Happy Spring! Allow me to introduce you to the best Homemade Ranch Dressing of all time.
While Ranch Dressing is good year around, and I certainly eat it year around (I’m a bit of a condiment addict!) I find it particularly enjoyable during the spring and summer months.
There’s nothing quite like a fresh house salad with home style creamy Ranch dressing drizzled all over! YUM!
While we’re on the topic, let me go ahead and tell you, this is the world’s best Ranch dressing.
Seriously. How do I know that, you might ask? Because when I had my Granny taste test it, she said so.
Now, if Granny says something is so then IT IS SO! You simply don’t question the word of your Granny! 🙂
How to make this Easy Ranch Dressing Recipe
To start out you’ll need 8 cups (half a gallon) of mayonnaise, 5 cups milk (2%, 1%, or fat free) 1 cup of Hidden Valley Ranch seasoning, and 1/6 cup of chopped, dried dill.
Combine the mayonnaise and milk in a large mixing bowl and whisk until fully combined with no lumps remaining.
Add in the dill and Ranch seasoning and whisk again until fully combined.
A little tip for measuring out the dill: I just used my 1/3 cup measuring cup and filled it halfway. That will give you 1/6 cup. 😉
Be sure that no dry lumps of Ranch seasoning remain after whisking.
How long does Homemade Ranch last?
You’ve made your own Homemade Ranch but how long will it last?
With milk as one of the main ingredients and no added preservatives, Homemade Ranch Dressing won’t last beyond 10 days in the fridge.
Ranch dressing also cannot be frozen (I tried) so it’s important to use it up quickly or share with friends so that it doesn’t go to waste.
I gotta tell you, I felt so domesticated the first time I made this. I mean, there is just something about making your own salad dressing that will have you feeling like a real life house wife!
I have always purchased my Ranch dressing already made from the store but this one knocks the socks and the shoes off of any I have ever bought – and I’ve tried them all.
Let me warn you, this stuff is so good your kids and spouses won’t let you buy Ranch Dressing from the store again so be prepared to start making it at home now.
The good thing is that this Homemade Ranch Dressing is so fast and easy to make, it’s no problem at all to whip up a batch in a hurry!
It’s truly been a pleasure to have you in my kitchen today; I hope you’ll come back soon to chat and cook with me.
If you’ve tried this recipe, please comment below and rate the recipe. I love hearing from you!
Happy spring, my friend!
Homemade Ranch Dressing
A thick and creamy home style Ranch dressing perfect for dip, salads, sandwiches, or anything you would use ranch dressing for!
- 8 cups mayonnaise
- 5 cups 1% milk 2% or fat free can also be used
- 8 oz Hidden Valley Ranch Seasoning
- 1/6 cup Dried Dill
Place the mayonnaise and milk in a large mixing bowl and whisk until fully combined and no lumps remain.
Add the Ranch seasoning and dill, whisking until fully combined with no lumps remaining.
Pour Ranch dressing into jars with lids or airtight containers and store in the fridge for up to 10 days. Dressing can not be frozen.
Nutrition information calculated using 1% milk and Kraft Real Mayonnaise.
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