Easy and Delicious Corn in a Cup Recipe

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Easy and Delicious Corn in a Cup Recipe
Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
Recipe by Administrator
Published on November 30, 2023

If you love Mexican street food, you will definitely enjoy this recipe for Corn in a Cup. It is a popular street food snack that is made with grilled corn kernels, mayo, cheese, and spices. This dish has a delicious smoky and tangy flavor that is perfect for a quick and easy snack or side dish. It can be enjoyed on its own or served with your favorite Mexican dishes. Give it a try and impress your friends and family with this authentic Mexican recipe!


  • 4 ears of corn, husked
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup grated Cotija cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 lime, cut into wedges


  1. Preheat your grill to medium-high heat.
  2. Grill the corn on all sides until lightly charred, about 10 minutes.
  3. Let the corn cool slightly, then cut the kernels off the cob.
  4. In a large bowl, combine the mayonnaise, sour cream, Cotija cheese, chili powder, garlic powder, smoked paprika, salt, and black pepper.
  5. Add the corn kernels to the bowl and toss until well coated with the dressing.
  6. Sprinkle with chopped cilantro and serve with lime wedges on the side.

Interesting Facts

  • Corn in a Cup is a popular street food in Mexico and is often sold by vendors at fairs and festivals.
  • The traditional Mexican cheese used in this recipe, Cotija cheese, has a tangy and salty flavor that pairs perfectly with the sweet corn.
  • You can customize this recipe by adding additional toppings such as hot sauce, Tajin seasoning, or chopped avocado.