic cloves to the blender before you add the butter. Make sure the garlic cloves are finely minced/blended before drizzling in the butter. 

Thai Curry Hollandaise Sauce

Add 1-1/2 teaspoons Thai Yellow Curry Paste (or substitute curry powder) to the blender before you blend in the butter.

Dijon Hollandaise Sauce

Add 1-1/2 tablespoons dijon mustard to the blender before adding the butter. 

Garlic-Herb Hollandaise Sauce

  • 1 garlic clove
  • 2 teaspoons diced fresh tarragon
  • 2 teaspoons diced fresh parsley
  • 2 teaspoons diced fresh chives

Add the garlic clove to the blender before adding the butter and blend well. Finish making the hollandaise sauce then stir the fresh herbs in at the end.

4 spoons with different flavors of hollandaise sauce
From top to bottom: Dijon hollandaise, Garlic-herb hollandaise, Lemon-garlic, hollandaise, and Thai Curry hollandaise.

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Tips For the Best Results

  • Use warm butter. If the butter cools down, warm it back up but don’t get it boiling hot.
  • Make sure the immersion blender is running when you start to drizzle the warm butter into the jar.
  • If you don’t have a pint Mason jar, use any 2-cup capacity jar or container that the head of the blender will fit into.
  • Drizzle the butter very slowly and in a steady stream. 
  • If the sauce starts to break up, stop pouring the butter and blend for 20 or 30 seconds then start drizzling the butter again. 
  • If you don’t serve it right away, keep it warm by pouring it in a pitcher and then set that pitcher in hot water.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is blender hollandaise safe to eat?

This recipe calls for raw egg yolks. You will add warm butter to the eggs, however the butter will not be hot enough to completely cook the eggs. 

The USDA advises against consuming undercooked eggs unless they are pasteurized. So if you are concerned about this, you can simply buy pasteurized eggs.

If you do not have pasteurized eggs and are concerned about eating them undercooked, you could heat the sauce. After blending the sauce, place the mixture in a saucepan and heat it over medium heat while constantly whisking the mixture for 3-5 minutes. 

How long will hollandaise sauce keep?

You can store this sauce for up to 2 days in the refrigerator. We have seen people say that you can not keep hollandaise sauce in the refrigerator but we have done it with good results. Just warm it up slowly. Don’t let it sit out for longer than 2 hours at room temperature. 

Can you freeze hollandaise sauce?

You can freeze hollandaise sauce. Let it thaw in the fridge overnight and if you want to warm it up, use low heat or it may curdle if you heat it too quickly.

What is an immersion blender?

An immersion blender, also known as a stick blender or hand blender, is a kitchen gadget designed to blend ingredients without transferring them to a separate container.
Unlike traditional blenders, which require you to pour the contents into the blender container, an immersion blender gives you the flexibility to blend directly in the cooking pot, bowl, or measuring cup that contains the food. Using an immersion blender will minimize mess and simplify the cooking process.

Serving Suggestions

These Sweet Potato Waffles are topped with smoked salmon and a duck egg. They would be delicious with a drizzle of garlic-herb blender hollandaise sauce. 

This Breakfast Potato Skillet with Bacon and Mushrooms is a great start to the day. No one will complain if you top it off with some of this immersion blender hollandaise sauce. 

Or try it on this Farro Breakfast Risotto with a poached egg. This sauce isn’t just for eggs Benedict. 

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A jar filled with hollandaise sauce.

Immersion Blender Hollandaise Sauce

Yield: 1-1/2 cups
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 4 minutes

Using an immersion blender makes this a fast, fuss-free, and easy recipe. This sauce comes together in minutes and has 4 variations to switch up the flavor.

Ingredients

  • 10 tablespoons butter
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 2 tablespoons + 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1 dash of Tabasco sauce (optional)
  • pinch of salt

Instructions

  1. Melt the butter in a saucepan or in the microwave and set aside. 
  2. Place everything except the butter into a blender and blend on medium speed for 30 to 40 seconds. 
  3. Lower the blender speed to low and slowly drizzle the warm melted butter into the blender. Continue blending for 30 to 40 seconds.

Notes

  • Make sure the butter is warm but not boiling hot when you add it to the blender.
  • Keep the blender running while you drizzle the butter.
  • Drizzle the butter in a slow, steady stream.

Variations:

Lemon Garlic Blender Hollandaise Sauce

Add 2 garlic cloves and a teaspoon of lemon zest to the blender before you add the butter. Make sure the garlic cloves are finely minced/blended before drizzling in the butter. 

Thai Curry Hollandaise Sauce

Add 1-1/2 teaspoons Thai Yellow Curry Paste (or substitute curry powder) to the blender before you blend in the butter.

Dijon Hollandaise Sauce

Add 1-1/2 tablespoons Dijon mustard to the blender before adding the butter. 

Garlic-Herb Hollandaise:

Add a garlic clove to the blender before adding the butter and blend well. Finish making the hollandaise sauce, then stir in 2 to 4 teaspoons of freshly chopped herbs such as tarragon, parsley, and chives.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 18 Serving Size: 1 tablespoon
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 69Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 58mgSodium: 61mgCarbohydrates: 0gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 1g

Nutrition information is a guideline only, is calculated automatically by third party software, and absolute accuracy is not guaranteed.

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Dahn Boquist

Dahn is a retired nurse, recipe creator, home cook, baker, and self-proclaimed foodie. She loves creating in the kitchen and cooking for family and friends. She lives in Washington State with her husband and dog. When she isn't cooking or baking, you can usually find her spending time with her grandson or exploring the beautiful Pacific Northwest.

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Amanda

Monday 13th of July 2020

Super easy, thanks! The whoke family enjoyed it.

Dahn Boquist

Monday 13th of July 2020

So glad you liked it, thanks for the comment Amanda

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