Corn in a Cup (Elote en Vaso)

Corn in a Cup (Elote en Vaso)
  • 10 ears corn, shucked and kernels removed
  • 1 1/4 cups butter
  • 2 1/2 cups lime juice
  • 2 1/2 cups crema Mexicana (Mexican cream)
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder, or to taste
  • salt to taste
  • 1 1/4 cups crumbled cotija cheese
  • 1 dash hot pepper sauce (such as Valentina®), or to taste (optional)
  • 10 wedges fresh lime


  1. Place corn in a saucepan and cover with salted water; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until tender, 2 to 3 minutes. Drain and return corn to saucepan.
  2. Spoon 3/4 cup corn into 10 serving bowls; add 2 tablespoons butter to each and stir until butter is melted. Mix 1/4 cup lime juice and 1/4 cup crema Mexicana into each bowl; sprinkle a generous amount of chili powder over each. Season with salt.
  3. Top each serving with 2 tablespoons cotija cheese and hot sauce; garnish with a lime wedge.

03/26/2018
Corn in a Cup (Elote en Vaso), recipe PT15M PT1H 5 455 calories

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