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Spicy Mustard Recipe: How to Make Your Own Gourmet Mustard at Home

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Three ingredients, five minutes of mixing, and in a couple days? DIY gourmet mustard! This homemade mustard recipe – a whole grain mustard – is mind-bogglingly easy and it tastes great!

Mm. Mustard. I love mustard. But those fancy pants Dijon mustards give me a headache. I can get organic Dijon that comes in plastic. Or non-organic Dijon in glass. (Go figure, right?) Then it occurred to me that this is yet another product we’ve become accustomed to buying ready to use when there’s a perfectly good way to make gourmet mustard at home. Never mind that I didn’t know the perfectly good way to make it at home; surely I could figure out how to make homemade mustard.

Score one for me and the internet. I found a number of mustard recipes with a variety of methods – including cooking the ingredients – but when I distilled all of this information, I decided to go with the simplest method.

And my, how simple it is.

Follow this homemade mustard recipe to make your own – you’ll be glad you did!

Related: Preserve the Harvest: Tomato Chutney

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Variations on this homemade mustard recipe

Thisgourmet mustard recipe can be modified in numerous ways, based on the ingredients you choose. I like to add a bit of thyme and sea salt, but you can go crazy with different spices. You can also fiddle with the liquids. If you like less vinegar flavor in your mustard, try using 3/4 cup water and 1/4 cup of vinegar. Or try using white wine or your favorite stout instead of water.

I’ve found that you really do need some vinegar (a batch made with just white wine wasn’t so good), but you can play around with the amounts and ingredients a fair bit once you’ve seen how simple this is. If you like traditional yellow mustard, add 1-1/2 teaspoons of turmeric and 1-1/2 teaspoons of sugar. For a sweeter honey mustard, stir 2 tablespoons of honey into this mustard recipe.

This homemade mustard mellows a bit as it sits, but it’s still quite bold. We had it with roasted potatoes the other night and it was delicious. This is so easy. I don’t see any reason to ever buy Dijon mustard again – in glass or plastic.

Related: Banana Peppers: Fermented Hot Sauce Recipe

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3 glass jars of homemade mustard

Gourmet Mustard Recipe

Yield: 12 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

Follow this homemade mustard recipe to make your own - you'll be glad you did! 

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup mustard seeds, (use yellow, brown, or a combination)
  • 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 cup water

Instructions

  1. Place all ingredients in a covered jar and allow to sit for a couple of days so that the seeds soften. Don't get too persnickety about the time frame. I can tell you with absolute certainty that if your week gets a little out of control busy with too many people needing too many things, it will be a-okay if you leave the soaking seeds sitting on your counter for a full week.
  2. Over the course of a couple of days, the seeds will absorb almost all of that liquid. If the liquid is completely absorbed and your seeds look a little dry, add a bit more water.
  3. After a couple of days (or a week), process the mustard. If you like a seedy mustard, you can use an immersion blender. For a less seedy mustard, pour the contents of the jar into your blender and process until the mustard is the desired consistency. Less if you like it grainy, more if you prefer it creamy. Put the finished homemade mustard right back into the jar the seeds were in. Not even a jar to wash!

Notes

This recipe can be modified in numerous ways. Try adding a bit of thyme and sea salt, or go crazy with different spices. You can also fiddle with the liquids. If you like less vinegar flavor in your mustard, try using 3/4 cup water and 1/4 cup of vinegar. Or try using white wine or your favorite stout instead of water.

You really do need some vinegar, but you can play around with the amounts and ingredients a fair bit once you've seen how simple this is. If you like traditional yellow mustard, add 1-1/2 teaspoons of turmeric and 1-1/2 teaspoons of sugar. For a sweeter honey mustard, stir 2 tablespoons of honey into this mustard recipe.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1 grams
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 56Total Fat: 3gUnsaturated Fat: 0gSodium: 2mgCarbohydrates: 3gFiber: 1gProtein: 2g

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Kris Bordessa

Kris Bordessa founded Attainable Sustainable as a resource for revitalizing vintage skills. Her book, Attainable Sustainable: The Lost Art of Self-Reliant Living (National Geographic) offers a collection of projects and recipes to help readers who are working their way to a more fulfilling DIY lifestyle.

329 comments… add one
  • Farmer Feb 4, 2021, 1:52 pm

    I recommend using cold water to soak the seeds. Cracking the seeds a bit first helps too, but is not necessary. Yellow seeds are mild, brown … a bit spicier and black mustard seeds … jump back! I sometimes add a bit of cayenne flakes for an added kick… perhaps 1 tsp per pint jar.

  • Jeane Bredemeyer Jan 18, 2021, 8:06 am

    40 years ago I worked in a bar that also sold sandwiches. We made our mustard with dry mustard powder and beer.

    • Kris Bordessa Jan 25, 2021, 11:52 am

      EAsy!

  • Jennifer Dec 5, 2020, 2:55 pm

    I am a mustard freak! As a kid I would take a paper plate and scoop out a puddle of mustard from the jar (yeah I’m that old) and just dip my finger and eat it. So good!

  • Caryn Dec 5, 2020, 2:53 pm

    I would love to try this!

  • Tracy Dec 5, 2020, 3:10 am

    I tried mustard once, but I don’t think I ground the seeds up enough! It was still pretty good though!

  • Yvonne Dec 4, 2020, 5:33 pm

    That sounds easy! I have mustard powder on hand. I suppose that it wouldn’t be as potent but maybe worth a try!

  • Sue D Dec 4, 2020, 4:02 pm

    i have made mustard and need to make more. Great gift for my sons and my sister and their families.

  • Cynthia Dec 4, 2020, 9:19 am

    Amy’s book is my permaculture go-to! So accessible!

  • Nancy Hughes Dec 4, 2020, 9:07 am

    Oh my, can’t wait to try this recipe – I love mustard! The thought of making my own is very exciting!

  • Laura Domsic Dec 4, 2020, 9:06 am

    I’m looking forward to try this. Our family loves mustard!

  • Amy Hutchinson Dec 4, 2020, 8:59 am

    Love mustard! I had no idea it could be so easy to make.

  • Bonny Broadt Dec 4, 2020, 8:35 am

    Your recipe is so doggone simple! I am going to make it for my grandson who loves trying all my creations. This is new for me and I’m sure something he will love on one of his favorites…Soft pretzels

  • Luisa Watson Dec 4, 2020, 8:24 am

    Found your wonderful website in Pinterest and
    I’m very excited with all I have found and I am
    learning. A couple of days ago I was thinking of
    a way to make mustard, my son loves it and is
    expensive for what you get. Thanks! I just move
    and I am finishing the last two rooms in our new
    place so we can start organizing our pantry. I am
    happy to have found you just in time. I’ll try the
    recipe and post about it sometime.

  • Karen H. Dec 4, 2020, 8:22 am

    I must admit, I have not made my own mustard. Right now I have plenty on hand but I’m sure gonna make my own! I already have yellow mustard seeds and ACV in my pantry so I’m ready! 😀 I have made your breakfast sausage though and they are Great~! Thanks for so much info you pass along.

  • Rita Rhodes Dec 4, 2020, 8:19 am

    Mixed up a batch of this yesterday. Can’t wait to grind it up and use it! 🙂

  • Rig Dec 4, 2020, 8:16 am

    Looks interesting.

  • M. Perry Dec 4, 2020, 7:56 am

    Can’t wait to make this. Always keep mustard seeds (yellow and black) on the shelf anyway…

  • Diana Estes Dec 4, 2020, 7:48 am

    This sounds so simple, I always thought it would be difficult! Thank you can’t wait to try it

  • Linda Wallette Dec 4, 2020, 7:46 am

    I read the mustard recipe yesterday and can’t wait to try it. I have some flavored vinegar I think I may try. Sort of a sweet and spicy mustard.

  • Debbie Dec 4, 2020, 7:42 am

    I can’t wait to try some of the recipes in this book! They look so good and easy to prepare.

