How to Make your Own Mustard from Scratch

Last Updated on May 10, 2023 by Ellen Christian

Have you ever tried to make your own mustard from scratch? Learn more about making homemade mustard with this easy spicy honey mustard recipe.

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How to Make your Own Mustard from Scratch


How to Make your Own Mustard from Scratch

You may have noticed that I’ve been learning how to make many of the foods that I used to buy pre-made from the grocery store. I have found that making things from scratch is a great way to save money and be more aware of what you’re eating.

Is it cheaper to make your own mustard?

It really depends. If you shop with coupons or buy the cheapest generic you can find, then it may not be cheaper. But, if you are purchasing an expensive gourmet mustard, it’s definitely less expensive to make your own mustard.

What are the ingredients in mustard?

Like most of you, I have always purchased mustard already made up in a jar.  I honestly didn’t give a lot of thought to where mustard came from.  

After checking out the recipe, I realized that mustard is really very easy to make yourself. 

Prepared mustard is really not much more than mustard seeds, a few spices, and a little vinegar. It needs to sit for at least a day to allow the flavors to merge so plan ahead.  

How to make your own mustard from scratch

Gourmet mustard recipes

This simple mustard recipe uses yellow mustard seeds but if you prefer, you can substitute brown mustard seeds for a homemade spicy mustard.

You can also experiment with a few other flavors to make it unique. Try using apple cider vinegar instead of white vinegar.

How long does homemade mustard last?

Keep this in a tightly sealed jar in the refrigerator. it should last for a month in the refrigerator if you don’t add extra ingredients. 

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Yield: 8

Hot and Spicy Mustard

How to make your own mustard from scratch

Have you ever tried to make your own mustard from scratch? Learn more about making homemade mustard with this easy spicy honey mustard recipe.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Inactive Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes


  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup whole yellow mustard seeds
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 3 tbsp cider vinegar
  • 2 tbsp ground mustard
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp ground cloves


  1. Place water in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil over high heat. Add mustard seeds. Cover saucepan; remove from heat. Let stand one hour or until liquid is absorbed.
  2. Combine mustard seeds, honey, vinegar, ground mustard, salt and cloves in food processor; process using on/off pulsing action until mixture is thickened and seeds are coarsely chopped, scraping down side of work bowl once. Refrigerate at least 1 day before serving. Store in airtight container in refrigerator up to 3 weeks.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 46Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 378mgCarbohydrates: 10gFiber: 1gSugar: 9gProtein: 1g

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52 thoughts on “How to Make your Own Mustard from Scratch”

  1. my son loves mustard...he would dip all sorts of things in it. I have never considered making something like this from scratch before!
  2. I love making things from scratch - and it never occurred to me to try making mustard!  I need to find good mustard seeds I wonder where to get really fresh ones - and I definitely want to try this - and with kielbasa, yum!
  3. I made mustard for the first time last year. It was amazing. I don't think I will every purchase mustard ever again! 
  4. I use mustard in so many dishes. I had never thought about making mustard from scratch. I am going to try this-- sounds so easy and flavorful. 
  5. It's funny to me that I had never thought of making my own mustard. But I am sure it would taste so much better than any store bought mustard. I will have to give this a try.
  6. I love your How to posts... soo clever and useful; I can not wait to try this.. thanks for sharing Ellen, my husband loves different mustard and I bet he will be in love when I dish my very own up...
  7. Oh this is brilliant! We love homemade from scratch. It always just tastes so much better. I haven't tried homemade mustard before; but I want to!
  8. This is so cool that you made it from scratch.  I love it when I can make things like this with items I have on hand.
  9. That mustard looks great - so fresh!  I would love to try this, and also the Butterball app.  It sounds like they have a lot of really amazing recipes on there!
  10. I would love to try and make my own mustard. If I can make mayonnaise, I can do this right? Thanks for the recipe. Bookmarking now.
  11. Really? I never thought of doing this, how cool! Will have to give it a try. I tried making honey mustard and can never seem to get it right. 
  12. Wow, I didn't even think of making my own when I am out. Nice to know! What a great app, downloading it now, thanks!
  13. I definitely will. I use mustard for a lot of things, even for marinating chicken. :D I'm definitely going to try this.

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