Authentic Mexican Street Corn Recipe (Elote)

Authentic Mexican Street Corn Recipe (Elote) | DIY Joy Projects and Crafts Ideas

Image by Smokin' & Grillin with AB via Youtube


I recently went to Mexico and had the chance to try their elote. It was my first time trying it and got surprised by the flavors. The spices with the cheese and mayonnaise were incredibly good. That’s why the first thing I did when I got back home was search for recipes, and luckily found this authentic Mexican street corn recipe by Smokin’ & Grillin with AB. It turned out so delicious just how I expected it to be.  Want to make this snack? Keep on reading or watch the video below for full instructions.



  • corn on the cob
  • wood skewers
  • about three tablespoons of melted butter
  • about two heaping tablespoons of mayo
  • chili powder
  • two cups of cotija cheese

Note: you can use hot sauce or Rich’s river dirt instead of  the chili powder

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Step 1:

Cook your corn and let it cool until you can handle it with your hands. Cut the bottom and top.

Step 2:

Insert the skewers into each of your corn.

Step 3:

On a large plate, add your two cups of cojita cheese and scatter. Add the melted butter and mayo into two separate bowls.

Step 4:

Get one corn and brush it with melted butter. Be sure to brush every nook and cranny. After the butter, grab a spatula and cover the whole corn. This brings outstanding flavor with the sweetness of the corn and acts as a binder to hold the cheese on top.

Authentic Mexican Street Corn Recipe (Elote) Ingredients
Image by Smokin’ & Grillin with AB via Youtube

Step 5:

Coat it with the cojita cheese all the way around, then dust it with chili powder. Repeat with the remaining corn.

Authentic Mexican Street Corn Recipe (Elote) Instructions
Image by Smokin’ & Grillin with AB via Youtube

Step 6:

Serve the corn on a plate and enjoy it with your family and friends!


Did you love this simple recipe? If so, make sure to check Smokin’ & Grillin with AB on Youtube. He has tons of amazing recipes like this that you will surely enjoy. 

Authentic Mexican Street Corn Recipe (Elote)

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