  • Kathleen Dec 4, 2020, 7:31 am

    I’m excited about trying this mustard recipe! And it looks like a great one to use, with variations of course, as Christmas gifts for family and friends. Now I just need to find those cute jars…..

  • ruth Dec 4, 2020, 7:10 am

    sounds yummy and so easy

  • Cynthia Dec 4, 2020, 6:35 am

    Only 3 ingredients. This is great. It’ll be fun trying different flavors.

  • Robin Choate Dec 4, 2020, 6:34 am

    Never thought to make my own mustard. May have to try this.

  • Stephanie Dec 4, 2020, 6:25 am

    I’ve never made mustard before. It sounds pretty easy. I will have to try to make some. Thank you for posting the recipe.

  • Andrea Turner Dec 4, 2020, 6:10 am

    Fantastic idea! I have started trying to make everything I can from scratch, so why not try mustard?! In addition to making just the mustard itself, I think I’ll try adding in some horseradish and in another batch make honey mustard! Thanks for the recipe!

  • Victoria Klempner Dec 4, 2020, 5:50 am

    My husband is “Mr. Mustard” He will LOVE THIS!!!

  • Malgorzata Dec 4, 2020, 5:44 am

    Talking about small homesteading. I live in a town, but couple of years ago we had chicken and a rooster in our yard. We had to get rid of rooster because of our neighbor didn’t like to be wake up at 6 a.m by him. Now we have small farmstead and everyone is happy. By the way the neighbor didn’t mind chicken!

  • Victoria Long Dec 4, 2020, 5:39 am

    No I’ve never tried mustard but it looks interesting. My husband loves mustard and we always bring some back when we travel abroad .

  • Julie Hamann Dec 4, 2020, 5:28 am

    Leaving a comment so I am entered in the holiday giveaway.

  • One of God's Dec 4, 2020, 5:26 am

    Definitely worth my trying. I’d opt for honey mustard as a gift to my daughter, but would try any of the others for myself.

  • Nancy Finney Dec 4, 2020, 5:04 am

    WHAT? I’m definitely trying this in December. Would be wonderful served with meat. I’ll keep mine grainy, for sure! Thanks!

  • Jill Dec 4, 2020, 4:52 am

    After making sauerkraut, butter and buttermilk, I am ready to conquer mustard!

  • Patricia Davis Dec 4, 2020, 4:50 am

    OMG – egg stamps! Who would have thought… so funny and so fun…

  • Cynthia Kelly Dec 4, 2020, 4:32 am

    Excited to try this recipe.

  • Aubry Hutton Dec 4, 2020, 4:25 am

    I’ve never made mustard, but would love to gift it to family and friends. I never knew it could be made into different flavors. It sounds delicious!

  • Kayla Daniel Dec 4, 2020, 4:24 am

    I’ve never made mustard before but I would love to try my hand at a spicy brown!! My husband would love if I made small jars for his guys at the shop.

  • susan morris Dec 4, 2020, 4:20 am

    This is delicious and so easy to make

  • Lisa Foil Dec 4, 2020, 4:17 am

    Buying the ingredients today!

  • Barbara Byram Dec 4, 2020, 4:01 am

    We already did the mustard one.

  • Karin Noyes Dec 4, 2020, 3:55 am

    I love making mustard – but its been awhile. I’m on it. Mustard for the holidays!

  • Shirley Dec 4, 2020, 3:55 am

    I use a lot of mustard. Would like to make my own. Thanks for the recipe!

  • Bev Dec 4, 2020, 3:53 am

    LIke everyone else, I had no idea that making mustard could be so simple. I can’t wait to try your recipe.
    I would love to win your new book too.
    I really enjoy your website.
    Thank you.

  • Sharon Browning Dec 4, 2020, 3:51 am

    Wow!! Looks very easy. I guess I made need to buy more mustard seeds. Thanks!!

  • Aura Dec 4, 2020, 3:51 am

    I’m thinking this is a great way to get my kids to try new foods, if they pick and mix up the condiment ingredients. There is so much out there we can make ourselves and we can recognize every ingredient!
    Know what you eat before you eat it.

  • April Dec 4, 2020, 3:48 am

    My husband would love the hot mustard! Gift giving made by me!

  • Mary Wazelle Dec 4, 2020, 3:46 am

    I’m not a fan of mustard but I would totally try to make this as a gift. 🙂

  • Jenny Leavitt Dec 4, 2020, 3:43 am

    I want to try to make one with horseradish for my husband and his family. Any recipe suggestions?

  • Bel Dec 4, 2020, 3:41 am

    Yum looking forward to it

  • Debi Crawford-Poyner Dec 4, 2020, 3:40 am

    I am going to make this for my husband’s birthday, December 30th. He loves mustards and has always felt that his birthday was “an after-thought” because it is five days after Christmas. I think he will this gift to be extra-special.

  • THERASA SULLIVAN Dec 4, 2020, 3:40 am

    I can’t wait to make these for a charcuterie board and our next gathering.

  • Alayna Dec 4, 2020, 3:39 am

    We LOVE mustard in this house. I have so many different kinds. I’m definitely going to try this and maybe even experiment with it!

  • Cheri Dec 4, 2020, 3:34 am

    This looks amazing! I am going to make some and gift it to my father-in-law. I am looking forward to trying this recipe.

  • Alice Dec 4, 2020, 3:34 am

    Great idea, thank you. I do have the mustard seeds, now to find some jars to give some as gifts!

  • Karen Barr Dec 4, 2020, 3:30 am

    Guess I needed a reminder to get those mustard seeds!

    Thanks, Kris

  • donna R Dec 4, 2020, 3:30 am

    Now I see the do with all..to make a good mustard. your website is priceless..

  • Heather Dec 4, 2020, 3:21 am

    I’ve never made mustard but my sister might like some.

  • Melissa Dec 4, 2020, 3:18 am

    Spicy mustard is the only way I will eat ham. This looks great.

  • Rose Felton Dec 4, 2020, 3:15 am

    My mother made mustard when I was young, but I haven’t tried making it myself. I’ve been wanting to make a cranberry mustard, but we have several mustards in the refrig already. Maybe when we get low I will try your recipe out.

  • Katherine Dec 4, 2020, 3:14 am

    This is a repeat. Is this correct for day 5? I just picked up my mustard seeds to make some mustard this weekend!

  • Debra Bures Dec 4, 2020, 3:10 am

    I made mustard a long time ago. I do give food gifts all the time, a favorite being spiced nuts.

  • Angie Franke Dec 4, 2020, 3:08 am

    Hubby will LOVE these! I’m so excited to see your emails everyday. I am making several of the items you have shared for Christmas gifts for loved ones. I LOVE THIS!!

  • james Dec 4, 2020, 3:07 am

    Recipe sounds great!

  • bobbi dougherty Dec 4, 2020, 3:07 am

    I love mustard and have never made it but want to try. perfect recipe. Surprisingly none of my friends like it, but my brother does! So he will get some too.

  • This is a repeat! Is it right? Dec 4, 2020, 3:06 am

    Like I said before I can’t wait to try this when I can find mustard seeds!

  • Debi Crawford-Poyner Dec 3, 2020, 4:25 pm

    I shared this recipe on Facebook earlier today and a friend who loves mustard is going to make the recipe. Love the extra notes about variations and all of the tips.

  • Linda Wallette Dec 3, 2020, 12:57 pm

    I love different mustards. Definitely will try this.

  • Kerry Dexter Dec 3, 2020, 10:34 am

    I made mustard a couple of times years and years ago — and had forgotten about it. It was fun — thanks for the reminder, and the instructions. Question: what didn’t work in the batch you made with white wine?

  • Wendy Hadley Dec 3, 2020, 9:22 am

    I am such a newbie. I have never even tried Mustard Greens, not at all familiar with them. I LOVE Mustard. How did I never put this together? How are these things not common knowledge? What are we NOT doing in schools? These are such practical teaching ideas! Learning so much here! Thank you!

  • Rig Dec 3, 2020, 8:58 am

    I’ve never made mustard before.

  • Janet Clark Dec 3, 2020, 8:45 am

    I havenʻt made mustard before, but I have made fermented ketchup. Definitely going to try this!!!

