Mexican Street Corn Elotes Recipe


  • 4 ears of shucked corn
  • 1/3 cup of Mexican crema, or sour cream
  • 1/3 cup of mayonnaise
  • 2 finely minced cloves of garlic
  • 1 teaspoon of ancho chili powder + more for garnish
  • 1 tablespoons of finely minced cilantro + more for garnish
  • ½ cup of crumbled cotija cheese + more for garnish
  • ¼ teaspoon of Kosher salt
  • Lime wedges for garnish
  1. Preheat the grill to high heat, 450° to 550.
  2. Cook the corn on the grill until it is cooked through and has light charring. Keep warm.
  3. In a bowl whisk together the Mexican crema, mayonnaise, garlic, chili powder, cilantro, cotija cheese and salt until combined.
  4. Generously spread the mixture all over the cooked corn and garnish with more chili powder, cilantro, cheese and lime wedges.