Mexican Street Corn Cups Recipe

Indulge in the flavors of Mexico with this delectable recipe for Mexican Street Corn Cups. Perfect for any gathering or simply as a savory snack, these cups burst with the rich flavors of corn, cheese, and spices. Follow the simple instructions below to whip up a batch of these irresistible treats!


  • 6 ears of corn, husks removed
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup crumbled cotija cheese (or feta cheese)
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Lime wedges, for serving
  • Additional cotija cheese, for garnish
  • Chopped fresh cilantro, for garnish


  1. Preheat your grill to medium-high heat. Place the corn directly on the grill and cook, turning occasionally, until charred in spots and tender, about 10-12 minutes. Remove from the grill and let cool slightly.
  2. Once the corn is cool enough to handle, cut the kernels off the cob and place them in a large bowl.
  3. In a small bowl, mix together the mayonnaise, sour cream, crumbled cotija cheese, chopped cilantro, chili powder, garlic powder, smoked paprika, lime juice, salt, and pepper.
  4. Add the mayonnaise mixture to the bowl with the corn kernels and toss until well combined.
  5. Divide the corn mixture evenly among serving cups or small bowls.
  6. Garnish each cup with additional crumbled cotija cheese and chopped cilantro.
  7. Serve the Mexican Street Corn Cups with lime wedges on the side for squeezing over the top.
  8. Enjoy the explosion of flavors!

These Mexican Street Corn Cups are sure to be a hit at your next gathering or party. Serve them as an appetizer or side dish, and watch them disappear within minutes!

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