  • Maggie Paap Dec 3, 2020, 8:36 am

    I absolutely love this mustard with pretzels or on a turkey sandwich!! YUM

  • Susan M. Dec 3, 2020, 5:15 am

    My husband is really excited for me to try this as he LOVES all mustards!

  • Maridy Dec 3, 2020, 4:37 am

    Wow! It so simple! I’ve been wanting to make my own for a while, but had no idea how few ingredients there actually are. One thing has been stopping me from even trying to look up recipes though. I don’t like a grainy mustard at all, and I don’t have a blender or processor or anything that would make it smooth. Do you think it would work to use mustard powder instead of the seeds?

  • E Marshall Dec 3, 2020, 4:00 am

    I have never made mustard, but my oldest son would LOVE it if I did AND if I made it spicy hot! Any tips on how to do that?

  • Denise Blanc Dec 3, 2020, 3:09 am

    I have never made my own mustard. This is going on my to do list.

  • SUZANNE Dec 2, 2020, 6:29 pm

    Hi Kris,
    The mustard recipe sound really great. I haven’t made my own mustard in 50+ years. I always make my own mustard and ketchup and mayo, etc., etc. That’s when my kids were growing up. I’m going to give this a try again. I have a mustard recipe that was given to me by my sister and it’s a delicious, if somewhat ‘warm” condiment. When I find it again, I’ll send it to you and you can see how you like it.
    Thanks again and also, thanks for the two internet links for buying spices.

    Suzanne

  • Noel Baker Dec 2, 2020, 5:54 pm

    Holy smokes, this is a great idea! I’ve never made mustard but would love to try to make a special homemade one to jar and give with a cute charcuterie board for the holidays!

  • DONNA Dec 2, 2020, 2:03 pm

    Looking forward to making mustard…not done this one before

  • Candi May Dec 2, 2020, 7:27 am

    I’ve made many things, but never considered making mustard! Intriguing!!

  • Gloribell Dec 2, 2020, 6:06 am

    Can’t wait to get some seeds and make my own. My daughter and I love the spicy mustard. I am going to love her face when I show her. We make our own cranberry sauces and she eats it all year.

  • Donna Dec 2, 2020, 4:53 am

    This sounds amazing! And right up my alley, I need easy! Will make some to go wth our left over ham sandwiches. Can’t wait to try it.

  • Sallie Dec 2, 2020, 2:50 am

    Do it with the kids during virtual school!

  • Michelle Krueger Dec 1, 2020, 5:42 pm

    Our journey to self sufficiency is just beginning. I have much to learn so this recipe will be fantastic to try! I really want to develop a garden full of all the produce we use and creat things like our own sauces etc! Everything home grown!

  • KJ Dec 1, 2020, 4:18 pm

    What a great gift idea! I’m moving more and more towards homemade gifts; this will be a nice option.

  • Mary Dredge Dec 1, 2020, 1:58 pm

    great recipe – we love mustard, but never realized how EASY it was. I think I am going to become a mustard junkie!!

  • Stephanie Walker Dec 1, 2020, 1:44 pm

    I never thought of making my own mustard! Very interesting!

  • MaryAnn Cauthen Dec 1, 2020, 10:38 am

    My husband is a huge mustard fan and puts it on foods that many would never consider doing!!

    I will be trying your recipe. I enjoy your blog, and your photos are always good, interesting and helpful. We need more of you in our world!!

    Mary Ann Cauthen, Moreland, GA

  • Cheryl Dec 1, 2020, 7:58 am

    Looks great!!

  • Eilene Ballman Dec 1, 2020, 6:34 am

    I have made mustard. My family is not a big mustard user, but I enjoyed it on brats from the grill. Maybe I will try a little less vinegar next time. Thank you for such informational posts.

  • Karen F-M Dec 1, 2020, 5:31 am

    I am looking forward to exploring more tips from your book. I’ll also be contacting our regional library to see if we can add it to the collection. And this mustard recipe looks awesome! Thank you!

  • Cynthia Kelly Dec 1, 2020, 4:43 am

    I can’t wait to try this mustard. It will be added to my gift baskets for sure.
    Thank you for sharing.

  • Bonny Broadt Dec 1, 2020, 4:37 am

    Never knew making mustard was so easy. Thank you for sharing this..Going to get some seeds asap and make this as part of my Christmas giving!

  • Connie Dec 1, 2020, 4:04 am

    I have made mustard! Way back in the 70s. But I love your marshmallow fluff recipe! Will make it this week tks

  • Tobin Dec 1, 2020, 3:54 am

    I definitely wanna try this. I also want to grow my own mustard. I have found a seed company that sells seeds for it, actually a few kinds.

  • Klara Dec 1, 2020, 3:05 am

    Hi Kris! I bought a big bag of mustard seeds a while ago to make your watermelon rind relish (the best thing in the world ) and have been trying to find recipes with them ever since. This looks amazing and a great way to reduce packaging and unnecessary ingredients! I’m going to try it this holiday season and give it to my mustard loving family. Thanks for the recipe!

  • bobbi dougherty Dec 1, 2020, 2:39 am

    oooo, this is such a nice recipe! Can’t wait to make it! And that rolling pin! I love it so pretty! Thanks for the chance!

  • Wanda Horst Dec 1, 2020, 12:33 am

    I have never made it..my husband would enjoy this. I am not a mustard fan but he is:)

  • Annika Ballard Nov 30, 2020, 10:37 pm

    It is the simple things that are the most satisfying. I can’t wait to make mustard now! I’m trying to become more self reliant and the pandemic has certainly highlighted the need for it even more. Thank you for this recipe

  • Malia Nov 30, 2020, 9:46 pm

    Just started a batch with my 8 year old. He loves mustard; this is a great project for us! Are there any other mustard-family crops this recipe would work with? Making mustard from garden seeds would be even more fun! For now, we will add locally sourced honey and maybe some ‘olena (turmeric) from the garden. Would squeezing a few drops of fresh “juice” with a garlic press work? Thanks!

  • Jerilyn Nov 30, 2020, 8:50 pm

    I just ran out of store-bought mustard this weekend. Going to grab some seeds and try this instead of buying. Great gift idea too!

  • DENISE K GROSS Nov 30, 2020, 7:55 pm

    I was gifted 20 lbs of mustard seed. Now I know what I am going to do with it. Thanks!

  • Elizabeth Nov 30, 2020, 7:45 pm

    I haven’t made my own mustard yet, but it’s on my list (it’s moved up to the top now with your helpful post 🙂

  • Petra Reijm Nov 30, 2020, 7:38 pm

    Thank you from Vancouver Island Canada for all the fun and useful recipes .I can’t Waite to try my hand at the “fluff” when my adult kids come over for Christmas.
    Due to my work with the elderly I’m always on the lookout for easy recipes , preferably the non cook type so the mustard will be a great activity.
    Wishing you and your family a peaceful Holiday season.

  • Kelly Nov 30, 2020, 6:55 pm

    I love making mustard, we had extra habaneros in our garden and made habanero mustard one year for neighbor holiday gifts. It was quite zingy and fun! Maybe I’ll try some with horseradish when I make my fire cider next week!

  • Leah Nov 30, 2020, 6:52 pm

    I have never made Mustard, but have always wanted to!! My family would love both regular and honey mustard!

  • Laura Nov 30, 2020, 6:43 pm

    Need to try this one! Love mustard : )

  • Malgorzata Nov 30, 2020, 6:34 pm

    The recipe really looks easy enough except from part where I need to use the blender. Mine is too big, it probably won’t work with small seeds, time to invest in small blender. What I really like is an idea of adding turmeric to mustard, I add it to almost everything.

  • Lisa Nov 30, 2020, 6:31 pm

    I love making mustards. This recipe looks like a simple one. I will have to try it and see how it tastes.

  • Greg Decker Nov 30, 2020, 6:11 pm

    I haven’t made my own mustard yet, but it’s now on my list of things to try.

