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child in a cowboy hat pouring corn into a bowl to make elote in a cup

Elote in a Cup

Sweet corn mixed with creamy mayo and crema along with tangy lime juice topped with herbs, chili, and cheese.

Course Appetizer
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword corn in a cup, elote, mexican street corn
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 6
Author Christina


  • 1 bag frozen corn
  • 1/4 c mayonnaise
  • 1/2 c Mexican crema
  • juice of 1 lime
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 c cojita cheese
  • 2 T chopped cilantro


  1. Heat the corn in a pan with a bit of water.

  2. Drain.

  3. Add salt.

  4. Mix creama, mayo, and lime juice together.

  5. Add warm corn.

  6. Add chili powder and cojita.

  7. Mix well.

  8. Dip into cups and sprinkle with extra cojita, a squirt of lime and a sprinkle of cilantro.