Homemade Mustard

Making food from scratch can take a bit of time, but it is so worth it. Not only do you know what ingredients are going into your meals, but your family will also appreciate the extra effort you’ve taken to make sure they are eating the healthiest foods available.

This homemade mustard recipe is a new discovery.  (Here’s our recent recipe for homemade ketchup.)  Don’t be afraid to tweak a few things if the recipe doesn’t appeal to you exactly how it is written. You can also pull parts from different recipes to figure out a flavor that works for you but in the end, be sure you’re really happy with what you come up with.

Homemade Mustard


1/4 cup water
4 tbsp ground, dry mustard
2 tbsp white vinegar
1 tbsp raw honey
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp turmeric
1/4 tsp garlic powder


1. Combine all the ingredients in a small bowl.

2.  Next, the liquid homemade mustard mixture through a small food processor (like this one) but a blender or something similar would probably work.  You want to get rid of all the lumpiness you may see from the powder ingredients.

3.  Pour the mixture into a small saucepan and heat it on medium-low until it thickens.  This will happen pretty quickly, especially with this small quantity. It will probably take less than 5 minutes.

That’s it!  So simple!

There are some ways you can tweak this recipe, for sure.  You can add more honey.  You can use other types of vinegar (i.e. apple cider).  You could use different seasonings or even use wine.

** A Warning **
At first, this homemade mustard will be REALLY spicy.  You may be blown away by how spicy it is, actually!  But, it will mellow out over time.  If you leave it out of the fridge, it will mellow more.  If you stick it right in the fridge, the spiciness will tend to stick around.