  • Sarah Jones Nov 30, 2020, 6:07 pm

    I never thought of making mustard at home. I look forward to trying this out when I’m on vacation.

  • Robin Roberts Nov 30, 2020, 5:56 pm

    I can hardly wait to try this recipe! I LOVE mustard, use a lot of it, and had no idea it was so simple to make. YUM!

  • Amy Nov 30, 2020, 5:43 pm

    I’ve always wanted to try making my own mustard!

  • Adrienne Nov 30, 2020, 5:32 pm

    What came to my mind was adapting the recipe for my older brother who loves spicy foods. I think it’d be interesting to try adding a little cayenne powder or another powdered hot pepper. This would be a great gift for him, especially since many commercial hot sauces and condiments have excessive amounts of sodium in them.

  • Marie V Wraight Nov 30, 2020, 5:15 pm

    LOVE THIS BOOK ! Lots of stuff I can add to my repertoire and lots of projects
    just to try ; I’m so enjoying it ! Birthday gift from my Super sister

  • Teresa de Jel Nov 30, 2020, 4:48 pm

    Look forward to trying this – especially the variations to suit my family’s taste. Thanks Kris!

  • Melody Nov 30, 2020, 4:33 pm

    Love the recipe

  • Melody Nov 30, 2020, 4:32 pm

    I would like to make horseradish and spicy brown mustard.
    Would make great gifts for friends for Christmas .

  • Pat Nov 30, 2020, 4:07 pm

    I’m going to have to try the mustard recipe. It sounds like it would be great condiment to have for meals.

  • Susan Nov 30, 2020, 4:01 pm

    Hiya – never thought to make homemade mustard, but it looks so easy. Thanks!

  • Laura Nov 30, 2020, 3:50 pm

    Wow! That was so much simpler than I was expecting! Definitely something I will try when our store bought runs out!

  • Elaine Wilson Nov 30, 2020, 3:43 pm

    Never knew making mustard was so easy!!

  • Kirstie Carter Nov 30, 2020, 3:41 pm

    Love your info. Thanks for the great tips and advise ❤️

  • Sabra Burns Nov 30, 2020, 3:38 pm

    I didn’t know that you could make your own mustard. Will definitely have to try this!

  • Jaclyn G Nov 30, 2020, 3:38 pm

    I’ve never made homemade mustard before, but I do feel confident that I can because this recipe is easy to follow. I would like to make a honey bbq mustard with the least grainy consistency.

  • Sarah Nov 30, 2020, 3:30 pm

    My husband would love this!! I’ve never made mustard but I’m super curious now!

  • Mechelle N Nov 30, 2020, 3:29 pm

    I love that I can customize how grainy I want my mustard bu making my own. Can’t wait to try. It’ll be a perfect pairing with a good charcuterie board!

  • Lisa Pickford Nov 30, 2020, 3:29 pm

    Looks easy!

  • Kayla Daniel Nov 30, 2020, 3:21 pm

    I’ve never made mustard before but this recipe looks delicious!! It would be perfect to make for our neighbors for Christmas gifts!

  • Kellie Peters Nov 30, 2020, 3:08 pm

    I can’t wait to make homemade mustard! I’ve never tried, but now, after finding your recipe, I’m excited to make some quick baskets for the holidays!

  • Carolyn M. Nov 30, 2020, 3:07 pm

    I have never tried to make it home made but I love mustard and use it a lot in my cooking.

  • Jane Nov 30, 2020, 3:03 pm

    I can’t wait to try this! So much easier than relish or catsup!

  • Jeltje Hoekstra Nov 30, 2020, 2:55 pm

    I love honey mustard, but I actually love all kinds of mustard. We are Dutch and lived in Germany, so big fans haha. I would give my parents different kinds of mustard, but my dad would definitely want a spicey mustard!

  • Beverly Moore Nov 30, 2020, 2:54 pm

    I’ve never thought about making my own mustard. I want to give that a try!

  • Nina Nov 30, 2020, 2:41 pm

    I have never made mustard but my nephew would love it spicy. I would like honey mustard for myself. I will have to make a batch of spicy for my next corned beef!

  • Dee Alban Nov 30, 2020, 2:34 pm

    This is just the recipe I needed to help me get back to the kitchen. Things have been a bit yucky in my life, and somewhere along the way I lost my motivation. I used to can and bake and grow, and bought a jar of mustard seeds just to teach a lesson in faith to those who were struggling. Now they will be used for this too. Thank you so much!

  • Paulette Mayfield Nov 30, 2020, 2:29 pm

    I have made mustard before, Dijon Mustard! It was tasty and I was able to share some with my friend. I am excited to try your mustard recipe and will share the prepared mustard again with my friend. Thank you for sharing your recipe.

  • Heather G Nov 30, 2020, 2:28 pm

    Wow! It looks so easy. I can’t wait to make some for my dad, who loves mustard.

  • Jessica Nov 30, 2020, 2:20 pm

    That looks good. 🙂

  • Patti Brady Nov 30, 2020, 2:18 pm

    Thanks for the recipe. I think I have all ingredients & can’t wait to make it!

  • Tracy Music-condo Nov 30, 2020, 2:18 pm

    Love making homemade mustard! My favorite to make is honey mustard. Will definitely try some new one’s!

  • Leslie S. Nov 30, 2020, 2:17 pm

    Have been wanting to do this..now have a good place to start.

  • Barbbette N. Nov 30, 2020, 2:11 pm

    Aloha Kris, I love mustard but find most store-bought to have too much vinegar. I look forward to trying this recipe – with some of the variations you have suggested.

  • Corrine Nov 30, 2020, 1:50 pm

    This mustard with honey sounds delicious with homemade pretzels and breads!

  • Shelby Calvert Nov 30, 2020, 1:42 pm

    I made mustard once before and it turned out horrible. I think I didn’t let it sit long enough. I’m excited to try again!

  • Carol Clevenger Nov 30, 2020, 12:56 pm

    I have never made mustard before, but my son loves it. It looks like a fun recipe to try.

  • Mackenzie Schmidt Nov 30, 2020, 12:44 pm

    After looking at your video and recipe, I know what I will be tackling during my Christmas break! My fiancé and I love mustard so I will be trying different varieties. Thank you for offering videos to follow along with your recipes! Also thank you for all of the little helpful tips for living more sustainably. I need all of the pointers I can get!
    Have an amazing day and stay safe!

  • Judith DeWitt Nov 30, 2020, 12:20 pm

    Hi Kris:
    Unfortunately, I’m allergic to mustard, but the rolling pin is beautiful and would make an incredible gift for my friends who are bakers. Thanks for the recommendation!

  • jan Nov 30, 2020, 12:04 pm

    LIKE HOT MUSTARD,BUT NEVER MADE IT YET.

  • Deborah Nov 30, 2020, 12:02 pm

    I would make the mustard for my daughter, granddaughters and all relatives and friends. Every year I try to grow something new in my garden. I think I will try mustard seeds.

    Thank you for the idea

  • Sandy Nov 30, 2020, 11:48 am

    I like the idea of subbing some beer for some of the water. My husband would love that. My daughter loves coffee. I wonder if some coffee beans would add a nice flavor or aroma?

  • Alice Nov 30, 2020, 11:42 am

    Thank you for this simple mustard recipe. I’ve never made my own. Funny, how some things are not so difficult, especially when you have someone to walk you through the process. I do love using my immersion blender, so this is a win, win!! Thanks again, Kris!

  • Rosie Nov 30, 2020, 11:39 am

    I’m not a big fan of mustard, but have several family members who use it quite a bit. It looks so easy that I believe I may just have to try it. Ummmm yes, Honey mustard and Dijon…….

  • Andrea Turner Nov 30, 2020, 11:35 am

    I’m really excited to try making this mustard, using mustard seeds that I’ve grown/harvested/saved from my own garden (one of my planned things to try for the 1st time in my garden next year!) I’ve been really trying to get away from relying so much on the grocery store and make things myself, from scratch, so thank you for sharing this!

