Mexican Street Corn Cups

When it comes to street food, few places can rival the colorful and tantalizing experience of Mexico. From sizzling tacos to flavorful elotes, the streets are lined with culinary delights that awaken your taste buds. One dish that truly stands out is Mexican Street Corn, or Elote. This popular snack combines the smoky, spicy, and tangy flavors that Mexico is famous for. In this blog post, we’re going to introduce you to a unique twist on this classic street food: Mexican Street Corn Cups. These bite-sized delights are perfect for parties, gatherings, or a delightful treat for yourself. Let’s embark on a journey to recreate the essence of Mexican street food in your kitchen.


For the Corn Cups:

  • 4 cups of corn kernels (fresh or frozen)
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup crumbled cotija cheese
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • Salt and pepper to taste

For Toppings:

  • Extra cotija cheese
  • Additional chopped cilantro
  • Lime wedges


  1. Prepare the Corn: If using fresh corn, grill the ears until they have a slight char, then cut the kernels off the cob. If using frozen corn, cook it according to the package instructions. Let the corn cool to room temperature.
  2. Mix the Dressing: In a small bowl, combine the mayonnaise, sour cream, half of the crumbled cotija cheese, chili powder, paprika, lime juice, and salt and pepper to taste. Mix until all the ingredients are well combined.
  3. Combine the Corn and Dressing: In a large mixing bowl, gently fold the dressing into the cooled corn kernels. Make sure all the corn is evenly coated with the creamy, tangy mixture.
  4. Assemble the Cups: Take small serving cups or glasses. Spoon the dressed corn mixture into the cups, filling them about two-thirds full.
  5. Garnish: Top each cup with a sprinkle of cotija cheese, fresh cilantro, and a lime wedge. The extra cotija adds a delightful crunch, and the cilantro and lime provide a burst of freshness.
  6. Serve: Mexican Street Corn Cups are best served immediately to enjoy the flavors at their peak.


Spice it up with Chipotle Mayo

If you’re a fan of a little heat, consider adding a smoky kick to your Mexican Street Corn Cups by making chipotle mayo. Simply blend chipotle peppers in adobo sauce with mayonnaise until you reach your desired level of spiciness. Drizzle this smoky, spicy mayo over your corn cups for an extra layer of flavor.


  • For a healthier twist, you can use Greek yogurt instead of sour cream.
  • Experiment with different spices and herbs to customize the flavor to your liking.
  • These Mexican Street Corn Cups are excellent for picnics, potlucks, or as a side dish at barbecues.

In just a few simple steps, you can bring the lively and vibrant flavors of Mexican street food into your home. The Mexican Street Corn Cups combine the creaminess of mayonnaise and sour cream with the smoky and tangy notes of cotija cheese and lime. This fusion creates a harmonious burst of flavors in every bite. Whether you’re hosting a party or just craving a taste of Mexico, these little cups of delight will transport you straight to the bustling streets of Mexico.

As you explore the world of street food, remember that every culture has its unique, mouthwatering dishes waiting to be shared. Embracing these culinary experiences not only satisfies your cravings but also broadens your horizons. So, why not start with these Mexican Street Corn Cups? They are not just a snack; they are a journey to the heart of Mexico, a celebration of its rich culinary traditions.

While you may be enjoying these Mexican Street Corn Cups in the comfort of your home, close your eyes, take a bite, and let the flavors carry you away to the vibrant streets of Mexico, where the air is filled with the enticing aromas of street food vendors and the sounds of laughter and celebration. And when you open your eyes, you’ll find yourself still in your kitchen, savoring the magic of Mexican street food, one delicious corn cup at a time. So, invite your friends, create some memories, and enjoy this authentic Mexican treat that will have everyone asking for more!

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