The Taste of Mexican Street Food in a Little Cup

November 15, 2022
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Corn in a Cup

This corn-filled cup of a snack is flavored with a fiery zing of chilis and lime.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 10
Calories 564 kcal
Author Dylan Corizone


  • 10 ears corn shucked and kernels removed
  • 1 ¼ cups butter
  • 2 ½ cups lime juice
  • 2 ½ cups crema Mexicana
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder or to taste
  • salt to taste
  • 1 ¼ cups crumbled cotija cheese
  • 1 dash hot pepper sauce
  • 10 wedges fresh lime


  1. In a saucepan, place the corn and cover it with salted water. Get the pan boiling, then reduce the heat to medium-low and let it simmer until tender, 2 to 3 minutes. Drain the water out and return the corn to pan.

  2. Spoon 3/4 cup of the prepped corn into 10 serving bowls. In each bowl, add 2 tablespoons of butter and stir until butter melts. Mix 1/4 cup lime juice and 1/4 cup crema Mexicana into each bowl, then sprinkle with a generous amount of chili powder. Season to taste with salt.

  3. Top each serving with 2 tablespoons of cotija cheese and hot sauce and garnish with a lime wedge.


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