  • Melissa Nov 30, 2020, 11:11 am

    Ok, looks like I need to try this. We are not big on mustard in general. But good mustard is a must.

  • Mark McMullen Nov 30, 2020, 10:58 am

    I’ve always enjoyed yellow mustard and never thought about making my own. Definitely going to now. Thank you

  • Jen Burrow Nov 30, 2020, 10:31 am

    Yes, I have made this very mustard. Used brown and yellow seeds. Canned some for gifts and a few for future use.
    Next batch I hope to make more creamy than seedy.

  • Helen Nov 30, 2020, 9:45 am

    I’m definitely going to try this! My husband loves mustard on sandwiches and I love using it in all kinds of recipes. If it worksi it will make a nice Christmas gift too

  • Sue D Nov 30, 2020, 9:36 am

    I have made mustard before and will have to try your recipe. This would make a great gift idea for my sons and their families. I think my sister’s family would like this too.

  • Sheryl Madden Nov 30, 2020, 9:30 am

    I love homemade mustard. Use to make it with my grandma. Haven’t made any in a couple of years and now have the incentive to do so. Thanks.

  • Cynthia Nov 30, 2020, 9:27 am

    Mustard is something I don’t use a ton of , so it strikes me that I could make small batches just when I know I’ll need it for a recipe. I am looking for good frugal gift ideas do I might try it for Christmas giving, maybe in a basket with cheese and sausage. Sounds like something I would enjoy receiving

  • Karen Hawthorne Nov 30, 2020, 8:45 am

    Can’t wait to try making mustard

  • Patti P Nov 30, 2020, 8:40 am

    I have never made mustard before, but want to try since my family loves mustard.

  • Laura Nov 30, 2020, 8:26 am

    I am going to try this mustard recipe. I may add in some horse radish! Probably do a second try with honey 🙂

  • Lynne Nov 30, 2020, 8:16 am

    This looks amazing and (bonus!) easy! I use mustard a lot, and will give this a try instead of purchasing organic mustard in the plastic container. I like that I can individualize the taste with different herbs.

  • Mandy Nov 30, 2020, 8:06 am

    What a timely recipe! My Dad is a hard man to shop for and he loves mustards. It will be great to make a Brian’s Batch for Christmas for him. I’m excited!

  • Robin Nov 30, 2020, 7:56 am

    I just went and added a pound of mustard seeds to the cart for my next Azure Standard order. Can’t wait to try this! We love mustard around here. 🙂

  • Cynthia Fisher Nov 30, 2020, 7:48 am

    Wonderful gift ideas. Excellent to pair with meats and cheeses.

  • Beth Nov 30, 2020, 7:42 am

    Many years ago I tried making mustard. I used WAY more white vinegar than I should have! It was awful!! I’m going to try this recipe(and try to pay attention to amounts called for)!

  • Katy Nov 30, 2020, 7:31 am

    I like how you show that this recipe is versatile. I have not made my own condiments before but this post does encourage me to make it myself because of how simple it is. Do you purchase your mustard seeds online? If so, which company would you recommend to purchase from?

  • Karen H Nov 30, 2020, 7:27 am

    I can hardly wait to make this mustard; I’ve never made it before and I use it all the time. I’m gonna make some for my mom for Christmas! I happen to have yellow mustard seeds on hand so I’m going to use those for the type of flavor. Thanks Kris 😀

  • Melinda Nov 30, 2020, 7:18 am

    Hi, I bought some seeds a while back and have not tried this yet. I needed this kick in the pants to do it! Thanks!

  • Stephanie Nov 30, 2020, 6:57 am

    I had no idea it would be so easy to make my own mustard. I will have to try it. Thank you for posting your recipe.

  • Gerry Nov 30, 2020, 6:54 am

    Merry Christmas!

  • Ellen Hopkins-Swiger Nov 30, 2020, 6:50 am

    This looks so easy, I’m definitely going to have to make some, it would make a great Christmas gift.

  • Melinda Wing Nov 30, 2020, 6:45 am

    I’m going to give this a try. Any suggestions on buying bulk mustard seed?

  • Cindy Atwood Nov 30, 2020, 6:35 am

    I have never tried making mustard before, but this year DEFINITELY want to learn to eat better by making more healthy food decisions, and incorporate more plant-based foods into my world. Thank you for this recipe and for this awesome giveaway!

  • Melanie T Nov 30, 2020, 6:33 am

    Looks quite easy to try. I’m not a big mustard fan, so I never have it in the house, but my brother is. now I know I can whip some up when cooking to have for him when he comes over.

  • Kristi Booth Nov 30, 2020, 6:32 am

    Too! Sounds delicious must try it! Would love to win!!

  • Barbara Nov 30, 2020, 6:30 am

    Oh how easy, who knew you could make your own mustard. I have a neighbor this would be perfect for. Can’t wait to try.

  • Michelle Nov 30, 2020, 6:25 am

    Never really thought of making mustard. Definitely will try this as soon as I can get some mustard seed. Sounds too easy.

  • Suranna Michael Nov 30, 2020, 6:14 am

    I have to try making mustard now. Thanks!!

  • Kim Nov 30, 2020, 5:56 am

    I’ve been looking for a good mustard recipe and this one looks good. Thank you for the recipe.

  • Tammy Kepner Nov 30, 2020, 5:51 am

    I have made my mustard a few times. Tastes so much fresher than store bought.

  • Jenny Nov 30, 2020, 5:48 am

    My husband and his family absolutely love all mustards- especially with horseradish added and also the barbeque sauce kind. Any tips on making those two variations?

    • Kris Bordessa Nov 30, 2020, 7:47 am

      I’d add those seasonings once the mustard was blended. I’m not familiar with the BBQ sauce kind, though!

  • Heather Nov 30, 2020, 5:45 am

    I personally don’t like mustard, but I would gift some to my sister.

  • Christine Chin Nov 30, 2020, 5:44 am

    Looks great!

  • Susan Daugherty Nov 30, 2020, 5:44 am

    Can’t wait to try this!

  • Mike K Nov 30, 2020, 5:43 am

    Yes, I have made mustard before, lots of fun and so easy. So I think I’d make brown mustard and I’d give them to my family to share.

  • Calla Funk Nov 30, 2020, 5:43 am

    This looks delicious. I tried homemade mustard years ago and it was a disappointment BUT this recipe looks like it will work for me. Yum yum!!!

  • Vanessa M. Nov 30, 2020, 5:39 am

    Oooh! I have tried a different recipe mustard before after hearing you say on a podcast how easy it was but it was terribly hard to blend up even after soaking for a long while. Reading this recipe I figured out where I went wrong – I hadn’t added more liquid when it soaked up what was there. Now that I know I think I’ll start a batch this afternoon!

  • Lori Nov 30, 2020, 5:36 am

    I will definitely be trying this!

  • Jean Nov 30, 2020, 5:33 am

    I’ve never thought to try making mustard! Sounds soooo simple.

  • Deborah S Bolin Nov 30, 2020, 5:33 am

    I’m very excited to try this recipe. I love your site and trying new recipes I find here.

  • Tara Nelson Nov 30, 2020, 5:20 am

    It’s always the simple things you never think of trying yourself! I will definitely have to try this, we got through so much mustard in our house, between sandwiches and recipes. I think I would make a batch of the stout mustard, I know the hubby would love that and it would be great with smoked meats. I would probably make some as a gift for my g’ma since she likes a little spice in her life too 🙂

  • Jill Nov 30, 2020, 5:20 am

    I am going to make your Dijon style mustard today, can’t wait! Also made a batch of your sauerkraut in November and it was delicious on our leftover turkey ruebens. Many thanks!

  • Patricia Cajas Nov 30, 2020, 5:17 am

    I will be making this for gifts for my family.
    Thank you

  • Victoria Long Nov 30, 2020, 5:17 am

    Looks interesting hopefully I can find seeds locally (will not use Amazon!)

  • Doris Simpson Nov 30, 2020, 5:16 am

    I didn’t know it would be easy making mustard. Is it hard to find the mustard seeds to use? I have never looked for them. Are they found in the grocery store? Thanks for sharing the recipe.

