Easy 3-Ingredient Hollandaise Sauce

READY IN: 7mins
Recipe by Leilani

This is my mother's recipe that she has been making for as long as I can remember. She always makes this to serve with steamed artichokes. Though I have eaten this sauce plenty of times, I only just recently made it for myself. I couldn't believe how easy it was to make. I don't have a double boiler pan set, so I boiled a small pot of water and put a glass bowl on top so it sat about 1-2 inches from the water. It worked perfectly.

Top Review by Maw Maws Favorite

I promised hubby Eggs Benedict for dinner. I'd never made hollandaise sauce from scratch before. I remember my Maw Maw always telling me how difficult it was, particularly the separating problem. Ice cube did the trick! <br/><br/>Oh, and hubby thought the sauce was so good he took a spoonful of what was left in the bowl!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Boil water in double boiler or sauce pan. Place glass bowl over top of sauce pan if using this method.
  2. Place 1/2 cup butter in double boiler or glass bowl. Allow to mostly melt.
  3. Add 2 egg yolks and 2 TBS lemon juice.
  4. Quickly whisk for 3-6 minutes or until sauce thickens to your liking.
  5. If sauce starts to separate, whisk faster for a minute or two longer.
  6. If this still doesn't make it come together again, drop an ice cube into the bowl and whisk until it is melted. I don't know why, but ice does the trick!
  7. Serve with artichokes, asparagus, eggs benedict, etc.

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