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Basic Homemade Mustard

Basic Homemade Mustard

Basic Homemade Mustard

Recipe By Savory Spice Test Kitchen


1 cup

Prep Time

15 Minutes

Recipe By Savory Spice Test Kitchen

Making homemade mustard couldn't be easier. Use this basic recipe as a base to explore different seasoning options.

Recipe Notes

*The sweetener in this recipe is to balance out the heat from the mustard powder, and does not sweeten the mustard enough to be a honey mustard. Feel free to add more to taste if you like your mustard a little sweeter!


3 oz. water

3 oz. apple cider vinegar

1 to 2 Tbsp. honey or agave*

Options for a seasoned mustard:

Chai Cranberry:

2 Tbsp. dried cranberries

Curry Ginger:

Savory Spice ingredients in this recipe

  • Regular Yellow Mustard Powder

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  • Mild Yellow Curry Powder

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  • Mayan Sea Salt

    Mayan Sea Salt has a clean appearance and flavor but is also an interesting tie to the ancient Mayan way of life. This sea salt was harvested off t...

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  • Mt. Baker Chai Seasoning

    Bring the flavor of your favorite dessert & baking recipes to bold new heights with our Mt. Baker Chai Seasoning. This chai spice mix tastes be...

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  • Sliced Crystallized Ginger

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Step 1: Reduce mustard

In a non-reactive pot (such as stainless steel), whisk Regular Yellow Mustard Powder with water and vinegar. Slowly and gently bring mixture to a simmer over medium-low heat. Simmer until reduced by half and mixture eaches a mustard consistency.

Step 2: Season and finish

Transfer reduced mustard to a non-metal container and add sweetener, Mayan Sea Salt, and any other seasonings of choice. Mustard can be used right away but it will be pretty potent. To mellow it, let it sit in a cool dark place for 24 to 48 hours then taste for flavor and heat. Refrigerate once desired heat level is reached to maintain desired heat level.