  • Julie Nov 30, 2020, 5:09 am

    The honey mustard recipe sounds delicious and looks easy to make! Thank you for your inspirations!

  • Jessica Bacho Nov 30, 2020, 5:08 am

    My husband and a good friend of mine are both mustard lovers, so this would be the perfect gift for them! It would pair perfectly with some homemade pretzels, too! Thanks for sharing this!

  • elizabeth ann milesko Nov 30, 2020, 5:01 am

    This looks possible! I think I will try!

  • Shirley Nov 30, 2020, 5:00 am

    Wow, that sounds easy! Will definitely try this!

  • Karen Barr Nov 30, 2020, 4:58 am

    Great idea! Thanks!

  • Marnie Petty Nov 30, 2020, 4:57 am

    I have never made mustard but it is definitely on my list of items to make. Can’t wait to try them all.

  • One of God's Nov 30, 2020, 4:56 am

    No, I haven’t yet tried to prepare mustard but think this will make a fine addition to a basket of goodies to be used as a housewarming present for my kids who will be moving in right about Christmas. Thank you.

  • Karin Noyes Nov 30, 2020, 4:55 am

    I used to LOVE Annie’s Maple Farmhouse mustard. A very seedy mustard with just a hint of maple sweetness. And then I couldn’t find it anymore – and have played around trying to recreate it ever since. Can’t wait to try some more – thanks for the inspiration.

  • Lorigayle D Bennett Nov 30, 2020, 4:48 am

    My husband is a tried and true mustard fan. Nothing fancy, just regular mustard. But he loves his mustard with a bit of mustard seeds. Heading over to amazon for some seeds now. Thanks so much for the instructions! I want to try to make (homemade) as much of our food as possible. We are getting up there in age, and health is slowly beginning to falter. I’m convinced, alot of it is what is put in our food these days!

  • TAMRA Nov 30, 2020, 4:47 am

    I’m so excited to try this!!!

  • Lauren Nov 30, 2020, 4:43 am

    I’m going to include jars of homemade mustard in the gift baskets I make this year.

  • Alison Nov 30, 2020, 4:42 am

    I knew mustard was very easy to make but didn’t realize it was really that simple.

  • Lauranne Shelton Nov 30, 2020, 4:42 am

    I’m very eager to try this recipe. Thanks!!

  • Barbara Byram Nov 30, 2020, 4:39 am

    I haven’t ever made mustard but it looks simple enough even I could do it! My husband loves just regular mustard, so I’ll try that one for him, and my sister… definitely the honey mustard. Gotta get me some seeds.

  • Susan Franklin Nov 30, 2020, 4:21 am

    I have never tried to make mustard but am looking forward to trying it.

  • Melisa Nov 30, 2020, 4:13 am

    After seeing how easy this was I mixed some up. It was delicious and so easy! How did I not know making mustard was this easy? Thank you!

  • Patricia Davis Nov 30, 2020, 4:11 am

    Never thought about making mustard but now I am willing to give it a try! thank you.

  • Tys Nov 30, 2020, 4:09 am

    I’ve never made mustard before! I’m going to try it out soon though!

  • Rita Rhodes Nov 30, 2020, 4:07 am

    We’re making handcrafted gifts for our three adult daughters for Christmas (mostly from ideas on your website – soap, liqueur, beeswax wraps). But we were struggling to come up with ideas for our one son-in-law. An assortment of beer mustards is a perfect idea! Thanks, Kris!

  • Maegan Nov 30, 2020, 4:06 am

    I LOVE mustard and don’t know why I’ve never thought of making it! I’ve made ketchup, why not mustard?!
    I’m going to give this a try for our next homemade corndog meal. Thanks!

  • Glenda Nov 30, 2020, 4:05 am

    I have never made mustard before!! Going to buy mustard seeds to give it a try.

  • JoAnn Bullock Nov 30, 2020, 4:04 am

    I love mustard but have never made it. This makes it sound easy! I enjoy your post & all the different ideas & things you share. I’ve learned a lot. Would love to have a copy of your book!

  • Audrey Williams Nov 30, 2020, 3:59 am

    Wow, this looks easier than I thought. I love to give baskets of homemade goodies like jam and bread for Christmas. Looks like mustard is going in them this year.

  • Colleen Ergang Nov 30, 2020, 3:58 am

    I have never made mustard before, but my husband and one of my sisters might like it!

  • Kathleen Nov 30, 2020, 3:54 am

    I can’t wait to try this recipe!

  • Karen Jones Nov 30, 2020, 3:46 am

    Very grateful to learn new ways and making mustard has never occurred to me. We don’t eat a lot of it in our household; but home made just has to taste better! I am anxious to get this started. Thank You!

  • Amy Nov 30, 2020, 3:45 am

    Never knew mustard could be so easy to make. What’s the shelf life for this? Thanks!

    • Kris Bordessa Nov 30, 2020, 7:50 am

      With the vinegar, it lasts for months.

  • Michelle D Nov 30, 2020, 3:35 am

    Wow that’s an awesome prize pack that anyone would be lucky to win. I’ve never made mustard but definitely willing to try. I’m sure any number of my friends would love a jar of it, they love when I try new adventures and are always so supportive.

  • Erica Nov 30, 2020, 3:32 am

    I love fig mustard! Thanks for sharing. I’m excited to try making my own.

  • Rose Felton Nov 30, 2020, 3:29 am

    My mom always made mustard and she used beer as the liquid. I’m not much of a mustard person, but my husband likes it. I may make a batch for him and see what he thinks. Thanks!!

  • Lisa Foil Nov 30, 2020, 3:28 am

    Can’t wait to try this recipe! I have saved it to my Evernote for easy referral. We LOVE mustard!! Since retiring and living on the ranch full time, I am trying to make our lives sustainable.

  • Nancy H Nov 30, 2020, 3:26 am

    Love, love, love homemade mustard! One of my favorite additions is sun-dried tomatoes (actually from my food dehydrator.)

  • Laurie Martin Nov 30, 2020, 3:18 am

    Wow! I never thought making mustard would be so easy! I like brown mustard, but I never want to buy it. This will be great!

  • Vee Jones Nov 30, 2020, 3:15 am

    When my hubby came back from Vietnam, he literally ate mustard off his finger he missed it so much! Now as a no-salt person, mustard is a limited item on his list. He will be so excited to see this recipe and the possibility of winning your book! It appeals to our lifestyle in many ways.

  • T C Creel Nov 30, 2020, 3:11 am

    What a great recipe!
    Thank you!

  • Ann-Marie Nov 30, 2020, 3:10 am

    Always wanted to make my own mustard but didn’t know how. Looks easy! Now to find mustard seed!

  • Jane Nov 30, 2020, 3:10 am

    Thank you for the recipe! We’ll try it!

  • Karen Nov 30, 2020, 3:09 am

    Never made musturd before, will give it a try. Do you have a recipe for a great honey musturd? That’s my favorite. Thank for the recipes.

  • Lynn Nov 30, 2020, 1:43 am

    I have been thinking about trying to make my own mustard. Who knew it was so easy!

  • Kelly Pompa Nov 30, 2020, 12:23 am

    Nope, never made mustard at home before but it is now on my recipe list to try Thanks If gifting I would make for oldest son & family

  • Sue Nov 16, 2020, 8:55 am

    Do you add the spices/any alterations as the seeds soak-or after mustard is processed?

    • Kris Bordessa Nov 23, 2020, 5:20 pm

      After it’s processed.

  • Shelley Dec 6, 2019, 6:36 am

    This was such a surprise, I never thought about how to make mustard, it’s so easy and so tasty. I’ve started writing down the proportions each batch so I can remember my favorites. Thank you!

    • Kris Bordessa Dec 6, 2019, 7:57 am

      Isn’t it the easiest??

  • Christa Sep 24, 2018, 12:55 pm

    I’ve been making this for years now and LOVE it. I also add fresh cranberries to one variety around Thanksgiving! Delish!! People love getting it for gifts!

