McDonald’s Hot Mustard Sauce Copycat Recipe (Photos + Video)

McDonald’s Hot Mustard sauce is an old and traditional sauce served at the restaurant. It is packed with deliciously sweet and spicy mustard flavors that are hard to resist. 

McDonald's Hot Mustard

For many of us who grew up enjoying McDonald’s meals with family and friends, this sauce isn’t just a condiment. It’s a cherished part of our McDonald’s experience.

However, discontinuing the hot mustard sauce in 2017 left many hearts sinking faster than a Happy Meal lost in the ball pit! 

For fans outside the US, particularly in regions like India, Canada, and Indonesia, where this sauce was never officially launched, the yearning for its taste still needs to be fulfilled. 

But the quest continues as enthusiasts keep seek the secret recipe for this popular dipping sauce. With just basic ingredients and steps, you can also get it done right. 

I have a copycat recipe that our chef prepared just for you. Whip up some spices, give it a nice stir, store, and there you go! It’s ready in no time. Whether you are a culinary expert or novice, there is nothing better than this copycat recipe. 

Equipment Required

  • Small Bowl – I used a small bowl to mix all the ingredients to make the sauce right in your kitchen. You can choose the Bowl based on the serving. 
  • Whisk – Take a small whisk to mix all the elements to achieve a smooth texture. 
  • Spoon I pour the spices using measuring spoons. This helps you add the appropriate amount, and you won’t spill anything like I do.
McDonald's Hot Mustard Ingredients

Preparation Time

Preparation TimeCooking TimeTotal Time
5 Minutes5 Minutes

How To Make McDonald’s Hot Mustard Sauce

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McDonald’s Hot Mustard Sauce Recipe Video

 FAQs About McDonald’s Hot Mustard Sauce

  • Consistency – I achieve a creamy consistency by incorporating extra heavy cream, sour cream, Greek yogurt, or any other vegan alternative to your sauce. 
  • Strain The Spices – I prefer to fine-mesh the ground spices for a better texture. This helps me eliminate solid lumps and results in a smooth texture.
  • Proper Ratio Of Ingredients – I suggest measuring the water according to the serving size to mix the ingredients with the liquid. Ensure that all other ingredients are added accurately to achieve a perfect balance of flavors. 
  • Moisture-Free Spices – The sauce’s texture is perfect only when you use moisture-free ground spices or premium quality ingredients. For example, you can also use mustard seeds for ground mustard and see the magic happening. 
  • Herb Infusion – You can also infuse the sauce with natural herbs like thyme, rosemary, or basil to bring out the aromatic flavors and delicate herbal notes. 
  • Resting – I let the sauce rest in the refrigerator before serving. This allows the flavors to meld and enhance better. 

Nutritional Information Per Serving

McDonald’s Hot Mustard sauce contains moderate calories, making it suitable for a balanced diet. Additionally, making this sauce at home will help you control the quantity of ingredients added. 

Calories44 kcal
Carbohydrates7.5 g
Sodium311. 3 g
Protein1.3 g
Dietary Fiber1.0 g
Fat1.2 g

McDonald’s Hot Mustard sauce suits people with dietary restrictions like keto. However, people on gluten, vegan, dash, or paleo diets can try other alternative options to make a suitable version of this sauce. 

McDonald's Hot Mustard Step 5

Recipe Variations For Different Diets

  1. Vegan-Friendly – To enjoy the goodness of vegan-friendly knockoff hot mustard sauce, add plant-based or nutritional yeast cheese cream instead of traditional mayonnaise and cheese. This addition ensures that people following a vegan diet can still enjoy the delicious flavors without compromising dietary preferences. 
  2. Gluten-Free – You can substitute the soy sauce and flour with gluten-free soy sauce or cornstarch for those avoiding gluten. I suggest you feel free to match these options to create Hot Mustard sauce right in your kitchen. 
  3. DASH Diet – People on a Dash diet should avoid soy sauce or prefer consuming it in moderation. So, replace soy sauce with tamari sauce while making the McDonald’s Hot Mustard sauce home. 

Storing And Reheating This Recipe

When you prepare a large batch of McDonald’s Hot Mustard sauce, store it properly to prevent spoilage. Begin to cool down the sauce to room temperature when it is prepared. 

I prefer to let the sauce sit for a while to prevent bacterial growth and spoilage. Then, I pour the sauce into an airtight container with a tightly closed lid, which helps increase its shelf life. Finally, I place the container in the refrigerator at 40 degrees Celsius

What To Serve With This Recipe

  1. Chicken Nuggets – I love to pair up the hot mustard sauce with crispy chicken nuggets. It is a classic combo where you can dunk the nuggets into creamy and smooth mustard sauce and relish all the flavors. 
  2. Sandwiches – A grilled chicken or vegetarian sandwich nestled between soft, pillowy buns is perfectly paired with hot mustard sauce to elevate flavors. 
  3. Burritos – Slather some hot mustard sauce on your burritos and wrap them to relish the umami-rich Mexican flavors. 
  4. Salads – I prefer giving my salads a spicy makeover by drizzling a generous amount of Hot Mustard Sauce. This adds a spicy kick and enhances the overall flavors. 
  5. Wrap – I suggest you immediately roll up your favorite ingredients in a tortilla and add a generous smear of Hot Mustard Sauce for a zingy kick. I am sure when you try this, there is no going back!

Printable Version

McDonald’s Hot Mustard Sauce Recipe

Author : Yamini Rathore
Serving : 5
Calories : 44 kcal
Total time : 10 minutes
McDonald's hot mustard sauce is a quick and easy sauce recipe. You can surely incorporate all the flavors just like McDonald's in your kitchen. Gather all the pantry items on the table, whisk, and hot mustard sauce will be ready.
5 from 22 votes


  • 1 teaspoon Soy Sauce
  • teaspoon Mustard Sauce
  • 2 teaspoons Cayenne Pepper
  • 2 tablespoons Corn Syrup
  • 2 tablespoons White Vinegar
  • ¾ tablespoon Hot Mustard


  • Small Bowl
  • Whisk
  • Spoon


  • In a bowl, add yellow mustard.
    McDonald's Hot Mustard Step 1
  • Then, add cayenne pepper, mustard powder, and soy sauce to the bowl.
    McDonald's Hot Mustard Step 2
  • After that, add corn syrup and white vinegar.
    McDonald's Hot Mustard Step 3
  • Give all the ingredients a good mix using a whisk.
    McDonald's Hot Mustard Step 4
  • Your McDonald's Hot Mustard recipe is ready!
    McDonald's Hot Mustard Step 5


Prep Time : 5 minutes
Total Time : 10 minutes
Cuisine : American
Course : copycat


Calories : 44kcal  |  Carbohydrates : 7.5g  |  Protein : 1.3g  |  Fat : 1.2g  |  Sodium : 311.3mg  |  Fiber : 1g

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    I hope you enjoyed reading the article, which includes all the information about the McDonald’s Hot Mustard sauce recipe. You can now easily follow the tips and tricks to make a better homemade version of this restaurant-style sauce. 

    People with dietary restrictions can prepare this recipe by following the above recommendations. You can swap a few ingredients for the best alternatives. 

    Let me know how your cooking experience goes in the comment section below. 

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