Easy Blender Hollandaise Sauce

This easy Blender Hollandaise Sauce lets you take a break from whisking and makes the blender do the bulk of the work.
This easy Blender Hollandaise Sauce lets you take a break from whisking and makes the blender do the bulk of the work.

Classic Hollandaise Sauce requires constant whisking as the sauce thickens. Otherwise the eggs would scramble instead of turning into a smooth sauce.

But really, who has the time (or wrist power) for all that?

We’ve discovered that a blender, even a basic one like this, can do all the work and make it possible to make Hollandaise Sauce any time, no whisking required.

You just pulse together raw egg yolks, lemon juice, and cayenne powder. Put the blender on and stream in very warm melted butter. The warmth from the butter cooks the eggs and thickens the sauce in seconds. Blend it a little longer and it thickens more.

The best part? Not worrying about scrambled egg bits in your Hollandaise Sauce. Oh, and not getting carpal tunnel.



Easy Blender Hollandaise Sauce

Hollandaise Sauce can be made in a couple of minutes. Use your blender to save time and to make perfect sauce every time.

  • Author: Christine Pittman
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings


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


  1. Put the egg yolks, 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 or in a small saucepan over low heat until melted and steaming. You want it really warm.
  3. With the blender running at medium speed, slowly drizzle the butter into the egg yolks. 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 by Leigh Olson. Article, photos and recipe by Christine Pittman.

This post originally appeared in April 2016 and was revised and republished in April 2020.

Easy Blender Hollandaise Sauce
Easy Blender Hollandaise Sauce

Christine Pittman

Christine is the Senior Editor and Owner of The Cookful and of COOKtheSTORY and of the podcast Time Management Insider. Her sites reach over 2 million readers per month, which means that things can get a bit crazy. She's constantly writing, taking pictures, editing, recording, interviewing, managing contributors, and, oh yeah, cooking. To say that she wears many hats is an understatement - there are many hats, and also many shirts, shoes, pants, and even the odd cape!