I usually use mayonnaise but I have a few recipes that require the extra kick of Miracle Whip. Since I always have mayonnaise on hand, this recipe allows me to make only the required amount of Miracle Whip. I started with the Miracle Whip recipe from Top Secret Recipes. Miracle Whip is more tart than Mayonnaise but adding a vinegar mixture makes the resulting dressing too thin. This recipe solves that problem. I used Hellman's Mayonnaise and I have also made the diet version with Hellman's 1/2 Fat Mayonnaise.(Serving size: 1 tbsp)
- Measure vinegar into small non-reactive saucepan. (e.g. Stainless steel or teflon coated).
- Add cornstarch and let soften for a minute or so. Stir with non-metal spoon or whisk to remove any lumps.
- Add sugar, paprika, garlic and mustard powders.
- Heat on medium high, stirring constantly, until mixture reaches a full rolling boil.
- Remove from heat, stirring well. The mixture will be the consistency of thin pudding. It will thicken as it cools.
- Add to mayonnaise and stir well to combine. Chill for use in a cold salad or use as is in a recipe.
- NOTE: To make smaller amounts of Miracle Whip, mix at the ratio 1/2 tsp of additive to 1 tbsp of mayonnaise. Store unused portion of additive tightly covered in the fridge.
- If storing additive, discard any film that develops on top as this will never mix properly into the mayonnaise.
- Replace sugar with Splenda and/or use Lite Mayonnaise for a diet or diabetic version.