Fronk Recipes

Easy Blender Hollandaise Sauce

6 servings


15 minutes

total time


10 tablespoons (142g) unsalted butter (if using salted butter, skip the added salt)

3 large egg yolks (see how to separate eggs)

1 tablespoon lemon juice

1/2 teaspoon kosher salt, divided

1/8 teaspoon cayenne, optional


Melt the butter: Melt the butter slowly in a small pot. Try not to let it boil—you want the moisture in the butter to remain there and not steam away.

Blend the egg yolks until lightened: Add the egg yolks, lemon juice, 1/4 teaspoon of the salt, and cayenne (if using) into your blender. Blend the egg yolk mixture for 30 seconds at a medium high speed, until it lightens in color. Use a timer or count out loud, blending for the full 30 seconds. This step gives the sauce more body. The friction generated by the blender blades will heat the yolks a bit. The blending action will also introduce a little air into them, making your hollandaise a bit lighter.

Slowly add the butter: Transfer the melted butter to a glass measuring cup with a spout so it’s easy to pour in a thin stream. Remove the plug from the blender lid. Turn the blender speed to low (if you only have one speed on your blender, it will still work). With the blender running, slowly drizzle in the melted butter. Continue to blend for another couple seconds after the butter is all incorporated.

Season to taste: Turn off the blender and taste the sauce. It should be buttery, lemony and just lightly salty. If it is not salty or lemony enough, you can add a little more lemon juice or the remaining salt to taste. If you want a thinner consistency, add a little warm water. Pulse briefly to incorporate the ingredients one more time. Store until needed in a warm spot, e.g. next to the stove top. Use within 30 minutes or so.


Serving Size

Makes about 1 cup of sau


215 kcal

Total Fat

22 g

Saturated Fat

13 g

Unsaturated Fat

0 g

Trans Fat



175 mg


216 mg

Total Carbohydrate

0 g

Dietary Fiber

0 g

Total Sugars

0 g


4 g

6 servings


15 minutes

total time
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