    • Kris Bordessa Oct 17, 2018, 9:39 am

      Yay — that’s great to hear!

  • Jennfier Sep 8, 2018, 3:55 am

    Please help! My mustard is so spicy I can’t eat it. Other than a lot of heat there is no flavor. Did I miss something?

    • Kris Bordessa Sep 9, 2018, 12:53 pm

      Mustard flavor and spiciness can vary by seed. Maybe you ended up with a very spicy seed??

  • Michelle Mar 24, 2018, 10:07 pm

    Such a simple and easy recipe to make.

  • Nancy Feb 17, 2018, 4:13 pm

    Love this mustard. Easy to make and wonderful flavor. No longer buying store bought.

    • Kris Bordessa Feb 20, 2018, 4:16 pm

      Would love it if you’d give it a “star” rating! Glad you like it!

  • flo Jan 22, 2018, 9:38 am

    At Christmas time I bought a very good whole seed mustard Is this the same process? Does it become”slippery “? Or do I need to do another step?

    • Kris Bordessa Jan 30, 2018, 9:23 am

      The DIY mustard can seem slippery at first. I’ve found that as it sits it gets less so.

  • Hope Green Mar 7, 2017, 7:16 pm

    Love mustard! Will try this very soon. Thank you for the recipe…

  • Dee Sep 14, 2016, 8:11 pm

    Thanks for sharing. This one I will be making soon.

  • Mary Tatem Aug 15, 2016, 5:28 pm

    THANK you so much. My husband loves all mustard…..you should see our refrigerator! LOL. I love making things so this is the best of both worlds. I just put the seeds in to soak this afternoon, and I can’t wait to see how he likes it

  • Irene Heitz Aug 2, 2016, 11:00 pm

    Hi, I didn´t know it was that easy! thank you for the post. I just bought a glass of mustard with ground elder (aegopodium podagraria). awesome taste.

  • Max Jun 23, 2016, 9:40 am

    This is fabulous. I never though making mustard could be so simple. I’m going out to buy mustard seeds right away! Thank you so much for this post–I’ll be checking out your blog regularly from now on.

  • LELANIE Jun 3, 2016, 2:01 am

    I am so going to try this

  • Delores May 18, 2016, 2:01 am

    Oh! This is great. And I am going to use my fire cider vinegar that I recently finished to make it. Can’t wait!

    • Kris Bordessa Jun 13, 2016, 6:51 am

      Good idea!

  • Kathryn Grace Dec 18, 2015, 2:28 pm

    Made this today (well, started it on Wednesday and finished today). I had 1/4 C yellow and 3/4 C black mustard seeds. Boy, did it turn out hot! But we love the flavor and taste. Delicious by itself on a walnut and scallion baguette we had on hand. Thanks for this. I wanted to make my own for the reasons you mentioned, so I’m most grateful.

    Next time, I’ll cut the recipe in half as I don’t think we’d use this much in two years! But it’s fun to give some away in cute little Fido jars. Shared on my foodie Facebook page today. Thanks again!

  • Ellen Jeffery Oct 14, 2015, 6:03 pm

    I absolutely love having the ability to make things myself and not always depend on running to the grocery store. This recipe looks great. I can’t wait to try it.

  • Cheryl Jun 11, 2015, 9:11 am

    Pssssst! If you use a regular (not wide mouth) jar, you can pop blender attachments onto it and have NO clean-up. I do this with all kinds of stuff from smoothies to PB (anything that’s small and don’t want to dirty Vitamix). Thanks so much for posting; we adore mustard of all kinds in our home so this is on the TO DO NOW list. 🙂

    • Kris Bordessa Jun 11, 2015, 9:40 am

      Excellent tip! Thanks.

  • Janelle Jun 1, 2015, 7:22 am

    Once made, how long does it last and how do you store it?

    • Kris Bordessa Jun 1, 2015, 7:24 am

      I store in the fridge. Keeps indefinitely. I have to make a new batch every 2-3 months or so?

  • Auburn Layman Mar 30, 2015, 7:43 am

    Hello! I tried this for the first time today. It seemed that my seeds weren’t wet enough, so during the blending process I added a bit more ACV and water to get to a better consistency. However, now it just takes overly vinegary and not much like mustard at all. Any ideas for how I could save this batch?

    • Kris Bordessa Mar 30, 2015, 7:53 am

      Soak some more seeds in just water with a bit of vinegar and blend the two?

  • Cindy Arman Mar 2, 2015, 10:44 pm

    Hi there! I have a question. I put my seeds into soak and soften this morning. in just like an hour, they had absorbed all of the liquid, so I added more, as stated in the instructions. A few hours later, it was all gone again, so I added more liquid. Long story short, I have added liquid 3 times today, and it has only been about 12 hours. How many times do I add liquid? Or do I just let them hang out now and not add any more liquid? I live in the desert so the relative humidity here is very low. I am sure that had something to do with it.

    Thanks for you help,
    Cindy Arman

    • Kris Bordessa Mar 3, 2015, 5:21 pm

      It seems to vary by batch for me. I add liquid a few times, usually stopping when the seeds seem to stop absorbing.

  • Reese Sep 17, 2014, 10:36 pm

    I grew up with my grandmothers and my mom all growing gardens and canning. We weren’t that many years out of the great depression. They all ate the healthiest way possible and weren’t nearly as poor as they thought. So many of our family recipes have been lost over the years but I am still able to do some of the ideas you publish. My grandma made her own mayos and mustards and I am so greatful that you posted such a simple recipe for the mustard. I’ll be making several different flavors and giving a sampling of 5 or 6 jars to relatives for Christmas. Thank you.

  • Theresa Sep 7, 2014, 6:42 pm

    I just added brown and yellow organic mustard seeds to my weekly Amazon Prime order. I am so excited to try this! Thanks

  • Sydney May 22, 2014, 5:02 pm

    Try using your favorite whiskey!
    Jack Daniels, Pendelton, whatever! Maple Crown Royal
    Makes a very tasty mustard!

  • Mesha May 17, 2014, 6:33 pm

    If you make it in a regular mouth jar, you might not even have to wash the blender; my blender bottom and regular mouth jars are exactly the same. 
    Thank you for the recipe!

  • Erin @ Blue Yurt Farms Apr 16, 2014, 5:24 am

    Love this! I’ve been making DIY mayo for awhile now, but mustard is next on the list. And grainy mustard is the best!

  • Melissa Apr 15, 2014, 2:13 am

    I’ve always wanted to make my own mustard!  Thanks for the recipe…I can’t believe how easy it is and therefore, how silly I feel for not making it sooner 😉

  • shelly Dec 18, 2013, 4:16 pm

    I have been making mustard for a while now. I buy my organic brown mustard seeds through a co-op I belong to. Then I make a big batch and take it to a food swap I belong to and swap it for equally delicious goodies made by others. I have recently ordered yellow seeds and the hot chinese version as well to make at home. My family LOVES the mustard I make and I am also giving it as gifts this year 🙂

  • Shelly Nov 14, 2013, 10:09 am

    I recently bought 3 lbs of organic brown mustard seed and this is a timely article! there are lots of recipes out there for home canning mustard as well.

    I am going right now to start some seeds soaking so I can make mustard for a local food swap on Monday!

  • Toni Nov 14, 2013, 6:54 am

    Can you can the mustard. I’m thinking of canning small jars to include in Christmas gift baskets from the kitchen.

    • Kris Bordessa Nov 14, 2013, 7:26 am

      You’d have to search for a recipe that’s safe to can. I’m not comfortable saying that it would, since it didn’t start out as a recipe for home preservation. Cute idea, though!

      • Susan Nov 18, 2019, 2:40 pm

        I have another mustard recipe that is a similar acid ratio. Heat the mustard, place in hot sterile jars, can 1/2 pint jars in a hot water bath for 10 minutes.

  • Tammy B Sep 2, 2013, 1:57 pm

    Looks fun to try…curious, how would you get a nice brown mustard.

    • Kris Bordessa Sep 2, 2013, 4:44 pm

      Look for *brown mustard seeds, rather than the yellow. A place to start: https://amzn.to/1cAjGjj

      • Tammy B Sep 2, 2013, 5:10 pm

        thanks!!

      • Debbie Gray Nov 13, 2013, 3:41 pm

        I got my mustard seeds at MountainRoseherbs.com. I order all of my herbs and spices that I don’t dry from them. They send them out promptly. I have a lb of yellow and a lb of brown and will be trying this recipe.

  • ramesh chandra mehra Sep 1, 2013, 8:47 pm

    good

  • Lisa Petrison Sep 1, 2013, 5:31 pm
  • Lisa Petrison Sep 1, 2013, 5:29 pm

    Here is a company that makes mustard that:

    * Is organic
    * Comes in a glass jar
    * Is in six different flavors (city, country, spicy, honey, honey/spicy and horseradish)
    * Has a minimal number of ingredients
    * Is delicious

  • Jen the EcoVenturer Aug 20, 2011, 5:46 am

    I love whole grain mustard! Thanks for the idea and inspiration, I will be trying this out right away.

    • Kris Bordessa Aug 20, 2011, 6:28 am

      I’ve got my second batch soaking right now! This time I used white wine with just a splash of vinegar for the liquid. It smells like it will be a bit mellower than the last batch.

      • Melaniie Freisinger Dec 4, 2020, 8:45 am

        LOVE mustard!
        Can’t wait to try your recipe

  • Donna Hull Jul 18, 2011, 4:08 pm

    What a cool idea. I would have never thought about making Dijon mustard at home. And the recipe looks so easy.

  • Katie Jul 17, 2011, 12:09 pm

    What an amazing idea!!

  • Jennifer Margulis Jul 14, 2011, 5:23 am

    Never tried but we HAVE mustard seeds (that I used in a recipe). And I really want to try making my own. Here we CAN buy organic in glass jars but I think making it myself would be an even better option. (p.s. My friend down the street has been making her own vanilla, inspired by your recipe!)

  • Jane Boursaw Jul 8, 2011, 9:57 am

    Such a cool recipe, and as always, so easy to do. Love Dijon Mustard.

  • MyKidsEatSquid Jul 6, 2011, 3:49 pm

    Ooooo, this recipe has my name written all over it. I’ve got these hot mustard seeds from one of my favorite spice shops. Do you have to use apple cider vinegar? I’m thinking it’s for the flavor. The possibilities here…

    • Kris Bordessa Jul 14, 2011, 9:34 pm

      You can use a variety of liquids – vinegars, wine, beer…

      • Doug Dec 24, 2011, 1:55 am

        So I tried my first batch with Guiness Draught. I’m not sure it really worked. The beer has a strong flavor and the resultant mustard smells nothing like any kind of mustard I’ve ever had. Since beer is more alive than vinegar, what are the chances that I’ve got some kind of fermentation going on?
        Anybody done a batch with beer? What kind did you use? How much beer vs water? Sit at room temp or in the frig while soaking? Anything else different in the way you did the batch?

        • Doug Dec 24, 2011, 11:36 am

          A follow up. I did some searching around and found that most mustards made with beer/wine also include some vinegar, sugar, and spices. I’m in the process of adding stuff to see if I can fix the batch. So far, so good. I’m going to let the batch sit for a bit and will report back on the results. In the mean time, we’ve picked up some new mustard and are going to try a few other types of batches. Big fun! Thank you for posting this.

  • Sheryl Jul 6, 2011, 2:49 pm

    Amazing. Silly me, I never before considered that you can actually make your own mustard. But it is so very easy. I’m impressed.

    • Kris Bordessa Jul 14, 2011, 9:36 pm

      Habits, yeah? We’re breaking them left and right around here! 😉

  • NoPotCoooking Jul 6, 2011, 12:57 pm

    I will try this. I made mustard once before, but the recipe did not say to blend it – it left the seeds whole and I just didn’t care for it.

    • Kris Bordessa Jul 14, 2011, 9:37 pm

      You can blend it coarse or fine. I did mine kind of mid-range, Dijon like.

  • Melanie @ Frugal Kiwi Jul 6, 2011, 12:33 pm

    I’ve had it on my list to learn how to make my own mustard. Now I see it is super duper easy. THANKS!

  • Living Large Jul 6, 2011, 11:56 am

    Haven’t tried it yet, but will now! Thanks for the recipe!

  • ruth pennebaker Jul 6, 2011, 11:48 am

    Kris, you amaze me. It would have never occurred to me to make my own mustard. What a revelation!

    • Lynda Boonstra Feb 24, 2020, 6:02 am

      A very key step if you prefer your mustard mild or hot: The first fifteen minutes when you put your seeds to soak makes all the difference. If you soak them cold or room temperature in the first 15 minutes you will get spicy mustard. Almost too spicy in some cases. If you boil the water first, remove it from the heat and then add your seeds you will get medium spice. If you boil your water, add the seeds and then keep it simmering for a few minutes, you will get mild mustard. The same happens with adding garlic to your mustard. Raw and cold packs a punch. Roasted garlic makes it sweet.

      • Kris Bordessa Feb 24, 2020, 9:55 am

        I’ve definitely found that letting it “age” reduces the spiciness, but in all my years of making this, you’re the first person to offer this advice. I’m going to try this!

        • Dianne C Ashmore Nov 30, 2020, 4:02 pm

          Thanks for the instructions. I want to try this but make mild honey mustard.

      • Michele taylor Nov 30, 2020, 6:00 am

        Nice helpful hints thanks

  • jenjenn Jul 6, 2011, 7:09 am

    Thank you for this simple recipe. My hubby loves all kinds of mustard, and of late he has been getting more and more in the kitchen, some would call creative. I would call a kitchen science project. Anyways, I read aloud to him, as I sometimes do when I come across a new recipe. And see if either of us wants to try it…He definitely will be trying this, and I am sure experimenting with flavors. This will help keep him bored in his upcoming retirement years. Maybe we will even sell at the local Farmer’s Market…And keep organic, healthy and inexpensive (these types of recipes we search for, as almost like a hobby and if taste good, we keep on the ‘menu’).

    • Kris Bordessa Jul 14, 2011, 9:41 pm

      I think there could be some really fun experimentation with this! If he comes up with a winner, please let me know – I’d love to share it.

      • Michele taylor Nov 30, 2020, 5:58 am

        I never realized how simple it was to make mustard. I have all kinds of mustard seed left from canning, I’m going to have to get this. Thanks for the recipe

  • Liz Jul 5, 2011, 11:38 am

    great idea, know I just have to find out where to get mustard seeds….

    • Susan Apr 25, 2018, 3:00 pm

      I go on Amazon to get my seeds. I’ve always had good luck.

    • Mandy Nov 30, 2020, 8:04 am

      Penzey’s Spices has a variety of mustard seeds. Try them. The spices I’ve found there have all been incredible.

      • Mica Dec 2, 2020, 6:29 pm

        I can’t wait to try this recipe! My family loves spicy, so this will be a treat.

  • Alexandra Jul 5, 2011, 7:31 am

    Oh, I’m so excited to find this recipe! I lived in France, so we always had cheap mustard and never thought about making it ourselves. The mustard with grains came in a pottery jar and was more expensive. I cannot wait to try making my own. Do you have to keep it in the refrigerator after you make it? Does it ever go bad? Thanks so much!

    • Kris @ Attainable Sustainable Jul 5, 2011, 9:10 am

      Well, I refrigerate mine, but I suspect this is one of those foods that will do fine at room temperature, too, due to the vinegar. The vinegar means it should have a long shelf life, too! The hardest part about this recipe is remembering to pick up mustard seeds at the store!

      • Monna Jun 18, 2015, 10:04 am

        Monterrey Spice Company sells mustard seeds in bulk. And other whole spices. Prices are very reasonable.

      • Bob Wray Jun 16, 2019, 4:45 am

        Will horseradish work? I have in the garden.

        • Kris Bordessa Jun 22, 2019, 10:08 am

          I’d try stirring a bit in!

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